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DC is for Sativa lovers

Washington DC is just a different kind of place. Sure, it is the capital of one of the greatest countries on the planet but it has it's own beat and its own unique rhythm. If you are a transplant then you may know a little about its history but its culture is a hybrid of so many things and is ever changing. It was once a city that had a very thriving nightlife, food and music that you couldn't find anywhere else, all the while crime reaped havoc in what is now some of the most gentrified areas on the east coast. The city it once was and what it has become today is like a broken stained glass church window- etched with history and culture all while trying to stand its ground in the aging church walls that could soon be repurposed for a LGBTQ+ friendly speak easy or a luxury apartment building.

The pulse of Washington DC is unlike any other city in the United States. During the pandemic the city maintained a strong and steady beat while most areas came to a screeching halt. Although traffic died down, the residents remained active with running, Zoom-ing, coffeeing, working, and any other -ing activities.

Because DC is the active city that it is, Sativas are the preferred strain type for cannabis enthusiasts. Unlike most cities where people enjoy heavy hitting indicas to chill, relax, or cope with various ailments, in Washington people use sativas to stay up, be focused, and energized to tackle the hustle and bustle of everyday work and social life. Quite arguably, the entire DMV (DC, Maryland and Virginia) area stays engaged with work significantly more than other areas of the US, earning its rank of the most over-worked city in the US.

While Sativas do take longer to cultivate, they yield a different experience over indica strains and they are some of the most very beautiful flowers that are simply well worth trying. Some of the most popular sativas also help with anxiety, weight-loss, and help to unlock a hidden gem in the mind to reach a heightened level of creativity that is difficult for some people to tap into on their own while others that can yield a powerful hold to the couch if smoked too much but still the ride on the way to the couch can be very accomplishing.

The next time you venture to trying a new strain of weed in DC, check out Butter of Sheba for featured sativas on the menu. They range from some of the most popular to some of the hardest to find. We partner with great growers who have a wealth of knowledge on the growing and curing process so that you get the best hit for your buck.

Need help choosing a strain? Here are some "Sativa-town" fan favorites worth keeping a look out for.

Blue Dream:

Users describe the Blue Dream high as having an immediate onset of an uplifting cerebral head high that leaves you completely motivated and focused with waves of creative energy that hit quickly and hard. Blue Dream is said to be an ideal strain for treating patients suffering from conditions such as chronic stress, chronic pain due to injury or illness, mild to moderate cases of depression, and sleeping disorders, including insomnia. Blue dream is commonly sought after by those cooking with cannabis as it helps people with weight loss and leaves a pleasant taste when added to an oil, butter, or tincture. Blue Dream has a delicious aroma of sweet blueberry pie and a taste of sugary sweet blueberries that stays on your tongue long after smoking.

Durban Poison:

Durban Poison is a pure sativa strain from South Africa on any list of best sativas that you've probably ever read. It's beloved for having extremely sticky buds that provide a sweet, sometimes ammonia-like fragrance, sending your senses on a euphoric ride before the smoke even touches your lungs.

As far as effects, Durban Poison covers the entire spectrum. Smoke a little bit and you might feel energized and ready for the day. Smoke too much and you'll probably feel chained to the couch. This strain is the perfect example of why you can't just look at sativas as upper strains, since too much Durban could lead directly to la la land.

Durban Poison is often suggested for anyone that wants to get high and do creative activities like crafting or creating Powerpoint presentations. Butter of Sheba currently has this strain available in Shake for DIY cannabis projects, and prerolls.