The Jack Frost cannabis strain was created by Goldenseed, who put 5 years of breeding into creating it. It’s an evenly balanced hybrid of four other strains, and it is sativa dominant. Below, we’ll take an indepth look at everything you need to know about the Jack Frost Strain.
Let’s start by looking at the potency of the strain. Jack Frost’s THC range varies between 17%-23%. This gives it a mild potency that is suitable for most cannabis users, however, this does ultimately depend on your tolerance level.
If you’re new to using cannabis and you’d like to give the Jack Frost strain a go, it’s best to go for a bud that tests at around 17-18%. If you’re an experienced cannabis user and you’ve built up a decent tolerance, go for a bud around 20-23%.
What is Jack Frost Strain?
Jack Frost Strain is a Sativa dominant hybrid created from four other strains of marijuana. It has a THC level of 17-23%. It is best known for its energizing effects, and for inspiring happiness and creativity.
How was Jack Frost Strain Developed?
Jack Frost was developed by California-based lifestyle brand Goldenseed. It took five years of genetic refinement to produce from four different strains of marijuana.
Three initial strains were used (Jack Herer, White Widow, and Northern Lights #5), but this didn’t quite give the intended results. It wasn’t until later when Goldenseed brought Rainbow Kashmiri into the mix that the Jack Frost strain was finally perfected.
Before we start looking at the taste, let’s take a moment to explore the smoke quality of Jack Frost. Years of refinement have created a strain that produces mild, smooth, clean smoke.
This makes it perfect for cannabis users who don’t enjoy the denser smoke that some other popular strains can produce.
In terms of taste, Jack Frost has woody notes mixed with hints of citrus. However, the citrus taste is usually more noticeable on the inhale, and the woodier notes are more pronounced on the exhale.
Jack Frost can be smoked or vaporized and, because it has a well-balanced THC content, it can be consumed at any time of day without causing a crash.
Odor and Flavor
Much like it’s taste, the odor produced by Jack Frost is earthy and sweet. Some people also note a slightly spicy scent.
Jack Frost’s terpene profile is dominated by Terpinolene, Caryophyllene, and Pinene. Terpinolene is regarded as one of the most energizing terpenes known to exist in cannabis, while Caryophyllene is most commonly used to treat inflammation.
Pinene is also sometimes used to treat inflammation as well as anxiety and pain.
When you look at the Jack Frost strain, it becomes apparent where it got its name from. Each nugget has a mossy-green surface that is covered with crystallized frosty trichomes, giving it the appearance of snow-laden trees.
It also has bright-orange pistils that contrast against the green surface.
Jack Frost is really easy to grow, making it a great choice for beginners and experienced cannabis growers alike. It has a high mold resistance and it can be grown both indoors and outdoors. However, the flowering period will depend on whether you’ve grown it indoors or outdoors.
When growing Jack Frost indoors you can expect your first harvest within 8-9 weeks of flowering. You can also expect to produce around 16 ounces per square meter.
When grown outdoors, the Jack Frost strain will flower throughout the entire summer and it will be ready to harvest in early October. You can expect a yield of up to 19 ounces per plant.
Most people generally grow Jack Frost indoors as you have complete control over temperature, light, CO2 levels, and humidity. However, if you live in a particularly warm, humid area, it should do just fine when grown outdoors.
Whichever location you choose to grow Jack Frost in, it must be grown in organic soil. It’s also best to choose pots with overflow holes in the base, as this will prevent overwatering.
Given its mixed parentage, it’s no surprise that a little goes a long way with the Jack Frost strain, and it can produce a high that can last for up to three hours. Most people find that the effects of Jack Frost include feeling more sociable, increased focus, and inspiring creativity.
One of the best things about the Jack Frost strain is that it has very few side effects. The most common side effects include dry mouth and dry eyes, but this can usually be avoided through proper hydration before, during, and after use.
Some people have also reported that Jack Frost has given them a headache.
People who are prone to THC-induced paranoia and anxiety are best advised to avoid using Jack Frost as, in these cases, it may produce hallucinations or altered perceptions of reality. In some extreme cases, it can also create poor motor skills.
With a well-balanced Sative and Indica ratio, Jack Frost is a popular strain of cannabis for medicinal purposes. It is most commonly used to relieve stress, anxiety, and depression as it has a soothing, calming effect on the mind and body.
It’s also used as a pain relief tool, especially for those with chronic pain such as arthritis. This is because its THC content is powerful enough to use first thing in the morning without resulting in a crash.
Jack Frost’s stress-reducing abilities also make it a great medicinal marijuana for anybody that suffers from insomnia as it will help keep your cortisol levels in check. This makes it a good choice for anybody suffering from fatigue, as well.
Similar strains to Jack Frost include:
- Mac #9
- Holland’s Hope
- Apple Jack
- Mac #4
- Cookie Monster
- Sour Kush
- Grape Ape
Here are Jack Frost’s strain cannabinoids:
- THC: 17% – 23%
- CBD: 0.12% – 0.82%
- CBC: 0.31% – 1.14%
- CBG: 0.34% – 1.24%
- CBN: 0.05% – 0.23%
- THCV: 0.35% – 1.93%