Lemon Sour Diesel Strain Review

Smooth and sativa dominant, Lemon Sour Diesel (also known as simply Lemon Diesel) is a popular cannabis choice amongst new smokers and pro stoners alike.

Lemon Sour Diesel Strain Review

Offering an extended, potent high that aids in pain relief and delivers a euphoric full-body energy boost, there’s a reason this hybrid strain has been around for so long.


With an average THC level of between 12 and 15%, this is a nice medium strength as potency goes. The highest recorded level was around 18%, though some have reported up to 35% in various places across the world.

What Is Lemon Sour Diesel Strain

At 80% sativa, Lemon Sour Diesel is more get-up-and-go than couch-locked mellow. You’ll take just one puff and immediately ascend, relaxing all of your muscles whilst immediately honing that all-important creative concentration.

However, don’t be surprised if you find that your sudden motivation is used for something relaxing and enjoyable like a video game or painting, rather than a task like cleaning or other less enjoyable, more vigorous chores.

Ideal for smoking up during the day, especially on a sunny afternoon, the body buzz combined with a clear head and soothing, gentle happy vibes makes for a fantastic session.

How Was Lemon Sour Diesel Developed

California Sour is a 50/50 even hybrid, equal parts indica and sativa, with an especially broad average THC range of 13-20%; Lost Coast OG is an indica dominant hybrid at 60/40, with a stronger THC average at 18 to 22 percent.

By combining the two to create Lemon Sour Diesel, you get a stronger likelihood of an even, medium high with the added bonus of more energy to boot.


Lemon Sour Diesel manages to be both sweet and, as the name suggests, sour – all at once. Full of citrus zest and the occasional peppery notes, it packs a powerful punch to your taste buds that will certainly come as a pleasant surprise if you’re used to cheesier nugs.

Odor And Flavor

Though you might expect it to smell pretty fresh, Lemon Sour Diesel is actually a dank strain, with a pungent diesel odor – it kind of smells like earthy grass, with some spice and a little pepper thrown in for good measure.

This is kind of what your Old Spice wearing dad would smell like, if he was a weed strain. In a good way!

Physical Appearance

Beautiful and bright, you’ll want to look at your nugs of Lemon Sour Diesel for hours. Dappled in purples, grays and greens, with a crystally coating of white trichomes, this is a truly attractive bud – it almost looks like a glittering gemstone.

Made all the more alluring with fluffy orange hairs, it’s possible you’ll feel guilty about smoking a prettily packed bowl of such sour lemony goodness. 

Grow Info

Thriving pretty well both indoors and outdoors, Lemon Sour Diesel is considered fairly intermediate for a grow – provided you have stable temperatures, you should see some beautiful flowers in approximately nine or ten weeks.

You’ll find that this strain is especially stinky whilst growing, so be prepared to buy some smell-proofing equipment if required.


As you would expect from such a heavily Sativa dominant strain, you enjoy a burst of energy as soon as you spark up some Lemon Sour Diesel, accompanied by a nice clear head and a boost in motivation. 

Eventually, this urge to concentrate on a project will melt away into a total mellowness, so don’t be surprised if you have to take your gently-tingling body back to the couch for a bit afterwards.

That said, the relatively average strength means that even THC beginners will enjoy smoking this strain, though those with an especially high tolerance might need a few more hits to really feel the peace and perspective.

Plus, with Lemon Sour Diesel, suddenly everything is hilarious and positive. That thing you were worrying about? No sweat, it’ll be okay in the end. Well, at least you’ll feel that way until the buzz wears off!

Side Effects

As with every strain, Lemon Sour Diesel isn’t perfect, so there are a couple of side effects worth noting. It certainly promotes the munchies, which is for many a plus, but for some an inconvenience that has them mainlining Cheetos.

You’ll need to keep your favorite stoner sips around, as dry mouth is very much a part of smoking this sativa, and dry eyes can also be a problem for a few people.

A very small percentage report feeling dizzy after consumption, so those prone to vertigo or lightheadedness should take things one hit at a time.

Likewise, if you’re already prone to bouts of anxiety or struggle with existentialism and flashbacks, Lemon Sour Diesel can worsen these symptoms when consumed in excess, so either have a little bit in moderation or find a strain that’s better suited to your needs.

Medical Appointments

The full-body relief and anti-depressant effects of Lemon Sour Diesel make it a very popular strain in the world of medicinal marijuana. It can be fantastic for alleviating the following:

  • Nausea
  • Stress
  • Fatigue
  • Chronic pain and muscle aches
  • Lack of appetite
  • Poor libido/lack of sexual interest
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Headaches or migraines

Those looking for help falling asleep should steer clear of sativas generally, but also Lemon Sour specifically, as it will encourage your eyes to stay open rather than help them to properly close.

Similar Strains

  • Sour Kush
  • California Sour
  • Lost Coast OG
  • Strawberry Kush

Final Thoughts

A good all-rounder that’s chock-full of sativa energy with some restful indica vibes coming through (a result of Lost Coast OG, a parent strain, and its 60/40 dominance), Lemon Sour Diesel is enjoyed by folks of all smoking backgrounds, from novice to daily toker.

Good for a burst of sudden motivation when you need to finish a project, you’ll be glad you had a gram of this on hand when you need it!

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