Jack Herer is a 55% sativa-dominant cannabis strain that has gained as much renown as its namesake, the marijuana activist and author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes. It has taken home numerous awards for its quality and potency.
Consumers typically describe this sativa hybrid as blissful, clear-headed, and creative. The high is heady and distinctive. The sativa high is happy, bubbly, and euphoric, spurring energy and creativity. Jack Herer is ideal for errands and other daytime activities. This strain is effective for patients with mental or neurological disorders, including bipolar disorder, anxiety, migraines, PTSD, and ADHD. Also, dry mouth and red eyes are common, along with occasional dizziness and paranoia.
This spicy, pine-scented sativa consists of woody and earthy flavours. Breaking open the dense buds shows off more of the citrus scent along with a peppery kick. When burnt, the flowers give off a surprisingly clean and herbal scent, similar to sage. The very smooth and easy smoke tastes similarly herbal. Although not overwhelmingly pungent, it leaves behind a lingering spicy-floral odor giving the general impression of potpourri.
Plant & Origins
Jack Herer was created in the Netherlands in the mid-1990s, where it was later distributed by Dutch pharmacies as a recognized medical-grade strain. Combining a Haze hybrid with a Northern Lights #5 and Shiva Skunk cross, Sensi Seeds created Jack Herer hoping to capture both the cerebral elevation associated with sativas and the heavy resin production of indicas. Moreover, its rich genetic background gives rise to several different variations of Jack Herer, each phenotype bearing its own unique features and effects. Many breeders have attempted to cultivate this staple strain themselves in sunny or Mediterranean climates, and indoor growers should wait 50 to 70 days for Jack Herer to flower.