Jamaican Haze is a sativa dominant strain also recognized as the Jamaican strain or simply “Jamaican,” is a landrace strain of Sativa that’s grown on the Caribbean island of Jamaica. Indian colonialists originally brought this strain over from the Indian subcontinent in the 1840s and 1850s during British Colonial rule. Ganja, a popular slang for cannabis, actually originated in Bengali as the word for hemp. Once the strain was transplanted onto the island, the warm atmosphere and tropical climate helped to cement the plant as part of the island’s natural flora. Popular with many Jamaican visitors and tourists, you’ll be hard pressed to find this strain anywhere else.
Almost unrecognizable to the untrained eye, the leaves from landrace strain have an atypical appearance that don’t look at all similar to bud that’s available commercially or from your favorite dispensary. Thin, wispy and not as dense as other strains, Jamaican Haze’s leaves tend to be a dark green with rust coloured pistils interspersed throughout the surface. Pungently dank with a sweet, almost musky aroma, this strain imparts a harsh smoke that can leave many inexperienced users surprised.
As a landrace sativa, Jamaican Haze offers users sativa effects that are primarily cerebral. Uplifting euphoria takes place shortly after the first hit with an onset of clarity and energy joining soon after. Some users report increased sociability as well as talkativeness, making Jamaican Haze the perfect strain for a social occasion. Improved creativity can also be experienced, paving the way for those artistically and musically inclined to follow in the footsteps of this strain’s original cultivators and create away.
Growing Jamaican Haze is a test of patience. Flowering times can take up to 5 months to finish. Jamaican Haze thrives in warm, tropical climates so it’s best to recreate a growing environment that resembles its native Jamaica. These plants grow quickly, and growing them indoors can prove a challenge once they grow too big for novice growers to handle. As a landrace strain, Jamaican Haze’s best qualities are its robust endurance and its potency. The mother strain to popular strains such as Lambsread and Marley’s Collie, Jamaican Haze has won the 2015 High Times World Cannabis Cup.
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