Jock Horror, developed as an offshoot to world famous cannabis strain Jack Herer, was developed by Nirvana seeds as a better and faster yielding alternative to the original Jack strain. This Jock Horror comes straight from the legendary breeding grounds in Amsterdam, where Nirvana founder Mau began his work in the 1980s producing top quality marijuana strains available to the general public for cultivation. Jock Horror is one of these creations, and the effects of the marijuana strain aren’t actually as scary as the name may sound.
This marijuana type does certainly live up to its “jock-ie” expectations, however, offering a remarkable boost of energy quickly after initial consumption, as well as a high that last for hours and melts you with its euphoric bliss.
What Is the Jock Horror Marijuana Strain?
Classified genetically as a sativa, this crop packs a lot of punch, but its makeup is not as pure as one may think. A slight indica background helps to provide Jock Horror with a better balance, as its numbers rate at a 70% sativa, 30% indica ratio. That certainly does not stop this cannabis strain from completely energizing and motivating anyone that consumes it, as its most dominant effect reported is euphoric energy, one that leaves you hungry in the end, like a well-worked jock after basketball practice. The parental lineage of this “still-growing-in-recognition” strain is impressive, as three notorious and well-respected marijuana types join hands to produce this beautiful not-so-little lady. Jock Horror was created through the combining of genetics from Northern Lights indica, Haze sativa and Skunk No.1 hybrid. The three parents of Jock are definitely household names, so we don’t doubt that with time, JH will soon become one too. Jock Horror’s THC levels are through the roof, ranking in at 18-24%.
The story of Jock Horror isn’t an impeccable one, but the effects of this marijuana strain certainly are. Additionally, it is rather rewarding to cultivate, and there’s a likely chance that you’ll be extremely tempted to sample your own product afterwards.
Jock Horror Aroma, Flavor and Appearance
With an aroma that can be best described as crispy and fresh, the scent of Jock Horror marijuana is absolutely pungent, but not in the expected way. Yes, it does feature hints of skunk, which we know all too well from its parent plant “Skunk No. 1”, but the spectrum of its aroma does not simply halt there. Add in a heavy amount of berry and earthy top notes, and you’ve got yourself something extraordinary, unlike many marijuana strains tried before. The flavor of Jock Horror carries on the earthy and berry hints, but adds in a delicious and mouth watering level of sweetness, that hits the throat and tongue with a smooth, velvety smoke, leaving little residue and producing no coughing.
Those who can get their hands on Jock Horror cannabis have got it pretty good, and likely will rarely have another experience like the one from this crop. Appearance wise, Jock Horror is a sativa, so it grows extremely tall in height, often up to 3 meters high, with many tree-branch like colas that stick upfar into the clouds and are rather separate from one another in distance, looking much like the oddly shaped, larfy Christmas tree that you do not bring home to decorate. The buds themselves are more aesthetically pleasing, expressing shades of deep forest green, and sugar leaves that are so thickly coated with THC crystals, you sometimes can’t tell what color the herb is. All of this frost makes the buds plenty sticky, which can also imply, “difficult to trim and handle, but gets you unbelievably high.” In between the pungent, green sugar leaves are tightly curled, brassy orange pistils, that produce a much needed contrast against the forest shades. The buds are densely packed and offer plenty of THC, and therefore brilliant smokes or edibles.
Jock Horror Grow Info
Moderate in difficulty to cultivate, Jock Horror is not for beginners to produce, but is rewarding for those who can master its challenges. The most recent version of this marijuana strain available from Nirvana, was specifically designed with a higher yield and faster flowering period in mind, and this crop has rightfully achieved both. This marijuana can be grown in both indoor and outdoor settings, but the climate needs to be properly monitored so that no diseases, molds, mildews, pests, etc. attach themselves to the plants and ruin an entire harvest. Outdoors cultivation will only work if you are growing this crop in the appropriate climate, for it requires a warm, Mediterranean environment to thrive in.
