Jean Guy Strain Review – Bonza Blog
Jean Guy is a beautiful cannabis strain. Its buds are a combination of different hues of green covered with golden crystal trichomes. Add the strands of orange hairs wrapped around it, and these nugs elicit memories of an epic sunset.
Although the breeder House of the Great Gardener did not explicitly state it, the consensus is that it is a phenotype of the notorious White Widow. Even so, there are individuals who think it may be a cross between the phenotype and another stain. Regardless, Jean Guy did inherit many of the traits that made its parent strain a staple in the infamous coffee shops of Amsterdam for almost three decades. Indeed, the longevity is a testament to its broad acceptance by the consumers.
Not surprisingly, Jean Guy has received several accolades including:
- 2016 Rosin Bio Cup Canada People’s Choice, 1st place
- 2016 Rosin Bio Cup Canada, 3rd place overall
If the name is not obvious enough, then the location of the awards should be. Jean Guy originated from the French-speaking province of Quebec in Canada.
|Jean Guy Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||White Widow Phenotype|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||60% / 40%|
|THC %||14% to 25%|
|CBD %||0.1% to 1.4%|
|Flowering Period||10 weeks / Mid-October|
|Average Yield||350 g/m2 / 350 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
Compared to other strains, Jean Guy is among the ones deemed as pleasant. It emits a delightful sour lemony odor with a citrusy hint. A subtle scent of fuel makes it reminiscent of typical cleaning agents used in the house. Much of its fragrance carries over to its flavors, making it a delight to use.
Earlier, we mentioned how some people thought that Jean Guy might be a cross between a White Widow phenotype and an unknown strain. One reason for that could be because this hybrid and its parent do not seem to share the same fragrance and flavors.
Jean Guy is probably the most casual strains of all. It is the best friend and the cool guy. It is also perfect for people who want to take a break from reality and be in a zone. A place where they can be alone with their thoughts.
The strain induces an uplifting high that evokes happiness. Furthermore, it also delivers an energizing buzz that motivates users into being productive. Artists and anyone who is into designing and creating will also benefit the free-flowing ideas that come to mind. In essence, Jean Guy boosts the creative thinking.
Used in moderation, most of the users remain clear headed. On occasions when some people may have used too much, then its effects naturally becomes more intense. Hence, it is possible that aside from feeling euphoric, the creative ideas turn to random thoughts that pop in and out. The effect is of Jean Guy is not the same as mental confusion but more like the mind going on a hyper drive as it speeds through one after another idea. Some people may find themselves going into introspection.
In the cannabis world, dryness of mouth and eyes is already common when smoking strains. But with Jean Guy, there are other unwanted effects to watch out for.
For instance, some people may have a mild headache or feel a little dizzy. Often, this is the result of using too much. It could also be because of intolerance or simply being new to using cannabis.
One thing, too, is that a few people may feel paranoid. While rare, it seems to manifest with people who are already having anxiety issues.
Medical Use and Benefits
Like other strains, Jean Guy can contribute to the medical cannabis scene. The potency of the effects it delivers can certainly help with certain conditions. Furthermore, it does have an above average CBD level, which makes it a little bit more useful than many other hybrids.
Jean Guy induces the production of happy endorphins that help reduce stress levels. As a result, it should also help people deal with depression and anxiety.
Besides the psychological and behavioral issues, it can also help with pain relief. Used as such, the strain brings comfort to people who are suffering from chronic illnesses, including people who are battling fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, and cancer.
A couple of possible medical benefits are a result of the effects of the strain. One is in the way it energizes the users. Hence, it helps in fighting off the effects of fatigue. Another is that it can help with improving appetite as most of its users tend to feel hungry even before its effects wear off.
Growing Jean Guy
Beginners who are looking for their first strain to cultivate may want to pass up on this one. For the plant to thrive and produce an abundant harvest, a certain level of experience is needed. Of course, that is not to say that it is impossible for a novice to grow. Granted that it is resistant to pests and molds, there is still a lot more learning curve with this particular hybrid.
If growers have the luxury of planting this plant in the garden or the backyard, then it will thrive just as well so as long as it is in a temperate climate. The transition to its flowering stage should occur between the second and third week of October. Each plant is likely to produce at least 350 grams of buds and possibly more.