Jilly Bean (Green Dream Health Services)

Written by KindReviews on June 8th, 2011. Posted in A-, Blog, Grades, Green Dream Health Services, Hybrid, MMCs, Reviews, Sativa-Dominant Hybrid

Jilly Bean Medical Marijuana Strain Review

From: Green Dream Health Services

Grade: A-

Type: Sativa-dominant hybrid (there are Indica-dominant phenos seen at times)

Lineage: Orange Velvet x Space Queen (Romulan x Cinderella 99)

Price: $50/8th

Appearance: (8.75/10)  White this wasn’t the most impressive sample when just looking at it with the naked eye, it really had no flaws to speak of and just looked like very good and brightly-colored medicine.  We loved the hybrid yet Sativa-dominant structure, with the “crown” calyxes at the top of each nug and the artful trim, which left some of the darker leaves on and served to vary the color further.  The trichomes were nearly perfect for our crew, with a sprinkling of clears amongst mostly cloudy and champagne/amber-colored heads.  This was about as good as this genetic line can look, given that it’s not one that’s outwardly frosty and impressive… great job by the grow and harvest team to keep this one’s integrity intact.

Aroma: (8.75/10)  The smell of this particular Jilly Bean seemed to carry more of the spicy-peppery Romulan qualities than many we’ve seen, which was a nice change of pace.  The main aroma is a very grapefruit-heavy citrus scent, but the backing spiciness comes out post-grind, releasing an almost garlic-like quality that almost took over the citrus.  While it wasn’t pungent in the realm of a Sour Diesel or something like that, it was very pungent for its type and even in a closed baggie could be detected from a few feet away, broadcasting its citrusy musk.

Taste: (8.5/10)  This one seemed to almost change at times, with some of us reporting a straight up orange drink (yep, like Tang) flavor, complete with the artificial quality of it all, while some got more of the spicy almost fuel-like qualities from the post-grind smell.  The early hits tended to be more sweet, but left a bitter citrus oil taste lingering on the lips that hinted at the flavor of the later hits.  This is an amazing orange strain though, most people will notice the similarities to the fruit immediately, whether it’s the smell or the taste.

Effects: The effects of this Jilly Bean were felt quickly and strongly, but it never got us to that racy or anxious state that some strong starters do, keeping us feeling mentally at-ease the entire time, though mentally energized.  An increase in eye pressure (but not facial pressure) and a fluttery feeling in the chest were the early physical manifestations, but mentally it was definitely uplifting, greatly improving our mood and showing no outward signs of medication, making it a good professional/”stealth” type of strain.  There was some visual enhancement as well, and in general, our senses felt very aware and acute.  Despite the energy, most of us found that we spent most of our time sitting and smiling rather than being up and active — this is a relaxing Sativa overall, feeling much like a 50/50 hybrid as the lineage would indicate.  During the last hour or so of effects, the Indica side came out more, and we felt very relaxed, with strong muscle relaxation and at times heavy eyes.

Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours medicinal-level potency, 2.5 – 3 hours overall

Medicinal Traits: (We are NOT doctors – personal opinion ONLY)  Anti-anxiety, appetite stimulation, mood elevation, possible aid with OCD issues, and ocular relief.

Overall: With is distinctive sweet-meets-bitter citrus flavor, great structure, harvest timing, and lack of flaws, we give this Jilly Bean a hearty endorsement for patients seeking a relaxing yet mentally active Sativa experience.  Its potent, but not-too-potent effects package was perfect for a relaxing day of sedentary work or unwinding in the evening.  Patients who suffer from anxiety issues can find relief here, as this is a Sativa that will not cause panic or discomfort, even at higher dosages.  This is a great example of the strain, and the strain itself is a unique and flavorful one — that makes for a wonderful combination.

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Comments (3)

  • beeri
    November 4, 2011 at 8:58 pm |

    This was the most articulate review of jillybean I’ve read. I will bookmark your site for future reviews. I like to read other people’s experiences, but it’s just not as good as reading a review in such descriptive terms.

    Ciao

  • griffin-8-r
    January 8, 2012 at 3:03 am |

    This is one of my favorite daily smokers from Green Dream Health Services. Jilly Bean is the same every time, harvest to harvest, so I can always count on the Jilly to work her magic with my particular brand of anxiety. Love the smell, flavor, and calming effect.

  • February 10, 2012 at 12:16 pm |

    The picture included in the review is spot on. The pheno I had the pleasure of experiencing was so dominated with orange it is overpowering. The most citrus orange-tasting bud I have ever exoerienced. And the buzz was incredible. i AGREE WITH THE REVIEWER’S OVERALL CRITIQUE AT THE END.

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