JR is a popular Nor-Cal hybrid strain that tends to be Indica-dominant. Despite its popularity and loyal followers, much of this strain’s background is still a mystery today. Most accpet that this strain was first bred in the Northern California region, and it is a cross between LA Confidential and Blue Dream. Others suggest that perhaps JR has direct roots to the Hindu Kush family tree. This plant has taken a number of names over the years including JR, Jagermeister, Jgr, and Route 66.
JR buds are pretty typical and not much stands out about them. They are slightly piecey and airy which means they won’t feel incredibly dense to the touch like most Indica-dominant flowers. These forest-green nugs are wrapped up in a fur-coat of fuzzy-orange hairs. In addition to greens, yellows, and oranges, keen eyes will be able to spot the healthy coating of trichomes that this plant contains. Many have reported that JR’s flavor is pretty fruity and goes down smooth.
For those interested in growing this plant, we have some bad news. Information about growing the plant is incredibly hard to come by, especially given the unreliable nature of its genetic history. However, some concrete information about this strain’s growth habits can be verified and should be reported. Indoors, JR has a flowering period of 8 weeks, often producing up to 14 ounces per square meter of plant. Outdoors, it has been reported that JR has produced up to 18 ounces per plant.
With a THC concentration that often falls around 20%, JR isn’t a strain to be trifled with if you’re a beginner. JR’s high sets in hard and fast, with absolutely no subtlety whatsoever. The majority of the effects you’re likely to experience will be body effects as JR is quite Indica-leaning. This means you should expect a relaxing body buzz that doesn’t quite sedate you, but it alleviates your chronic aches and pains.
This strain is recommended for nighttime use as its strong body high will likely leave you on the sofa snacking and watching TV or playing video games. Many have reported that JR is just what they needed to help alleviate symptoms of nausea, insomnia, depression, chronic pain, and stress.