Devil Driver Strain Review: The Best Morning Strain 2023

Devil Driver is an uplifting Sativa, crossing the popular Sundae Driver and Melonade strain. Unlike the name suggests, this 70% Sativa dominant strain packs a super vibrant and bright buzz that swept me into a cloud of euphoria. The primary terpene in Devil Driver is Limonene which early research suggests can increase energy and improve one’s mood.

In this article I break down how the Devil Driver strain felt and the taste, aromas, and cosmetics. More importantly, I’ll discuss the overall entourage effect of the dominant terpenes and cannabinoids that give this strain its unique euphoric buzz. Let’s dive in!

Key Takeaways for Devil Strain:

  • Devil Driver is a calm and focused strain that stimulates your mind for creativity and euphoria.
  • The primary terpene found in Devil Driver is Limonene which is believed to increase energy and improve moods.
  • Devil Driver is perfect for productivity, wake-and-bake, and mood-stabilizing at any time of the day. 
  • I don’t recommend this strain for nighttime or pain relief.

How does Devil Driver strain feel?

Devil Driver Strain Review

Devil Driver from Green Kings Dispensary

The Devil Driver strain is an amazing strain to enter the day with, perfect for energizing your morning routine. Absolutely a top-tier Sativa strain, that boosts your thinking to a whole new level. The buzz felt euphoric, floaty, and fun. Your body will feel relaxed instantly and slowly the cerebral high kicks in for a happy but focus-enhanced high.

I smoked this on a Sunday morning and it got me right off the couch and into a mental abyss of inspiration. Just like the Laughing Buddha strain, this Sativa is definitely one I would recommend for social smoking as well. There are no side effects of paranoia or couch lock, making it great for productivity and brainstorming sessions.

Who this strain is for: I recommend the Devil Driver strain if you are looking for a great mood stabilizer in the morning, battling lethargy, or just looking for a burst of creative energy to push you out of your rut. This strain is great for social settings but not as chatty as the Wookies strain. I wouldn’t recommend this strain if you looking for deep pain relief or sleep. For deep body relaxation strains I love Animal Cookies and for a sleep-driven strain check out Blue Berry Kush.

The overall entourage effect for Devil Driver

Cannabis strains such as Devil Driver have more than 120 different phytocannabinoids that interact with your endocannabinoid system. Early research suggests that consuming cannabinoids such as THC and CBD, along with smaller organic compounds such as terpenoids and terpenes, causes an interaction known as “the entourage effect”. This is a fancy way of saying that it’s not just the THC alone that gives Devil Driver its euphoric effects, but instead, the synergistic blend of all the phytocannabinoids and terpenes together that gives the strain it’s unique high.

In this section, we take a look at the four primary terpenes found in Devil Driver and what early research suggests for the effects they have on you.

Disclaimer: The terpene profile may vary depending on what medical dispensary you purchased your Devil Driver strain from. This section is meant to help you understand how the terpenes influence the effects of this strain, but more research is needed to understand fully how terpenes affect the body from consuming cannabis.

Pinene: 0.14%

Myrcene: 0.2%

Ocimene: 0.03%

Humulene: 0.07%

Limonene: 0.22%

Linalool: 0.12%

Terpinolene: 0.01%

Caryophyllene: 0.21%

What are the dominant terpenes in Devil Driver?

The primary terpene found in Devil Driver is Limonene. Research with limonene essential oils suggests that inhaling Limonene will promote relaxation, calm, uplifting moods, and cheer-enhancing effects. While more validation is needed to determine the potential effects of lower concentrations of Limonene found in cannabis, in my personal opinion I found that the Devil Driver strain’s highlight was the uplifting and calm effect on my moods.

The second dominant terpene found in the Devil Driver weed strain is beta-caryophyllene. Beta-caryophyllene is one of the few cannabis terpenes that is believed to bind directly to the endocannabinoid receptors. Many medical cannabis users, myself included, claim this terpene is responsible for promoting euphoric and cerebral effects that stimulate creativity and inspiration but this is widely debated due to lack of research.


