Organic J1 (MJ’s Compassionate Care – Santa Ana, CA)

Written by KindReviews on May 17th, 2011. Posted in A-, Blog, Grades, MJ's Compassionate Care, MMCs, Reviews, Sativa-Dominant Hybrid

Organic J1 Medical Marijuana Strain Review

From: MJ’s Compassionate Care (Santa Ana, CA)

Grade: A-

Type: Sativa-dominant hybrid

Lineage: Jack Herer x Skunk #1

Price: $50/8th

Appearance: (8/10)  Made up of a bunch of pod-like calyxes stacked upon one another, this strain had an interesting yet still rather dense structure.  The generous coating of trichomes made the light green surface sparkle, with sparse orange pistils throughout.  There were some guard leaves that could’ve been removed, and there were a couple of tiny seeds in the bud, but it was still very nice-looking to the naked eye.  We felt that the harvest timing was almost perfect, with a smattering of amber trichomes amongst clear and cloudy heads.

Aroma: (8.5/10)  The aroma mixed the best parts of both strains, with a citrus-kissed freshness coming from the Jack Herer and a heavy dose of sweetness from the Skunk.  It reminded us of orange candy, and even a hint of gasoline-like sharp sweetness… its pungency wasn’t amazing, but it was definitely a strong aroma that gained pungency after being broken apart.

Taste: (8/10)  Much like the post-grind smell, the flavor was fresh, sweet, and sugary with some citrusy elements.  The smoke also seemed to perfume the room, making it smell spicy and pleasant.  A very smooth smoke, this one was easy on the throat and did not cause coughing with out staff, even those who have asthma.  The final ash was a medium-light gray, showing the flush was sufficient.

Effects: Coming on quickly, after only a few hits, this one made us feel slightly light-headed (not in a bad way… more ‘floaty’) but immediately calmed the nerves after a long day and placing us in a placid, peaceful mindset.  Despite the inner calm, it did make our hearts race a bit to start, but that effect dissipated relatively quickly, at around 30-45 minutes, when the effects reached their peak.  Though we felt a little spacey and couch-oriented randomly throughout the experience, it was calming enough to focus on one thing at a time, without being overtly sedative.  We felt this one fell at near 50/50 Sativa/Indica in terms of effects… the second half was definitely on the relaxing side, but it never made us want to go to sleep.

Duration: 2 hours medicinal-level potency, 2.5 – 3 hours overall duration

Medicinal Traits: (We are NOT doctors – personal opinion ONLY)  Anxiety (some heart-racing to start never made us anxious, overall it was calming and mood-stabilizing), mental relaxation, body relaxation, some appetite stimulation, and light pain relief.

Overall: This strain had elements of both parent strains evident in nearly all of its qualities, expressing the crisp, citrusy, cool elements of Jack Herer, and the kick of sweetness from Skunk.  There were some flaws, but the harvest timing and trichome preservation made up for the hermie-induced tiny seeds that were spotted.  This one was a great after-work unwinder type of med, that won’t completely knock you to the couch, but trended towards sedentary activities and a singular focus.  Its potency was medium-high to start, but declined sharply at about 2 – 2.5 hours, placing it in the intermediate patient area.

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Comments (4)

  • Teri
    August 3, 2011 at 3:01 am |

    Do you have any locations to purchase closer to the SFV?

  • Deborah
    September 13, 2011 at 9:05 pm |

    Go to RDC, website They are the best.

  • Blake
    July 21, 2012 at 5:23 am |

    anywhere i can find this in the south, closer to Alabama?

  • Alpo
    November 12, 2012 at 3:13 pm |

    Also found the tiny seeds in my j-1 but it was excusable and was identical in appearance and aroma as your sample from a different club in santa ana area.

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