It’s hard to go wrong with a strong landrace backbone. Jamaican Dream relies on the potent sativas that grow in Jamaica’s highlands to deliver striking sativa effects. Although its exact genetic mix is not documented, this strain’s Spanish-based growers Eva Seeds tout its giddy energy and exceptionally short flowering time. Jamaican Dream’s potency has earned it top prizes in several European cannabis competitions. Its THC content has been measured at between 15% and 21%.
Jamaican Dream impresses right off the bat, with large, well-formed flowers. These nuggets tend to hold various shapes, roughly spadelike in some cases but irregular and chunky in others. The buds have a structure that seems to be dense at its core but raged around the fringes, with leaves that spiral outward and cling loosely to their central stems. Finally, a crown of crystalline white trichomes covers these flowers, making them both potent and very sticky.
A tropical citrus aroma dominates the top notes of Jamaican Dream’s scent, along with a distinct whiff of pineapple. On closer inspection, there are more mellow, woodsy notes as well. Pulling apart the buds, meanwhile, yields a slightly peppery kick. When combusted in a pipe or a joint, this strain burns with a smooth, light smoke that goes down easily. On the exhale, this smoke tastes both spicy and citrusy.
Perhaps unsurprising given its sativa background, Jamaican Dream strikes the user very quickly. The user may be struck by a shift in cognition, in which thoughts and ideas can take on a new intensity, drowning out any external conditions. This change in thinking is accompanied by some odd physical sensations, which can include anything from a flushing in the cheeks to a slight pressure around the jaw and temples.
Jamaican Dream’s mentally-activating effects can have many uses for medical cannabis patients as well. Its enduring sense of focus can help those with attention deficit disorders to concentrate on a single task. Its upbeat mood may also temporarily improve the symptoms of mild to moderate depression and stress. Physically, this strain’s anti-inflammatory properties may take care of minor irritations like headaches and nausea.