About Jamba Juice
Named for the popular smoothie chain, Jamba Juice is a sativa-dominant strain developed by Golden State Genetics. Although its exact lineage is not known, it’s clear that this bud offers deeply fruity flavors and an uplifting, head-focused high. Jamba Juice’s THC content has been measured at between 17% and 20%.
Jamba Juice stands out from the pack with exceptionally large and colorful buds. These trimmed flowers maintain a rounded, elongated shape and have a characteristically indica internal structure, with densely-packed leaves. These short, broad leaves are a mossy shade of green and, due to high concentrations of anthocyanin pigments, occasionally boast patches of purple as well. Corkscrewed orange pistils and translucent white trichomes finish off these eye-catching flowers.
Much like its corporate namesake, Jamba Juice provides users with a fruity aroma, marked by distinct notes of berry. A closer inspection may also detect some earthy pine and musk. Grinding up these solid flowers, meanwhile, yields more of a sour, skunky odor. When it’s burnt, Jamba Juice gives off a mostly smooth and easily ingested smoke. On the exhale, this smoke mixes flavors of fruit and skunk.
Like many other sativa-leaning trains, Jamba Juice takes effect quickly, exerting buzzy sensations in the head and face. Smokers may experience some flushing in the cheeks or a concerted pressure around the eyes and temples. As they become accustomed to the strange tics, though, users may find themselves rocketed into a plane of higher-order thinking. Thoughts can seem to have a new intensity or complexity and some concepts (or even inanimate objects) can command more attention than they ordinarily might. Similarly, smokers may find their thoughts meandering from one to another in free association. Those who are motivated can seize on this cerebral surge in order to work on complicated, analytical tasks as well as on more creative, artistic projects. Jamba Juice’s buzzy effects can also be a great social lubricant, inspiring camaraderie and free-flowing conversation.
After an hour or so, Jamba Juice introduces some relaxing physical effects to complement its mental high. Consumers may feel a new weightiness in their limbs and core that can slow down any plans for physically-demanding activities. And although the strain’s mental lucidity can remain intact, smokers may find themselves suddenly deprived of their prior energy and motivation. If intake is increased, users should brace for an even stronger feeling of body melt that can lead to full-on couchlock. Because of its gradual decline into deep relaxation, Jamba Juice is recommended for consumption between afternoon and evening.
Jamba Juice’s versatile recreational effects can be of use to medical cannabis patients as well. Its persistent mental stimulation can aid concentration for those with attention deficit disorders. The strain’s mood-boosting qualities may also temporary improve the symptoms of mild to moderate cases of stress and depression. On the physical side of things, Jamba Juice can be a balm for all kinds of pain, from chronic and disease-related aches to inflammation-related discomfort like headaches. In a properly relaxed set and setting, this bud may even induce sleep for insomniacs. However, because it can bring about an intense and possibly paranoid mindset, Jamba Juice is not recommended for patients who are prone to panic or anxiety.
Since seeds of Jamba Juice are not available online, those looking to grow this fruity strain at home should find a trusted cultivation source from which to obtain “clone” clippings. Plants can be grown indoors or out, although outdoor success depends on a hot, semi-humid climate with consistent daytime sunlight. These crops tend to have a short and bushy stature and may require gardeners to occasionally trim away any light-blocking fan leaves. Those looking to highlight Jamba Juice’s purple hues should also expose their plants to nighttime temperatures between 10 and 15 degrees below average, just before flowering begins. Jamba Juice flowers within 8 to 9 weeks when grown indoors.
An ideal strain for sativa lovers who crave some measure of relaxation, Jamba Juice delivers both flavor and potency. If you break it out in social situations, be prepared to share, as its pleasant aroma is bound to attract some attention.