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Information about Jamaican:
Landrace strains are very stable and reliable. Despite being around for more than a millennia, their chemical profiles remain unchanged. Not only that, they are extremely potent too. Such is the case of the Jamaican varieties and their premium Sativa effects.
To this day and age, the Jamaican strains continue to be an integral part of their homeland’s traditional medical and religious purposes. Abundant in the tropical paradise, many herb hunters have since introduced it to the rest of the world. Today, it has become the originators of powerful herbs like Laughing Buddha, Jamaican OG, and the extremely rare Lamb’s Breath.
Information about Jamaican:
|ORIGIN||Jamaican Landrace Strain|
|EFFECTS||Uplifted – 10
Happy – 9
Creative – 6
Talkative – 6
Euphoric – 6
|ADVERSE REACTIONS (NEGATIVE)||Dry eyes – 10
Dry mouth – 9
Anxious – 6
Dizzy – 2
Paranoid – 1
|FRAGRANCE||Herbal, earthy, sweet, pungent, spicy, skunky|
|FLAVORS||Sweet, woody, earthy, spicy|
|MEDICAL||Depression – 10
Spasticity – 9
Fatigue – 5
Insomnia – 4
Stress – 2
|FLOWERING TIME INDOORS||21 weeks|
|FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORS||Mid-October to early November|
|PLANT HEIGHT||6 to 12 feet|
|THC CONTENT %||13% to 21%|
|INDICA / SATIVA %||0%/100%|
|INDOOR YIELD||10 to 12 ounces per square meter|
|OUTDOOR YIELD||12 ounces or more per plant|
|CLIMATE||Semi-humid to warm climate|
|GROWTH LEVEL||Some experience needed|
|RESISTANCE TO DISEASE||Resistant to heat|
* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest
As a pure Sativa, the mental effects of the indigenous Jamaican strains are outstanding. And, with up to 21% THC, its long-lasting cerebral high can easily be any thrill seeker’s dream. At the onset, it brings users high up in the clouds in a euphoric rush. This leaves users with a sense of happiness welling in inside of them. The uplifting high also clears the mind. In doing so, it promotes creative thinking and free-flowing thoughts.
Gradually, a relaxing sensation ebbs down to the body from the temples. Although intense, it does not lead to a debilitating couch lock. Instead, it complements the cerebral stimulation by allowing users to stay focused or go deep in instrospection. That is why this strain is great for daytime use and is what many would consider the perfect ‘wake-and-bake.’
Jamaican landrace strains emit a strong earthy fragrance. Upon closer inspection, a sweetness emerges. In great numbers, an overpowering pungent scent fills the room. When combusted, the buds release a spicy but skunky undertone.
Native Jamaican strains are very delectable. They are generally sweet with overpowering earthy flavors of wood. On the exhale, it leaves a spicy aftertaste on the palate.
Dry eyes and dry mouth. These are two of the most typical reactions to marijuana especially with Jamaican strains. It may also leave a few people dizzy. But these are often mild and unnoticeable during the high.
The visual distortions Jamaican varieties cause as may render people anxious. Some may even feel slightly paranoid. Thankfully, this is rare and usually only happen when too much of the herb is toked. As such, it is always recommended to use the smoke in moderation.
The psychoactive compounds of Jamaican strains are exceptional. At up to 21%, they can easily combine with cannabidiols to alleviate a variety of mental and physical issues. For example, its happiness inducing high provides comfort to those with depression or PTSD. Enhancing moods, it can totally knock out any negativity accumulated during the day or week. Similarly, it can be used as a stress reliever.
The same compounds are also responsible for alleviating physiological discomfort. In soothing away tension in the muscles, it eases fatigue, cramps, and chronic body pain. It may even help those who have injured their brains or spinal cord manage the uncontrollable and constant contraction of their muscles. Deep in relaxation, many tend to doze off upon consuming this natural sleep aid.
Jamaican strains are easy to grow. Being around for more than thousands of years, they have become durable. Not fazed by extreme weather conditions, growers can experiment with lighting or growing methods without sacrificing the plant’s health.
A true Sativa, Jamaican grows extremely tall. As such, the plant should be topped early to keep it short. Otherwise, it may outgrow the confines of the grow room.
However, there are two main problems. First is that seeds of the strain are extremely difficult to find even in their own region. And second is it takes an average of 21 weeks or 5 months before any one of the Jamaican strains can flower. But, with tender love and care, the rare bud will award its cultivators an abundant yield.
A week or two into its blooming phase, the Jamaican will produce forest green colas with wispy trichome covered buds. Accenting its color are brown pistils instead of the usual orange that commercial strains have.
It takes about 21 weeks for the Jamaican to flower. Once it does, growers can harvest between 10 and 12 ounces of buds per square meter.
Jamaican strain outperforms themselves in tropical climates. With minimal upkeep, breeders can expect it to flower by November and yield up to 12 ounces of buds per plant.
Have you ever smoked or grown your own Jamaican? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.