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Jack Sparrow is an automatic flowering ruderalis/indica/sativa variety from La Semilla and can be cultivated indoors, outdoors and in the greenhouse where the female, autoflowering plants need ±70 days from the seedling to the harvest. La Semillas Jack Sparrow is a THC dominant variety and is/was only available as feminized seeds.

Our Jack Sparrow is a crossing between Jack Herer and the famous Magnum. This plant achieves to surpass the metre of height with facility, in indoor can get over 600grs/m2. Distinguished by the citric scent with strong and thick logs.

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Captain Jack Sparrow, the rum-drunk pirate made famous by Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean, is probably who you think of when you hear the name “Captain Jack.” But there’s actually a Captain Jack who exists IRL and is way more rock n’ roll than the fictional Disney character. The real Captain Jack was the go-to weed dealer for the original cast of Saturday Night Live.

His weed ushered in a beloved era of ’70s pop culture. He grew and sold Afghanica flower, one of many mystical landrace strains grown in Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush mountain range that, according to Jack, yielded an incredibly euphoric, creative high. SNL’s writers and cast members were so enamored with the strain, they regularly hotboxed their offices in 30 Rockefeller Plaza. The building always stunk of Afghanica, which quickly became known as the “smell of SNL.”

“The show got successful really fast,” said Jack, who explained he was talking to me on a 20-year-old burner phone from his “little crib in the swamp” on a New England coastline. “So, there was a lot of leniency around their behavior. In those days, you could do no wrong backstage at 30 Rock. That cast was too valuable to NBC.”

Courtesy of Captain Jack

But Captain Jack didn’t just stumble upon Afghanica flower and start selling it to a historical cast of comedians. By the time the members of SNL got ahold of Jack’s strain, he knew how to grow the flower to its fullest expression. He also had a deep connection with the plant — one you only develop after traversing thousands of miles to get it.

Jack spent the summers of 1971 and 1972 making trips to a remote village in the Northeastern region of Afghanistan. It was outside of Mazar-i-Sharif, just past the Hindu Kush mountains. Many smugglers, like Ronnie Bevan from the Brotherhood of Eternal Love — the iconic Southern California group who distributed Orange Sunshine LSD and Afghani Primo hash to awaken the world in the ’60s and ’70s — descended upon the area in order to score bricks of hashish to send to the US. “Everyone was really friendly in Afghanistan. It was so much different then than it is now,” Jack said. “It wasn’t a paranoid experience whatsoever. It was just extraordinary over there.”

Jack hasn’t been back to that part of the world since the summer of 1972. That’s when he was gifted a handkerchief full of Afghanica seeds by elders from the village around which he visited. He earned their trust by working in the cannabis fields with them, where he developed a spiritual relationship with the plant — a relationship the elders also recognized. “I really treasure the time that I got to spend there,” said Jack. “I was devastated when I got the heads up that it wasn’t going to be the same there anymore.”

Cannabis changes when it’s infused with spiritual depth, and when it comes from a region whose people have cultivated, loved, and connected with it for generations. Afghanica’s sensuous zing was undoubtedly felt by the cast who smoked it.

“Dan [Aykroyd] and I were talking one night out on Jim [Belushi]’s farm, and he said there were so many ideas that came to the cast while using [Afghanica],” Jack said. “He then rattled off the Coneheads, the ‘Cheeseburger Cheeseburger’ sketch, and went through a litany of brilliant material. So, even he laughs about how creative and great this cannabis is.”

The best part is that the Afghanica strain still exists — and Captain Jack, an “obsessive-compulsive” seed breeder, grows it for Jim Belushi’s weed farm. Gulzar Afghanica, or Garden of Afghanica,” is one of the most popular strains offered in Belushi’s flower repertoire. Belushi’s Farm also teamed up with Select and Curaleaf to offer Gulzar Afghanica in a vape oil, which is reportedly flying off the shelves in Oregon.

But how, exactly, did Captain Jack keep this sacred strain alive after all these years? What was it like selling weed to celebrities in New York through the ‘70s? And did he ever run into famous hash smugglers, like the Brotherhood of Eternal Love, while searching for cannabis? MERRY JANE caught up with the Captain to discuss the highlights of his past and what filming Growing Belushi was like, a Discovery Channel TV show about life on Jim Belushi’s 93-acre weed farm.

*This interview was edited for length and clarity.

Courtesy of Captain Jack

MERRY JANE: Tell us what Growing Belushi is about in a nutshell.

