Jack Herer was perhaps the greatest hemp proponent and most prolific cannabis decriminalization activist of our time. In 2010 he sadly passed away due to complications from a heart attack, and the global Cannabis community collectively lit one up in his honor.
Jack believed that hemp would save the world, and it was only right that a cannabis strain was created to ensure that his legend will never die. We loved Jack just as much as we love the strain, a fitting tribute that has gained a notoriety of it's own and is now perhaps just as famous as the man it was named for.
The strain is now found worldwide, from California to Amsterdam and beyond. Having won the Cannabis Cup a whopping fourteen times, it certainly lives up to it's namesake as one of the greatest strains of all time, and that's why we decided it should be featured in our Hall of Fame.
Originally bred in Holland in the 1990s, the goal was to make a plant that delivers an uplifting effect commonly associated with Haze strains, but with a reduced flowering time.
The exact genetics of Jack Herer are a closely guarded secret and something of a mystery, but it's generally believed that Jack is a 50% Haze cross with some Northern Lights and Skunk. All these strains are legendary and potent in themselves.
Jack Herer produces dank, dense, light green buds with rust coloured hairs. This strain is invariably almost covered in frosty resin- sticky trichomes and gooey terpenoids abound.
Pulling apart one of the nugs fills your nose with a spicy sweet aroma. It's delicious and unique, with notes of candy and cinnamon. Light one up and you'll taste the strain's distinctive piney flavour- and on the exhale, a frosty, tropical taste that cools your throat.
Jack Herer is a slightly sativa-dominant hybrid that provides a clear-headed, cerebral high coupled with a strong energetic indica buzz at the same time. The high experienced from the strain is euphoric and energetic, on a level that goes beyond what most sativas are capable of.
Jack Herer is one of the best ways to start your day- the uplifting qualities are great for activity or exercise, and medicinal patients have proven this plant to be effective in battling many symptoms.
Due to the strain's Sativa heritage the plant is best suited to treat ailments related to psychology- including depression, stress and anxiety. It's no secret why Jack Herer has been awarded so many accolades today, and is considered to be a worldwide favourite.
Jack is quite a forgiving plant that will allow even novice growers to produce good weed without too much effort, but it grows best in the hands of an experienced gardener.
The strain's genetic lineage allows for fast production and this coupled with Jack Herer's legendary potency makes it a popular choice for personal and commercial growers alike.
When grown with care and attention, indoor plants can grow up to six feet tall, flowering over a period of 8-10 weeks.
It grows fine in a SOG or ScrOG setup but the strain really comes into its own when grown outdoors in soil, given space and a few more weeks for the roots to develop fully. A mature Jack Herer plant cultivated in this way is a formidable beast that can grow eight feet tall and produce up to a whopping 500-600g/m²!