As you can see from the strain photo above, these bright green flowers are dense, and covered in trichomes. These buds boast a unique scent profile, too, with the most prominent being spicy like fresh cracked black pepper. I also detected the earthiness of smoked cedar, and with a big inhale this strain provides a slightly sour reaction in the nostril.
To really put Django to the test, I smoked it using a water pipe method that I call bong-poppers before working out. I use the term popper to describe when I load only enough for one hit into the bowl at a time. For all three poppers, the smoke was silky smooth, and left an earthy aftertaste reminiscent of herbal tea.
This was one of those strains that does not hit like a ton of bricks right away. The Django strain demonstrates such a mellow onset that I headed upstairs to begin my workout feeling as though maybe I needed another popper or two to really feel it. Five minutes later, I realized three was enough. Django just is not an intense strain. It did not energize me, but it did not make me feel so relaxed that I did not want to work out either. It did bless me with a mental clarity that encouraged thought and creativity. I was solving the world’s problems in my head through my entire workout.
After fifty minutes of working out, my endorphins were pumping, and I was floating on a such a beautiful cloud of Django confidence and positivity for the future that I was inspired to call my father to officially come out of the cannabis-closet.
This is a huge deal for me because my father is a conservative police officer in Indiana where marijuana is still very illegal, and I have been avoiding a conversation like this for fifteen years. He knows that I work in the cannabis industry, but was not aware that part of my job involves smoking a plant that is still tagged with a negative stigma where he resides, serves, and protects. If it was not for Django, I would still be hiding in the closet. Thanks, Django!
Django provided a lot of classic sativa benefits without the cerebral fogginess that can sometimes result in difficulty focusing. I did not experience any pain relief with this strain. I had some tension in my neck, and Django did not help with that one bit. It did however, provide the mood-boosting punch that is not so easy to come by. This strain is jam packed with mellow cerebral relaxation that melts away stress and anxiety. Not only did it make my stress disappear like a magic trick, it enhanced my mood and confidence.
In summary, Django provides a mood-boosting punch that inspires confidence, creativity, focus and mental clarity without even the slightest haze of cerebral spaciness. This would be a great introductory strain for beginners. There is no come down with this strain, either, and it definitely did not make me feel drowsy or hungry. Django may not provide much in the way of pain relief, but does eliminate stress and anxiety like a champ, and would therefore provide beautiful relief from all symptoms of PMS, excluding cramps. Django may also provide relief from PTSD and depression. Django is ideal for anytime of day, and if I was grading this strain on a scale of stars, I would rank him at 4.5.