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Jack Herer Strain Review, Effects and Growing Tips


The Jack Herer strain is a Sativa-leaning hybrid known for its potent medicinal marijuana benefits. It’s a very easy strain to grow as well, making it great for new cannabis growers. As for the flavour, it has a citrusy zing (with notes of pine and some skunk thanks to its genetic heritage). It also gives the user an uplifting experience so it’s a great daytime strain.

SexFeminized or Autoflower
VarietyMostly Sativa – 55% Sativa 45% Indica
Strain GeneticsJack Herer
Medical UsesANXIETY, CHRONIC PAIN, DEPRESSION, STRESS
Flowering Time8-10 weeks
Where to GrowIndoor, Greenhouse, Outdoor
EffectActive, Uplifting
FlavoursLEMON, ORANGE, PINEY, SKUNK
Plant HeightMedium
Yieldup to 450 gr/m
THC Content21%+


This legendary strain has won 9 Cannabis Cup awards for Best-In-Class Flower, it seems fitting that the Jack Herer cannabis strain was originally bred to honour an iconic activist in the marijuana community.

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Jack Herer the Activist

As an activist, Jack Herer fought continuously for hemp and cannabis legalization. He was fighting the good fight when no one thought that the U.S would even consider legalizing the plant again.

Like the legend himself, the Jack Herer strain is a blend from a variety of worlds: it has a unique cannabis flavour, an uplifting high, a broad medicinal profile, and a host of energizing effects.

First bred as a tribute to weed mogul Jack Herer (author of the book The Emperor Wears No Clothes), this now world-famous cannabis strain has truly become a legend.

Today we know it also for its impact on the cannabis seed breeding world. It has been a parent to many epic strains including Jack Skellington, Jack the Ripper, Critical Jack, and Jack’s Cleaner — all developed from the OG Jack Herer.

Jack Herer was proud to represent the cannabis movement and he would be proud of the many legendary strains his namesake has produced. We will continue to honour his contribution to the legalization movement by telling his story and breeding seeds with his legendary genetics.

What Is Jack Herer Weed?

If you ask someone who consumes the strain they will most likely say it is a Sativa strain. But truth be told the strain is almost a balanced hybrid. Developed in the Netherlands in the ’90s the strain soon became world-famous because of its medicinal marijuana value.

Said to be a well-matched blend between its genetic parents, Shiva Skunk (Indica), Northern Lights #5 (Indica), and Haze (Sativa), this hybrid flower is a well thought out blending. It offers great value to recreational and medicinal cannabis users alike. Jack Herer cannabis delivers to the grower a THC content of around 18-24%, making it very desirable to all cannabis consumers.

Stunning cannabinoid levels aside, Jack Herer weed is actually pretty easy to grow at home and offers a medium-sized yield. It also flowers relatively quickly having mostly a Sativa heritage. (Keep reading below to find out more about growing the Jack Herer strain).

Strain Review: Aroma, Flavor, and Appearance

Jack Herer cannabis has its own distinct but delicious aroma, skunky and earthy with a hint of pine. Its skunk heritage seems to dominate the profile with piney, woodsy hints.

The initial flavours of Jack Herer cannabis are that of citrusy-spice, with lemon and orange notes bursting through the strain’s skunky aromas. It comes with a bonus underlying sweetness that leaves your mouth happy.

The appearance of the Jack Herer strain is sticky, crystalline and sparkling, glistening like diamonds under your grow light. Be careful not to let your drool drip onto the plants.

The strain’s leaves tend to be sagey green mostly, with orange pistils decorating the blanket of green. Its Fan leaves are brilliant forest green, to coincide with its flavour notes of pine maybe.

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Jack Herer Plant Growing Information

Jack Herer cannabis is recognized for its ease of growing for the new cultivator. Regardless of where you plant these seeds, make sure to have lots of space ready as this strain can grow quite large in the right conditions.

Jack Herer has demonstrated a natural resistance to disease, powdery mildew, moulds, pests, bugs, etc. If you are a newbie or looking for a low-maintenance strain then Jack Here is a great choice.

Most growers will have to grow this strain indoors as outdoor growing will require a warm climate with long growing seasons. In other words, a constant dose of dry, sunny, hot weather.

Indoors, the strain performs well in most growing mediums and hydroponically. It can produce a yield of around 18 oz per square metre, more in expert hands. Outside you can expect to harvest a whopping 18 ozs per plant and the harvest usually occurring late September or early October.

Jack Herer Effects

If you are a Sativa lover and like the energy that this strain delivers or need a pick-me-up from your go-to weed strains, Jack Herer is definitely a perfect grower’s choice. You can expect to feel energized after you consume a little of this cannabis strain, with the buzz kicking in very fast. This makes it the ideal choice for that very important wake and bake session.

The Jack Herer strain is quite cerebral helping to facilitate many deep philosophical discussions with your friends and smoking buddies. Be forewarned there have been many recorded uncontrollable laughing fits known to happen when consuming larger concentrations. It will keep you alert and focused but not to the point of paranoia or anxiety setting in.

As your high winds down from the latest Jack Herer session the Indica genetics kick in and give you a sense of euphoric relaxation. This pairing of cerebral and body effects makes it the ultimate part strain. Considered an ideal daytime use or after-work indulgence, Jack Herer cannabis is best used as a Sativa even though it is almost a balanced hybrid strain.

Medical Benefits

Jack Herer cannabis is widely used as a medicinal marijuana treatment with a sizeable range of potential medical benefits. Most of the benefits utilized by patients fall into the cerebral or mental category. It has proven very effective in treating depression and anxiety, as well as those coping with chronic stress, PTSD, or ADHD.

This excellent medicinal strain helps bring focus and awareness while calming the stomach and increasing appetite. If you are considering Jack Herer cannabis to help with pain, nausea, loss of appetite, or migraines, it is best to consume it in a concentrated form.

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Possible Side Effects of Jack Herer

Although quite rare Jack Herer can potentially produce anxiety in those who are prone to THC-induced paranoia if taken in large doses. If you find yourself in over your head, take deep breaths and try to relax. Keep reminding yourself that it’s only cannabis and you can’t possibly overdose. Hopefully, this will help to bring you back to earth, or you could just take a dose of CBD oil to help counter the intense psychoactive effects of the THC.



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