There are many strains named after famous people, but not many are named after famous people in weed. However, the Jack Herer strain, also known as "JH," "The Jack," "Premium Jack," and "Platinum Jack," is that rarity. The strain is named after a legendary cannabis activist and author of the 1985 book “The Emperor Wears No Clothes.”
You can find this strain, among others on the Mr. Bills of Buckley menu. Continue reading to learn more about the strain's genetics and effects.
The Jack Herer Strain
The Jack Herer strain has achieved its legendary status with Sensi Seeds, winning 9 first-place High Times Cannabis Cup awards. While the THC percentage is around 18% and considered mid-range, many people love it for its quality and potency
Jack Herer Strain Genetics & History
According to Leafly, in the mid-1990s the Jack Herer strain was originally created and bred in the Netherlands and subsequently distributed by Dutch pharmacies as a medical-grade strain. It was made by combining a Haze hybrid with a Northern Lights #5 and Shiva Skunk cross. Because of the unique mix, the dominant terpenes of the strain include terpinolene, caryophyllene, and pinene, in that order; giving the strain citrus, pine, wood, and spice flavor profile. Furthermore, offspring from the Jack Herer strain include Cinderella 99 and Amnesia strains.
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Jack Herer Strain Effects
While everyone won't have the same experience, due to the unique phenotypes that Jack Herer can have, many consumers typically describe the effects of this mostly sativa hybrid as blissful, clear-headed, and creative. It may be best consumed for getting work done, wanting to get rid of stress, and helping alleviate symptoms of depression.
Looking to try the Jack Herer strain? This is what a consumer had to say about their experience.
“Jack Herer is my morning medicine. I take it daily every morning before work, and it turns me into a happy, focused, energized person completely capable of working and talking to people without tripping over my tongue. I was severely depressed for several months, then I started taking Jack every morning and my worldview changed completely…Jack is a sativa-dominant strain that will put your head in the clouds, and it has just the perfect amount of indica in it to keep your feet on the ground.”