About Sour Maui
Sour Maui is a top-notch sativa that blows smokers away with its buzzy, head-focused effects. Born from the roots of staple strain Sour Diesel and tropical favorite Maui Wowie, this bud provides all the mental energy needed to accomplish complicated, work-related tasks. It is also incredibly pungent and may be an acquired taste for some. Sour Maui’s THC content has been measured at between 15% and 27%.
Sour Maui is characterized by flowers that are only small to medium in size. The little nuggets maintain a flared, spade-like formation, somewhat like miniature artichokes. Despite their mostly sativa characteristics, though, the structure of these buds lean more indica, with small leaves that curl tightly inward toward their central stems. These leaves themselves are a bright shade of lime green and are twisted through with yellow and brown pistils. Finally, the dense flowers are sprinkled with icy white trichomes that make the flowers highly psychoactive and very sticky.
A tangy, lemon-infected scent wafts up from Sour Maui’s flowers. There are also some earthy, nutty base notes of cocoa. Grinding up these thick buds reveals the strong, astringent fumes associated with parent strain Sour Diesel. When combusted, this strain burns with a smooth and easily palatable smoke. The smoke tastes tropical with a dank edge on the exhale.
Thanks to its purely sativa background, Sour Maui unveils its high almost immediately after users have toked. Early effects include an increased blood pressure around the eyes and temples as well as a flush in the cheeks. Once accustomed to these strange sensations, smokers may notice an uptick in thinking, with certain ideas and concepts occupying more attention than they ordinarily might. External prompts may serve as a catalyst for a fast-paced, freely-associative train of thought. This cerebral mindset can help smokers execute a variety of tasks from completing task-based jobs to more freewheeling and creative projects. Sour Maui may also provide a spark of amusement to help users get through mundane tasks like organizing a junk drawer or doing laundry. Those who are less inclined to harness this sativa’s energy for productivity can simply enjoy the bud’s ability to provide a warm, glowing euphoria. Its mental stimulation can bring about giggles and free-flowing conversation, making it an asset for breaking the ice in social situations. As the high wears on, Sour Maui provides very few palpable physical effects beyond a tenderness towards deep, restorative breathing. Even if they become more relaxed, though, consumers are not likely to lose their cerebral edge and are able to concentrate or converse with lucidity. Because it is almost exclusively upbeat and buzzy, Sour Maui is recommended for daytime use; it may even make a good bud for waking and baking.
Thanks to its potent, heady properties, Sour Maui can have several uses for medical cannabis patients. It may help those with attention deficit disorders to sustain focus on single tasks. It can temporarily soothe the harsh symptoms of stress and depression. On the physical end of the spectrum, it may soothe irritation like headaches and also stimulate hunger for those who have lost their appetite due to disease or to treatments like chemotherapy. Because its onset comes with a strong, cerebral mindset, Sour Maui is not recommended for patients who are prone to panic or paranoia or who have a low THC tolerance.
Seeds of Sour Maui are not available for sale online. As such, prospective growers must obtain clippings from mature, healthy plants in order to foster “clones.” Plants can be grown indoors or out, although outdoor cultivation calls for a semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Sativa genes give Sour Maui’s a medium to tall stature; gardeners may need to occasionally prune back their crops to make them fit in indoor spaces. Sour Maui flowers within a long 9 to 10 weeks when grown indoors. Finally, indoor growers trying to maintain discretion should invest in odor control measures like exhaust fans, as this can be a very pungent grow.
Sour Maui’s jet-fueled energy makes it a necessity for sativa lovers. If toking the strain in public though, beware that its odor might attract some unwanted attention.