Jack the Ripper
Jack the Ripper is another standout strain originally bred by the talented team over at TGA Genetics. Considered one of the team’s crown jewels, it is almost unbelievable that Jack the Ripper was conceived by mistake – Subcool, a talented horticulturist and cannabis enthusiast accidentally came across this phenotype after attempting to re-create his own popular strain Jack’s Cleaner in seed-form. Named after the infamous serial killer of the 19th century, Jack the Ripper is well renowned for its astounding potency and deadly high.
Jack the Ripper is a unique and prominent sativa flower with an unprecedentedly unique genetic history. Subcool from TGA genetics crossed his own notorious Jack’s Cleaner with a peculiar male variant of the exotic Space Queen strain to create this potent killer. Testing at well-over 20% on average for THC concentrations, Jack the Ripper is a very intoxicating and psychedelic strain. The high of Jack the Ripper is characterized as happy and energetic, with users describing themselves as being in an upbeat, focused, giggly and euphoric mind-state. Jack the Ripper is best suited for the alleviation of stress, pain, depression, fatigue and headaches.
Aesthetically, this strain is as sharp as the real Jack the Ripper’s knives. Lush green, conular-shaped buds are entirely covered in a dense snowstorm of bright resinous trichomes that are almost adhesive to the fingers. Flavour-wise and aromatically, Jack the Ripper is said to be reminiscent of pine forests, tart lemons and a sweet candy-like essence.
Once upon a time, cannabis consumption was considered a taboo act, and unacceptable in society. These days, the appeal of marijuana is stronger than ever, and the act of smoking marijuana itself is a very common occurrence – even Barack Obama once admitted to trying the ganja saying “I didn’t inhale it, and never tried it again.” Studies done on cannabis usage in America have shown that 64% of Americans are in support of the legalization of marijuana nationwide. Lucky for us Canadians, the Cannabis culture is widely accepted and even openly celebrated. Our relaxed attitude and values towards weed has embedded cannabis as a norm in Canadian society.
Indica vs Sativa
With thousands of years of history and such a wide abundance of strains available, it is important to know the differences between indica, sativa and even hybrid strains to find out what is most suitable for your own personal needs. Simply put, indica strains and sativa strains differ in their physiological effects and their appearance. Hybrid strains are the result of cross-breeding both an indica strain and a sativa strain together to create a new strain in itself. Because each cannabis strain is so complex and different from one another, it is hard to classify the three phenotypes or variants by their effects alone.
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Sativa cannabis strains are often described as having a creative, invigorating and euphoric high. Generally called the mind or head high that brings the imagination within the brain. The uplifting, Sativa high is more cerebral than the Indica high, which is felt in the entire body. It’s a perfect stimulant for “wake and bake” as it provides a very energetic high with more hallucinogenic effects compared to its counterpart (Indica) that induces a very relaxing feeling. Sativas are generally compared to caffeine as it increases alertness and gives a sudden burst of energy making it better suited for daytime use. Sativa weed has a heavy amount of THC compared to Indicas; generally having a higher CBD content. These marijuana strains help with focus and have been found to enhance lighting and sounds, making visible surroundings more vibrant. This specific cannabis is apart of the Cannabaceae family. Sativas are recommended for early morning consumption or afternoon consumption.