Patients suffering from cancer (many of whom undergo chemotherapy or radiation therapy) or HIV/AIDS, commonly report symptoms such as the loss of appetite, nausea, and vomiting. To treat the side effects, doctors typically prescribe a cocktail of drugs that come with a whole host of side effects. Cannabis, can almost instantly get rid of the pain, bring backappetite, and relieve chemoteraphy induced nausea.
Jack the Ripper Strain
Jack the Ripper, or JTR, is the flagship hybrid from TGA Genetics and was created by the breeder Subcool in an attempt make his famous Jack’s Cleaner in seed form. Described by many as the fastest lemon Haze available to date, it was created by crossing the Jack’s Cleaner clone with a vigorous Space Queen male known as Space Dude. Featuring incredibly resinous triangle-shaped buds and an intense spicy, lemon-pine aroma, Jack the Ripper is a relatively short 70% sativa-dominant strain that usually tests over 20% THC. The effect is intense, visually stimulating, and can sometimes leave novice consumers disoriented and paranoid.
Panama Red Strain
Panama Red is best described as an old-school cannabis classic. Originating from Panama, this pure sativa rose to stardom in the late 1960’s thanks to its typical sativa effects: speedy and intense, bordering on psychedelic. As cannabis cultivation matured, Panama Red, which has a lengthy flowering time of at least 11 weeks, was left behind for faster growing strains and increased profits. However, those who fondly recall days of its prominence love its smooth medicating experience and loftily contemplate its revival. If you can get your hands on this sentimental throwback, do not hesitate to groove down memory lane and enjoy the ride.
Clockwork Orange Strain
Originally a clone-only hybrid and later released in seed form by breeders Riot Seeds, Clockwork Orange is thought to be some sort of G13/Black Widow cross. Because of its compact bushy stature and incredible potency, it has long been sought after by growers and breeders alike. Combining a heavy indica stone with an intense Haze-like head high, Clockwork Orange is not for the novice cannabis consumer.
White Russian Strain
Originally created by Dutch breeders Serious Seeds, White Russian is a cross of two legendary strains, White Widow and AK-47. An indica-dominant hybrid, it won the High Times Cannabis Cup “Best Overall” in 1996 and was for a time considered the strongest strain in the world at 22% THC. Presenting remarkable homogeneity for an f1 hybrid, White Russian is an extremely fragrant plant, smelling of sweet fruit and skunk even in its vegetative cycle. With a flavor that is smooth and spicy with undertones of skunk and earth, White Russian’s high is quite cerebral (especially for an indica), but can lead to couchlock when over-indulged.
Optimus Prime Strain
Also referred to as “3x Crazy” this Indica dominant strain is a three-way cross between OG Kush, Bubba Kush, and Granddaddy Purple. It is common among patients to produce a slowly-creeping buzz that covers the body in relaxation. It also aids in calming nausea, easing aches and pains, and inducing strong appetite. Its aroma is comprised of sweet grape, spicy pepper, and earthy notes which matches in taste. However, due to the extremely heavy head high, inexperienced users could end up “couch-locked.”
Jack Flash Strain
To create Jack Flash, Sensi Seeds started out with their Jack Herer’s gene pool and then crossed it with Super Skunk and Haze. Jack Flash offers an earthy citrus aroma, impressive yields, and the active cerebral legacy of her Jack Herer parent. This hybrid gets its name from its lightning-fast onset which may prove useful to patients needing immediate symptom relief.