Marijuana Jack Herer Strain Review

Strain name info: Jack Herer Marijuana Strain

Our Overall Rating:  4.8 / Best known for:  Named after marijuana Icon / Highly medical

Positive Effects
Origin / ancestry Jack Herer Type: Jack Herer is a hybrid of the following strains:

Jack Herer is a Sativa dominant hybrid created in the mid 1990s by Sensi Seeds in the Netherlands as a bona fide medical strain. The ever-popular Haze, with its stimulating high was mixed with the strong, relaxing Indicas of Shiva Skunk and Northern Lights #5. Jack Herer is highly lauded and has gone on to win various awards.

Aromas, Flavors Jack Herer has fragrances and aromas which have been described thusly:

  • Earthiness
  • Lemon
  • Pine
  • Sweet
  • Fruity
  • Spiciness
  • Orange fruit
  • Herbal
May Relieve Jack Herer buds can address musculoskeletal pain, neuropathic pain, anxiety, depression, migraines, headaches, and general stress. Jack Herer is often prescribed for anxiety and depression because it provides a reliable mood boost, energy, and fast-acting relief from psychological tension.
THC Content:

18% to 23%,

Indoor/Outdoor Yield indoors, a yield of 18 ounces per meter squared can be expected. Grown outdoors, cultivators can garner 18 ounces per plant of highly medicinal and recreational weed.
Flowering time Jack Herer plants will flower in eight to ten weeks and be ready for therapeutic use.
Harvest Jack Herer will flower and be ready for harvest in the latter days of September to early in the month of October.
Disease resistance Jack Herer cannabis exhibits strong power to fight disease including:

  • viruses,
  • spiders
  • mold,
  • mites
  • mildew
  • mechanical damage
  • insects
  • fungus,
  • bacteria
Plant Height Jack Herer marijuana is a comparatively tall plant, up to and beyond 80 inches tall.
Type Auto-flowering strain
Adverse effects Jack Herer marijuana, like other highly regarded medicinal strains which have been long in use, has few side effects. It can cause dry mouth, and rarely anxious and paranoid reactions in susceptible persons.
Growing difficulty Growing Jack Herer plants is comparatively easy to moderate and is considered very valuable and can be highly therapeutic for personal growers and highly profitable for commercial cultivators. Growers may need the following skills:

  • digging,
  • light adjustment,
  • location planning,
  • path of growth control,
  • pest control,
  • pruning,
  • soil examination,
  • trimming,
  • use of fertilizers
  • watering

Marijuana Jack Herer Strain

Origins, Genetics, History

Jack Herer Type: Jack Herer is a hybrid of the following strains:

  • Shiva Skunk (Indica)
  • Haze (Sativa)
  • Northern Lights # 5 (Indica)

Jack Herer starts with a well-known Sativa called Haze and is crossed then with Shiva Skunk and Northern Lights #5 to provide strong Indica properties and a veritable coat of sticky white trichomes and resins. Jack Herer is a child of the mid 1990s. It was bred in the Netherlands by highly noted cultivators Sensi Seeds. The purpose was to create a highly medicinal strain by combining the clear-headed Sativa stimulation of Haze with the overwhelming bounty of resins of Shiva Skunk and Northern Lights #5. This succeeded in creating a hybrid that has won numerous awards and has been highly prescribed by doctors in the Netherlands as well as becoming very popular with recreational users. It quickly spread to weed hot spots all over the world and finally to personal growers who produced their own unique takes on Jack Herer. With the end of weed prohibition in some states in the US, with medical use being the most accepted use, Jack Herer has emerged as a prime candidate for doctor recommendations as well as recreational use.

Appearance and Smell

The Jack Herer plants are relatively tall. Jack Herer plants look as if having been artificially dipped in white powder, so bountiful are its THC-rich, CBD rich, and terpenoid storing trichomes. Hairs of pistils and stigmas of light yellow to orange encircle the green buds peeking out through the thick maze of powdery trichomes. Jack Herer has the fragrance and flavor of pine, lemon, earthiness, sweetness, fruitiness, orange, and a hint of spice.

How to Grow Jack Herer Cannabis Seeds or Cuttings

Growing weed from Jack Herer cannabis seeds and cuttings is said to be of an easy to moderate difficulty level. This plant will need a dry, Mediterranean climate to flourish. It has strong disease resistance and so it does not need babysitting. It does require a basic level of gardening skills. It grows best outdoors, so choosing the soil, fertilizers like Flower Power, and location to get the appropriate exposure to sunlight is necessary for the grower.

Indoors, cultivators of the famous Jack Herer weed will need to allow the plant to flower in eight to ten weeks. The grower’s reward is about 18 ounces per meter squared of the revered strain.

