Meet my chill ‘BUD’-dy Joliet Jake, he is a friend to people with #PTSD

Who is Joliet Jake?

He’s a marijuana plant.

A marijuana plant from Chicago. Joliet, to be exact.

Or it’s John Belushi in a “Saturday Night Live” skit, holy cow, buckle up folks.


Joliet Jake the plant is heavy-handed inasmuch as he will knock your anxiety flat on its ass. He has a fruity taste, but don’t be fooled into thinking he’s a lightweight.

Joliet Jake by Cresco Laboratories is a cross between Pre-98 Bubba Kush (THE standby PTSD strain for decades, high in CBD) and Katsu Bubba Kush, another, more modern-day,  high-THC content PTSD strain.

But Joliet Jake marijuana strain also is great for chronic pain.

The result?

I have not even smoked half a bong bowl yet, and I am so pleasantly stoned there is no need to take another puff at this time. I am fully functional, although I am not sure for how long. Some strains give me an energizing, creative tilt that can cause profundity (it’s a stoner stereotype that delightfully is true) and this is one of them. Strains high in profundity inducement can cause flowery writing that seems ridiculous when you read it later.

I am blown away by the cannabis reviews on Leafly. It is an art no less important than writing for the New York Times Review of Books.

So I humbly quote what Leafly has to say about my friend Joliet Jake:

“Its generous trichome density and hues of purple foliage give the strain an appetizing appearance alongside pain mitigating effects that relax the mind and body without being excessively sedative. Enjoy this 90% indica later in the day to maximize this strain’s deep physical relaxation.”

I sometimes feel guilty that I have the privilege of the cannabis card, especially when I run across fun, delightful strains like this one. I do think everyone should be allowed to enjoy cannabis. The threshold for chronic PTSD is very high.

It is not at all easy to get a cannabis card in Illinois. It should be a lot easier. Here is the story of how I got my card.

Do you think marijuana should just be legal for everybody? Why or why not? Please comment and let’s talk about it.


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