Jack Herer

18–24% THC <1% CBD

A good option for newbies, this cannabis strain was named after the late, great marijuana activist Jack Herer. Offering a well-balanced and easy-going high, Jack Herer has universal appeal.

This cannabis strain is a tribute to the late Jack Herer, a well-known activist in the marijuana community and author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes, a book that often serves as an introduction to cannabis decriminalization politics. With its blissful mental and physical properties, Jack Herer is an easy and accessible option for those new to cannabis—fitting for a strain named in honor of a man who was so passionate about marijuana education.

Said to be a cross between Haze, Shiva Skunk and Northern Lights #5, Jack Herer was bred by Dutch company Sensi Seeds in the 1990s—well before Herer’s passing in 2010. You can expect an earthy aroma with citrus undertones and a sweet, sometimes spicy taste from the smoke produced by this strain. Appearance-wise, this isn’t a particularly striking strain, but what Jack Herer lacks in looks, it makes up for in pleasant, wide-ranging appeal.

Often described as the ideal sativa, Jack Herer has distinctive cerebral effects that can uplift, spur creativity and encourage intellectual inquiry. Some sativas have stimulating qualities that can overwhelm more inexperienced users—such is not the case with Jack Herer; its mellow yet invigorating nature isn’t over-the-top. This versatile daytime strain is great for social occasions or providing energy to complete complex projects.

The balanced and relaxing aspects of this marijuana strain are applicable to a wide array of medical conditions including ADD/ADHD, depression and anxiety. Jack Herer’s gentle and pleasant physical effects are also a good fit for those with mild to moderate pain, though medical marijuana patients with severe pain may want to consider a more potent strain.

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