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Top 5 Sativa Cannabis Strains For 2024
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Top 5 Sativa Cannabis Strains For 2024

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2024 is here, presenting us with some amazing sativa varieties—some new and some truly classic. Embrace the uplifting and energetic vibes of these magnificent sativas.

Creative, energetic, uplifting, and euphoric is usually how our beloved sativa strains are described. Well-known for their tall stature, long internodal areas, skinny leaf-fingers, and long and fluffy buds, sativa-dominant varieties are immensely appreciated by cannabis consumers who want to put the pedal to the metal.

Here we explore the most amazing sativa varieties to celebrate 2024. As breeders in today's world are constantly innovating and improving on the sativa genetics in order to provide delightful experiences for growers and consumers alike, it's time to showcase their cultivars.

GETTING TO KNOW SATIVA STRAINS

Sativa cannabis strains are known for their large size, big yields, and cerebral focused highs. Usually found growing wild where the summers are long, sativas have evolved to take advantage of the extended hours of sunlight – taking longer to produce a harvest than their indica cousins, but also producing much bigger crops. As they have more time to bask in the sun, they continue to grow and stretch out as they flower, resulting in airy, elongated bud, and long, elegant branches.

Sativas are well suited to both indoor and outdoor growth; however, as they can grow quite large, indoor grow rooms will need space and proper planning. The effects produced by sativas tends to be characterised as a “high” rather than a “stoned” outcome. This can range from feeling generally happy to feelings of euphoria, energising motivation, or drastic improvement to mood. Sativa strains can have a relaxing body effect as well, but not generally to the same extent as an indica.

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OUR FAVOURITE SATIVAS FOR 2024

Super Silver Haze (Zamnesia Seeds)

Super Silver Haze (Zamnesia Seeds)

Super Silver Haze has achieved legendary status back in the ’90s, when it won the 1st place at the High Times Cannabis Cup, for three consecutive years. At Zamnesia, we created Super Silver Haze to provide cannabis enthusiasts with amazing sativa experiences. This strain was developed by breeding a Haze strain together with a Skunk and Northern Lights hybrid. Somehow, this combination produced an exceptional hybrid that would be treasured as one of the most prominent sativas on the market. After consumption, this variety induces uplifting and energetic sensations, with hints of psychedelic euphoria.

The flowering phase of this exceptional sativa lasts for approximately 9–10 weeks. When those crystal-covered buds are fully ripe, they develop very potent THC levels. The indoor yields amount to 450–550g/m², while outdoor growers will receive around 550g per plant. It’s definitely a tall sativa plant, expressing her power with a powerful stature. Super Silver Haze is mostly recommended for outdoor environments, or indoor environments when grown by seasoned growers. When the buds take shape on those long and powerful branches, they look absolutely magnificent.

Super Silver Haze (Zamnesia Seeds) feminized

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Parents: Haze x (Skunk x Northern Light)
Genetics: 25% Indica / 75% Sativa
Flowering Time: 9-10 weeks
THC: 20%
CBD: 3%
Flowering Type: Photoperiod

G13 Haze (Barney's Farm)

G13 Haze (Barney’s Farm)

G13 Haze is definitely a worthy sativa of this year's collection. As the winner of High Times Cannabis Cup in 2007, this formidable strain is celebrated by plenty of cannabis aficionados. G13 Haze is a sativa-dominant variety that exhibits unique effects and growth patterns. It was developed by hybridizing G13 together with a Hawaiian sativa. Actually, the G13 strain is a famous indica-dominant variety, which was bred into this hybrid in small quantities, adding hints of relaxation to the powerful Hawaiian sativa. This combination developed an amazing strain with a very uplifting, yet soothing essence. It develops up to 21% of THC, and approximately 0.7% of CBD.

It’s actually a relatively short sativa, in comparison with other sativa-dominant photoperiod strains. G13 Haze reaches around 50–100cm in stature, making it ideal for indoor operations. Outdoors the plants will grow to 100–110cm. The flowering phase of this special hybrid is 70–80 days, which is relatively long, however growers will be rewarded with 500–600g/m² of truly remarkable sativa buds.

