The Jack Herer strain is a slightly sativa-leaning hybrid known for its potent medical properties. It’s quite easy to cultivate as well, making it an easy bud for cannabis-growing newbies. As for its taste, it has a citrus-dominant flavor profile (with notes of pine and skunk thanks to its Shiva Skunk parent). It also gives lots of energy, so it’s perfect for a morning wake and bake smoke.
Having won no less than nine Cannabis Cup awards for Best In-Class Flower, it seems fitting that the Jack Herer weed strain was specifically created to honor one of the most iconic cannabis activists in history. As a person, Jack Herer was an individual who fought immensely for hemp and marijuana legalization – which is something to behold considering that his efforts were exerted long before the legality of ganja in the U.S. was even considered a possibility. Like the man himself, the Jack Herer weed strain is a quintessential blend that amalgamates a variety of worlds: it possesses a unique yet delicate flavor, an outstanding, mind-boggling high, an efficient medicinal potential, and a host of uplifting, energizing effects. In fact, most would agree that Jack Herer (the weed) has revolutionized the world of cannabis consumption – in a very similar way to how Jack Herer (the man) influenced and revolutionized the war against cannabis.
Bred as an appreciation to weed mogul Jack Herer (author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes), this beloved cannabis strain has truly become a global favorite. The genius Dutch breeders over at Sensi Seeds did a spot-on job of recreating Herer’s personality and historical importance, turning his positive attitude and eternal energy into a reefer strain that offers the same sort of universal appeal. Flash forward to the present and you can see just what level of impact the Jack Herer strain has had on the world of cannabis; it’s become a parent plant for numerous popularized cannabis strains, including Jack Skellington, Jack the Ripper, Critical Jack, and Jack’s Cleaner — all strains that have been developed from the OG Jack Herer.
If Jack Herer himself was here today, he no doubt would be so proud of what the cannabis community has achieved over the course of the last decade or so. And indeed, creating a namesake strain for one of the pioneers of marijuana activism is the most fitting way possible to honor such a timeless icon. To find out more about this ultra-popular, hard-hitting sativa hybrid, keep on reading our complete Jack Herer marijuana strain review.