Pictured: Jack Herer x White Widow
The strain named in honor of the late, great, Jack Herer is as classy as the legendary marijuana activist and icon. It’s one of the most well-known strains on the planet, and that’s not a coincidence. All told, Jack Herer is a very nice, steady Sativa that’s popularity has as much to do with the name as its potency. Yes, as most strains we talk about (we’re in the no schwag zone), Jack is good meds, but you won’t be overwhelmed or knocked out by it–you will straight coast. Jack Herer’s genetics are said to be a cross of a Secret Haze and Red Skunk. Obviously, the Jack with the heavy red hairs is on the skunkier side.
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Given its prominence, many different versions and variations (from Super Jack to Jack Flash) surface all over the place. Jack Herer, along with Juicyfruit, Trainwreck, and Sour Diesel, was one of the first high quality strains I’ve ever sampled. Bred almost ad nauseum in New York City, it’s one of the more popular strains on the East Coast, partially because it’s one of the easiest heady strain to come by–and partially because it is a genial Sativa. And that also holds true on the West Coast. If you walk into any medical marijuana dispensary in California or Colorado, odds are that they have Jack Herer or a version of Jack Herer in stock.
In fact, Jack Herer is found in a crazy 692 collectives, 286 of which need to get with the program and are erroneously spelling the name as “Jack Herrer.” Even if there’s one extra R tacked on, you can always count on Jack for a nice, lofty Sativa high.
Each day, Marijuana.com will highlight a high quality strain of Medical Marijuana. In an effort to show you that strains can vary much based on the environment they’re grown and what seeds are used. If you have smoked today’s strain of cannabis before, let us know what you think of it in the comments and if it looked like this.