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Feature Strain: Lilac Diesel

01/3/2020 MJ Products & Strains

It’s not often that we come across a strain that has it all. Usually the use of cannabis is similar to Alice’s experience in Wonderland. We have one kind to wake us up, one for sleep, one for food, one for relaxing, and another one just because it’s tasty. Every once in awhile we come across the quintessential strain that is uplifting, calming, giggly, pain relieving, and delicious all at once.

Lilac Diesel is such a strain.

This seemingly underrated strain has been gradually making appearances on dispensary shelves over the past few years and has slowly made a name for itself among Colorado cannabis consumers. It has even caught the attention of The Westword who wrote an article about how much Coloradans love the sweet, yet stinky strain. This sativa-dominant hybrid is easy to love and if you’ve read some of our other strain specific blogs, you know that we love a good origin story, and this one comes around full circle.

Lilac Diesel Genetics

If we could do a DNA test for Lilac Diesel, the results may be surprising by how complicated the genetics appear on paper vs how far back the genetics actually go. Originally created by Ethos Genetics, this 70/30 hybrid is the lovechild of four main legendary strains: Forbidden Fruit, Silver Lemon Haze, Cherry Pie and Critical Glue.

These main strains were no accident, in fact it took years to get it right. This lady is the product of careful selection and years back-crossing genetics. Back-crossing is the process of crossing the genetics of a specific strain with one of the parent strains. This process creates offspring that are more genetically similar to the parent. It allows the breeder to zero in on specific traits. According to Ethos, she was originally back-crossed with Lemon OG Haze, then with Silver Lemon Haze, then with Forbidden Fruit. This strain was created to have high yields and be relaxing like an Indica, but have the uplifting and euphoric properties of a sativa. The process of achieving greatness takes some serious time and effort, and in the case of Lilac Diesel, it was well worth it.

The ability to trace the lineage of a strain is easily one of the most fun parts of the legalized cannabis world. The history could go back anywhere from one to two thousand years! Most modern strains can be traced back to one or two ancestor strains, and Lilac Diesel is no exception. NYC Cherry Pie can be traced back to Durban Poison. The other three parent strains are all, through multiple lines child strains of the legendary and ever popular Skunk #1! Though Skunk #1 is not a “landrace” strain like Durban Poison, it is historic in how it has become a fundamental part of modern cannabis.

The infamous Durban Poison strain.


We have David Watson, also known as Sam the Skunk Man to thank for the creation of Skunk #1. He was arrested in the United States for growing cannabis and moved to Holland shortly after his release in the 1980s. The genetic library that he had worked so hard to create and save would change the cannabis landscape for the better. For more information on the history of Skunk #1, visit our Buddy Boy Brands Blog post on Island Sweet Skunk.


Lilac Diesel Flavor Profile and Overall Experience

The flavor of Lilac Diesel is as balanced as its name. Its sweet and floral yet pungent and earthy flavor with notes of fruit, woods, and gasoline are as delightful as they are strange. The balancing act continues with a high that has it all. This sativa dominant hybrid starts off with a burst of energy. The best part is how “light” the experience is.

Unlike most sativa strains, Lilac Diesel is uplifting without the typical anxiety or paranoia. It’s Given that it is consumed responsibly, the high is gentle, and perfectly bright. The initial energy fades into a hazy and lighthearted feeling where fits of the giggles are likely to come in waves. As the giggles dissipate, a feeling of euphoric relaxation with a hint of couch-lock is expected.

The munchies are present with Lilac Diesel, but minimal. The overall experience of this strain is why we love it so much. It has everything in the best possible way and never all at once.

How to enjoy Lilac Diesel

This is a strain that has something for everyone. It’s uplifting and euphoric properties make it a good option for those looking to lift their spirits. Many people find Lilac Diesel a great strain for alleviating chronic pain and insomnia due to its aid in relaxation.  It’s good for hiking, hanging out with friends, creating art, taking selfies with your dog, or just watching TV.

Whatever activity you choose, it’s difficult to go wrong with Lilac Diesel. Check your local Buddy Boy Brands Dispensary for product availability.



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