G13 Haze (Barney's Farm) feminized

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Parents: G13 x Hawaiian
Genetics: 20% Indica / 80% Sativa
Flowering Time: 10-11 weeks
THC: 21%
CBD: 0-1%
Flowering Type: Photoperiod

Kees' Old School Haze (Super Sativa Seed Club)

Kees’ Old School Haze (Super Sativa Seed Club)

Here we present a blast from the past Kees’ Old School Haze. This variety was developed by the Super Sativa Seed Club, a seedbank that operated in the ’80s in Amsterdam and mainly focused on sativa-dominant strains. They were considered one of the pioneers in developing and improving the sativa genetics present at the time. Kees’ Old School Haze has a wondrous character, inducing refreshing effects. It’s a 100% sativa strain that mimics the characteristics of landrace varieties.

She's perfect for cannabis connoisseurs, who don’t mind the long flowering phase of 12–13 weeks. It develops medium yields and grows tall in size. This plant is definitely recommended for the more refined grower, who appreciates an old-school sativa strain. The breeders of this cultivar recommend to growers to maintain stable temperatures of 25–26°C for the optimal results. This strain is only recommended for growers who are willing to take upon themselves the challenge of growing a high-maintenance sativa.

Kees’ Old School Haze (Super Sativa Seed Club) regular

Parents: Old School Haze x Old School Haze
Genetics: 100% Sativa
Flowering Time: 12-13 weeks
THC: Medium
CBD: Low
Flowering Type: Photoperiod

AMG - Amnesia Mac Ganja (Royal Queen Seeds)

AMG - Amnesia Mac Ganja (Royal Queen Seeds)

Royal Queen Seeds’ breeders experimented with sativa hybrids and brought something new to the table. Amnesia Mac Ganja, also known as AMG, is an 80% sativa and 20% indica strain that has won several prestigious prizes at the Cannabis Cup for being an amazing sativa variety. It has been developed by hybridizing the original Amnesia with Mexican Haze, which resulted in a truly extraordinary hybrid. The THC levels reach up to 22%, making this plant super potent. Spicy, earthy, and tea flavours can be expected from this one.

Indoor growers will see their plants reach 80–120cm in stature and they will produce approximately 450–500g/m² in yields. Outdoor growers can expect slightly taller plants that reach 140–200cm in stature and develop 550–600g per plant. It has a relatively slow flowering phase of 10–11 weeks, but upon harvesting those fully ripe AMG buds, the growers will be convinced that they made the right decision.

AMG - Amnesia Mac Ganja (Royal Queen Seeds) feminized

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Parents: Amnesia x Mexican Haze
Genetics: 20% Indica / 80% Sativa
Flowering Time: 10-11 weeks
THC: 22%
CBD: Low
Flowering Type: Photoperiod

Choco Haze (Zamnesia Seeds)

Choco Haze Zamnesia Seeds

Choco Haze is a refined sativa that pleases both smokers and growers. Cultivators love her reasonable flowering time, great yields, and easy-to-handle nature, while smokers delight in her remarkable flavour and unbeatable high. Choco Haze descends from a unique cross of Cannalope Haze (an old-school Dutch favourite) and Chocolate Thai, a famous heirloom strain that's almost 60 years old. The result is a 90% sativa-dominant hybrid with all the traits that sativa growers/smokers love. Her aroma and flavour combine dark chocolate with traditional Haze notes of fruit and spice, while her effect is characterised by strong cerebral stimulation. Expect to feel energised and positive, without any paranoia, racing thoughts, or other negative side effects sometimes associated with intense sativas. 

Growing Choco Haze is a pleasure—just keep in mind that these plants can grow extremely tall. If you plan to grow them indoors, either make sure you have ample space in your grow room/tent or consider cutting down your plant's veg time to limit their growth. Topping, fimming, and LST are also highly recommended to help control the vigorous apical growth of this strain. Luckily, Choco Haze has a flowering time of just 8–10 weeks, and produces great yields of 400–600g/m² indoors (depending on your skill and setup).

Choco Haze (Zamnesia Seeds) feminized

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Parents: Chocolate Thai x Cannalope Haze
Genetics: 10% Indica / 90% Sativa
Flowering Time: 9-10 weeks
THC: 19%
CBD: 0-1%
Flowering Type: Photoperiod

Final toughts

Sativa strains can be a cannabis smoker’s best friend. Not only do they help users check-off every box on their to-do list, they also help energise and get the creative juices going. People with anxiety should smoke sativa strains in small doses, but many agree that sativas take away stress and pain like no other. Try these top 5 sativa strains and find out how they can help lift your life.

Steven Voser
Steven Voser
Steven Voser is an independent cannabis journalist with over 6 years of experience writing about all things weed; how to grow it, how best to enjoy it, and the booming industry and murky legal landscape surrounding it.
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