Casey Jones

Taste Profile



This Session Garden strain guide article provides crowd sourced information about the Casey Jones strain including the origins, THC content, appearance, effects & more.

The heroic American railroader bequeathed his name to this sativa-dominant strain. Casey Jones saved the life of all his passengers by remaining aboard the train and bringing it to a halt. This strain, perhaps rather ironically, is a strain whose powerful euphoria and energy-boosting effects will jolt you out of any stalled state and keep you racing along the tracks of life.

What is the Origin of the Casey Jones Strain?

Multiple parents and breeders contributed to Casey Jones’s parent strains. It was Grateful Head of Head Seeds that mixed the constituent strains to create Casey Jones, naming it after the 1970 Grateful Dead anthem about that heroic train driver.

The Lineage Of Casey Jones

Rezdog’s famous sativa East Coast Sour Diesel lends its genetics to this runaway bud. Its other parent is the hybrid Oriental Express, which was created by Billy Goat Seeds. Oriental Express is a cross between Trainwreck and the Thai strain of weed. As a result of this lineage, Casey Jones packs the same energizing punch as East Coast Sour Diesel, moderated with a bit of the centered calmness that comes from Oriental Express—and takes a hint of a floral taste from its hybrid ancestor, too.

Casey Jones History

Casey Jones came 2nd Place at the High Life Cup 2014, which is an impressive achievement. It also came third at Spannabis 2013 in Barcelona. As a top performer in both international and domestic competitions, Casey Jones is a weed worth taking note of.

How Is The Casey Jones Strain Grown?

Casey Jones is an easy strain to grow. It’s an excellent strain for novices to try their hand at weed growing. It’s resistant to mold and mildew, so you can be a little careless in how you grow this plant and not have it ruined by imperfect growing environments. If growing outdoors, it enjoys a dry and temperate Mediterranean climate. Although a hydroponics setup is—as you might expect—the ideal growing environment for this weed, this weed happily grows in soil as long as it is well-fertilized and healthy.

It does need regular trimming. The plant’s leaves can get unruly, and that can impede the growth of the buds if you let it get out of control. Make sure to take time daily or every other day to check that the leaves haven’t gone wild. Casey Jones is not the tallest plant, reaching a maximum height of about one meter. This means that you can grow it in a fairly small grow space without it dominating your allotment. What’s more, like many sativa plants, you’ll need to keep it trained, as it can stretch a lot when it flowers.

Due to its characteristics, if you’re employing the Sea of Green or Screen of Green methods, you will find a lot of success.

9-10 weeks (Outdoor)


14oz/m2 (indoor) / 17oz/plant (outdoor)


Physical Traits of the Casey Jones Strain

Casey Jones is bright green sativa that looks dense and resinous, with a simple but satisfying smell and taste profile. As its appearance would suggest, it packs a punch with its high THC levels, and you’ll feel like you’re on a train ride to euphoria the second you leave the station.

What Does Casey Jones Look Like?

Casey Jones is a bright green weed with compact buds and prominent orange pistils. It’s a pretty looking strain, but bear in mind that more so than most other strains it’s absolutely teeming with trichomes. It has a very sticky, dense, resinous appearance. It can be hard to break apart the nugs, and when you do, a sticky residue is noticeable. So resinous is this weed that a whole bunch of buds can stick together and look like one solid lump of cannabis. You’ll need a good grinder to make the most of this strain. These characteristics do, however, represent its relatively high THC content and mean that it’s a good choice if you’re looking to distil it into an oil or concentrate.

What Aroma Does Casey Jones Have?

Casey Jones has a lemon scent that isn’t too overpoweringly sharp. The delicate citrus aroma gets your nostrils tingling without overwhelming or dominating the other scents this weed has. Alongside the fruit, you get a note of flowers and a hint of diesel.

What flavors can you expect from Casey Jones?

Casey Jones has a very simple flavour profile that is quite similar to its aroma. It tastes lemony both on the in-breath and the out-breath. There is a touch of sweetness and floral notes too, but this bud primarily tastes like lemonade on a summer’s day. It even inherits a slight grassy note from its Oriental Express lineage, but the lemon flavour is by far the most dominant. These characteristics make it an easy smoke with no overly harsh or unusual flavours. If you like lemons, you’ll love this delicate strain.

What Effects can you expect from Casey Jones?

Casey Jones gets the train rolling. It’s an intensely euphoric train that gets your heart racing. Even though the THC content isn’t that high compared to similar sativas, the effects are instant and relatively intense. If you’re in a funk, feeling low or don’t have any energy, Casey Jones is a strain that will skyrocket you into a happy place. It is superb for high-octane creativity when you want to overcome a bit of writer’s block or musician’s angst. It’s energizing effects mean it’s good for getting daily tasks done.

Bear in mind, though, it’s not particularly good for dealing with stress and won’t calm you down at the end of a long day. Rather, it’ll get the neurons singing in your head and bring on enveloping introspection, and can be a call-to-arms to getting things done. This is a lively, punchy weed whose delicate taste belies a potent sativa effect.

Unlike its namesake, you won’t stop any trains with this weed. Rather, the train will keep rolling and rolling as you have the energy and happiness to take on even the groggiest and hardest of days. Casey Jones is one for the sativa lovers who want to inject some spirit and life into an otherwise dim day.

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