As an individual, Jack Herer was a person who battled immensely for hemp and marijuana legalization – which is something to admire, considering that his efforts were exerted long before the legality of cannabis in the U.S. was even considered a prospect.
Like the person himself, the Jack Herer weed strain is a superior blend that amalgamates an assortment of worlds: it possesses a unique yet delicate flavour, an outstanding, mind-boggling high, an efficient medicinal prospect, and a host of uplifting, energizing effects.
Most agree that Jack Herer (the weed) has revolutionized the world of cannabis consumption – similar to how Jack Herer (the person) influenced and revolutionized the war against cannabis.
Appearance & Aroma
Jack Herer features a distinct but delectable aroma reminiscent of the damp, skunky earth that one may find in an old-growth forest. After the aroma hits you, you can expect Jack Herer to produce piney, woodsy hints that peak with the inevitable dank aroma of Skunk genetics. It is one of those strains where you can honestly sense the connection with nature.
The initial notes of Jack Herer present a sort of citrusy spice, along with orange and lemon bursts exposing themselves through the strain’s complex mix of aromas.
Flavour-wise, you can expect similar notes to the flower’s aroma, with an added sweetness that leaves your tastebuds pleased.
In addition, you might be able to sense some moments on your tongue that give an herbal flavour, maybe similar to one of your favourite leafy green teas. The Jack Herer strain is one-of-a-kind, as although it delivers the traditional ‘Sativa reaction’ in both body and mind, the mixed effects are more noticeable after taking your initial few tokes.
Furthermore, Jack Herer can produce intense amounts of resin, making it a crystalline and sparkling strain whose buds shimmer like diamonds in the light – causing ‘cannasseurs’ who want a piece of the frost to salivate with child-like delight.
The strain’s sugar leaves primarily tend to be sagey green, with coiled orange hairs (pistils) peeking out from between a green garden, creating a sharp contrast in overall hue. Jack Herer’s leaves are brilliant forest green, possibly paying homage to the old-forest smell of pine and earth that it provides.
Effects & Benefits
This Sativa is an excellent strain for creative brainstorming and visualization. This strain acts fast — users are hit with a strong headrush that is noticeably more energizing than disorienting. As time advances or greater doses are consumed, this initial tingle extends down the neck and through the limbs, forming a sense of relaxation without immobilizing. What ensues is an alert and easily suggestible high marked by creativity. The ease and creativity make Jack Herer great for facilitating conversation in social settings.
Because it provides double relaxation and buzz for the mind and body, Jack Herer generally leaves users feeling stimulated but fully lucid and in control of their actions. This mellow high is suitable for ministering to low-grade stress, anxiety, and depression. Users have also expressed relief from migraines.
Although not high in CBD, Jack Herer can also be helpful for chronic aches and pains. It is not recommended for insomnia, as the stimulation of thought and mood can keep users awake. More of a daytime delight than an evening medication, Jack Herer could be considered an immaculate “wake and bake” strain.