Jack Herer is a sativa-dominant cannabis strain that has gained as much renown as its namesake, the marijuana activist and author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes. Combining a Haze hybrid with a Northern Lights #5 and Shiva Skunk cross.
A nearly balanced hybrid, Jack Herer brings to the table the best of both sativa and indica effects. Users generally find they are happy and calm after consuming the orange and lemon-scented vapor, but alert enough to carry on conversations that are bound to get interesting thanks to the strain’s ability to “Jack” up creativity.
You will notice a healthy deposit of sugar-like trichome resin on your Jack Herer plant, despite the level of sativa. This sticky surface is what offers those calming, blissful effects that play along so nicely with the more euphoric sativa qualities the strain provides. Depending on your tolerance and body chemistry, you might find yourself more energized, or deeply relaxed. A moderate THC level of about 18% means you’ll get the heady buzz for which cannabis is known, but should avoid any overpowering psychoactive effects. The effects of Jack Herer tend to be long-lasting.
Medically, our Jack Herer cannabis plants grow into medium-height plants that provide relief from the symptoms of depression, soothe away stress and anxieties, and reduce pain. The strain is not recommended for nighttime use since, despite the relaxation, users often find themselves too attentive to nod off – avoid this strain in the afternoon and evening if you struggle with falling asleep.
Jack Herer cannabis plants have a relatively short flowering period of 50 to 70 days. Large, round buds provide a good yield both indoor and out, though the medium height and compact body of Jack Herer makes it an ideal choice for indoor growing. You can expect up to 500 grams of harvestable flower from each square meter of indoor growth, and gardeners with moderate experience should find the growing process quite straight-forward.