Outdoors, Jack Herer will flourish in a sunny, dry, Mediterranean-like area. In late September to early October, the strain will be ready to release its bounty of about 18 ounces per plant.
Cannabis Jack Herer Strain

Medicinal Marijuana Review

Jack Herer medical cannabis has THC levels as high as 23 percent. It was especially bred with medicinal purposes in mind. The strong THC levels can address musculoskeletal pain such as muscle tension, back pain, sciatica, joint pain, muscle cramps, and pain in the feet and wrist. It can also address the pain of an inflammatory origin such as in arthritis and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Knee pains caused by overuse can respond to this strain as well. Neuropathic pain, caused by nerve damage can be treated with Jack Herer medicinal cannabis. These conditions include peripheral neuropathy, fibromyalgia, and Multiple Sclerosis pain. A common complaint in Multiple Sclerosis is feeling is if one’s feet are on fire. This can be addressed with medical cannabis even though there is no visible damage to the feet, but rather the nerves which relay information about the feet are damaged.

Jack Herer is commonly recommended to address chronic stress and its effects. Chronic stress can lead to anxiety and depression. Jack Herer provides the stimulation needed to help lift the user out of depression, and the Indica effects provide the relaxation that will quell the worries and anxieties affecting the individual. Users will get an immediate mood boost and increase in energy and creative thinking to help them see beyond their problems and worries. As a bonus, the anti-inflammatory effect can have a lasting positive influence on the mental state of the user by reducing inflammation in the brain.

Jack Herer weed can also treat ADD and ADHD. The relaxing effects can help soothe the psychomotor agitation and nervous jitters of the adult user. At the same time, the stimulant effect will help provide the cerebral focus needed for those with adult ADHD to excel at school and work.

Jack Herer is also a strain that can be a powerful weapon against the nausea of many causes. Causes can include chemotherapy for cancer or autoimmune disease or radiation treatments. Since it can be taken as smoked marijuana or vapor, patients do not have to worry about having to swallow a pill and it coming back up or having an injection.

Jack Herer will also improve appetite, making it possible for those who are very ill or with wasting diseases to eat enough to gain back muscle and body weight which has wasted away due to diseases such as cancer and HIV.

Jack Herer can prove a useful antidote for insomnia as well. Its relaxing effects will relax the user and lull her to a peaceful slumber.
Jack Herer weed Strain

Jack Herer Weed Price

Vendor: NW Compassion Medical Center
Wood Villiage, Oregon, USA
Strain Name: Jack Herer – Medical
Jack Herer – Recreational price
Gram – $ 15.60 USD
Eighth – $ 54.60 USD
Quarter – $ 109.20 USD
Half – $ 180 USD
Ounce – $ 300 USD
Vendor: Cola Cove
Tigard, Oregon, USA
Strain Name: Jack Herer
Gram – $ 14 USD
Two Grams – $ 28 USD
3.5 Grams – $ 49 USD
7 Grams – $ 85 USD
14 Grams – $ 170 USD


Jack Herer provides and stimulating euphoria that doesn’t go overboard into anxiety. Rather, it is a highly cerebral euphoria that stimulates the mind into creative and transcendent thinking. It can be a great way to kick off the brainstorming phase of an art project, be it painting, or making music.

Jack Herer weed will definitely spice up your conversations to it’s good to have friends around with whom you can exchange ideas and enjoy one another’s a company.

Jack Herer will set the body tingling with pleasure, lightly, and leave you energized and able to function at peak levels while experiencing euphoria. Many people thrive in creative work in this state. Finally, the proper dosage will whet your appetite so that you can have a fun dinner with friends and lastly help you get to sleep. It can be an enjoyable companion used with tact and respect.

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Jack Herer Marijuana Strain
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 12 reviews
 by Rebecca

This strain will always have a special place on the shelf of my top strains ever. Usually when using cannabis, I have to be extremely careful as long as my body and mind overreact to the effects weed can provide. Somehow I happened to be oddly vulnerable to feeling paranoia and anxiety, like I have a lower tolerance level than other people. With Jack I can finally forget about feeling tense. Moderately calms me down and cheers me up, leaving my mind steer and clear at the same time. A perfect daytime medicine, so to speak. I think if I were diagnosed with cancer, the 3rd move for me would be to go and find Jack Herer in flower and then clone it. The only drawbacks of this strain are, in my experience, morning headache if I smoke too close before going to bed and another one is never-ending, impossible to stop munchies. In my opinion it works especially good for people suffering from PTSD, Chemo, depression, eating disorders and anxiety, so be sure to find some asap!

