About Jack Burton
Jack Burton is a mostly indica hybrid with a uniquely sweet aroma. Ostensibly named for Kurt Russell’s character in the 1986 action movie Big Trouble in Little China, this strain is a cross between Thai Cookies and the GSC-descended Fortune Cookies. It has a heavy, long-lasting high and a distinct floral scent. Jack Burton’s THC content has been measured at between 14% and 23%.
Flowers of Jack Burton and medium to large in size and adhere in tight conical formations. The buds have a dense, indica-typical structure, with a distinct core made up of small, tightly-coiled leaves. These leaves themselves are a dark shade of green and are accented by curly, rust-colored pistils. Finally, a smattering of resinous white trichomes covers all visible nooks and crannies of Jack Burton’s flowers.
This fragrant strain gives off a floral, herbal aroma that’s hard to miss — a first whiff of the flowers may pick up on notes of lavender and eucalyptus. A closer inspection may also detect a grasy, vegetal character lurking underneath. When it’s ground up in preparation for smoking, Jack Burton can yield more of a skunky, almost fermented odor. Burning the flowers results in a light, aromatic smoke that’s a pleasure to inhale. On the exhale, this smoke has a sweet floral flavor.
Jack Burton’s effects can creep up slowly, taking as many as 15 minutes post-ingestion before showing themselves. At first, users may feel an increased pressure in the face, particularly around the temples and eyes. As this headrush dissipates, though, smokers are left in a significantly altered state. A cerebral mood can pervade, with certain concepts (or even inanimate objects) taking on a new fascination that they might not otherwise have. In certain circumstances, Jack Burton’s mental properties may also manifest in strange sensory distortions — users may experience mild hallucinations like a flattening of depth perception; an uncanny sense of time dilation is also possible. Those who enjoy these trippy effects can revel in them by turning on some atmospheric music or a compelling movie.
After about an hour, Jack Burton starts to exert noticeable physical effects as well. A tingle of relaxation that takes root at the nape of the neck can start to roll down through the spine and out through the core and limbs; smokers who are active or out and about may feel themselves slow down significantly and may want to make a beeline for the comforts of home. At this point, the strain’s mental edge can begin to dissipate, prompting consumers to toss aside any demanding tasks and instead focus on lazy activities like binge-watching. If it’s shared in social situations, Jack Burton can be a good way to spur on camaraderie and friendly conversation. Because of its slow decline into sedation, this strain is recommended for evening or nighttime use.
Jack Burton’s mostly downbeat vibe can be very useful for medical cannabis patients as well. For one, its mood-boosting effects can temporarily banish the symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety. On the physical side of things, this hybrid can soothe aches and pains, whether they’re due to chronic conditions like arthritis or lupus or to temporary inflammations, as in the case of headaches and cramps. In a sufficiently relaxed set and setting, Jack Burton can even pull insomniacs into a deep, soothing sleep. Because it doesn’t often bring about intense, recursive patterns of thinking, Jack Burton is a good option for patients who are prone to paranoia or panic.
Seeds of Jack Burton do not appear to be available for sale online; instead, prospective home growers should obtain clippings of mature, healthy plants of the strain in order to propagate “clones.” These clones can be grown in controlled indoor conditions or outdoors in a hot, Mediterranean-like climate. Plants are on the short, bushy side with strong, sideways-growing branches that can easily be grown indoors. They reach flowering maturity after about 8 to 9 weeks when grown indoors.
A potent, flavorful smoke, Jack Burton is worth seeking out by indica fans. Like Jack Herer before it, this Jack can be a boon to several different trades.