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Jack Burton
Hybrid 20% S, 80% I
Dominant terpene
Carene 0.26%

16.75 - 19.25%


0.4 - 0.76%


0.46 - 1.07%


Butter, Sweet



Jack Burton is a sensuous, rare, Indica-dominant cannabis strain. Born from two very different Cookie crossers, the strain draws out some amazing features in terms of aroma, flavor, and effects. Consumers who use this strain enjoy long-lasting effects that calm their physical condition and titillate their senses.

Jack Burton Review

The strain effects are mostly brought on by the amazing terpene profile of this Indica and Sativa strain. The terpene profile is floral and buttery, with a subtle euphoric effect and the ability to uplift anyone’s mood. This strain’s effects are marvelous, and when combined with the taste, they definitely make it worth your time. Jack Burton strain comes with a sweet, cookie-like taste with creamy notes and notes of fresh rose at the exhale.

One of the most popular things about this strain is its aroma. You can recognize it instantly – sweet and floral with light earthy and airy overtone. The effects begin at the back of the user’s head and travel across the entire body, providing it with deep comfort that we are all eager to find nowadays.

Where Did The Strain Come From?

The Jack Burton weed strain was named for Kurt Russell’s character in the action movie Big Trouble in Little China that aired in 1986. It’s a cross between two Cookie strains – Fortune Cookies and Thai Cookies. Since it’s predominantly an Indica strain, it is highly potent and has a long-lasting high. The THC level is often measured high, somewhere between 15% and 23%.

What Are The Effects Of The Jack Burton Weed Strain?

Jack Burton has unforgettable effects that will last for hours once you consume it. But, they’ll creep up rather slowly, usually after 15 minutes of ingestion. At first, users experience effects in their head and face, more specifically around the eyes and the temples. This gives you a kind of a head rush that swiftly dissipates and moves onto the remaining parts of the body.

Despite the high, users of this strain remain in an alert and creative state. What you may experience is fascination with concepts and objects that you might not have had before. You may also enjoy some sensory distortions and deeper perceptions. In some cases, users report mild hallucinations and an uncanny sense of time dilation.

Many marijuana users prefer to enjoy such effects while listening to some background movie or doing something creative such as painting, writing, or composing.

After about an hour since you’ll consume the strain, Jack Burton will exert many physical effects. You’ll be able to enjoy deep relaxation that starts at the neck’s nape and moves down through the spine, core, and limbs. If you’re overly active when you smoke the strain, you might feel the urge to slow down or go enjoy the comforts of your home. This is why the strain is mostly used in the evenings or at night time. Thanks to such effects, it provides an excellent haven for those who struggle with insomnia.

Are There Any Medical Benefits Of The Jack Burton Weed?

Generally speaking, the Jack Burton marijuana induces sleepy, creative, uplifted, aroused, and euphoric feelings at different stages of consummation. Because of these effects, it is often used for medical symptoms relief such as inflammation, fatigue, insomnia, stress, and pain.

The vibe of this strain is mostly downbeat, which makes it perfect for use for medical cannabis patients. It has a mood-boosting effect that keeps the stress and anxiety at bay and helps with depression. Moreover, this hybrid soothes pain and aches due to chronic conditions like arthritis or lupus, as well as some inflammations like cramps and headaches.

After an hour, the consumption of this strain can pull any insomniac into a soothing and deep sleep. Since it doesn’t bring recursive and intense thinking patterns like some other Indica-dominant strains, it is also a fine option for people with mood disorders who are prone to panic or paranoia.

What are the negative effects of Jack Burton?

Some reported negative effects of Jack Burton include dry mouth or cottonmouth, dry eyes, and dizziness. The first two are more frequent, while the last appears in only 10% of reported cases. Regardless, these are probably the easiest symptoms of marijuana use to manage and are not severe at all. Just try to keep yourself seated at all times and, if you experience dry eyes, use some drops to eliminate the side effect.

What Features Does Jack Burton Have?

The Jack Burton flowers are medium to large and adhere in conical, really tight formations. The buds have a typical structure of every Indica-dominant strain, which means that they are dense and have a core made up of tightly coiled, small leaves. The leaves are of a dark green shade, accented by rust-colored, curly pistils and a smattering of white trichomes that covers the flowers.

How Does the Jack Burton Weed Look, Smell or Taste?

Jack Burton gives of an herbal and floral aroma that you could recognize everywhere once you smell it. Some people say that the smell reminds them of eucalyptus or lavender. If you inspect the plant and the seeds closer, you’ll find a vegetal and grassy character underneath. As soon as the grower preps the plant to be smoked, the strain will yield a skunky, strong odor.  When you burn the seeds, you’ll enjoy a pleasurable aromatic inhale and a sweet floral flavor on the exhale.

Should You Consume Jack Burton?

Jack Burton is relaxing and will keep you alert when you consume it. After a while, it will help you get to sleep and enjoy a deep and relaxed night. It’s best used at night-time or in the evenings due to its high levels of THC and CBD.

This strain has a wide variety of different effects, which makes it suitable for use if you’re experiencing some pain issues, insomnia, fatigue, or inflammation.

Is Jack Burton Weed Popular With Growers?

Yes, Jack Burton is extremely popular with growers since it’s easy to grow and harvest, plus it is very popular with marijuana consumers. The seeds of this plant are hard to find online, though. Therefore, most home growers obtain clippings of healthy plants of this strain and create ‘clones’ of it. The clones can be grown indoors or outdoors as long as the conditions are Mediterranean-like, which means in hot conditions.

Who produces Jack Burton?

Jack Burton is produced by THClones and is made of two Cookie crosses: Fortune Cookies and Thai Cookies.

