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Although Django was popularized as a male name by the jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt and the Quentin Tarantino movie Django Unchained, it is originally a word from the Roma language meaning “I awake.” And appropriately enough, the sativa strain Django will keep you wide awake and buzzy for the duration of its potent high. Django was created by Colorado-based breeder AlpinStash as a cross between hybrid favorite Jack Herer and two CBD-heavy varieties, Cannatonic and Pennywise. Its THC content has been measured at between 17% and 22%.
Visually, Django’s flowers leave a little something to be desired, appearing only small to medium when trimmed. The buds, which have a tapered, elongated shape, are loosely-structured, with their fluffy, piecey leaves twisting loosely away from one another. The leaves themselves are a dark shade of forest green. The flowers are dotted with translucent white trichomes and twisted through with curly orange and yellow pistils.
Fans of Jack Herer’s pleasant citrus scent will be pleased to find out that Django carries a similar aroma. Lurking underneath the bright tropical notes of orange and pineapple is some earthy pine. Grinding up or picking apart the buds, meanwhile, gives off a more spicy, peppery scent. When it’s burnt, Django gives off a very smooth and easily palatable smoke. This smoke has citrus and floral flavors on the exhale.
Django comes on hard and fast, exerting a headrush that may take some unprepared smokers by surprise. Some other signs of the strain’s action include a feeling of pressure around the temples as well as a possible increase in salivation. As they physical side effects subside, they’re supplanted by an increase in cerebral ways of thinking. Consumers may notice that ideas occur to them more frequently or may flow in free association from one to the next. This kind of hyper-aware, tuned-in mental state can be a great way to kickstart some productivity on complex, work-related tasks. Alternatively, it may free up some inhibitions on creative energy, allowing for work on creative, open-ended projects that involve collaborating or brainstorming.
Despite the high levels of CBD in Django’s genetics, it tends not to descend into lethargy or couchlock. Although smokers may feel palpably more relaxed, they’re still able to maintain both physical energy and mental acuity, making Django a great way to enhance activities that involve both mental and physical coordination, like dancing, exercise, and even sex. If you have a full to-do list of errands, this bud can even provide the background buzz needed to make them a bit more interesting. In Django’s later stages, consumers may note some sensory distortions like more vivid colors or more resonant sounds; an inexplicable feeling of time dilation is also commonly reported. Those who are so inclined can push this psychedelic mood even further by turning on a favorite playlist or watching a visually-engaging movie. Because of its mostly upbeat and active vibes, Django is recommended for consumption during the day or even in the morning as a wake-and-bake treat.
Django’s well-balanced effects can have many applications for medical cannabis patients as well. The sense of focus that comes with its onset can aid concentration for those with attention deficit disorders. Additionally, its upbeat, euphoric energy may temporarily relieve the harsh symptoms of stress and depression. This bud may soothe physical pain, whether it’s temporary and inflammation-related or chronic as in the case of conditions like fibromyalgia. Because of its recursive ways of thinking, this strain may not be the best option for patients who are prone to panic or paranoia.
Seeds of Django aren’t available for sale online. Instead, home growers should try to obtain clippings for mature, healthy plants of the strain to foster genetically identical “clones.” While there’s little info available on best cultivation practices specific to Django, we know that, like many hybrids, it can be grown indoors or out in a hot, humid climate. Additionally, the strain’s loose, sativa-leaning leaves suggest that its plants grow tall and branchy and may call for some attentive pruning now and then. Django flowers within 9 to 10 weeks when grown indoors.
Django is a must-try for sativa lovers; while difficult to come by for those outside of Colorado, it’s worth snatching up whenever it’s spotted for its uplifting daytime bliss.