Having won 9 Cannabis Cup awards for best marijuana strain, it seems fitting that this weed strain would be specifically created as an appreciation and dedication to cannabis activist Jack Herer himself, author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes and an individual who fought immensely for hemp and marijuana legalization, long before making ganja legal was even seen as a remote possibility.
The Jack Herer strain is a quintessential blend of all worlds; possessing a unique yet delicate flavor, outstanding mind-boggling high effects, grave medicinal value, energizing and elevating effects and a wonderful history of existence to top it all off. Jack Herer weed is revolutionizing the world of marijuana to a similar extent that Jack Herer (the person) influenced and revolutionized the war against cannabis, all while the breeders at Sensi Seeds did a spot-on job of recreating his personality and importance and turning into its very own reefer strain.
Flash forward to 2017 and you can see just what level of impact the Jack Herer strain has had on the world of reefer, becoming a parent plant for numerous popularized cannabis strains that owe half of themselves to Jack Herer. Jack Skellington, Jack the Ripper, Critical Jack and Jack’s Cleaner, are all strains developed from Jack Herer, and the list doesn’t just stop there. If only Jack Herer himself was here today; he would be so proud.
What Is Jack Herer?
Classified by some as a sativa, by others as a full-blown hybrid, Jack Herer was developed by Sensi Seeds in the Netherlands, circa the 1990s, Dutch pharmacies and medical practitioners actually took on this strain not long after its development, seeing the extreme medicinal value it possessed and recognizing Jack Herer as a cure, rather than a drug. Said to be a well generated blend between the parent strains Shiva Skunk (indica), Northern Lights #5 (indica) and Haze (sativa), this 55% sativa, 45% indica is a well thought out hybrid strain that offers perks on both sides of the spectrum, making Jack Herer simply brilliant for a wide range of individuals and uses.
Although the origins of this strain are not 100% confirmed, no high at all is sacrificed by this lack of knowing and instead, Jack Herer features an astounding 18-24% THC content, making it especially likely to get the effects you desire from this crop. Stunning sensations aside, Jack Herer is simple to cultivate, offers a medium sized yield and takes less than average for the flowering period to arrive, but you’ll have to keep reading on if you want to know more about these facts in detail…
Jack Herer Aroma, Flavor and Appearance
Jack Herer weed features a distinct but delectable aroma, reminiscent of earthy times, moments spent in the forests around the world, close down to the earth, honestly connected with that realm of nature. After the initial scent of earth hits you, expect Jack Herer to be piney, with woodsy hints peaking through, keeping the forest theme alive as you begin to reminisce the old growth trees deep within these natural sanctuaries.
Top notes present moments of citrusy-spice, with lemon and orange bursts rising through the rest of the complex and detailed blend of aromas. Flavor wise, you can expect similar notes to the aroma, with an added sweetness underlying, that leaves your tastebuds happy and pleased. Additionally, you might be able to capture moments on your tongue of an herbal flavor, maybe similar to some leafy green teas. The Jack Herer strain is one-of-a-kind, because although it causes your body and mind to react similar to how it would with most any other sativa, the hybridizing comes in when you take your first look at the buds of this crop.
Jack Herer has a profound ability to produce intense amounts of resin, making it a crystalline and sparkling strain, whose buds glisten like diamonds in the light, causing cannaisseurs who want a piece of the frost to drool and desire some of this magic green stuff. Its sugar leaves are sagey green and dark green primarily, with coiled up deep orange hairs (pistils) peeking from in between the garden of green, creating a sharp contrast in shades. Jack Herer’s water leaves are primarily forest green, bringing about the classic cannabis appearance overall.
Jack Herer Effects
If you are someone that desires energy and a pick-me-up from your go-to weed strains, Jack Herer is definitely a suitable choice for you. You can expect to feel up and ready after you smoke a little of this stuff, with the effects hitting almost immediately, meaning that you won’t have to waste much time waiting for the healing to begin.
The Jack Herer strain is an incredible facilitator for deep and meaningful conversations, all the way to light hearted and fun chats. Don’t worry about losing any awareness either, this reefer will keep you alert and on your toes at all times, but not in a way bring about anxiety or nervousness. You might end up feeling like you are flying through the clouds later on during your high, for when Jack Herer begins to wear down, it brings about an overwhelming wave of euphoria that isn’t necessarily relaxing, but certainly it does cause extreme pleasure and often a rapid flow of creative or artistic energy.
Considered an ideal daytime or after work strain, Jack Herer is best saved for a moment long before bedtime, otherwise you might find yourself tossing and turning all night, trying to fall asleep.
Medical Benefits of Jack Herer
Jack Herer weed has a fairly sizeable range of medical uses and benefits, with the majority sitting in the mental disorders spectrum. This strain has been known for being especially effective with assisting individuals who are dealing with severe cases of depression and anxiety, as well as those handling stress or ADHD/ADD.
Jack Herer helps to bring back focus and awareness, all while calming the stomach, raising appetite (but not making you munchie hard), and numbing any underlying pain one might be experiencing. If you are planning on consuming Jack Herer marijuana for aid in dealing withchronic pain, nausea, loss of appetite, migraines or ADHD/ADD, it is best to take a large dose of this strain from the get go.
Alternative cannabis forms such as edibles, concentrates, live resin, candies and more, are typically the best way to go if you want to consume the biggest dose possible with the least effort. For those handling other mental conditions like depression, anxiety, stress and more, it is ideal to only consume a quantity of any marijuana strain that is for sure known to be within your limits, because over consuming any strain in this scenario, can cause an increase in possible paranoia or anxiety.
Possible Side Effects of Jack Herer
The most common adverse reactions most often reported after consuming Jack Herer, are dry mouth and dry eyes. Both of these instances are easily solvable by staying hydrated before, during and after your high, as well as having moisturizing eyedrops on hand anytime there’s a plan to consume ganja. These drops are simple to use and affordable to purchase at your local drug store. Additionally, some regular consumers of Jack Herer experience anxiety or paranoia.
Although this is rather rare and can happen with just about any strain of cannabis, if you are beginning to feel yourself tumbling down dark or irrational tunnels and thought patterns, it is best to close your eyes for a moment to take deep breaths, remember that this high too shall pass, just like all things do in the world. This should help to slow down your breathing and also, hopefully, reground and bring you back down to reality.