Hybrid – 50% Sativa /50% Indica. THC: 22%
Triple Diesel is a potent sativa-dominant strain that delivers the collective power of Sour Diesel, NYC Diesel, and Strawberry Diesel. That means a focused head high at small doses and a deeply relaxing head high at larger doses. The THC content of this workhorse can reach 22%, making it easily one of the strongest strains out there. Of course, Triple Diesel tastes and smells exactly like diesel fuel, with a pungent aroma and a chemical flavor. This strain provides a massive mood boost, making it ideal for people with depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. The high can also be relaxing and decidedly euphoric. Aside from mood disorders and anxiety, Triple Diesel works well on ADHD, PTSD, and migraine headaches. This strain is most popular in Colorado and Oregon, though it can be a little hard to find in other parts of the country. The exact balance between sativa and indica is unknown, but it has a lot more sativa than indica in it. In moderation, Triple Diesel is a great backdrop to a busy day, but in larger doses the high can be somewhat psychedelic.
Triple Diesel is a strain engineered for maximum pungency. This sativa-dominant bud is a cross between Sour Diesel, Strawberry Diesel, and NYC Diesel. Along with a powerful, gasoline-tinged aroma, it offers an initially stimulated high that tapers off into full-bodied relaxation. This strain’s THC content has been measured at between 13% and 22%.
Triple Diesel sets itself apart with large and well-formed flowers. The buds tend to have a densely-packed indica structure and hold a pointy, spadelike shape. The strain’s leaves range from pale sea green to a darker, more mossy color; sometimes, phenotypes also show off patches of pale purple, a phenomenon that occurs when pigments called anthocyanins are stimulated by colder than average weather. Finally, these chunky nuggets are coated in a blanket of sticky white trichomes that account for their psychoactivity.
Triple Diesel has inherited high concentrations of the terpenes humulene, limonene, and beta-caryophyllene, contributing to its signature diesel scent. As such, there’s an unmistakable odor of gasoline floating on top of these flowers with some sweet and metallic hints. Closer inspection reveals some earthy, woodsy scent as well. Meanwhile, grinding up the buds gives off whiffs of spice. When burnt, Triple Diesel gives off a very harsh smoke that may tickle the sinuses and make the eyes water. This smoke leaves behind some dank, diesel fumes on the exhale.
Triple Diesel’s sativa side asserts itself shortly after this strain is consumed, exerting a pressure around the temples and lower forehead. Some consumers may also notice a flushing in the face or an increase in salivation. What follows these brief facial tics is a capacity for intense, cerebral thinking. Smokers may find themselves immersed in their own internal monologues, jumping from one idea to the next in free association. This mental stimulation can lead to chattiness, making it a good way to break the ice in social settings. Triple Diesel’s ability to enhance focus can also be a good work aid, whether you’re working on complicated, analytical tasks or freewheeling creative projects. This bud’s initial energy can also provide the motivation needed to get in a quick workout or to get out the door to run some errands. As time passes, though (or as dosage is increased). Triple Diesel’s high can become distinctly more mellow. After about an hour, smokers may feel waves of relaxation rolling down from the neck and spreading through the spine and core. Knots of muscular tension become untied as deep breathing happens more freely and easily. These newly laid back effects don’t always come at the expense of the strain’s earlier cerebral mindset — but they may drain any prior motivation. At this point, smokers may be more likely to want to watch a mindless movie — Vin Diesel in Triple X would be particularly on-brand here — than to get any work done. In a properly relaxed set and setting, couchlock is a real possibility. Because of its slow dip in energy levels, Triple Diesel is a bud best enjoyed in the late afternoon or early evening when it can be fully savored.
Triple Diesel’s versatile properties also give it multiple benefits for medical cannabis patients. It can help those with attention deficit disorders to stay focused on single tasks. Its mood-altering effects can also temporarily give a boost to those with mild to moderate stress or depression. This strain can also dull physical pain, whether it’s temporary, as due to injury, or chronic, as due to conditions like arthritis. Some anti-inflammatory properties can take care of everyday discomforts like cramps or headaches. Because its onset comes with fairly intense, recursive patterns of thinking, Triple Diesel is not recommended for patients who are prone to panic or paranoia or who have a low THC tolerance.
Seeds of this strain are not available for sale online. Those looking to grow Triple Diesel at home must seek out clippings of mature, healthy plants of the strain that can be fostered as clones. The strain can be grown indoors or outdoors in a semi-humid, Mediterranean-like climate. Growers looking to bring out the bud’s subtle shades of purple should also briefly expose their crops to temperatures between 10 to 15 degrees below average just before flowering begins. Finally, Triple Diesel can be a very pungent plant to grow; indoor growers trying to keep their operations discreet should invest in odor control measures like exhaust fans.
Triple Diesel is a great all-purpose strain whether you’re toking alone or sharing with friends. If you’re toking in public, though, beware of the possibility of this pungent bud to attract some unwanted attention.