Happy Rancher Strain

Happy Rancher truly embodies it name. With each puff, enthusiasts radiate with a happiness like a sun on a clear day. Not only that, it is an impressively versatile strain with a buildable high that benefits beginners and medical users the most.

Sadly, the perfectly split hybrid is shrouded in mystery. One thing is sure though – it is a West Coast variety bred in California. It also goes by the name of ‘Jolly Rancher.’ Nevertheless, the enigma surrounding Happy Rancher has not stopped it from making a name for itself.

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Information about Happy Rancher:

ORIGINUnknown
EFFECTSEuphoric – 10
Happy – 10
Giggly – 10
Focused – 8
Hungry – 8
ADVERSE REACTIONS (NEGATIVE)Dry mouth – 10
Dry eyes – 5
Dizzy – 2
FRAGRANCEPepper, lemon, sour, spicy, skunky, earthy
FLAVORSSpicy, pepper, citrus, sweet, earthy, skunk
MEDICALStress – 10
Depression – 10
Insomnia – 10
Nausea – 10
Pain – 10
FLOWERING TIME INDOORS7 to 9 weeks
FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORSLate September to mid-October
PLANT HEIGHT3 feet
THC CONTENT %11% to 20%
INDICA / SATIVA %50%/50%
INDOOR YIELD12 to 14 ounces per square meter
OUTDOOR YIELD14 ounces or more per plant
CLIMATEMediterranean climate

* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest

Effects

Generally speaking, Happy Rancher has a slow onset. But, once it hits, it definitely has a cerebral kick to it. Users need to be careful though as THC levels can be as high as 20%. One to many puffs can lead to a temporary bout of dizziness especially as the effects begin all at once.

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In moderation, however, the initial onset is quite pleasant. It blankets the mind in euphoria and inspires a sense of happiness from within. The behavioral change is immediately discernable. There is a bounce in each step and users giggle for the slightest reasons.

Happy Rancher Effects
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For casual users, the upbeat disposition allows them to see a dreary day at work with rose-colored glasses. With the clearheaded high, the hours do not seem so long. The mental stimulation eats away energy though. For convenience’s sake, it is best to have snacks around preferably at arm’s length.

In time, a soothing sensation oozes from the temples and into the rest of the body. It frees away tension in the muscles so users can move around with ease. But, most importantly, it keeps users from feeling tired during long periods of concentration. For this reason, users can revel in Happy Rancher’s effects at any time of the day.

Fragrance

Interestingly, Happy Rancher has a similar scent to peppered lemon marinade. It is zesty and sour but, when broken apart, a spicy undertone is evident. Meanwhile, a skunky overtone accentuated by the aroma of wet soil fills the air once the bud is combusted.

Flavors

Like its scent, Happy Rancher’s flavor is quite distinguishable as well. Drawn in, it tastes of spicy pepper with citric overtones of lemon. However, savoring its smoke reveals hints of sweetness reminiscent of candied grapes. On the exhale, a mix of earth and skunk leave a memorable aftertaste.

Adverse Reaction

Consuming Happy Rancher usually causes a cottonmouth. In some instances, it is accompanied by dry eyes especially when moisture-inhibiting cannabinoids begin to affect the tear ducts. They may also come with a temporary feeling of dizziness especially as the effects hit the body.

Happy Rancher Adverse Reaction
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Most seasoned users often ignore the dehydration due to their mildness. Moreover, they tend to go away with time. However, if symptoms persist, downing a few glasses will quickly rehydrate the body.

Medical

Arguably, Happy Rancher is used by users for the recreational high it induces. This is not to say the bud does not have its own fair share of medical benefits. In fact, it has high therapeutic value to enthusiasts as both a stress reliever and an anti-depressant.

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In enhancing the mood, Happy Rancher stabilizes turbulent emotions and clears the mind. It relieves users of the overwhelming dread that often comes with being constantly bombarded by stress. At the same time, it provides comfort to people with mental health issues like depression, PTSD, and ADD/ADHD by temporarily appeasing their symptoms.

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The same stimulating compounds also help patients with pain management. It soothes the muscles and get rids of aches especially in areas like the gastrointestinal tract. Once the stomach is relaxed, Happy Rancher’s antiemetic properties keep users from experiencing nausea and vomiting. Free of mental and physical unease, many will eventually fall into a deep unencumbered slumber.

Growing

Happy Rancher is a tricky strain to get by but, once acquired, can be fairly easy to grow because of its perfect Sativa and Indica balance. Its height, for example, is quite tall but very manageable. Moreover, its sturdy stalks have built resistance against strong gusts of wind, high levels of humidity, and even sudden changes in temperature.

Grown outdoors, Happy Rancher thrives in Mediterranean weather. It basks under the sun for hours on end soaking up all its nutrients. As such, it is not uncommon to find growers from the northern hemisphere opting to cultivate their batch in controlled environments. In this way, they can easily mimic the climate of most equatorial regions by making a few adjustments to factors like lighting, humidity, and temperature.

With its best feature being its terpene profile, soil is definitely the best medium to use while growing Happy Rancher as it brings out more flavor. Exposing it to colder nighttime temperatures will bring out the bud’s vibrant colors especially during the last two weeks of flowering.

Flowering Time

Indoors

Happy Rancher has a flowering period of 8 to 9 weeks. Once ready for harvest, it produces between 12 to 14 ounces of buds per square meter. Under the care of a seasoned grower, it yields higher and even blossoms faster.

Outdoors

With Happy Rancher, flowers usually begin to blossom around the last week of September to the second or third week of October. It yields an average of 14 ounces of buds per plant.

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

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Robert Bergman

Robert Bergman is an Amsterdam-based marijuana grow expert who has years of experience from small grows to massive operations. His passion for growing lead him to develop his own Gold Leaf strain. Now, Robert is dedicated to sharing his knowledge with the world.... [Read full bio]

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