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Strain Spotlight: Jack Herer

Strain Spotlight: Jack Herer

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Named after one of the most prominent figures in cannabis advocacy, the Jack Herer strain, sometimes known as "JH," "Premium Jack," or even "Platinum Jack," is a longstanding favorite among cannabis enthusiasts. So, if you're curious to learn more about the strain and a little bit of history of the actual Jack Herer, you're in the right place. 

Below, we cover everything you need to know, from this strain’s terpene profile to its effects, along with some products made with Jack Herer live resin and rosin concentrates. 

Let's go. 

Origins of Jack Herer

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Jack Herer's origins trace back to the mid-1990s, an eventful era of cannabis when other famous strains such as Sour Diesel and Super Silver Haze first began to emerge. Bred by Sensi Seeds, a renowned cannabis production company, Jack Herer was originally a marijuana strain with a high THC content. It was a cross between Haze, Northern Lights #5, and Shiva Skunk. 

But who is this Jack Herer that the strain was named after? Jack Herer, also called the "Emperor of Hemp" or simply, the "Hemperor," was a well-known cannabis activist and author. In High Times, he is regarded as a legend, and for good reason.

During his lifetime, Herer founded the Help End Marijuana Prohibition (HEMP) organization while fighting for cannabis legalization for both consumption and industrial purposes. In 1985, he famously wrote and self-published his book, The Emperor Wears No Clothes, which complies with the various uses and applications of cannabis.

Herer sadly passed away on April 15, 2010, but his legacy lives on through this beloved sativa strain and the continuing fight for cannabis access and legalization.  

Is the Jack Herer Strain Indica or Sativa?

jack herer buds

Most enthusiasts consider Jack Herer a Sativa strain (or even a Sativa-dominant hybrid). In short, that means that Jack Herer products are best for daytime enjoyment when you need a boost of energy, a lightened demeanor, or even a touch of creativity. 

Technically, under U.S. law, all hemp is Cannabis sativa L. But in casual, "everyday" conversation, people will make distinctions between sativa, indica, and hybrid strains based on the strain's lineage, terpene profile, and associated effects

Jack Herer Terpenes

Terpenes are compounds that give plants their distinctive aromas. They can be found in all plant life, from herbs and spices to pine trees. For cannabis strains, a terpene profile is like a unique "fingerprint."

The dominant terpenes of our Jack Herer products are:
  • Caryophyllene - "peppery"
  • Myrcene - "herbal"
  • Terpinolene - "citrus"
However, besides the aroma and flavor profile, terpenes can also play a significant role in how the body interacts with cannabinoids and are just one piece of the puzzle as to why different strains may highlight specific effects of THC compared to others. 

Jack Herer Strain Effects

When discussing the effects of cannabis strains and their effects, it's essential to keep in mind these things are a bit subjective. After all, how can you measure levels of euphoria and relaxation? But in general, people associate the Jack Herer strain with feeling:
  • Energetic 
  • Creative
  • Uplifted
As a Sativa-dominant strain, the effects of Jack Herer will lean toward stimulating and "uppity" in some ways with a touch of physical relaxation, but the only way (and most enjoyable way) to know what it can offer you is to try it yourself.

Jack Herer Products

Are you interested in seeing if the Jack Herer strain can give you the uplifting, creative boost you want? At Hometown Hero, we offer two products featuring live rosin or live resin concentrate derived from the Jack Herer hemp strain. 

Jack Herer - 2g HHC Disposable

HHC + Live Resin 2-gram disposable vape packaging up close

Experience the bright, mood-lifting effects of HHC paired with Jack Herer live resin in this rechargeable disposable that offers approximately 1,200 puffs. 
  • Cannabinoid Content: ~2,000mg HHC
  • Best For: All levels of experience
  • Effects: Faster onset, moderate to light effects, shorter duration
  • Concentrate: Live Resin 

Blue Raspberry/Jack Herer- Mood HHC Gummies

Blue raspberry flavored mOOD HHC gummies

If you want to experience the bright combination of HHC and Jack Herer in an edible form, we recommend our blue raspberry-flavored HHC gummies, which feature this remarkable strain dusted in crunchy sugar. 
  • Cannabinoid Content: 50mg HHC per gummy
  • Best For: Moderate, experienced enthusiasts
  • Effects: Slow onset, higher strength, longer duration
  • Concentrate: Live Rosin

Final Thoughts

So that's everything you need to know about Jack Herer. Here's a little overview of everything we covered:
  • Type: Sativa-dominant
  • Best For: Day energy, creativity
  • Flavor: Earthy, Pine
  • Parent Strains: Haze, Northern Lights, Shiva Skunk 
  • Primary Terpenes: Caryophyllene, Myrcene, Terpinolene
  • Origin: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Other Names: JH, Premium Jack, Platinum Jack
Jack Herer is a noteworthy sativa that deserves a place in every cannabis enthusiast's toolkit, whether it's for the good, uplifting effects, or just a tribute to one of the most prominent activists in cannabis history. If you're having a social gathering with friends, spending a day outdoors, or getting into a creative project, you can't go wrong with Jack's help. And if you're looking to try this staple sativa, we offer 50mg HHC gummies and an HHC disposable that features concentrates from this strain. 

Until next time, happy exploring and Mind Your Mind!

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