In general, Illinois doesn’t have enough sativa flower (nor do breeders, for that matter). Recently, I clicked a sativa menu filter for 109 flower products. The filter returned four “sativa-dominate” strains. Four. Out of 109. And one of those strains I didn’t even consider a sativa.
When I decided to create a “Work Sativa” review series to showcased strains that delivered an energetic and strong but focused cerebral high, the point was to find which strains worked best for countering my ADD so I could work for hours without distractions and to change the stigma of working while medicated.
One of the first Work Sativa we published, nearly eighteen months ago, was of Jack Herer by Aeriz (created by Sensi Seeds). I decided to revisit the strain to see how my reviews have or have not changed. So I picked up an eighth from Sunnyside Champaign to compare and contrast with my own review.
Jack Herer combines a Haze hybrid with a Northern Lights #5 and Shiva Skunk cross. This batch tested at 21.07% THCa, 0.45 THC, and 22.91% total cannabinoids.
This eighth came as two huge buds and one little bud to finish out the weight. Aeriz consistently trims its flower well, and this batch was no different. Both batches of light green buds I reviewed boasted bright orange pistils and were powdered with creamy trichomes. The moisture and density were near perfect.
In the first review, I enjoyed the smoothness of the strain. That didn’t change. The distinct floral and earth pine with hints of citric spice came through. The floral and citrus flavors again hit on the inhale, but this batch Jack Herer had a stronger earthy pine on the exhale than the first batch.
The effects again were a smooth high with energy and focus, especially on the front half of the buzz, but the back end possessed more of a crash at the end of the buzz than the first batch. And with heavier doses, the focus waned more than the first review.
This second batch of Jack delivered a little more hybrid or indica effects than the first batch I reviewed. The added benefit, I think, was that the latest batch delivered a stronger body buzz than the first.
This is another example how strains can deliver different effects from batch to batch, plant to plant, and sometimes bud to bud.
Overall, though, the strain delivered what I look for in a Work Sativa and is a strain I wouldn’t mind growing in the future.
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