Robert Bergman

March 27, 2018

Despite being a new addition to the list of cannabis hybrids, Nurse Jackie is quickly making a name for itself as a dependable Sativa. Its psychoactive properties have helped people deal with mental and physiological issues. One can say this nurse does an excellent job of providing comfort to people under her care.

In developing this strain, Homegrown Natural Wonders wanted to combine two cult strains that were famous for their unique medicinal traits. One of which is a member of TGA Subcool Seeds’ flagship strains, Jack the Ripper. This bud is known for its energizing high and its ability to console those with depression and anxiety.

The other parent is Medicine Woman. This bud’s origins can be traced back to cannabis grower David Verstoppen who developed the strain to help treat the symptoms of his wife’s fibromyalgia. It is also a very potent hybrid with up to 5% CBD and 23% THC.

Crossing both these cult favorites resulted in the creation of Nurse Jackie, a potent strain that can provide relief from a wide variety of body pain without sacrificing energy and focus.

Information about Nurse Jackie:

ORIGIN Jack the Ripper and Medicine Woman
EFFECTS Happy – 10
Relaxed – 10
Focused – 10
Talkative – 9
Tingly – 9
Dry mouth – 10
FRAGRANCE Citrus, earthy, floral, sour, sweet
FLAVORS Citrus, lemon, sweet, tangy, earthy
MEDICAL Stress – 10
Headaches – 10
Inflammation – 10
Fatigue – 9
Pain – 1
FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORS Late September to Early October
PLANT HEIGHT Up to 6 feet
THC CONTENT % 19% to 21%
CBD % 0.01% to 0.05%
INDICA / SATIVA % 85%/15%
INDOOR YIELD 10 to 12 ounces per square meter
OUTDOOR YIELD 12 to 16 ounces or more per plant
CLIMATE Semi-humid to warm climate
GROWTH LEVEL Some experience needed

* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest


Nurse Jackie is a fast-acting Sativa dominant strain. In only a few tokes, it can induce a euphoric cerebral high that can last for a long time. Stress is forgotten for hours as it uplifts the mood. Soon, as inhibitions disappear, users become more cheerful and talkative.

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Besides feeling sociable, Nurse Jackie can also induce a clear mind with a sharper sense of focus. It motivates users not only to finish tasks but also to do it better. Moreover, it inspires creative thinking that is conducive to creation and design.

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After some time, the focus turns into a spacey high. Moreover, a tingling sensation begins to make its way to the body. As it intensifies, a wave of soothing relaxation begins to take over.

With up to 24% THC, it is extremely hard-hitting once it fully takes effect. If smoked too much, its Sativa effects can overwhelm users and cause nervousness. And, if used at night, could keep users awake. Thus, beginners should steer clear from Nurse Jackie while veteran users should consider taking this strain in moderation.


Nurse Jackie smells like a fresh basket of citrus fruits and flowers. Its fragrance is sweet like lemons. And, it also has a refreshing, earthy scent. Adding to its exotic scent is a sour note due to its zest.


Nurse Jackie has the flavor of sour lemon. It is sweet, as typical of most citric strains, but also tangy. Users love it for its energizing zest. Moreover, it has an earthy undertone that balances out the lemony aftertaste.

Adverse Reaction

Users of Nurse Jackie often end up with dry mouths and dry eyes. These reactions are quite mild and typical of cannabis, which is why most people ignore these symptoms.

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However, Nurse Jackie can cause extreme dizziness especially if toked heavily. Moreover, it can also be a cause for slight paranoia.


Like others, Nurse Jackie’s CBD value is quite low. Thus, users should be wary about using this strain for medical purposes. Nevertheless, it is through the psychoactive properties that make it an effective healer.

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Nurse Jackie provides relief from mental and physical issues. It induces a euphoric high that can comfort those who are low in spirit or those who deal with bouts of depression. These behavioral changes are complemented by a relaxing effect on the body, which makes it a great stress reliever.

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Moreover, this strain’s analgesic properties take away any tension in the muscles. Its best use, perhaps, is soothing inflammation. Furthermore, it has other uses such as providing relief from headaches and body pain. Some people also use it to ward off fatigue.


Cultivating Nurse Jackie can be quite demanding. Without constant care and attention, its growth can get out of hand. Moreover, the amount of light it receives must always be monitored. Because of this, it is recommended that only users with experience in cultivating plants grow it.

Flowering Time

Height and lighting are two main areas of concern when it comes to breeding Nurse Jackie. However, these can be addressed by topping the plant early and scheduling the grow lights.

Together with proper maintenance of the artificial environment, Nurse Jackie can flower as early as eight weeks. And, at harvest, it can produce up to 12 ounces per square meter.

Despite its outstanding performance indoors, Nurse Jackie still thrives best when it receives direct sunlight. With the right weather conditions, it can flower as early as the end of September. And, once mature, growers can expect pepper shaped frosted nugs with trichomes and resin. At harvest, it can yield up to 16 ounces per plant.

Have you ever smoked or grown your own Nurse Jackie? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.


The founder of I Love Growing Marijuana, Robert Bergman, is a marijuana growing expert that enjoys sharing his knowledge with the world. He combines years of experience, ranging from small-scale grows to massive operations, with a passion for growing. His articles include tutorials on growing... [read more]


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