A tropical citrus aroma dominates the top notes of Jamaican Dream’s scent, along with a distinct whiff of pineapple. On closer inspection, there are more mellow, woodsy notes as well. Pulling apart the buds, meanwhile, yields a slightly peppery kick. When combusted in a pipe or a joint, this strain burns with a smooth, light smoke that goes down easily. On the exhale, this smoke tastes both spicy and citrusy.
Perhaps unsurprising given its sativa background, Jamaican Dream strikes the user very quickly. The user may be struck by a shift in cognition, in which thoughts and ideas can take on a new intensity, drowning out any external conditions. This change in thinking is accompanied by some odd physical sensations, which can include anything from a flushing in the cheeks to a slight pressure around the jaw and temples. For the uninitiated, or for those prone to paranoia, this sort of mind race can become disorienting and unpleasant. In the right set and setting, though, Jamaican Dream provides the kind of sure in energy that some consumers need to accompany a day’s tasks -- whether they consist of complicated, work-related responsibilities or mundane activities like house cleaning. Alternatively, this bud may loosen inhibitions, allowing for an unfettered creativity to take over. This is a useful property for those who are brainstorming or working on open-ended creative projects. Jamaican Dream’s effects can be so strong as to make some smokers feel jumpy or energetic. This animated state can be put to use with exercise or social interaction -- or even sex if the mood is right. Even as this strain’s relatively long-lasting high wears on, physical effects tend to stay in the margins. As such, it isn’t very well-suited to kicking back and decompressing if you need relaxation more than motivation. Because of its mostly buzzy, wide-awake sensation, Jamaican Dream is best enjoyed during the daytime. It can even provide a powerful boost to your morning coffee.