Strain Review: NYC Diesel

Just as with the West Coast, the East Coast of the United States has some very popular and exclusive strains. Reefer Post has previously focused more on West Coast strains (as we are more familiar with them since we’re from the West), but we also enjoy looking at strains from all over the world. Strains that have locations in their name hint that they originated there. One of these strains is called NYC Diesel.

If you know about Sour Diesel, then you should be able to picture how NYC Diesel will feel. This strain is very similar to that one. “Diesel” in strain names typically refers to sativa and energetic effects, which NYC Diesel surely holds on to.


NYC Diesel, also known as New York Diesel, is a Sativa-dominant hybrid strain. It is very potent and offers a powerful high. This strain is a cross between Mexican and Afghani landrace strains. Yet with all its benefits, one downside is that it takes longer than usual to flower when cultivating.

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This strain was bred by Soma Sacred Seeds. There is a story that says Soma Sacred Seeds received these seeds from an acquaintance in New York City, who stated that the buds produced from those seeds were among “the best he had ever had”. NYC Diesel has won 9 Cannabis Cups, most of them won in the early 2000s.


Since it is sativa-dominant, you can expect very uplifting effects from this strain. This makes it great for social events, and a good morning strain (wake-and-bake!). THC levels average around 18%.

Effects from this strain include:

  • Uplifting
  • Relaxing
  • Happiness
  • Energetic
  • Euphoric
  • Focus
  • Creativity

These effects from NYC Diesel are known to start heavily in the head. After that, the high makes its way down to the body and then delivers a full-body relaxation. The high that remained in your head has created an energetic and creative mindset. Sit back and enjoy the rest!

Medical Benefits

Those who need medical benefits that are geared more towards sativa effects are sure to find relief from NYC Diesel. Need a boost after a long day? This is a great strain for that. It is also great for those who suffer from high anxiety, as it works well to calm down and get rid of paranoia.

Other conditions that this strain can help with are:

  • Nausea
  • Anxiety
  • Lack of Appetite
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Pain

Try not to take NYC Diesel right before bed as a good pain reliever. It may relieve the pain, but it may also cause you to stay up longer and have trouble falling asleep. You will want to get up and be creative (remember the effects). NYC Diesel can also make you hungry, and bring about a serious case of the munchies.

Flavors and Scents

Some users even enjoy NYC Diesel simply for its flavors and scents. However, it is not the most delightful when it comes to this. Sure it has some sweet stuff, but users have also claimed it to have a hint of diesel in it (hence the name).

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One thing that users of NYC Diesel can agree on is two particular aromas: lime and grapefruit. These are the two most common smells from this strain that we could find! Other common aromas and even scents include pepper, herbs, and citrus.

FAQ: Strain Review: NYC Diesel

What is NYC Diesel?

Answer: NYC Diesel is a popular hybrid cannabis strain, crossing Sour Diesel and an unknown Afghani strain. It has a sweet, citrusy aroma and a strong Sativa-like buzz.

What effects are associated with NYC Diesel?

Answer: NYC Diesel is known for its energizing, uplifting effects on mood and motivation, as well as its strong, cerebral buzz. It is also known for being a very well-balanced strain, with relaxing, stress-relieving effects.

What are the medical benefits of NYC Diesel?

Answer: NYC Diesel is well-known among medical patients for its ability to treat stress, depression, anxiety, fatigue, and pain. It also helps some users concentrate, making it great for those with ADHD or ADD.

What are some of the possible side effects of NYC Diesel?

Answer: Common side effects of NYC Diesel can include dry eyes, dry mouth, tachycardia, and dizziness in some users. Additionally, careful dosage is important to avoid potential paranoia or anxiety.

So if you are looking for an energetic strain to lift you and carry you on throughout the day, try some NYC Diesel. You will not necessarily need to travel to New York City to get some (if you aren’t already there), as it is a quite popular strain. Remember, use it to get things done, not to go to bed. And don’t forget that those munchies will hit! Thanks for reading!

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Evan Weston

Evan Weston is a contributor to Reefer Posts, a growing community for exploring the developing market of Cannabis and CBD-related products. He spends a lot of time researching the development of health-related products that utilize Cannabis and CBD oils. He also keeps tabs on the developing legal environment regarding medical, recreational cannabis use, and production.

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