If you are feeling down, the Casey Jones strain may seem positively heroic as it lifts you off the floor and helps you get back on your feet. It is probably named after the legendary railroader who gave his life to save a train full of passengers. Casey Jones was working with the Illinois Central Railroad when disaster struck on April 30, 1900.
His train collided with a stalled freight train close to the town of Vaughan in Mississippi. Instead of trying to get to safety, Jones selflessly stayed on board the train to slow it down. By doing so, he saved the passengers from injury and probably death. Indeed, Jones was the only person on the train who died. As well as being remembered via a ballad sung by his friend, Wallace Saunders, Casey Jones has been immortalized through this wonderful cannabis strain.
What is the Casey Jones Strain?
Casey Jones weed is a sativa-dominant hybrid and is a cross of Sour Diesel, Thai, and Trainwreck (whether that is appropriate or in poor taste is up to you). For the record, a cross of a Thai Sativa and Sour Diesel is known as Oriental Express which was created by Billy Goat Seeds.
This strain has a soothing and smooth lemon scent which is often enough to lift your spirits before you even begin smoking it. When you add in the sweet bubble gum, strong diesel, and floral notes, you have a strain that you can’t wait to try.
If you enjoy the smell of Casey Jones marijuana, you will absolutely love the taste. It offers potent citrus flavors mixed with a fruity & sweet undertone. You will get the most sweetness during the exhale, and the lemon comes to the fore as you exhale.
Casey Jones has an aesthetically pleasing appearance, and when it is ready for harvest, you can see the orange pistils. However, the main thing to note is that this strain is loaded with trichomes and is extremely resinous and sticky. When you break up a nug, you’ll immediately feel as if there is honey or a similar substance on your fingers such is the stickiness.
Once you have dried and cured this strain, you will notice that the buds are stuck together and resemble one gigantic lump of cannabis. On the plus side, it means this strain is a good option if you want to make Butane Hash Oil or another type of concentrate.
Casey Jones Strain Grow Info
Once you have Casey Jones seeds, you shouldn’t find it difficult to grow. It is ideal for novices and experienced cultivators alike. As long as you take decent care of the crop, you should be rewarded with a high yield. It responds well when grown in soil or if you use a hydroponics setup.
If you grow Casey Jones outdoors, do so in a dry and temperate Mediterranean climate if possible. It should be ready for harvest outside by mid-October and can yield approximately 17 ounces per plant. If you decide to grow it inside, its flowering time is 9-10 weeks, and it yields around 14 ounces per square meter planted.
Overall, we recommend using a Low-Stress Training technique to get the best out of this strain, and you should also trim it regularly. Casey Jones is an excellent contender for the Sea of Green (SOG) or the Screen of Green (SCROG) methods.
As it is strongly sativa-dominant, it requires some training; especially during the flowering stage when it stretches significantly. Ideally, you will send Casey Jones plants into flowering once they hit 40 cm in height, and eventually, it can reach one meter.
THC Content – Highest Test
There are several phenotypes of this strain on the market, and the THC content can range from 15% all the way to 22%.
CBD Content – Highest Test
Casey Jones’ CBD content is low and is usually no higher than 0.2%. As a result, the THC to CBD ratio can exceed 100:1.
What Can I Expect When I Use Casey Jones Weed?
Casey Jones is the epitome of a stimulating feel-good marijuana strain. Indeed, it has been praised as one of the best ‘wake and bake’ options around. If you are unfamiliar with that term, it refers to something that is done soon after you wake up. In this case, Casey Jones is an excellent option if the alarm clock has beeped and you feel like crap.
There is a chance that you will become euphoric, but it is an enjoyable feeling rather than being something that overwhelms you. You should feel relaxed yet energized, with a desire to become more productive. Users say they feel clear-headed when using this strain, so even if you don’t use it in the morning, you can save it as an afternoon ‘pick me up.’
Medical Benefits of Casey Jones Marijuana
This strain’s ability to elevate your mood makes it an obvious medicinal marijuana choice for individuals with depression or an anxiety disorder. It is a favorite amongst those looking for non-pharmaceutical treatment options for mental health issues. When you use Casey Jones, you feel happier but not excessively emotional.
It could also prove useful if you need something to help with chronic pain caused by a condition such as headaches, cramps, muscle spasms, or back pain. If you feel constantly fatigued every day, it may be worth trying Casey Jones to see if your energy levels pick up.
Possible Side Effects of Casey Jones Weed
It is a potent strain, so novices may experience negative side effects such as itchy eyes, dry mouth, and dehydration. If you use too much Casey Jones, you may become more anxious or paranoid, and it is also possible that you become dizzy, with a headache following soon afterwards. The good news is that the side effects rarely last long.
Final Thoughts on Casey Jones Cannabis
Once you get your hands on the large, compact and sticky buds, you will find it hard to resist its allure. Its splendid scent means it is just waiting to be sampled, and once you experience a Casey Jones high, you will want to do so again and again. It can help you feel happier, more creative, and lift you from a dark mood.
It is also a fairly easy marijuana strain to grow because it is resistant to pests and most molds, and doesn’t require any special feeding schedule. Whether you grow it or simply purchase it from a dispensary, sit back, relax, and allow the tension in body and mind to lift.