If you were born anytime before the mid-90’s, chances are you’ll know exactly what movie this strain is named after. You know the one I’m talking about, with Michael Jordan, Bill Murray, and a certain copyright protected bunny rabbit. Well for starters, if you haven’t seen Space Jam, your first step should be procuring a copy along with a hearty portion of Space Jam the strain so you can get through some of the most groan-worthy moments. Enough about 20-year-old movies; let’s move on to the weed! Space Jam is an indica dominant hybrid, with a mellow flavor and equally mellow effects. Two phenomenal parent strains, Alien OG and Tangie, join forces to create Space Jam. With outer space as one of the main themes in Space Jam, it’s no wonder that Alien OG is one of the parents. Alien OG, like Space Jam, is a hybrid strain. It is known for its potent kick, and out of this world sensations. The two parents of Alien OG, Tahoe OG and Alien Kush, both bring a familiar dankness to the scene with their common OG Kush ancestor. If Alien OG put the “space” in Space Jam, then it’s only logical to conclude that Tangie puts in the “jam”. Tangie is a sativa dominant strain that as you might assume possesses a citrusy tangerine-like zing. Tangie is a little bit of a mystery strain when it comes down to genetics. What is known, is that California Orange is one of the two parent strains. The mystery arises when trying to pin down the other parent strain. While it’s a fact that Skunk is one of the grandparent strains, no one knows for sure what the other component is. As a classic transplant from Amsterdam in the mid 90’s Tangie was already spreading its seeds long before there was any real reason to keep track of your genetics. Although Space Jam would have a hard time doing a report on its genealogy, that doesn’t make it any less of a remarkably scrumptious strain.
Space Jam is a very rare strain and I’ve only seen it available at one dispensary in the entire state. Healing House, in Denver, Colorado is the only place you’ll likely be able to find Space Jam. Not only does Healing House carry some of the most genetically unique strains in town, but their growing process is leaps and bounds above the competition. Not only is their grow organic and vegan, but every recreational harvest is lab tested to ensure that you’re receiving the freshest, safest products possible.
Space Jam :: Appearance | Smell:
Excited to see what was in store for me, I found my ritualistic strain sampling spot on the couch and popped the top on my jar of Space Jam. Aesthetically, Space Jam is aptly named, for it’s out of this world hairiness. While I have seen strains that have more hairs, it’s rare that I ever get them home with so many of them intact. This was what really made Space Jam stand out in my mind and proved to me how tenderly my nuggets were handled before they made their way home with me. The flowers themselves are medium green hued and covered in a considerable number of trichomes. Satisfied with my visual inspection, I took the next logical step and dove into the jar nose first. I was treated to a very mild, sweet smell. The dankness from the OG Kush ancestry did shine though during my olfactory adventure, but surprisingly not as much as the mellow citrusy sweetness from Tangie did. On the smell-o-meter I would place Space Jam on the mellow side, in other words, this is a strain that won’t make your car stink for a week. Aside from the sweet citrus aromas, I did detect a little bit of fresh garden smell, a smell I always equate to tomato plants for some reason.
Space Jam :: Smoke | Effect:
It was finally time for the sampling, or should I say welcome to the Space Jam? Not one to pass up taking a chance or doing a dance at the Space Jam, I packed a large nugget in a clean bowl, and prepped for lift-off. One touch with the hemp wick yielded a very mild flavored sweet hit with a medium harshness and a clean tasting follow-up. The flavor definitely packed in some citrusy, dare I say, tangerine notes. While the smoke itself did elicit a couple of coughs, it was nothing too harsh and didn’t interfere at all with the light fruity flavor and the clean crisp aftertaste. I expected to have some heavier flavors from the OG Kush heritage, or maybe a little taste of the garden smell I had picked up on, but in general Space Jam just imparted a mild sweet citrus sensation. The initial effects were relatively mild as well. The first thing I noticed was a mild loopy feeling behind my eyes, which quickly evolved into a very well rounded hybrid high. Neither the indica or sativa effects overwhelmed me and I was left smiling, mellow, and content. Throwing caution to the wind, I took another small hit, sat back, and let the cannabinoids work their magic. Despite having a relatively high THC content of 18.42%, I never felt overwhelmed or uncomfortable during my session. I instead experienced what I would consider the quintessential hybrid feeling. My heart didn’t race, my limbs didn’t go numb, I wasn’t trapped inside my own brain, and I didn’t clear out my fridge. After I sat for a while and mindlessly played some scrabble on my phone, all I really could think about doing was sitting back and enjoying another bowl. Insidious!
Space Jam is the perfect daily strain. With completely middle-of-the-road hybrid effects, you could parley the high from Space Jam into anything from a game of one-on-one to a quiet evening in, reading a book in the bathtub. To steal the term from the beer industry, I find Space Jam to be a truly session-able strain, that gets you that perfect amount of high that’s not too little and not too much. If you’ve been on the lookout for a staple to always have in your stash jar, I would highly recommend Space Jam. What more can I say about a strain that so gracefully balances indica and sativa? Wait I’ve got it – wave your hands in the air if you feel fine, we’re gonna take it into overtime. Welcome to the Space Jam.