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Type: Balanced, yet pronouncedly sativa-dominant hybrid
Ancestry: The cross of Haze – a sativa-dominant hybrid – and a Shiva Skunk and Northern Lights #5 cross, making it the lovechild of not two but three different strains.
Creators: Sensi Seeds in the late 80s/early 90s
THC Content: 15-24%
Appearance: Dense, elongated, light-green buds, made all-the-lighter by the thick trichome coating, which also makes the buds quite sticky. A deceptively unassuming appearance overall.
Aroma and Taste: Everything but unassuming. Jack Herer’s aroma is a floral delight, dominated by herbs, soil, and pine, enriched by citrus undertones and topped off with a peppery kick.
Trivia: Named after Jack Herer, famous cannabis advocate and author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes, a 1985 book that’s ubiquitously considered a staple of the fight for cannabis legalization; Jack Herer is a 9-time Cannabis Cup winner; Its rich and diverse, yet balanced set of genes have become the foundation of different variations, such as Jack the Ripper and Jack Skellington.
Despite its well-rounded, universal nature, if you had to fit Jack Herer into a single niche, it would be “wake and bake.” In fact, Jack Herer tends to overstay his welcome when users invite him for a late-night visit, not letting them sleep for quite a while, his contagious energy and buzz seemingly unabating.
Jack Herer is revered by cannabis veterans and rookies alike because, what is there not to love? It relaxes you not by detaching you from the world – on the contrary, it helps you tune in the moment, whether that’s a social occasion or your precious alone time. Jack Herer is THC-rich, so you’ll be high, all right, but grounded and present at the same time; loose, but also cool, calm, and collected.
The balanced and controlled, yet powerful mental stimulation, in combination with the social lubrication, make Jack Herer the perfect strain for creative teamwork and brainstorming sessions.
Jack Herer’s uplifting abilities are praised by many users who suffer from depression, anxiety, PTSD, and the likes, often citing it as one if not the only reliable medications they can regularly turn to.
Although not particularly healing from a strictly physical standpoint, the high THC count can translate into pain relief. The strong munchies can also go a long way in chemotherapy.
Jack Herer is NOT a suitable strain for insomniacs, and generally, using it too soon before bedtime might keep you up for a while, as the mental buzz can be slow to wear off.