For this cannabis strain review, I tried out some Jean-Guy that’s made by 7Acres, which is actually the first product from this company that I’m reviewing. Being based in Quebec, Canada, this cultivar is and always has been very popular over here. It’s a legendary strain that’s born in Quebec, the name comes from the “Club Compassion”, which at the time, was the only dispensary in Montreal. Jean-Guy is said to be a phenotype of White Widow, which was the main cultivar grown in that dispensary. It’s a hybrid strain with THC potency that can get up to 21% (this one specifically had 18.10% THC and a negligible amount of CBD).
So when it comes to lineage, legend has it that an employee/grower of this “Compassion Club” came in with clones thinking it was some White Widow, but the flower ended up coming out differently, visually and potency-wise, and the people working there at the time came up with the name Jean-Guy.
Packaging Details: This was packaged on 10/13/2019, and tested/reviewed on 03/15/2020, exactly 154 days after being packaged.
Pricing Details: Purchased 3.5 grams for $30.40 at the SQDC in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ($8.69/gram)
When it comes to visuals, I feel like 7Acres did a pretty solid job with this Jean-Guy overall. There were 5 decent sized nugs in the container, with some extra little popcorn nugs to fill up 3.5 grams. The buds weren’t leafy and there weren’t any apparent stems, and they were all very dense. There was no humidity pouch, and the flower’s moisture content was just OK, as in it wasn’t WAY too dry to where the weed turns to powder, but you can’t really squish the buds too much without them breaking apart.
For the colors, these buds remain pretty consistent with other Jean-Guy cultivars that I’ve tried out. I’m a Montrealer, so naturally, I’ve smoked this strain many, MANY times throughout the past 15 years. There’s somewhat of a shine to this flower because of the amount of dense, healthy trichomes covering the lime green buds, with a minimal amount of dark orange pistils all around. No leaves, no stems, no seeds, no complaints.
There’s a whiff of woody and earthy aromas that comes out of a freshly sealed container, the smell is very fresh, it kinda reminds me of Spring time in Montreal (minus the manure). There are also pungent citrus scents that come out of this flower, it’s a very pleasant smell overall, very reminiscent of the good old Jean-Guy I used to get from my old “friends”.
I found the flavor to be pleasant, on the inhale there were hints of pine and lemon, with some kushy after tones. On the exhale and the after taste, it was way more subtle, more of an earthy taste. I found that the smoking experience was not the smoothest, there was a lot of coughing and you really feel the smoke hitting your lungs pretty hard, with some harshness to the throat.
Based on my personal Jean-Guy experience, it’s a strain that usually hits pretty hard, this one was no different. I found the high to be pretty aggressive and very cerebral. Before I finished my joint there was a “heavy-head” type of feeling, I got somewhat of an uneasy, tired buzz from it. My energy levels dropped, I find this strain to be good for after all the important things are done, after about an hour all I wanted to do was go take a nap. The score here is always subjective, I prefer the functional “high”, this turned me into a non-functional zombie.
Writing this Jean-Guy strain review feels like I’m talking about an old buddy! You gotta understand, I grew up in Montreal, we’ve been smoking Jean-Guy over here forever. This was my first “legal” Jean-Guy experience, and I wasn’t too disappointed, there was a lot of familiarity. If you’re a complete beginner, this is the type of cultivar that will slap you in the face, it may give you a bit of paranoia or anxiety, and I would suggest something with less of an aggressive buzz. For everyday consumers that really love to get completely stoned, you should definitely try some of this Jean-Guy. If you’ve smoked this, please leave your own reviews below!