About Sour Poison
Sour Poison is a mostly sativa strain with some prestigious genetics. It is a combination of famously pungent Sour Diesel and potent landrace Durban Poison. Despite its harsh, intimidating name, it offers all the appeal of its parent strains. An ideal bud for active daytime use, Sour Poison’s THC content has been measured at between 18% and 26%.
Trimmed flowers of Sour Poison stand out right away with their distinctive appearance. The flowers have a wispy, elongated shape that shows a slight taper from stem to tip, somewhat like mini cypress trees. Unsurprisingly, the structure of these buds is markedly sativa, with long, fluffy-looking leaves that spiral loosely away from each other rather than curling tightly inward. The leaves themselves are a pale sage green and are shot through with vibrant orange pistils. Finally, sticky, translucent trichomes cover all visible surfaces of these buds, accounting for their psychoactivity.
Once cured, Sour Poison’s flowers have a bright and tangy citrus aroma. A closer whiff may also detect some deep, earthy notes of pine. Grinding up or picking apart these feathery buds, meanwhile, unleashes the strong, searing fumes passed on from Sour Diesel. Burning Sour Poison’s flowers gives off a smoke that may smell somewhat acrid but is typically smooth and easy to inhale. On the exhale, this smoke tastes like sour orange.
Sour Poison unleashes its high fairly quickly, sometimes before consumers have even had the chance to exhale. At first, it may result in some odd sensations like an increase in salivation or a twitchy feeling around the cheekbones and temples. As they become accustomed to these tics, users may notice that their train of thought has become markedly more intense and fast-paced. Ideas may ping-pong around in a random chain of free associations that may seem perfectly logical to the smoker but may not make much sense to others who aren’t similarly under the influence. Certain concepts (or even inanimate objects) may also seem inherently more interesting than they otherwise might. Sour Poison’s focused, cerebral thinking may also inspire motivate smokers to get some work done on detailed, work-related tasks. Alternatively, it can make painfully boring errands or household chores like laundry a little bit more tolerable.
As time passes (or as dosage is increased), Sour Poison may reveal some subdued physical effects. While users may still be able to to thinking logically and maintain lucid conversations, they may feel less inclined to embark on detailed, ambitious projects. Smokers might also detect an increased sense of physical relaxation, which can free up any lingering muscular tension and reduce stress. While this late-onset body stone doesn’t typically take a toll on on coordination, increased intake and the properly relaxed conditions may just render smokers couch-locked. Because of its two-stage effects, Sour Poison is recommended for consumption starting in late afternoon or evening.
Sour Poison’s recreational versatility may have a similarly broad application for medical cannabis patients. Its strong cerebral onset can enable concentration on single tasks for those with attention deficit disorders. Its altered mood may also temporarily distract from the difficult symptoms of mild to moderate stress and depression. Physically speaking, Sour Poison can soothe aches and pains, when they’re short-term, as due to injury, or chronic, as due to conditions like lupus or fibromyalgia. Anti-inflammatory properties, meanwhile may relieve common afflictions like headaches and cramps. Because it comes with some risk of overly analytical and paranoid thinking, Sour Poison is not a good option for patients who have a low THC tolerance or who are prone to panic.
Seeds of Sour Poison have not been produced for commercial sale. As such, those looking to grow the strain at home should obtain clippings from mature, healthy plants, which can be propagated as “clones.” These may thrive indoors or out, although outdoor cultivation typically calls for a semi-humid, Mediterranean-like climate. While there isn’t much information available specific to growing this strain, its sativa-looking flowers suggest that its plants can grow somewhat tall and may require occasional pruning in indoor environments. These loose, wispy flowers also imply that the crops take a relatively long time (at least 9 or 10 weeks) to reach maturity for harvest.
Far from poisonous, Sour Poison has the power to enhance a range of activities, from daytime to night. It’s as enjoyable when toked alone as it is when shared with friends.