Strain Review: Jack Herer

By Gibson Lannister
Published: November 23, 2018 | Last updated: April 23, 2021 01:04:35
Key Takeaways

Not for rookies, Jack Herer lives up to its name by leaving you clearheaded, creative, and energetic.

I am a cancer survivor and medical and recreational cannabis user. I try to approach each new strain I try from both perspectives.


There is a definite cool factor to Jack Herer, a strain of cannabis named after legendary pot activist and author, The Hemperor himself, Jack Herer. I tried it because its name piqued my interest and stood out like a sore thumb. And I’m glad I did because this strain is going to be my new daytime medicine.

Uplifting High

I use a vaporizer far more often than I smoke or take edibles. Jack Herer seems to give me this never-ending flow of vapor that keeps me alert and gets my mind moving in a creative direction. It’s an uplifting high that always leaves me in a great mood. The comedown is mild and hardly noticeable, which is great for someone who needs to partake frequently throughout the day.


Jack Herer greatly, and I mean greatly, increases my appetite like no other strain has before. It also helps relieve my pain and greatly reduce my bowels spasms. It is quite potent with an average 20-25 percent THC and less than one percent CBD. I only recommend this strain to experienced cannabis users.

A Beautiful Strain

Jack Herer is a beautiful strain. It has been around since the 90s so there are many different phenotypes. The Jack Herer I’ve been enjoying is at the sativa end of the spectrum. The light green buds are flecked with trichomes universally throughout, and there are thick patches of long, orange hairs.

Its scent is earthy with pine, mixed with hints of melon and berries. The compact buds are easy to break up for use in a vaporizer or for rolling easy-to-smoke joints. The terpenes found in Jack Herer are pinene, myrcene, and trans-nerolidol.


Jack Herer can be grown indoors. It can get quite large, more than three feet in height. It is suggested that you start flowering early while the plants are still small, or you could use the sea of green method to maximize growing space.

Flowering time should be anywhere from seven to nine weeks. Expect a decent yield in return for your love and hard work. I recommend Jack Herer for gardeners with some experience.


Like the Man Himself

There’s a reason Jack Herer has been around for so long. Much like its namesake, it is clearheaded, energetic, and creative. There are so many positives and few negatives to this strain. I definitely plan on using Jack Herer frequently. It’s the perfect daytime smoke for medical and recreational users.


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Written by Gibson Lannister

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Gibson Lannister has been a musician for more than 15 years and continues to expand his knowledge of theory and techniques.

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