I want to tell you the story of the strain Dannyboy and how it got its unusual strain name. Before I tell you about the strain let me tell you about the man. Growers by the nature of the game are a secluded lot. The Internet is a great way to still have some form of contact with other humans while not exposing your-self to the security risk of having people know where you live or even what you do. Running a grow is somewhat of a ball and chain as you have chores to be done at least every 3 days and leaving a large indoor grow can always be a security risk so a grower can become secluded without this outlet.
I met a guy in 1993 that worked in the nighttime and seemed to always be online in the early mornings a lot as he ran a catering company that supplied coffee and donuts to job sites. Yes Blunt ran roach Coaches and they made great chili dogs! Over the years we became great friends meeting for the first time at the Jungle Juice Café in Schiphol airport in Amsterdam. I found out his name was Danny and from that day on we became brothers. I talked he listened and we saw the sites together, always returning to the net and telling all our friends about the cool shit we saw.
Danny always had my back and without getting to detailed he helped me get out of jail many times on his own dime. In 2001 I was working in Amsterdam for a seed distributor and Danny came to the cup for his second time in 2001 and on the second day passed away in his sleep at 38. Seems he had some health and job related stress issues he kept to himself. He was acting strange the night before he passed, winded, and I asked if he was ok, he replied he just needed to lie down and thats the last time I spoke to him. Over 200 stoners from the Internet attended his funeral. His parents didnt know a man could have so many friends. It seems everyone liked the guy.
The only true way I could think of to honor this man was to name my first strain after him. He was a big fan of fruity tasty strains and loved the Killer Queen harvested at day 55. Once I found the line I wanted to work with we selected a few males of Ortega X C99 and did some out crossing. The best female was named Taco by stoner friends who made a joke about Ortega being a food company. The male was selected from only 2 boys but heritage is everything in breeding and either would have been a great father. The final product is a hybrid Danny would have loved.
Tasting like Cherry Jolly Rancher Candy and just covered in thick large trichomes this plant is equally good as a head stash or a Bubble plant. It is so frosty I am sure the ratio when making bubble is very high. The dry kief from it is fruity and smooth and just lovely sprinkled on any bud. This weed smells and taste so much like cherries I was surprised at its finished color. Was just destiny and I am sure Blunt was helping from above…
From seed the plant stays very short with wide sharp leaf edges and a dark green color. Only topped once the females were just a short fat bush and as they matured very little stretch was present. Resin showed as early as 21 days and buy 30 days they reeked like Cherry gum drops. Later as the plant reached maturity it took on a solid white frost with a sour cherry smell, the first hit blew me away it was So tasty I was shocked. Once the buds dried and cured for 30 days I would just sit and smell the buds I almost got a Brandy snifter to do so. From clone the only difference in the growth was a faster finish
At First she was just a favorite of Jill and I and then Sunycheba got a cut and then Badboy was given the duplication project and while at it grew out several females all cherry and fruity and potent. The strain finishes very fast which is nice if you run a bit short close to harvest our phenotype was at least 10 days faster than any other strain in the garden. Her down side is she needs extra vegetive time to compete and yield heavy in soil she starts off slow and doesnt hit her stride in the vegetive room till shes over 30 tall. This strain has been around so much it has gained quite a following and recently a good friend Irishfatboy smoked some with Wille Nelson. My favorite story from his travels with Dannyboy in his stash is a buddy that was riding with him and when they stopped to break they had some DB bubble hash his friend says The colors are getting to me I need to lie down. Irishfatboy sent me a great picture of his buddy passed out on a beach with a huge smile on his face.
Another grower Ganjaden grew out Danny in large tubs full of soil and his results were amazing with his first harvest from a single pack of seeds coming in at over 26 ounces from 6 females. The more people grew her out the more everyone liked her.
