The Jack Skellington strain is named after the main character from the movie, The Nightmare Before Christmas. Despite the title, it is an animated movie, albeit one that was deemed too scary for kids! When you find out Tim Burton created it, it makes a lot more sense!
In any case, Jack is the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, but when he stumbles through a portal and ends up in Christmas Town, he stays and decides to celebrate the holiday. The film takes a dark turn but ends on a happy note. The marijuana strain also offers a nice ending without the nightmarish turn, fortunately!
What is the Jack Skellington Strain?
Jack Skellington weed is a sativa-dominant hybrid. It is a cross of Jack the Ripper and Killer Queen and was created by TGA Subcool Seeds. This is an interesting mix of marijuana strains. Jack the Ripper is another TGA hybrid and is known for occasionally providing visual distortions. It is a potent strain and not one for newbies.
Meanwhile, Killer Queen is a cross of Cinderella 99 and G13. It is known for offering mental clarity to go along with a feeling of invigoration. Users often report contemplating important life decisions when high on Killer Queen. While Jack Skellington inherits some of its parents’ traits, it is not quite as potent.
Jack Skellington marijuana carries a pungent odor, and when you open the bag of weed, you will get a powerful smell of earth and fuel that fills whatever room you happen to be in. After you break open the nugs, you should also get pleasant citrus and sweet fruity scent.
The scent of Jack Skellington is alluring, and you get to enjoy a similar taste, albeit not as potent. It offers a fruity and sweet note coupled with a citrus and tangy taste on the exhale.
If you give this weed a closer look, you will notice that the buds are extremely large and resinous. You can clearly see the frosty trichomes and may be surprised that the THC content isn’t higher.
Jack Skellington Strain Grow Info
After buying Jack Skellington seeds, it is time to decide how you want to grow it. First and foremost, it is important to note that it is a sativa-dominant hybrid and has the typical structure of such a plant. This means it will grow tall, but it can also grow fairly wide too.
You can grow this strain indoors or outside, but it is an unusual sativa insofar as its flowering period is akin to an indica. Jack Skellington flowers in just 8 weeks; several weeks faster than a typical sativa! Therefore, if you elect to grow it outside, it can be ready for harvest by the end of September. Make sure it gets plenty of sun in a warm climate and is not exposed to frost. Its expected outdoor yield is around 12 ounces per plant.
In general, most growers prefer to cultivate Jack Skellington indoors. Although you can go down the traditional route of growing it in soil, it could be worth using a hydroponics setup if you wish to boost the overall yield. This strain is known to respond well to the popular Sea of Green (SOG) training method.
As Jack Skellington grows tall, it is important to top it early and often to keep its vertical growth under control. Its unusually fast flowering time means that once you master how to grow it, you can enjoy multiple indoors harvests in a year. Its yield, when grown inside, is approximately 10 to 12 ounces per square meter planted.
THC Content – Highest Test
In general, the THC content of this strain ranges from 12% to 15%; although we have heard of cuts with up to 18%. Even so, it is not quite at the level of the world’s most potent strains.
CBD Content – Highest Test
Jack Skellington contains minimal levels of CBD.
What Can I Expect When I Use Jack Skellington Weed?
If this is the first time you’ve ever used Jack Skellington, you might be surprised at how refreshed and invigorated you feel a few minutes after taking your first puffs. Users report feeling energized and ready to go after a session with this strain. As a result, it has become a favorite amongst those seeking a good wake and bake strain.
After the initial uplifting high, you will benefit from a slightly more intense cerebral effect. However, far from causing your mind to go foggy, Jack Skellington could sharpen your focus and enable you to approach matters with a clear mind. It has also been associated with an improvement in creativity and productivity.
We have also heard reports that this strain amplifies sights and sounds. Eventually, the high makes its way to the body, but while it makes you feel relaxed, there is never any danger of succumbing to couch lock. Whether you need it to get going in the morning or pick yourself up mid-afternoon, Jack Skellington is the strain for you, in moderation.
Medical Benefits of Jack Skellington Marijuana
As this strain helps elevate your mood, it is a good option for patients with depression or anxiety. A few puffs of Jack Skellington and you could feel happier and potentially euphoric. It is also an excellent strain if you are suffering from fatigue because it gives you a much-needed energy boost which could get you through a tough few hours at work. In general, this strain is NOT used as a painkiller, and should not be used in the evening or at night.
Possible Side Effects of Jack Skellington Weed
Don’t allow this strain’s relatively moderate THC content fool you. Users often look at weed with less than 20% and assume it is ‘weak,’ forgetting that marijuana from the previous generation seldom reached 10% THC! Although Jack Skellington is not as potent as its parent strains, it still packs enough of a punch to make you regret using too much.
If you use too much, you could experience a cerebral buzz that causes headaches and dizziness. If you are a newbie, the intensity of the high could be too much for you. Jack Skellington occasionally leads to paranoid thoughts when an excessive amount is used. It could also result in more common conditions such as dry eyes and dry mouth.
Final Thoughts on Jack Skellington Cannabis
Whether you came across this strain because you need an energy boost, or else you have watched Nightmare Before Christmas, Jack Skellington is the ideal strain for users with a decent tolerance in need of an energy boost. We have heard reviews of this strain where users say they feel as if they have been shot out of a cannon after smoking a gram!
It is an uplifting strain that provides you with euphoric effects, and it could enhance colors, music, and movies when you use the right amount. If you have a short attention span, a few tokes of Jack Skellington could be a game-changer. It is a strain that beginners can grow although they need to be attentive during its life cycle.