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.
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 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.
Green Crack is another strain that you absolutely have to mention when talking about sativa strains. Like most of the old school strains, no one can truly confirm the genetics, but Green Crack is believe to be a cross of between a 1989 Super Sativa Seed Club, a Skunk #1, and an Afghani landrace. The result produces dense, citrus-flavored buds that many love for their orangey-mango terpenes.
Though beautiful to the eyes and taste buds, the effects are the real reason so many people champion Green Crack. Commonly, it hits people with a serious surge of cerebral effects that creep into the body. It ends up feeling like you just domed 16 ounces of the purest Columbian coffee after a few hits.
If you came into this list looking for a caffeine replacement, or just something that'll make cleaning your entire house a little more enjoyable, put Green Crack in your next roll-up. Or get the best of both worlds and add a little of Butter of Sheba's Coffee Flavored THC tincture to your next cup of Joe.
Named after the famous cannabis author and activist, Jack Herer is thought to be a complex mix of Northern Lights #5, Shiva Skunk, and Haze. The strain is known for producing a wicked mix of piney and spicy notes.
When smoked, most consumers expect Jack to provide a rush of cerebral energy that pairs great for daytime activities. Looking to get your morning started right without hosing down a gallon of coffee? Jack Herer might be worth reaching for.
Sour Diesel is a 90% sativa-dominant hybrid. It is a funky plant with a mix of citrus and gassy aromas. Though it is famous for how it smells and tastes, Sour D is best known for its potent high, leaving smokers feeling nicely relaxed and stoned, but not down for the count. Most choose this strain as a daytime remedy for various issues. Butter of Sheba often uses this strain along with Pineapple Express (another great sativa) in tinctures and baked edibles.
Jelly bean or Jilly Bean is a sweet tangy citrus candy flavored bud and one treat you won't soon forget. The aroma of Jelly Bean is close to its name – sweet and fruity with a sugary candy effect that's accented by a touch of earthy pungency. If you like the flavor, you'll love this bud as it is well-balanced with long-lasting effects. The Jelly Bean high hits you softly with a gentle lift that offers a beautiful mood boost and a slight surge of energy. As your head high builds, your body will slowly become more and more relaxed but not weighed down.
While this list is short, it does not nearly reflect all of the great strain of Sativas available. New strains are coming out all the time. Butter of Sheba always keeps a Sativa on their menu of flowers to make sure that both residents and visitors of the DMV can enjoy and get the most out of their day.