I once did a thread on Overgrow detailing the 2001 Cannabis Cup and I mentioned Danny and his story and basically we sold out of the strain over night. We also have a Dannyboy BX or backcross that is a bit larger and more Killer Queen Dominant and that sold out as well. There are a few packs around but its not an easy strain to acquire in seed form anymore. The good news is a great cutting is pretty easy to find as more DB has been grown out than any TGA gear!
We have just released in limited numbers a Dannyboy X Spacequeen hybrid I named Danielle, which will be a limited offering and is available now at Cannaseur.com. We are making Dannyboy 2 but the Taco male was lost and the new cross will not be released until I am satisfied its better than the original. Dannyboy was also used in Sunychebas cross Black Cherry, the Black Russian father gave this hybrid a vivid magenta coloring in some phenotypes there arent many left in stock.
Even though not many at Hightimes knew of him or about his death, Danny was truly an American Stoner working his ass off running a business and relaxing with a nice bowl after work. Unfortunately due to the drug war it was usually brick weed, he never complained but he sure smiled when I sent him a care pack. He was the coolest dude I ever met and loosing him was like loosing my brother. He is truly the founding member of TGA and I miss him everyday.
Jack Herer is a marijuana hero, a man who worked tirelessly to tell the history of marijuana criminalization while insisting that marijuana be legal.
Now let’s take a look at a strain I’ve named in honor of Jack– Jack’s Cleaner.
You may not have heard of the strain Jack’s Cleaner, but among collectors of elite marjuana genetics it has become somewhat of a legend.
This is due to several factors. The first is I grew it for many years before other respected growers tried it and let me know it was probably the best Sativa hybrid in existence.
In 1997, I had a gathering known in breeder circles as “Jamaica 1.” Several respected underground breeder/growers met at my place and we spent three days toking, testing, talking and feasting on BBQ and southern food.
We had a unofficial judging and Jack’s Cleaner won every first place vote. Now maybe the guys were just being nice because I tossed the gig, but I knew at least I had found a great strain.
So where did Jacks Cleaner come from?
I got my first computer in about 1994 (an Acer 133) and started looking for online cannabis information. It certainly wasn’t anything like today, but it led me to grow chats where I met others that shared an interest for growing. One of the first growers I became online friends with was a guy with the nick “Skoosh.”
We swapped stories online, toked while we typed and found out we both love ice cream.
He offered me of his marijuana seeds and we traded around what we each had.
He sent me about 200 seeds of a old strain called Skoosh that was pretty infamous in his circles, so I started cracking large trays looking for a keeper.
The make up of these seeds were Pluton, Lambs Bread, Purple Haze, and Northern Lights.
What mix or pattern these crosses occurred I am not sure.
Most of what I found was not impressive. Super thin spindly Sativa’s and mutants with whorled leaves. I did find a few that seemed normal and grew them to maturity.
Of all the seeds I started over a period of a year, one phenotype stood out.
It was a extremely resinous ultra lemon wonder.
It smelled like Mr. Clean household scrub, so I named it “The Cleaner.”
It had one poor trait, and that was weak stems and overall lack of size and vigor.
I had not yet read botany (and we all thought breeders were smarter than God) so what happened next was pure luck.
I had a Jack Herer male from Sensi Seeds that I was to lazy to kill, so I just placed it in a dark garage.
It refused to die, so I placed a small 12-inch Cleaner clone with him and she produced about 35 seeds. From these, I selected the best female and tossed all the males. That female was the start of Jack’s Cleaner.
Jacks Cleaner is a large heavy-producer with ultra white raised trichomes that give buds a gooey appearance.
It has an overwhelming pure lemon smell and taste I’ve never found in any other strain.
Just the speed of resin production makes her somewhat of a freak. The glands develop early and swell up for weeks. I will attempt to describe toking Jack’s Cleaner from a clean bong.
The smoke is crisp and thick with a heavy lemon oiliness that seems to coat the sinuses with citrus.It is a bit harsh and tends to make me wince, then the expansion starts.
If you took a small enough hit and don’t cough, the buzz is instant.
