Jack Flash Strain Review
For decades, Sensi Seeds has been one of the most reputable seed banks in Europe. More than the number of years, it is the kinds of strains they developed that has catapulted them to being one of the elite breeders in the world. Among their inventory, one of the best is Jack Herer. Can they make a better version? Apparently, they did, or least they developed a new one with its strengths.
Sensi Seeds developed Jack Herer, a mostly-Sativa strain with the rich resin production typical with Indica plants. To that end, they succeeded with flying colors. Not only does it induce a clear head high, but it was also widely accepted by medical cannabis users. In fact, Dutch pharmacies acknowledge it as medical grade.
In developing a new hybrid using Jack Herer, Sensi Seeds picked Super Skunk, a hybrid they developed by backcrossing Skunk #1 to its Aghani Indica roots. Another strain they used is the high-energy Haze. Both the Skunk and Haze family, as cannabis fans know, are among the most prominent lineages in the world of marijuana. It is also fitting that the breeder uses these legends to bring out the best of Jack Herer.
As a result of the three-way cross, Sensi Seeds developed Jack Flash. Think of it as a more balanced version of Jack Herer on overdrive. Under the expert hands of the breeders at Sensi Seeds, and along with its prominent genetics, the strain took top honor in the 1998 Dutch High Life Cup after its release.
|Jack Flash Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Jack Herer x Super Skunk x Haze|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||45 / 55|
|THC %||14% to 20%|
|CBD %||0.9% to 1%|
|Flowering Period||8 to 10 weeks / Late October to early November|
|Average Yield||450 g/m2 / 550 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
Jack Flash emits a distinct smell that is reminiscent of the famous household cleaner Pine-Sol. After breaking the buds, the refreshing scent of earth blends in with its citrusy aroma. Its fragrance carries over to its smoke making for a pleasant experience. The sweet note that comes with it is followed by a lingering aftertaste of wood.
Jack Flash leans a little towards its Indica side. Still, the Sativa effects it delivers remains potent. Not only that, it manifests itself in no time at all. In essence, this strain is the epitome of the superhero Flash.
As soon as the first toke, the lightning fast strain delivers an electrifying sensation that enhances the mood. More than just uplifting the spirit, it goes on to induce an intense euphoric cerebral experience. As such, recreational users who have trouble clearing their head in the morning can use this perfect wake-and-bake hybrid.
For the duration of the Sativa high, users feel energetic and motivated. Getting up and running in record time becomes the norm rather than the exemption. Of course, that is dependent on how much one uses. After all, there is still more to come.
Soon after, the Indica side of Jack Flash starts to ebb down to the body. Once it does, it begins by providing a soothing sensation that wipes out tension from the body. In turn, this leads to a full-body relaxation without causing anyone to feel lethargic. However, use too much, and Jack Flash may quickly put one on a couch-lock.
Like all cannabis strains, Jack Flash is no exemption when it comes to adverse effects. For instance, users can expect to experience varying degree of dry mouth and dry eyes. With that being said, the strain is also not the easiest to handle.
Even when used in moderation, Jack Flash can cause some people to feel more anxious or even a bit paranoid. Most likely, it is a physiological reaction to its quick onset. However, most people also do not find it a deal breaker.
One thing to keep in mind is that the symptoms of any adverse effects tend to become more pronounced when using too much.
Medical Use and Benefits
Jack Flash, distributed as a medical cannabis strain in Amsterdam, brings comfort to people in need. Not that it possesses a high enough CBD to be used as a treatment, but it is the psychoactive properties that have the most value.
Because of its lightning-quick ability to induce an uplifting and euphoric buzz, it is potent in wiping out stress. Consequently, people with depression and other forms of similar mental issues can take advantage of it. Already, it is difficult to cope with such conditions, but Jack Flash can quickly enhance the mood.
Use the strain in moderation, and it delivers an energy boost to combat fatigue. Even when the physical effects set in, so as long as one uses only a small amount, then it can provide relaxation without the laziness. However, use a little more, and the sedating qualities of the Indica side become conducive to sleeping. In this case, it becomes useful to insomniacs.
Growing Jack Flash
The effects Jack Flash delivers are over-the-top fantastic. Be that as it may, it is also not an easy-to-grow strain because it does require more attention and advanced techniques.
Indoors, the best way to cultivate it is to use hydroponics and combine it with the Sea of Green training method. Because of the cramped space, growers will have to prune and trim the leaves regularly. At any rate, it is ready for flowering between 8 to 10 weeks. Come harvest time; each square meter can have a yield of up to 450 grams of buds.
Outdoors, it is best to cultivate Jack Flash in a warm environment that is similar to the Mediterranean. Typically, it begins to flower by the end of October to early November. Each plant can produce up to 550 grams of buds.
Have you grown or used Jack Flash? If not, would you like to get your hands on this strain? Please leave a comment to let us know what you think. We want to hear from you.