Captain Jack: The show is about Jim [Belushi]’s experience getting into the business, and telling his family that he’s going to start a weed farm, even though they didn’t think it was a good idea at the time. It details what life is like on the farm — it’s real, things can definitely go wrong (laughs). There’s one scene that shows me getting mad at him. Someone asked, ‘were you really mad at Jim?’ and I was like ‘Oh yeah’ (laughs). It’s not just some cut-and-dry show about plants. It’s got a real sense of humor.

How did you end up getting the Afghanica strain?

Things were getting whackier and whackier by the ‘70s, but I had my own little cannabis garden at that point. I hooked up with some friends from Canada who told me they went far east. When they saw what I was growing, they said, “The stuff in Afghanistan doesn’t look like that.” They described it as purple and red, and much more robust-looking than what I was growing and the weed that was available in the area. It was all the feathery South American and Mexican stuff at the time. I knew as soon as they said that I was going traveling.

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I used the few bucks I had and went over to Afghanistan. I had hosts while I was there, but some mutual friends told me about people I was supposed to go and see while out there, if you know what I mean. (Laughs)

It was so peaceful and nice in Afghanistan. It was one of the only times, I think in about a span of 45 years, that the country wasn’t at war. Everyone was so friendly. It wasn’t a paranoid experience whatsoever. Through the elders in a village I frequented a lot, I got the Afghanica seeds. The seed has been kept true to form after all these years. It’s never been hybridized, which everyone got into hybridizing plants and putting crazy names on it. That’s the market today.

But I kept close track of the mother and father plants while reproducing. My plants have never been tweaked in a laboratory or compromised with chemicals. They’ve only been finessed by nature and groomed by hand to maintain the sanctity of old-world Afghani cannabis.

Courtesy of Captain Jack

How did you get the nickname ‘Captain Jack’?

I love to fish! I ran a commercial tuna boat for 25-years. I used to send giant tunas to Tokyo. We didn’t use anything harmful to the ocean or other creatures, like dolphins, while fishing, either — none of that nastiness. It was all rod-and-reel, so it was really man versus wild.

But as a job, I loved it. I love fishing. Who wouldn’t wanna get away from humanity occasionally for a while? Out in the middle of nowhere, with you and the stars and every other thing you see on the nature channel. It’s incredible. Long story short, that’s how I got the name Captain Jack (laughs).

So, there was a famous group of hash smugglers from the West Coast called the Brotherhood of Eternal Love. They’d go to Afghanistan to bring back Afghani Hash. Have you heard of them?

Have I heard of them?! (Laughs) Yes, I’ve heard of them! I definitely ran into a few of them in — uh, various places (hysterics).

I recently read Ronnie Bevan’s book Brotherhood Hashish about his travels out to Afghanistan and got to spend some time with him before the pandemic. The timeline of your journeys out there align!

I definitely know the name! I think we knew mutual people out there — see, my seeds come from very pedigreed sources (Laughs). But, their MO was bringing back pounds of hash and mine was more getting seeds to bring back and smoking as much stuff as I possibly could while I was out there. (Laughs). I smoked a lot of hash, I won’t ever forget those pieces of hash shaped like surfboards.

Tell us a fun memory you have about smoking Afghani hash.

I had the pleasure of participating in a lovely afternoon of smoking hash, while it was being hand pressed for me. It was such a beautiful experience. Then, my buddy, who was also my host, pulled out a ball of resin from behind a board in the wall that was right next to my bed. I had no idea it was there. It was about the size of a softball — but it was reddish, which is a sign that it was from Lebanon, not Afghanistan.

He had it in some plastic wrap and told me to follow him. We went into this room where there was this huge bubble pipe. I’m not talking about one of those basic things with the hoses. I’m talking about a bubble pipe with a big, big chillum on top of a stem, which was connected to a huge vase full of water. The whole contraption was between five and six feet tall. It held a couple of ounces of hash at once.

There was a small charcoal fire going in front of us and we’re all kind of sitting around in a circle on carpets and pillows and stuff. My buddy throws the ball of hash on the fire, poking it to get it just right. His friend came in who had hands like catcher’s mitts. They were heavy with callouses — he was the guy who made the softball. Pretty sure we smoked some of that guy’s skin. (Laughs)

But with his bare hands, he took the ball of warmed-up hash, put it between his hands — heel to heel moving in opposite directions — and fanned that thing out like a deck of cards. Then he’d fold it and fan it out again and refold it and fan it out. He did this for about 15-20 minutes. Then by the time he was done, it looked like a massive, black pizza.

So then I laid on my back on a charpai, this little rope bed thing, and I dropped the black pizza on my face. We weren’t worried about Coronavirus then (Laughs). We picked parts off my face and put it into the pipe and just smoked and smoked — and then lay down. It was quite the operation there. I won’t ever forget it. That was the height of cannabis smoking then!

