Name: Black Jack
Type: Hybrid (50/50)
Genetics: Black Domina x Jack Herer
Black Jack is a very potent hybrid strain that combines two premium strains from opposite ends of the Indica/Sativa spectrum. At HempCon 2013 in San Jose, Calif., I saw a booth selling Black Jack that clocked in at an amazing 28% THC. Jack Herer is probably my all-time favorite Sativa strain. Those genetics alone built up an anticipation inside me that I had not experienced during other upcoming strain reviews. So let's dive right in, shall we?
Looks and Smell
The Black Jack strain tends to produce dense, hard, elongated buds with huge grape-like calaxes that have a very sticky, sugary feel and appearance. Black Jack has a very distinctive and quite remarkable aroma, which contains clear notes of lavender, lemon, and sage. On a second whiff, you can detect a slight cheesy, kushy smell. There is definitely a lot going on in the smell department once the bag is opened.
The taste of Black Jack is heavy and flavorful, as the smell would imply. The effects are extremely long-lasting (up to 4 hours per smoke session). Upon smoking, you are greeted with an exceptionally large head kick, which slowly starts to creep toward the lower extremities, giving the user a weakened, rubbery feeling in the legs. From there the buzz is well on its way to taking over the whole body. Black Jack produces a thick white smoke that is pretty smooth on the lungs. The effects actually helped to improve my focus, which is exactly what I would expect given the Jack Herer lineage.
Black Jack provides a sufficient and notably energetic high, presumably due to it's high concentration of Sativa. This is an excellent strain for people who seek an active high that allows them to function at full capacity. Black Jack is also popular among growers due to the strain's above average and extremely healthy yield. All in all, I was very impressed with this strain. Black Jack provided quick relief from stress and anxiety yet seemed to motivate me to get as much work done as possible. When the sun goes down and the regular Jack just won't do, I'll definitely be reaching for the Black Jack.
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