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Type: 60:40 sativa:indica
Ancestry: A cross between Mexican and Afghani
Creators: Soma Seeds
THC Content: 15-20%
Appearance: Cone-shaped buds with olive green flowers, woven with bright, neat, curled up orange hairs. NYC Diesel is a vibrant and pretty strain. Some phenotypes bring out hues of purple and blue.
Aroma and Taste: a distinctive aroma of lime and red grapefruit in particular which is this strain’s trademark. Chemical notes and the aftertaste put the “diesel” in NYC.
Trivia: One of the most decorated strains out there, NYC Diesel has 9 Cannabis Cup awards, 3 of which are for 1st place in the High Times Sativa Cup (in 2001, 2003, and 2004), and two 1st places in the IC 420 Growers Cup (in 2008 and 2014). Legend has it that Soma Seeds were given the seeds for NYC Diesel by a friend in the Big Apple who proclaimed it the best he ever had and vouched with his foot-long dreadlocks for it.
Many cannabis veterans and patients consider NYC Diesel one of the best “wake and bake” strains, and for good reason. The decorated strain is like opening the blinds to be greeted by a blue sky without a single cloud and full of possibility.
In a typical sativa-dominant fashion, NYC Diesel starts off strong. The effects begin upstairs, where a rush of clear-headed euphoria sweeps through the mind before it quickly flows downstairs and manifests into physical power, thus creating a beautiful synergy between body and mind, mental energy fuelling physical and vice versa.
With that being said, the cerebral aspect of the high is certainly stronger (after all, NYC Diesel is a 40% indica, so it couldn’t generate physical energy for that long), lifting you way above various mental barriers, whether they prevent you from being communicative at social events or stand between you and an elusive idea you’ve been trying to reach. In that sense, NYC Diesel lends itself perfectly to brainstorming sessions, as they are a combination of both. And if they happen to include sex at some point, it would be an absolute home run, since this strain’s positive vibes can turn quite sexual, especially as the all-around buzz gradually settles into a deep, full-body, tingly, sensual relaxation.
It’s also worth noting that the initial influx of cerebral high is quite UNLIKELY to carry paranoia along, as sativa-dominant hybrids sometimes tend to do during the initial surge when consumed in larger quantities. However, this isn’t a carte blanche to forego caution.
NYC Diesel is a beloved option by people who either simply need their spirits lifted or struggle with chronic stress and/or mental disorders like depression, especially patients that need day-time medication that only detaches them from the dark and negative side of their mind rather than switching them off altogether.
The clear-headed mental hyperactivity, generally devoid of paranoia and overwhelming thoughts, can also go a long way for improving ADHD.
The body high can alleviate low to medium body aches and muscle soreness.
The munchies come as strong as the euphoria, so those who struggle with a lack of appetite, temporary or clinical, can certainly benefit from NYC Diesel.