Jack Herer Strain Spotlight

Posted by London Kelley on May 5th 2023

Jack Herer Strain Spotlight

Information and History

Arguably, the most famous sativa in history and named after the legendary cannabis activist, Jack Herer, is an award-winning cannabis strain. Sought after for its uplifting nature, cerebral and euphoric effects, Jack Herer is a beautiful daytime pick-me-up strain.

A Little Background on Jack Herer's Life

Revolutionary Marijuana activist and author referred to as the "father of cannabis," Jack Herer and fellow activist Ed Adair led the cannabis decriminalization movement in 1973. Jack Herer also published The Emperor Wears No Clothes in 1985, a prolific and thorough investigation of the history of hemp and the war on this plant.

This is an amazing informative read if you want to go down the rabbit hole on the agenda behind the plot to outlaw this incredible plant and the myriad of uses it has as a renewable resource for energy, paper, textiles, building materials, food, and medicine. You can find the book on Amazon here. Jack Herer dedicated his life to educating the public and campaigning for cannabis rights until his death in 2010.

History of the Jack Herer Cannabis Strain

The Jack Herer strain was born in the 1990s in honor of Jack's work. And the story goes that Sensi Seeds, the world's largest cannabis seed bank bred the original Jack Herer strain, which is presumed to be a cross of Haze, Northern Lights #5, and Shiva Skunk heritage. However, the true recipe behind this sativa dominant hybrid remains a well-kept secret to this day, and it's more likely you will find copycats of the classic strain on dispensary shelves.

Many cannabis cultivators have crossbred strains with the original Jack Herer, creating popular offshoots like Galactic Jack, Jack the Ripper, Lemon Jack, Sour Jack, and plenty more.

The Jack Herer Cannabis Cup pays homage to the legacy of the man himself and his influence, which is widely felt in the cannabis community today.

Jack Herer Strain Profile

Jack Herer, also referred to as The Jack, JH, or Platinum Jack, is 80% sativa and 20% indica. This sativa dominant hybrid strain usually tests out with a THC content between 15-24%. Its medium green leaves, dense buds, and heavy resin production give off that pungent citrus scent when broken open.

Thanks to the beautiful melody of terpenes that lend to its delicate flavor and robust aroma, you will get a whiff of florals with hints of orange and lemon zest and a deep pine undertone. The awakening and invigorating smell of Jack Herer's flowers are congruent with its cerebral effects described as euphoric, clear-headed, boosting creativity, sociability, and an attentive flow state for both body and mind. It's no surprise the Jack Herer strain has won numerous awards, including nine Cannabis Cup titles!

Terpenes in Jack Herer

Jack Herer strain taste and smell come from its unique terpene profile. The primary terpene identified is terpinolene, followed by pinene, caryophyllene, and minor amounts of limonene, myrcene, humulène, and fragments of other terpenes. This pine scented strain and well-rounded effects are due to how the terpenes and cannabinoids interact and engage with your endocannabinoid system. Overall this makes Jack Herer a great parent plant popularly used for crossbreeding new strains.

The Jack Herer Effect

A wonderful daytime use strain, Jack Herer packs a lifted and energizing high when you need a little extra oomph to get motivated and focused. Many consumers rave about the dual relaxation effect that may provide relief for anxiety and chronic pain. This is the perfect strain to put into a flow state for enhanced focus, and energy, providing an overall uplifting experience.

Jack Herer Rare Cannabinoid Blend Cartridge from The Standard by BlackMarket

The Standard BlackMarket premium Jack Herer Rare Cannabinoid Blend Cartridges capture that piney lemon flavor profile while delivering a blissful vibration to take the edge off, increase productivity, and boost your creativity. You will feel the effects hit you on the exhale, enhancing your state of mind and slowly rippling outward through your body for a good balance of relaxation and energy. That's the Jack Herer effect.

Cerebral Effects

  • Euphoria
  • Enhanced focus
  • Energizing Uplifting
  • Mentally stimulating
  • Creative boost

Physical effects

  • Relaxing
  • Stress Relief
  • Ease aches and pains
  • Fights fatigue
  • Enhances physical activities

A Word of Advice

Jack Herer is a great strain for the experienced cannabis connoisseur and for those new to the cannabis world looking to experiment with different cannabis strains in low doses. A little bit can go a long way with this strain, and your experience can vary depending on set and setting, so make sure you are in a safe, comfy space when you partake.

Kick your feet up, grab your favorite foods, and enjoy the cerebral and physical effects of Jack Herer.

Written by London Kelley