Jack Herer is a sativa-dominant cannabis strain that has gained as much notoriety as its namesake, the famed cannabis activist and author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes. Combining a Haze hybrid with a Northern Lights #5 and Shiva Skunk cross, Jack Herer features a complex earthy flavor profile that delivers a strong sense of mental clarity. Smoke it during the day for some uplifting motivation.
The Jack Herer strain is reputed to have first been cultivated in the Netherlands in the mid-’90s by Dutch Passion Seeds. The company claims that the genetics for this strain were “carefully selected and combined to create a perfect hybrid.”
Whether or not that’s true, there’s no doubt that Jack Herer is a popular weed strain, known for its cerebral high and energizing effects. The THC levels in this strain can vary, but they are typically between 18-22%.
CBD levels are also relatively high in Jack Herer, making it a good choice for medical cannabis patients who need relief from pain and inflammation but don’t want the psychoactive effects of THC.
Jack Herer is a relatively easy strain to grow, and it responds well to both indoor and outdoor cultivation. Plants typically reach a height of between 3-4 feet when grown indoors, and they can produce a yield of up to 16 ounces per plant when grown outdoors.
Flowering time for Jack Herer is typically between 9-10 weeks, and plants are ready for harvest in mid-October when grown outdoors in the northern hemisphere.
The dominant flavors in Jack Herer are earthy and musky, with hints of citrus and pine. The smoke is smooth and easy on the lungs, making it a good choice for beginner smokers or those with a lower tolerance.
The effects of Jack Herer are cerebral and uplifting, making it a good strain for daytime use. It can help to boost energy and motivation, making it a good choice for those suffering from fatigue or depression.
Medical benefits of Jack Herer include relief from pain, stress, and anxiety. It can also help to stimulate appetite and reduce nausea.
Side effects from Jack Herer are typically mild and include dry mouth and eyes. Some people may also experience dizziness or paranoia when smoking this strain.