You became an A-list celebrity weed dealer. How did you get the Afghanica strain into the hands of people at SNL?

It was easy. When you have good shit, people will find you.

I had just finished up my last journey over to Afghanistan, and how do you ever meet anybody? Through friends of friends. I lived very close to New York City, anyway, and we used to always have a big get-together at a friend’s farm in the Catskill Mountains just outside New York every summer. It was called the “Burn-a-thon,” where we would invite all the neighbors and people around to have a big bonfire. They were invited to bring any crap they wanted to burn and throw on the fire, and it would be like a two or three-day festival at my friend’s farm.

There was a big pig roast, and people could stay there for the duration of the event. There was a makeshift stage set up for bands to play, and we’d light fireworks and everything. I met Tom Davis and Al Franken [the original writers for Saturday Night Live] through a mutual friend at the Burn-a-thon one time. I had Afghanica and different kinds of cannabis on me, of course, and what good is great weed if you don’t share it? That’s how friendships are made. And that’s pretty much how I started selling to them.

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Then I started going down to the show and after I went with Tom and Al to the original Blues Bar in Lower Manhattan which, you know, predates any House of Blues or any such venue. It was a really run-down, seedy, pretty much always vacant bar in a building that looked like it was from Berlin right at the end of World War II. It was boarded up brick, half of it looked like it had crumbled. There was a sign that said, “Warning, Dangerous Building” painted on the side and it had steel roll-down windows and shutters, and there was no one around there, but on Saturday nights after SNL — after the after-party — it was the place to go.

It was open all night. Tons of groups played from the Grateful Dead to the Rolling Stones — everybody. You name it. They would come down to that place and would party for a while. I met Dan Aykroyd at the door there, and he’s been my extended family for the past, God knows how many years — what, 45? We’ve remained the best of friends to date.

How did Afghanica become known as the “Smell of SNL”?

The show got successful really fast, so there was a lot of leniency around their behavior. And pretty much the whole cast smoked my cannabis that I was selling to them. They always smoked it — it was really creative stuff. I believe that sometimes cannabis, especially that cannabis, can create a mood or a situation that makes people feel more comfortable. When you’re comfortable, it sets the mood for creativity and can experience real synergy with others.

Dan [Aykroyd] and I were talking one night out there in Oregon about some backstage stuff, and we started talking about this one bit that almost made it onto the show, but i think it ended up on the cutting room floor for some reason, but Dan said, “There were so many things that came up, so many ideas that we had that came to us while using cannabis.”

He then rattled off the Coneheads, the Blues Brothers, the “Cheeseburger Cheeseburger” sketch, and went through a litany of brilliant material. So, even he laughs about how creative and great this cannabis was. But in my own words, Afghanica just created a synergy between people. And that’s exactly what great weed should do.