The most potent aspect of smoking the Devil Driver strain was how stimulated my mind felt. There was an endless stream of creative thoughts and an underlying wave of euphoria, consistent with these claims, but again more research is needed to see just how much of an effect cannabis terpenes have on the human body.

When is the best time to smoke Devil Driver strain?

What I love about cannabis is each marijuana strain is uniquely different, and some strains are great for mornings while others are for nighttime smoking. Devil Driver is best smoked during mornings but also can work for mid-day productivity, and even social settings. It’s not the best strain to smoke at night because of the dominant terpene Pinene.

The third most dominant terpene found in Devil Driver is Myrcene, which comes as no surprise as this terpene is common in most cannabis strains, both Indica and Sativa. Myrcene is believed to promote sedative effects which can leave patients feeling relaxed. While many stoners complain that Sativas can cause anxiety or over-stimulation, I found that the Devil Driver strain kept me relaxed while energized and focused.

While Devil Driver is a thought-provoking strain, I also felt that I was fully aware, conscious, and alert through the entire buzz. This may have to do with the fourth most dominant terpene found in Devil Driver which is Pinene. Early research suggests in synergy with THC, Pinene may increase alertness and counteract THC-induced anxiety or short-term memory loss. While Pinene doesn’t do this alone, it’s an example of the synergistic effects of Pinene with THC.

What are the primary cannabinoids in the Devil Driver strain?

Devil Driver can have upwards of 29% THC, which may sound intimidating but because of the relatively high concentration of CBD, which is known to counteract the psychoactive effects of THC, I was left with a very manageable buzz. 

The second most prominent cannabinoid found in Devil Driver is CBG which is believed to produce a sense of calm, focus, and concentration. In my personal experience smoking Devil Driver, I had waves of creative thoughts but never was I overwhelmed. I felt in control, focused, and overall very calm.

Disclaimer: The cannabinoids in your Devil Driver weed strain can vary depending on what medical dispensary you purchased your strain from. This section was meant to help you understand the effects of the cannabinoids in your strain.

THC: 22 - 29%

CBD: 0.45 - 0.92%

CBC: 0.23 - 0.88%

CBG: 0.52 - 1.54%

CBN: 0.26 - 0.16%

THCV: 0.2 - 1.06%

How does the Devil Driver strain taste and smell?

The primary terpene found in Devil Driver is Limonene, which gives off a citrus and fruity aroma popular in many Sativa cultivars. When opening the bag I was blown away by the intense and overpowering aroma of tropical fruits. Surprisingly enough the taste is more piney, and earthy, with a touch of tar and less fruit, and this is due to the high concentration of Pinene and Caryophyllene terpenes.

Pinene: (piney, earthy, sweet)

Myrcene: (earthy, fruity, clove)

Ocimene: (woody, citrus, earthy)

Humulene: (spicy, peppery, hoppy)

Limonene: (fruity, citrus, sweet)

Linalool: (citrus, sweet, spicy)

Terpinolene: (fresh, pine, floral)

Caryophyllene: (spicy, pepper, earthy)

What do Devil Driver nugs look like?

Devil Driver nugs will have a more airy density with a longer ace spade shape. The entire nugs look like they are dusted in sugar (see the photo above of Devil Driver I purchased at Green Kings in DC weed Dispensary). Expect deep and rich purple undertones, forest green nugs, and in some cases amber hairs with thick weaving orange pistils.

Final Thoughts

Here at Gentlemantoker, we review strains from medical marijuana dispensaries all across the United States. Whether you want to buy weed in NYCHawaiiNew York, or Pennsylvania, our team of cannabis experts buy, smoke, and give our honest opinions on each cannabis strain. In this article, I reviewed the popular Sativa Devil Driver strain from my local Initiative 71 dispensary.

Devil Driver is the perfect strain for provoking waves of creativity. While it can be intimidating to smoke a 29% THC sativa, I felt calm, clear, and focused the entire time. You won’t be stuck in your head so it’s great for social smoking, elevating moods, and productive activities.  I do not recommend this strain for pain management or sleep, instead, you can try Cataract Kush.