Product Earth 2023 Recap: The Best Sativa and Sativa-Dominant Hybrids

In our previous article, we dished out all the details on the various strains we rigorously tested at Product Earth 2023, from the fun recreational ones to the groundbreaking medical marvels. Our comprehensive assessment covered everything from the THC and CBD content to the terpene profiles and potential therapeutic benefits of each strain. Not only did we get the chance to sample some of the most exciting new entrants in the cannabis world, but we also revisited some classic strains to see how they compared with the newcomers. This journey of exploration gave us unique insights into the latest trends shaping the cannabis industry and a glimpse into what the future holds for both recreational and medical users.

Sativa and Sativa-dominant Hybrid Cannabis Strains

Today, we delve deep into the cream of the crop of Sativa and Sativa-dominant Hybrid cannabis strains that mesmerized us at the seventh edition of the UK’s most expansive cannabis industry expo. The event was a hive of activity, with exhibitors from all corners of the globe showcasing their finest products. From growers to dispensary owners, and from equipment suppliers to industry experts, everyone was there to share their knowledge and passion for cannabis. The highlight of the event, however, was the incredible array of Sativa and Sativa-dominant Hybrid strains on display. These strains are renowned for their energizing and uplifting effects, making them ideal for daytime use. We were particularly impressed with the innovative breeding techniques used to create some of the strains, resulting in unique flavor profiles and therapeutic benefits.

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Sativa Strains at Product Earth 2023

Without further ado, let’s unravel the Sativa strains that stole the spotlight at Product Earth 2023. Sativa strains are famous for their cerebral, uplifting effects, and the ones we encountered at the expo were no exception. From classic strains like Pineapple Express to new kids on the block like Cub Scout Cookies, there was something for everyone. Each strain had its unique characteristics, from the terpene profile to the THC and CBD content, and we were blown away by the diversity on display. It was clear that the growers had put a lot of effort into cultivating these plants, and the results spoke for themselves. Not only were the strains visually appealing, but they also delivered on flavor, aroma, and effects. It was a pleasure to sample each one and learn about the careful cultivation and breeding techniques used to create them.

Cub Scout Cookies

THC: 15%

Cub Scout Cookies is far from your average sativa-dominant hybrid; it’s a veritable cannabinoid powerhouse, brandishing a THC level of 15% and a CBD spectrum of 0.02% to 0.34%. This worldwide marvel has its origins in Afghanistan, Nepal, South Africa, and the US, and features a complex terpene blend of pinene, linalool, caryophyllene, and bisabolol. This concoction blesses it with delectable notes of grape, nuts, honey, rose, and vanilla. Yet, it’s not solely about the taste; the effects are a whirlwind – transitioning from making you talkative and giggly to focused, inventive, and tranquil. There is a minor downside of dry eyes, hunger pangs, headaches, and slight slurring, but it’s a trivial sacrifice for alleviation from ADD/ADHD, multiple sclerosis, anxiety, fatigue, and even phantom limb pain. A visual delight, this plant sports a radiant green shade and takes approximately 70-84 days to flower, being ready for harvest in 91 days. It’s no small contender, either, growing to a height of 60-80 inches indoors and outdoors, yielding a generous 1-2 oz/ft² (~ 400 g/m²) indoors and a staggering 15-20 oz/plant (~ 550 g/plant) outdoors. The terpene content lingers around 1.00%, and its genetic composition is credited to La Scouts and Tropicana Cookies. In summary, the expertise of CannaVenture and Twodogseeds has engendered a strain that excels in its therapeutic advantages and irresistible flavour profile.

French Cookies

THC: 15% – 23%

French Cookies, with its THC content oscillating between 15% and 23%, is a Sativa-dominant strain that features minty green and purple buds enrobed in a gloss of trichomes. The scent is evocative of classic cookies, sumptuous and comforting, while the flavour delivers a creamy, buttery cookie taste with a dash of spice. The effects induce a sense of happiness, focus, and creative energy, rendering it perfect for those grappling with depression, anxiety, ADHD, migraines, or chronic fatigue. The terpene profile, predominated by Caryophyllene, Limonene, and Humulene, imparts a spicy warmth, tangy citrus, and earthy undertones. French Cookies is a medley of delightful experiences, providing a sensory banquet combined with therapeutic attributes and a harmonious high.

Ghost Train Haze

THC: 18%

Ghost Train Haze, boasting 18% THC, is a Sativa-dominant strain with radiant buds enveloped in a pristine layer of white trichomes. The aroma is an enchanting blend of sweet, piney, citrus, and spicy tones. The flavour delivers a robust, genuine taste of OG, amplified by a sharp, sweet pine tang. Its formidable potency unleashes a surge of energy and uplifting euphoria, making it suitable for those seeking solace from depression, PTSD, pain, and appetite loss. The terpene profile, highlighted by Terpinolene, Limonene, and Myrcene, exudes a fruity, zesty, and herbal fragrance. Ghost Train Haze, cultivated by Rare Dankness, is a testament to the therapeutic potential of cannabis, although caution is advised to maximize its benefits.

Mimosa

THC: 22%

Mimosa, with its 22% THC content and a distinctive medley of vibrant hues, is an alluring option for cannabis aficionados. This delightful strain emanates an aroma that mirrors its eponymous beverage, offering a tantalizing mix of berry and citrus. As you approach the Mimosa cannabis, an olfactory delight awaits, with hints of woody florals and fresh earthy herbs merging harmoniously to create a refreshing and inviting scent profile. The tasting experience of Mimosa promises a tropical escape, gracing the palate with citrus, herbal, sour, and tropical notes. The exhale brings a light berry flavour with a woody finish, guaranteeing a delightful journey with every puff. Mimosa radiates positive vibes, and uplifting and focusing effects, making it ideal for counteracting depression, stress, and symptoms of ADD or ADHD. Its terpene profile, dominated by Myrcene, Pinene, and Caryophyllene, ensures an aromatic adventure. Mimosa is perfect for those seeking motivation, a mood boost, or medical relief.

Pineapple Express

THC: 26%

Pineapple Express, with its formidable 26% THC content, is a robust strain featuring dense popcorn-shaped nugs and a visual feast of subtle hints of purple. Its delightful blend of tropical pineapple and earthy pine notes promises an aromatic journey to Hawaiian shores. The flavour captivates the palate with pineapple, woody cedar, and a hint of spices, offering a unique equilibrium of stimulation and calm. Pineapple Express produces an energetic and alert sensation, making it ideal for morning or early evening indulgence. It holds potential therapeutic benefits for depression, pain, and fatigue, making it a preferred choice for medical cannabis patients. The terpene profile of Pineapple Express, featuring Myrcene, Caryophyllene, and Pinene, offers a captivating blend of earthy, peppery, and piney aromas. This strain, a true classic and pop-culture icon, has rightfully earned its spot in the cannabis hall of fame.

Conclusion

The spectrum of Sativa and Sativa-dominant hybrid strains showcased at Product Earth 2023 truly underscored the versatility and therapeutic potential of cannabis. From the cannabinoid behemoth Cub Scout Cookies to the timeless Pineapple Express, each strain offers a unique fusion of flavours, aromas, and therapeutic benefits, underlining the innovative advancements being made in the cannabis industry. As we eagerly anticipate Product Earth 2024, we are reminded of the incredible progress that has been made in cannabis cultivation and are enthusiastic about the future possibilities this plant holds for both recreational and medical users.