How To Grow Jack Burton?

The plants of Jack Burton are bushy and short with sideways-growing and strong branches. This makes them easy to grow indoors as well as outdoors. If you’re located in a warm, Mediterranean-like climate, you can easily grow the plant outdoors, which makes it ideal for growers and a very easy strain to take care of. The flowering maturity of the strain is around eight to nine weeks when grown indoors.

Is Jack Burton useful to edibles?

Since it is used by medical cannabis patients, Jack Burton is available in edibles like wax. However, it’s mostly sold as a clone since the seeds of the plant aren’t available online.

What Are Alternative Strains For Jack Burton?

Here are some alternative strains for Jack Burton:

  • Cookie Monster is another Indica-dominant strain that originates from two really famous strains: OG Kush and the Girl Scout Cookies strain. This makes it rather similar to Jack Burton, especially since it has similar THC content levels and offers long-lasting, therapeutic relaxation.
  • Raspberry Cookies is an Indica-dominant, award winning strain from California. It became really popular after it received the first award in the 9th annual Patient’s Choice contest in San Francisco for Indica strains. This means that it’s very popular with patients, similarly to Jack Burton.


Jack Burton is widely known and really popular because of its enticing smell and great flavor. But, most importantly, this particular marijuana strain is known for its great therapeutic, medicinal, as well as recreational effects. It soothes the body and the brain while keeping the user alert, and helps the consumer engage in deep sleep after the preliminary effects have passed.

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Strain details

Jack Burton Strain Cannabinoids

THC Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is a major cannabis chemical compound. It is a psychoactive element that stimulates dopamine release and induces euphoria or happiness. THC-rich strains may be helpful with such conditions as lack of appetite, chronic pains , etc. It is considered to be the primary active marijuana component. 16.75 - 19.25%
CBD Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a major compound in cannabis, which is non-psychoactive. It is also proved to counteract the side effects of the second major component THC. CBD is widely used for medicinal purposes in rubs, oils and so on. It is helpful in muscle pain cases, may treat arthritis and migraines. Even Greeks used it against pain, while Queen Victoria applied it to get rid of menstrual cramps. 0.4 - 0.76%
CBC Cannabichromene, or CBC, is a minor cannabinoid, meaning that its quantity in cannabis is quite little. Though it has the same origin as CBD and THC, it is different in functions. Without any psychoactive effects, it is an efficient cannabis compound in combating acne and depression. CBC produces analgesic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. 0.23 - 0.75%
CBG Cannabigerol, or CBG, is one of the minor cannabis compounds in adult plants. On the other hand, young ones contain a lot of this antibacterial and anti-inflammatory component. During the growth, CBG is converted into different cannabinoids, mostly THC and CBD. The compound itself increases appetite and decreases eye pressure. 0.46 - 1.07%
CBN Cannabinol, or CBN, is a trace element in cannabis that is considered to be mildly psychoactive. It appears from oxidation THC, exposed to light and heat. CBN is mostly contained in old cannabis and in traditional hashish. It is effective against insomnia, bacterial infections and appetite loss. 0.33 - 0.36%
THCV Tetrahydrocannabivarin, or THC-V, is a compound contained in cannabis in trace amounts. Even though it is close to THC molecularly, it is different in effects. This compound may be psychoactive only in large amounts. THC-V reduces blood sugar, controls appetite, stimulates bone growth, etc. African Sativa strains are the richest in THC-V. 0.32 - 1.16%

Jack Burton Terpene Profile

Carene Carene (also known as Delta-3 carene) is a terpene found in rosemary, lemons, pines, and cedars, offering citrusy and cypress aroma. Studies on mice showed that carene provides anti-inflammatory effects, as well as promotes bone health and chronic pain relief. 0.26%
Humulene Humulene (also known as α-humulene) is one of the major terpenes found in cannabis, contributing to woody, earthy, spicy, herbaceous, and, mainly, floral aromas of cannabis. Used in modern medicine, humulene offers anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and appetite suppressant effects, which have been well-researched by pharmaceutical companies. 0.23%
Valencene Valencene is a terpene that got its name from Valencia oranges - a fruit where It's initially found. Valencene offers citrusy, sweet aromas, with flavors having notes of oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, and, occasionally, fresh herbs or freshly cut wood. Citrus aromas, frequently found in a wide variety of cannabis strains, are contributed to by valencene, which is known for anti-inflammatory and insect repelling properties. 0.14%
Terpinolene Terpinolene is one of the most common terpenes found in cannabis; however, It's usually presented in small quantities. Is responsible for piney, floral, herbaceous, and even a little bit citrusy aroma of cannabis. Terpinolene can be found in lilacs, nutmeg, and cumin. In cannabis, terpinolene contributes to the sensation of "freshness." Has the potential to reduce the risk of heart diseases. 0.17%
Phellandrene Phellandrene (also known as alpha- and beta-phellandrene) is one of the rare terpenes found in cannabis with antihyperalgesic and antidepressive properties. Phellandrene contributes to a minty, woody, and mildly citrus aroma in cannabis. Previously confused with limonene and pinene, phellandrene was eventually distinguished as a separate terpene common for eucalyptus. Also, it could be found in mint, dill, black pepper, cinnamon, parsley, pine, and lavender. 0.2%
Total terpenes content 1.00%

Growing Info

Flowering time 74 - 84 Days
Flowering type Photoperiod
Grow difficulty Difficult
Harvest time 89 Days
Yield outdoor 15 - 20 Oz/plant (~ 550 g/plant)
Yield indoor 1 - 2 Oz/Ft² (~ 400 g/m²)
Height indoor 60-80
Height outdoor 60-80

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