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Your Guide to Jealousy: Strain Effects, THC Levels and More

Heard about the Jealousy strain and feeling a bit…envious? Trust us, there’s no need. Even if Jealousy has been quietly taking the cannabis world by storm, there’s no reason to feel left out. With a high potency, relaxing effects and a fantastic flavor, Jealousy is one to add to your strain bucket list today.

Keep reading to get up close and personal with this hot new strain, where we’ll be answering:

  • What’s the Jealousy strain like?
  • Where did Jealousy come from?
  • Is the Jealousy strain indica or sativa?
  • What makes it so unique?
  • What are some Jealousy strain effects?
  • What are the strain’s main terpenes and cannabinoids?

By the end, you’ll be an expert on Jealousy (though perhaps not in an emotionally intelligent way). The only question left might be…where can I get some for myself?

Jealousy: The Story of a Rising Star Strain

Even if you follow cannabis news, there’s a good chance the Jealousy strain snuck up on you. The product of renowned growers Seed Junky Genetics, it was only released in the early 2020s but has been quietly garnering a following ever since—leading to Jealousy being named Leafly’s strain of the year in 2022.

What’s the big deal? Drawing on their experience creating Wedding Cake, Kush Mints, and other powerhouse strains, with this strain Seed Junky Genetics crafted something truly unique: a deeply relaxing, indica-dominant strain that also inspires creative and physical energy. (Confused about the indica / sativa divide? Don’t worry, we’ll return to that topic in a moment.)

Jealousy’s Genetics: Combining Two Powerhouses

As with all strains, these distinctive characteristics come thanks to its “parent” strains, which include:

  • Sherbert Bx1: An indica-dominant powerhouse that blends cerebral uplift with carefree, drifting euphoria. Many medical patients lean on it to help tame stress, tension, and depression.
  • Gelato 41: Beloved for its tendency to impart deep, full-body relaxation without clouding the mind, Gelato 41 is also noted for a sweet, lavender-scented flavor. Like the Jealousy strain, it is quite potent

Is Jealousy Indica or Sativa?

Many of our customers want to know “is Jealousy strain indica or sativa?” The answer, it turns out, is a bit of both!

We’ve written about hybrid strains before, and how they combine elements of indica strains—revered for the deep, full-body relaxation they inspire—and sativa strains, which are generally associated with cerebral uplift and a creative spark.

Of course, every hybrid is a little bit different. Where does Jealousy fall on the spectrum? While it’s generally considered to be indica-leaning, in this case, that doesn’t mean it has to be sedating or numbing.

In fact, as we hinted earlier, one of the standout qualities of Jealousy is the fact that it imparts head-to-toe relaxation combined with cerebral and physical stimulation. It’s an unusual combination in the cannabis world, and it helps explain why Jealousy has become an award-winning strain.

Appearance, Aromas and Flavors

While the key thing to know about Jealousy is its unique blend of relaxing and stimulating effects, that’s far from the only noteworthy thing about this alluring strain. Even at first glance, the dense forest of orange hairlike pistils and the copious dusting of resinous trichomes—the cannabis plant’s chief cannabinoid and terpene “factories”—tell you this is one special strain of cannabis. Those terpenes, by the way, are the main contributors to Jealousy’s unique flavor and aroma, and the biggest players include:

Jealousy’s THC Levels and Other Cannabinoids

If you know anything about cannabis, it’s probably that it contains a natural chemical called “THC” which makes us feel pretty great. That’s true, but not the whole truth. THC is a cannabinoid, one compound in a large family that also includes CBD, CBG, CBN, and others. As many researchers now believe, they interact with each other to impart the special blend of effects that each strain is known for.

Still, THC is the most abundant and most-studied cannabinoid of all, and it’s certainly the one that contributes most of the plant’s distinctive “high.” And as it turns out, one reason Jealousy is so beloved is because it delivers a notably high proportion of THC: Anywhere from 19% at the low end to a reported average of 27%, which is considered quite potent indeed.

While Jealousy doesn’t contain notable amounts of CBD—a cannabinoid associated with a wide range of medical benefits—it has roughly 1% CBG, an intriguing so-called “minor cannabinoid.” Thus far, it’s been shown to potentially help control irritable bowel disease, which affects at least 5 million people worldwide, as well as demonstrating a potentially beneficial effect on neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, and Parkinson’s.

Jealousy’s Potential Medical Benefits

That’s a great segue into some potential medical benefits of this potent strain. Many users report that it helps tame anxiety, stress, and depression due to those uniquely relaxing characteristics we mentioned earlier. No great surprise there, as research suggests THC tends to decrease anxiety, especially when used at lower doses.

Above and beyond that, there’s fairly robust evidence that THC can help address chronic pain and inflammation. This study points out that one group of medical cannabis patients experienced a 64% decrease in the use of opioids, a class of synthetic pharmaceuticals linked to a wide range of negative outcomes. Sounds like it pays to go green, doesn’t it?

Growing Jealousy: Tips and Tricks

While opinions differ on how difficult it is to grow Jealousy, many cultivators report that with a little bit of care, this plant produces a fun, low-maintenance grow that’s thankfully resistant to pests and mold. While a warmer, damp environment is best, it will do well in just about any conditions that aren’t arid or freezing.

While this strain does well indoor and out, most growers start their seeds indoors. Because it’s acclimated to a Southern Californian climate, it’s best to maintain constant air circulation and strong light if Jealousy is to be grown indoors. Whether indoors or out, cultivators report that the strain takes roughly 9 – 10 weeks to flower.

Explore Jealousy and Other Award Winners

If this post has got you feeling like you’re entering your Jealousy era, we think that’s a good thing! Given all the strains and styles of cannabis products we encounter here at Green Goods, it takes a lot for one to truly stand above the crowd. Believe us when we say that the Jealousy marijuana strain is one to seek out

Whether you’re interested in the potential of medical cannabis to change people’s lives for the better—or just kicking back and relaxing with friends and family—we’ve got what you’re looking for. As Maryland’s favorite family or dispensaries, we’re excited to offer the Jealousy strain at select locations. Shop online or in person today.

If you have any other questions about the Jealousy marijuana strain, consumption methods, or any other cannabis-related topics, just drop us a line. We’re always here to help!!