At first the buzz is visual and very cerebral. Then the other side starts creeping and you feel as if you smoked some heavy Indica.
The munchies come on and after you eat plates full of bizarre food combinations you’re ready for a nap. Once you are used to the high, it has amazing analgesic properties and a good friend said it was an aphrodisiac that helped him make love longer with his girlfriend!
We now have a backcross called Jack’s Cleaner 2.
You can expect medium to heavy yields after an 8-10 week bloom phase in which the buds get fatter faster during the last 3 weeks before harvest.
This dank is almost as gooey as Gorilla Glue #4, which we just released our version of, called Cosmic Glue.
Breeding marijuana seeds is my passion and you’re going to love Jack’s Cleaner!
35 Billion Produced by US Growers[/h] In 2006 the marijuana public policy analyst contended that the market value of pot produced in the United States exceeded $35 billion — far more than the crop value of such heartland staples as corn, soybeans and hay.
How the hell can the government continue to ignore this? Are they actually blind to the fact that a huge percentage of the population enjoys smoking pot! Its obvious to anyone with a brain that no matter how much money they spend, no matter how many non-violent people they arrest and extract fines and jail time from, no matter how many lies or ridiculously biased commercials they run on television, people are going to get high. The act of getting high on Cannabis is so spiritual and fun; opening the senses to enhanced sounds in music, flavors in food or just really seeing a sunset for the first time through stoned eyes. I first got high some 35 years ago and the only downside I have experienced has been the law itself.
When I was arrested the first time I was working and supporting a family as well as paying taxes on some $40,000 US a year. I coached a softball team and we donated to toys for tots, and I had, and still do have, a great relationship with my son.
I was arrested for growing myself some grass to smoke, and my life was torn apart by the people we elect to protect us. I dont think this is really what our fore fathers had in mind. It’s not a war on drugs its a war on personal freedom, and that is why we left England in the first place. On that subject I find the UK far more free than the USA.
In the land of the Free I was arrested twice more for growing a plant and both times jailed and had my life ripped apart and my property seized. I am now legal and protected under state law but we never forget that we are not truly legal or free. We keep our garden very very small and we never give weed to anyone that doesn’t have a medical card.
The number one rule is never ever sell weed and get to a medical state.
This Does not apply to Northern California, they sell weed like Corn there.
Nationwide, the estimated cannabis production of $35.8 billion exceeds corn at $23 billion, soybeans at $17.6 billion and hay at $12.2 billion, according to the report.
California is responsible for $13.8 billion alone, which exceeds the value of the state’s grapes, vegetables and hay combined — and marijuana is the top cash crop in a dozen states, the report states. The report estimates that marijuana production has increased tenfold in the past quarter-century despite an anti-drug effort by law enforcement.
So if the US is producing 35 billion in Cannabis where the hell is all the money?
Covert gardens like this dot the landscape in the US.
It seems to me as a tax payer our tax department is doing a shitty job! I see revenue out the wazoo just waiting to invest in better schools, roads, communities and I really think it’s time someone wakes up and takes advantage of the kick ass pot growers we have in the US. Dont think Canada is excluded here. I dont have the numbers but my homies in the great white north are growing some serious dankage and tons of it!
No Budweiser trucks here.
If you combine these missed taxes with the money the DEA pisses away, that could be used to slow the production of something really dangerous like Meth or maybe diverted into some Intel so tons of Cocaine wont be imported into North America to poison our kids. If our leaders still think a jar of buds and a bag of meth are equal in their threat to society, it’s time for us to fire them and hire someone with a brain!
If you read any pot story online the comments posted after the story are always against the War on Drugs and anyone with a brain can see our economic crisis is a far more pressing issue than Americans filling our bowls with Sticky Icky. As banks Fail and millions of people face homelessness the DEA continues its raids on the Sick. Recent pictures have surfaced of Black Water ops actually involved in the medical raids in California.