Jack Herer was a lifelong cannabis activist. He authored the non-fictional book The Emperor Wears No Clothes, which talks about the many beneficial uses of the plant for which he collected over years of compiling historical data.
The strain called Jack Herer is a tribute to this activist and was first cultivated under the care of Sensi Seeds. Its genetics stem from crossing Northern Lights #5, Shiva Skunk, and Haze making this hybrid ever popular for its appealing flavor and effects.
Once you open up a package of Jack Herer, you’ll be greeted with a light floral scent having undertones of fresh soil and lemon zest. The most notable characteristic about this strain is its vivid orange pistils scattered throughout light green flowers. A dusting of crystal trichomes gives it an even lighter appearance when it’s been cultivated properly.
Despite its odor being mild and its appearance seemingly like your average cannabis nug, reviewers say it’s ideal for cannabis consumers that are looking for a balance of effects. Jack Herer has been dubbed a “wake and bake” strain and is reputed to increase energy while relaxing the body just enough to want to keep moving. Users say this strain offers a mellow high accompanied with focus, so anyone pursuing creative tasks or conversations may benefit as cerebral activity enhances. Jack Herer has been acclaimed by users for improving visualization and brainstorming, while some have used it to reduce the symptoms of migraines, headaches, and stress. Be careful consuming it too late in the evening as it could keep you from falling asleep according to those who have tried this strain.
Overall, Jack Herer is a favorite for both newbies in the cannabis world as well as veteran consumers. Four phenotypes of this strain exist, making it one of the more diverse strains you’ll see on the market with two leaning towards indica traits and two leaning towards sativa traits.