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Sour Diesel 98

from Smash Hits Cannabis

Pungent. Peppery. Piney. Sweet & citrus, with a coffee exhale. Add your favorite ‘90s playlist & corresponding vibes.

Dave Crockett handed Smash Hits cultivation director, Greg “Chemdog” Krzanowski a seed pack of Sour Diesel 98 in 2019 at the Massachusetts Freedom Rally. Chemdog tucked those seeds away and kept them in his personal vault for the right time. 

That right time was earlier this season, and of the seeds popped, the phenotype that made it through the growing gauntlet landed in the Smash Hits cultivation in the Berkshires as the strongest of the lot – which means an abundance of classic ‘90s Cannabis flavors to go around. Pungent. Peppery. Piney. Sweet and citrus, with a coffee exhale. Just add your favorite ‘90s playlist and corresponding vibes.

And since you can’t have a mention of ‘90s Cannabis in the Northeast without calling to mind Sour Diesel – and you can’t mention craft Cannabis in Massachusetts without mentioning Chemdog – this batch from Smash Hits Cannabis brings all three together in stellar form for the first ever legal market batch of Sour Diesel 98 grown by Krzanowski and his crew.   

Talk to Chemdog and he’ll first shout out the color and bud structure of the Smash Hits Sour Diesel 98 to be a thing at which to marvel. “She’s just popping with super green hues and orange hairs on the buds, like those big fat Sour Diesel nugs at ‘90s sessions or lot parties.” There’s some residual debate, but most agree that half of the lineage of Sour Diesel is Pre 98 Bubba Kush. As for the other half? “We’ve come to the conclusion that the Chem 91 (which we grow for Smash Hits using my 30-year-old mother) is the original mom of the original Sour Diesel,” says Chemdog. 

“This comes from the original guys in Albany attributed to releasing the earliest cuts of classic Sour Diesel, and the general consensus from them and others is that there’d be no Sour Diesel without Chemdog.” 

Bred by Crockett Seeds

Testing: 17.33% THC | 17.71% TAC

Top Terpenes: Terpinolene, Beta Caryophyllene, Beta Myrcene, Beta Pinene

Available at Canna Provisions stores in Western Massachusetts cannaprovisions.com | @cannaprovisionsgroup

Smashhitscannabis.com | @smash_hitscannabis

This article was originally published in the September 2023 issue of Northeast Leaf.

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