Jolly Rancher Weed Strain
This strain is a tribute to a famous candy that has stood the test of time. For many, this candy evokes nostalgia and a stroll down memory lane.
It is no secret that the cannabis industry has made great strides when it comes to flavor, potency, and strain genetics. Growing cannabis today is entirely different than it was 40 years ago.
The fact that strains exist that really and truly taste and smell like your favorite childhood candy is remarkable. You can thank many cannabis breeders and growers for these significant feats in the world of cannabis.
Because of its moderate potency, this strain is appealing to all levels of smokers.
We dove deep into this strain…
Read on for everything you need to know about enjoying and growing this strain.
Jolly Rancher Weed Strain: Genetics
Indica or Sativa?
The Jolly Rancher weed strain is an indica dominant hybrid with a mysterious lineage. Due to the abundance of cannabis strains on the black market, it can be hard to be sure of the lineages. One thing that is certain is that the strain was initially developed in Northern California.
In light of the recent legalization of cannabis in many states, especially California, where most strains are bred, it is much easier to track the genetics of newer strains.
In the past, cannabis growers were forced to be discreet for safety and legal reasons, leading to a lot of misinformation related to strain genetics. Additionally, for the same reason, the name of strains vary. Jolly Rancher is also known as Route 66 or JR. So if you hear either of those names, know that they are most likely referring to the Jolly Rancher Weed Strain.
Jolly Rancher is a great strain that can leave you feeling satisfied after just one hit. The effects of this strain are immediate, so there is no need to worry about the high sneaking up on you. Smoking this strain at night could include couchlock and inability to focus.
Jolly Rancher Weed Strain: Yields
Jolly Rancher can yield up to 20 ounces per plant when grown outside. To ensure a large harvest, ensure that each branch gets an appropriate amount of light and water.
Additionally, indoor grows tend to produce less due to a lack of space. Cannabis plants love natural sunlight and tend to grow much larger when sun-grown.
Be sure that you source your seeds from a trusted source. This will play a huge factor in the quality and potency of your harvest. Ensure that the seeds you buy are bred for yield, durability, potency, and flavor.
Jolly Rancher’s flowering phase lasts between 6 and 7 weeks. This strain produces dense, large buds. The buds are dark green with purple tones. The buds have a trichome that gives them a frosty appearance.
This strain has the potential to either be on the moderate or potent side when it comes to THC content. The THC levels can range from 17 to 22 percent, depending on the growing conditions.
Any strain over 20 percent is considered to be pretty potent.
The Jolly Rancher weed strain offers a lovely body high because it is an Indica dominant hybrid. Expect to feel very giggly and almost a bit numb simultaneously.
Jolly Rancher Weed Strain: Flavor and Aroma
Pinene is an incredible terpene for stress relief and regulating mood. It is present in abundance in pine trees and needles. When pinene is present in a cannabis strain, it elicits the feeling of walking through a brisk and serene pine forest.
Caryophyllene is a prevalent terpene for medical patients as it has potent anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. In fact, this terpene is one of the only terpenes that interacts directly with the endocannabinoid system.
Lastly, Eucalyptol has a minty aroma and is abundant in eucalyptus trees. It is used in many medicinal and beauty products due to its therapeutic properties and lovely fragrance. You may have smelt it in its essential oil form or Vicks.
Jolly Rancher: Price
This strain is expensive at around $50-$60 per 1/8th of an ounce. A full oz can run you anywhere from $320-$335.
Furthermore, the high price is due to the unknown genetics, making this strain hard to come by. It takes an extraordinary cannabis cultivator to be able to recreate a strain from unknown genetics.
Hembra Genetics both have Jolly Rancher feminized weed seeds available. Remember that getting seeds in the mail is illegal, so opt for a legal option to purchase seeds.
Additionally, the best option is to get cuttings from a healthy plant. If you’re lucky enough to find one.
Jolly Rancher Weed Strain: Medical Benefit
The medicinal properties of cannabis have played a significant role in decriminalizing and legalizing cannabis.
Cannabis is now widely used in the pharmaceutical and medical industries for cancer patients and those struggling with other chronic conditions.
Jolly Rancher can help with many of the following medical conditions:
- Chronic pain
- Lack of Appetite
Jolly Rancher has a CBD content of around 1%. It isn’t as high as other strains, but it is still present, making it an excellent medical strain. You can easily get the benefits from CBD by taking a few drops of a tincture, eating a gummy, or smoking flowers. Be sure to source from credible vendors and check for third-party lab testing.
Final Thoughts: Jolly Rancher Weed Strain
This strain is excellent in flavor and effects. It is fast-acting, and your taste buds will be in for a treat after one toke.
This strain honestly smells and tastes like a jolly rancher.
Additionally, this strain will thrive in a climate that resembles the Mediterranean. It does not like too much humidity. If you live in a drier climate, this strain is excellent for growing outdoors and will not disappoint when it comes to yield.
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