Named after everyone’s favorite hard candy, Jolly rancher is a well-balanced hybrid with sativa-leaning effects. Popular in West Coast cannabis markets and used to spin off crossbreeds like tasty Purple Jolly Rancher, this bud’s own lineage is shrouded in mystery. Whatever its backstory, though, Jolly Rancher is notable for its tart and fruity flavor, as well as its subtly stimulating high. This strain’s THC content has been measured at between 11% and 20%.
Jolly Rancher offers a complex, multi-faceted odor when properly cured. The flowers may smell sweet at first, but successive sniffing may reveal some more sour, possibly unpleasant notes. Grinding up these dense buds gives off pungent fumes of skunk and diesel, possibly hinting at Sour Diesel in Jolly Rancher’s background. When combusted in a pipe or a joint, these flowers burn with a smooth and easily palatable smoke. This smoke tastes like sour berries with a slight hint of grape on the exhale. Notably, Jolly Rancher’s grape flavor is coincidental to its purple coloring — this is because the strains’ aroma is determined by terpenes, chemical compounds that are distinct from its pigmentation.