These last few months, we at Illinois News Joint have been working so hard to add new features to our publication that I have been depleting my “work weed” supplies way too quickly. As a patient who prefers rotating a variety of strains into my regiment, I’d been searching for a new strain to incorporate but hadn’t seen anything temping on the menu. Last week at Verilife Ottawa, I found a strain new to our “Work Weed” review series and me: Jillybean by Matter.
Jillybean is a hybrid cross between Orange Velvet (Orange Skunk and an unknown strain) and Space Queen (Romulan and Cinderella 99). This batch tested at 21.19% total THC. The leading terpenes included beta-myrcene (1.22%), alpha-pinene (0.82%), linalool (0.50%), beta-caryophyllene (0.44%), and beta-pinene (0.20%).
As soon as I cracked open the canister, a pungent sweet orange aroma erupted. The spade-shaped light green buds burst with bright orange pistils and creamy trichomes. Once broken down, the buds produced a more diverse smell of diesel, skunk, and spice to add to the sweet orange. The sweet citrus aftertaste stuck with me for hours later. I’d forgotten how much I enjoyed a sweet orangey flavor.
Before the first hit, I knew Jillybean was going to be a strain that included some of my favorite aroma and flavor characteristics. The flavor also hit with a frontloaded punch of sweet and citrusy orange but also provided my preference for diesel and skunk. The myrcene, pinene, and linalool added a tasty orangey skunk and diesel flavor, and the caryophyllene added a perfect amount of sweet spice and pepper undertones.
Though listed as a hybrid, Jillybean provided what’s traditionally considered sativa effects. The stain produced a creative, energetic, and downright happy cerebral high from the first toke. The energy sustained throughout the buzz. I was able to focus and be productive at work, though when I overmedicated, the focus did wane a bit.
Most of the strain’s lineage provided energetic effects but the Romulan lineage contributed just enough relaxation to keep the energetic buzz from becoming too racy. Jillybean added a mild body buzz late into the dosing, and surprisingly boosted my appetite more than expected.
Overall, I definitely would include Jillybean into my regiment of “Work Weed” strains. Though I prefer more of a body buzz when sitting for hours at my desk, Jillybean strain delivered energy and focus for several productive workdays. And from the taste alone, I would introduce this strain into other social and daytime use.
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