This desire for dry heat can make indoor cultivation a little tricky, for humidity levels must be closely monitored and kept at a minimum. Adequate space indoors is also required; enough head room that could support a crop that sometimes reaches 3 meters in height. If you meet the climate control and space requirements, it is great to note that Jock Horror grows best in soil, where the flavor of the buds can have plenty of time to mature its taste and quality of flower. Hydroponics could, of course, be successful, but sometimes water methods do encourage or even promote humidity, which equals extra work and efforts in more area than one. The flowering period for Jock Horror is around 9-11 weeks, depending on preference, and harvest outdoors is usually sometime in early-late October. If you go through all the necessary difficulties of cultivating this crop, and come out the other end with a successful grow, you can expect to be rewarded for your hard earned efforts. The yield of JH is significant, with indoor grows offering anywhere from 12-15 ounces of dried herb per meter squared, and outdoor grows providing around 16 ounces per plant, all ready to be consumed after curing and jarring.
Jock Horror Effects
Some claim the effects of Jock Horror to be predominantly cerebral, but others do report there to be a noticeable effect on the body in regards to energy levels and physical motivation, tying the strain somewhat to its name (“Jock”). Mentally, this marijuana strain produces plenty of joy and happiness, often encouraging an onset of giggles and chattiness, as well as an increase in creative flow and artistic motivation. Jock Horror’s ability to enter the world of creative types, makes it a quintessential option for an art party or paint party, where you can pass this medicine around and share it with your friends that would likewise appreciate this flower.
In the end, most consumers can agree that this cannabis strain made them become very hungry, so be sure to have your fridge stocked and ready for the munchies that are about to hit hard. Body wise, although the limbs do become energized and functional, they likewise relax and become less stressed, melting into a more euphoric and blissful state. If something has got your body physically tied up in worries, Jock Horror could very well be your answer for relief, but you won’t know for sure until you try it.
Medical Benefits of the Jock Horror Marijuana Strain
Due to its appetite enhancing and mood uplifting effects, Jock Horror does serve as an adequate medicinal solution for some individuals, especially those who are dealing physically with fatigue, lack of appetite, stress, chronic pain and lack of motivation, as well as mentally with depression, anxiety, mental stress, bipolar and more. For those who are looking for a physical relief from one of the conditions listed above with the help of Jock Horror, it is ideal to consume a greater than average dose to fully reap in this cannabis’s benefits. Edibles, tinctures, concentrates, extracts and candies, as well as many others, are all options that are rich in high doses of THC, while still keeping consumption easy and effortless.
Those looking for mental relief should be a bit more wary with their dose. Marijuana is notorious for increasing paranoia and anxiety amongst individuals already diagnosed with a mental or mood disorder, regardless of the strain type, (although some can be a bit better than others). In order to avoid any unnecessary stresses or discomforts, start by knowing your limits with cannabis and sticking to those boundaries. It is perfectly acceptable to decide enough is enough and stop there. Consuming cannabis is a very personal journey, and it should be treated as such.
Possible Negative Side Effects of Jock Horror
Luckily for those who love Jock Horror or are really stoked to give it a try, the adverse effects of this marijuana strain are few and far between, aside from the typical side effects that occur from almost every cannabis strain, which is predominantly dry mouth (cottonmouth) and dry eyes. Both of these occurrences can be conveniently contained, just with a little extra preparation and planning. Staying hydrated and drinking plenty of fluids before, during and after your high, can not only help prevent headaches or any grogginess the morning after, but it can also relieve any cottonmouth that has happened or will happen.
Dry eyes can be managed by purchasing moisturizing eye drops from your local drug store prior to consuming your cannabis. These eye drops are inexpensive and can be utilized multiple times, so that you’ll never have to suffer with uncomfortable dry or itchy eyes again. Paranoia, anxiety or dizziness are extremely uncommon and unreported from Jock Horror, so it should not be anything of concern. All in all, the positive effects of Jock Horror far outweigh the negatives, making this marijuana strain an outstanding option for beginning, intermediate and experienced consumers alike.
Final Thoughts About this Marijuana Strain
If you are a patient of medical marijuana or an appreciator of recreational cannabis dealing with the sometimes debilitating effects of lack of appetite, fatigue, depression, anxiety, stress, chronic pain, migraines, lack of motivation and more, and searching for an all-natural alternative to traditional medications, Jock Horror might be the right cannabis strain for you. We hope you found this article to not only be entertaining, but also educational and informative. It is important to remember that the consumption of marijuana is the sole responsibility of the user, and discretion should always be taken.