Jack Herer Marijuana Strain
Jack Herer is a strain named after a lifelong cannabis activist whose 1985 book The Emperor Wears No Clothes continues to be an influential resource in the fight for cannabis decriminalization and legalization. A sativa-dominant hybrid developed by Sensi Seeds in the 1980s or 90s, it is a tasty and perennially popular strain. Jack Herer has passed its genetics and part of its name on to crossbred strains like Jack the Ripper, Jack’s Cleaner, and Jack Skellington.
Although the exact genetic formula is a guarded secret, Jack Herer is thought to be the product of sativa staple Haze and a cross of Northern Lights #5 and Shiva Skunk. Sticky buds have an appealing orange-lemon scent and taste with just a hint of some dank pine. The high provides an excellent balance between cerebral and physical effects, leaving users deeply relaxed but attentive and conversant. Jack Herer’s appealing flavor and well-rounded effects has made it hugely popular with medical and recreational cannabis users alike; it has won nine Cannabis Cup titles. Cannabis lab Analytical 360 has measured Jack Herer flowers as having between 15% and 24% THC.
Jack Herer Strain Review: Aroma, Flavor, and Appearance
Jack Herer weed features a distinct but delectable aroma, most reminiscent of the damp, skunky earth that one might find in an ancient, old-growth forest. This is one of those strains where you can honestly sense the connection with nature, and after the initial aroma hits you, you can expect Jack Herer to deliver piney, woodsy hints that peak with the inevitable dank scent of Skunk genetics.
Medical Benefits of Jack Herer
Jack Herer weed has a fairly sizeable range of potential medical benefits, with the majority sitting in the psychological disorder spectrum. The strain has been known for being particularly effective in assisting individuals who struggle with depression and anxiety, as well as those handling chronic stress, PTSD, or ADHD.
Jack Herer generally helps to bring back focus and awareness while calming the stomach, increasing appetite (but not making you munchie hard), and numbing any underlying pain that you may be experiencing.
If you are planning on consuming Jack Herer marijuana to help with things like chronic pain, nausea, loss of appetite, or migraines, though, it is best to take a large dose of the strain straight from the get-go. Alternative cannabis forms such as edibles, concentrates, live resin, and candies are typically the best way to go if you want to consume the biggest dose possible, with the least effort.
For those handling other psychological conditions (such as stress), it is important to remember not to consume quantities of any marijuana strain that will cause your to exceed your comfort limits. Overconsumption of THC can lead to an increase in paranoia or anxiety.