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[Music] guys welcome to the CCC I’m Shannon I’m dead and we’re back again for another strain of you checking out some weed today we’re looking at something called the Jack Sparrow with Jack Sparrow it’s uh clearly when you smell that you can tell it’s a jacket see jack cross Jack cross plus there’s nothing else going on in there for me it’s a really intense kind of uh weasel berry thing going on I’m getting more of like a berries thing uh some raspberry or strawberry something free something fruity for sure can’t really pinpoint it is to me it smells like some Cali though or like some blueberry or two two completely different tasting strains right there but both different types of fruits I know yeah it’s it’s definitely fruity you also get a lot of that sweet Jack flavor not so much a spicy yeah more amazing type Jack it’s kind of more of a candy Jack yeah so I was gonna say I’m going to take a look at the Knux here definitely has an ugh structure that’s more reminiscent of a sativa or true Jack Herer looks like it could have been pulled a little early which could be isn’t bad it definitely has a little bit of a color to it when you get in on some of the undersides of the nugs on the outside they kind of just look you know like they got some yeah kind of light green with some lot of orange hairs pretty small trikes just looking at them with the naked eye yeah but it’s kind of cool you get in there underneath you don’t even really notice it at first and there’s a little hues of purple there and stuff and it’s kind of like a light reddish purple as opposed to like a dark purple yeah I’ve gotten two different rigs out on the table here that you Ross and we’re trying out the hex two hex for flowers first time yeah seems great for a concentrate like that yeah the other reason I say this looks like you could have been pulled a little early it just doesn’t look like that but filled out all the way yeah it’s a little bit spindly I mean I don’t know it’s it’s pretty dense I’m at most of the hairs look like that they were dark but like kind of like you’re saying I do see a couple lighter ones in here that didn’t quite turn I’d say probably eighty eighty-five percent of the hairs are nice and orange so and say it was too early of a pull-through flavors oh it smells insane when you break it up it smells pretty good when you crack the jar but it’s one of those strains when you kind of get in there and work with it it’s a last thing here yeah it’s uh it’s definitely the flavors definitely shit temporal anomaly yeah the flavors definitely leaning towards the check but there is a little extra something mixture in there just can’t pinpoint we did a little research I talked to the guy at the collective when I got this stuff is he’s actually the do to Owens that collected it came from the criseyde Creek said in a bogus Creek say that yeah I asked me because I’ve never seen Jack Sparrow I said that there’s a million different jack crosses out there you know I’ve seen Jack pretty much everything else but haven’t seen the Jack Sparrow he said it was made by one of the local dudes who may who’s made a lot of like Bally strains with all the weird names I think the new can was one of them I thought a bunch of Croton you know strange with crazy names that you’ve never heard before but usually made with strains that are pretty you know prominent pretty common like this Jack here dude no you say this kind of smells like the Jack crossed with the new something like that you know saying that Newton was super fruity yeah I can definitely kind of smell it in this now but that was also like two years ago so yeah I’m trying to think it’s hard for me to fully remember what that strange tasted like it was like fruity it was fruity but it was some kind of different fruity that I’m not used to that comes through really really nice yeah on the flavor out of the bong it’s really really smooth smoked they kind of expansive but still really smooth you know usually when something’s really expansive like that it’s gonna make me cough yeah not this stuff though nice and smooth out of the bong flavors not immediate it doesn’t hit you right away but it kind of settles in nicely like five ten seconds after your rib and I feel like it gets the strongest maybe like 10-15 seconds I hear if I can I can still taste it which is always a good sign when you’re smoking weed out of a bong we ran out of joint paper so we weren’t able to roll joint for this video but we figured bust out a couple pieces good enough rips we’ll be able to get a good assessment I think the flavors been better through the phones lately for me for some reason I cleaned them both too before the video which helps you know I’m actually gonna switch it up on try that one here no yeah yeah this one’s been this one’s been a lot of videos definitely flavor yeah 11 mil tube not something that you rarely ever see on flour tooth I think that’s actually meant to be just as much a concentrate to we’ve just been kind of using it for the flowers yeah well yeah the flavor does like creep on you though like you know 15 20 seconds after the rip is when and it’s really sweet right it’s kind of I get more of like the berry thing than the jak thing real sweet I would imagine that there’s some kind of purple used in this cross just based on the smell and the flavor I never really smell anything that was that sweet berry like that didn’t have some kind of her you know yeah definitely I can get some curve this smells kind of like a Leo but I have no idea so I’m not gonna say it’s one specific strain but it’s some perp or like some fruity of that nature yes sure if I you can you can get all different Bob oh I kind of like it better out of this piece that was super taste it tastes good maybe there is like a little hint of some Jack eNOS in there kind of that that’s what I get it first yeah kind of that maybe that it’s maybe that sweetness is just that really sweet jack flavor almost not as like sweeter than a candy Jack it’s like the candy Jack flavor from the jack mix with something that’s even sweeter but the purple Anna’s pretty crazy flavor on that one [Music] digging it stuff’s not super heavy hitting for me we smoked we smoke alone of it last night high after but it’s not it’s not a super kick to the face the type strain we’re just good sometimes but it’s a you know it’s a light workable buzz this is probably good for for you know morning midday smoke when you still want to be active definitely definitely a nice mellow high driver actually I’m pretty high but yeah it doesn’t kick you in the face you know that’s pretty far thank you guys for joining us for another stray interview for the CCC I’m Shane I’m dude

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Great vid as usual but dudes you might want to rethink your pants selection. Lol and the plain white T you look like you slept in (; but keep up the good work.

Can you guys name out the music you guys use for your videos? You guys always leave us hanging, as it would be great for the fans :).

CAPTAIN… jack sparrow.

i love your guys' videos!! just two normal dudes that love weed real easy to watch!! i hope to smoke with you guys one day!!

Do they use screens?

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Are they medical or recreational?

There's no Jack Herer in Jack Sparrow! It smells like Durban!! I'll try to talk to the breeder in the next few days to find out the background for ya. You guys may know now that it won the SC Cup

what is that tool your using in stead of the dumb common lighters to light your hits up

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im growing some jack sparrow right now its popping up pretty good

iv actually been growing sparrow for a long time>.> i crossed it from jack frost and some puruvian skunk i had

Would you guys please list your soundtrack songs in the "About" section of your videos? Thanks very much.