 by Daniel

Jack Herer became the perfect daily morning medicine for me. This is a sativa-dominant strain that will put your head in the clouds, but keep your feet on the ground at the same time because of the perfect amount if indica in it. I always smoke it before going to my work and become a completely different person. It fills me with positivity, happiness, mental and physical energy, the ability to concentrate on my work. I can be a fully productive worker that doesn't trip over one's tongue when talking to other people only with the help of JH. After being seriously depressed for several months, my world view changed completely due to using it every day. Nevertheless, I strongly do not recommend using too much of it, because it's SUPER potent and is able to give you a bad trip, unlike indica that you can smoke bowl after bowl till you just pass out. It's good for energy and depression, but not the best choice if you have sleep and anxiety issues. Otherwise, you should have some indica before going to sleep to come down off the sativa high. It all might sound horrifying, but Jack can absolutely help you concentrate and speed up your thoughts after only one big hit. With this strain I don't need ADD and OCD prescription pills. Thanks to the person, that created this beautiful thing!

 by Mohhamed

I thought there was no good strain left that I wouldn't try yet and then I’ve been given the gift of Jack Herer. Anyone who will listen to be a total fan of kushes (because we're perfectly aware of the fact that it actually helps with chronic nausea issue and social anxiety) knows me for sure. Now I am smoking it every day, all day long and I'm not interested in or need anything else, because well, there is no better weed what can I do? It restores your energy and calms you down at the same time, amazing! Chronic anxiety is an unpleasant and annoying thing to live with, so it's important for me to be fully conscious and chill when making choices, so it meant mixing for me before. This one has everything I need in one! I have no idea how it works, but for some reason it is good on its own or is a great helper depending on how bad your day is and how much discomfort you experience. My perfect recipe for an extremely shitty day is Jack mixed with some of your favorite Kushes and maybe a dash of some CBD. The difference before & after smoking is DRASTIC.

 by Kellie Fleming

I bought this is a 500mg vape cartridge and it was wonderful. It instantly changed my mood and has helped very much today with my appetite. I will make sure to buy this strain often. Thanks Jack !

 by Billie

I honestly love this Jack Herer strain. It's fun, slightly stimulating, very "thinky" and very strong. It is great for depression, anxiety, appetite stimulation, a relaxed mind, a happy heart and functional body. You can't help but smile and if anything was bothering you, you simply forget about it. A nice strain to smoke when you have a day off by yourself. Extremely potent.

 by Zelda

Jack Herer is a sativa that works fairly well for the management of pain. Great strain to get chores done. An unreal head high with intoxicating euphoric buzz that trickles from your brain through to your chest to the tips of your fingers and toes. Lasts a very long time. Amazing smell. perfect for anytime of the day. I highly recommend it.

 by Aiden

Just vaped about 200 mg, it was awesome, man. I loved the citrus earthly smell with a hint of a cool pine… Turned on some tunes on my iPhone and had a blast… A great calm and uplifting experience… I’m wondering if I should smoke it before work, maybe it’ll relax me just enough to get by without too much stress… Looking forward to doing that!

 by Stella

Liked Jack Herer weed a lot. It has a wonderful earthly taste and a pleasant high that send me down the memory line. I began remembering the good times I had in college and the time I signed up for helicopter classes a couple of years ago but never took them… Definitely a potent weed because no others before it had me remembering all this stuff so vividly. Nice experience!

 by Hazel

The things that I remember about smoking Jack Herer strain is its delicious pine/woody aroma and a potent effect. One time I tried a couple of hours before work because I knew it could do wonders for my concentration and it made my experience at my boring job quite bearable. Besides, I was able to do a bit more than I usually do, so no one suspected anything. So if you have some difficulties with focusing, be sure to give Jack Herer a try.

 by Carter

Being a big fan of Haze I had to try Jack Herer cannabis. It’s a good sativa, and it gave a lot of energy but to be completely honest I was a bit disappointed because I didn’t get depression-combating effects I expected. Don’t get me wrong, Herer is a delicious weed but I think I’m going to stick with Haze to help cope with my depression.

 by Paisley

Many of my friends who smoke weed recommended trying the Jack Herer Orchid vape kit. It’s a bit pricey but I finally got it the other day. Amazing technology, my friends! The device puts out a lot of smoke, way more than most of the vapes I’ve tried before. The taste was awesome and I got a lot of energy while smoking. Should have been painting or writing something, too, because it definitely gets my creative juices going, too!

 by Skylar

My experience growing Jack Herer plants was good even though the strain was one of my first grows. The plants flowered very fast and were very easy to grow indoors. In fact, the flowering period was just 8 weeks. Thanks to the 12/12 lighting schedule that was recommended, the plants developed a large cola a minimal branches but that didn’t affect the yield a lot. The final yield for 4 plants was about 260 grams. I think that’s pretty good for a beginner grower like me. Haven’t had the chance to smoke now, so ready for the effects!

This article about Medical Marijuana was published on and updated on October 27, 2022 . Medical facts in this article was checked and article was medically reviewed by our . Author of this checked article is
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