Casey Jones is fast becoming a popular strain within the range of ‘new generation’ sativas. Mainly because it is a perfect strain to start off your workday with a smile on your face, a creative flow and a health dose of “Go-go juice”! Whereas most other sativa’s might give you the same boost in energy, Casey Jones doesn’t make your head spin, but leaves the mind clear for you to focus on the stuff you need to get done!
Named after an American folk hero and train engineer for the 1900’s, who was famous for pushing the speed limit of his steam-driven locomotive train to the max. The fact that the Casey Jones strain is a mix of the sativa “Trainwreck”, together with the landrace Thai Sativa and East Coast Sour Diesel, might have something to do with its naming.
Cultivating Casey Jones outdoors is best done in a warm, Mediterranean climate. Luckily it also lends itself well for growing in indoor environments, either using soil or hydroponics. With its medium height of 80 cm to a maximum of two meters, it’s well suited for the SCROG technique. This easy-to-grow plant can produces an average yield of around 14 ounces per square meter and takes about 9 to 10 weeks to fully mature.
The buds Casey Jones produces look, for all intents and purposes, like a light version of Haze, with a slightly lighter coating of trichomes. Its flowers usually have a pyramid-like structure with light green sugar leaves and dark brown pistils that give off a wonderfully sweet scent of citrus fruit and bubblegum, coupled with a pungent diesel aroma and a floral undertone.
Test data taken from several tests done by analytical360.com show Casey Jones to have an average THCa-level of about 10% to 26%. Some plants that show around 25% or higher have been reported but are rare. CBD-levels for this strain usually lie in the 0,2% range and both CBG- and CBN-levels are stable at the 0,14% mark. Of all the terpenes, Myrcene (0.24%), Terpinolene (0.74%) and Humulene (0.27%) are the most prevalent in Casey Jones’ terpene profile.
The clear and focused mental high you get from Casey Jones really is what sets this strain apart from other sativas. Due to its relatively moderate THC-level of around 15% to 18%, it doesn’t overload your brain. Instead it leaves your mind clear to start your day energized and relaxed. This makes Casey Jones the ideal daytime strain that promotes the creative process and gets you through the day with focus and ease!
Medicinally, Casey Jones is becoming a popular strain to help with mental health issues like chronic stress, anxiety or depression. It is also a great strain to combat fatigue, loss of appetite and headaches.
Due to the relative moderate strength of Casey Jones, the side effects are few and minor. Still, you might experience a mild case of dry mouth and red eyes. When consuming in large quantities, beginners could develop a slight dizziness which can end in a mild headache.