Jack Herer is arguably one of the most recognizable and popular strains in North America, and for good cause. This sativa strain was named in honour of the famed marijuana activist and author, Jack Herer himself. Originally bred by Sensi Seeds, this strain was specifically crossed with the intentions of creating a potent, happy and cerebral high. Jack Herer has cemented its place in marijuana history books, even being officially accepted as a medical-grade flower in the Netherlands.
This strain is extremely potent and high in THC percentage for a pure sativa strain. Sitting at an impressive average THC level of 23%, Jack Herer is not to be taken lightly. This strain was created as the results of being crossed with Northern Lights #5 and the ever-classic Shiva Skunk. The effects of Jack Herer are very unique, and revolve around a heavy and heady high. The high of this strain is described most accurately as a euphoric, blissful and focused high. It is ideal for day-time usage, and the medical benefits are most effective when used in conjunction with the treatment of stress, depression, fatigue and physical pain or ailments.
The appearance of Jack Herer may vary from individual grower to grower due to it’s rich lineage and background. This variation of Jack Herer is characterized by the long, cone shaped buds and bright fluorescent green leaves. The aroma of this strain is very unique and distinct, although much like its appearance of each variation may differ. This Jack Herer contains main notes of an earthy, piney scent with undertones of a bright, almost citrusy sweetness that is familiar with most sativa strains.
Once upon a time, cannabis consumption was considered a taboo act, and unacceptable in society. These days, the appeal of marijuana is stronger than ever, and the act of smoking marijuana itself is a very common occurrence – even Barack Obama once admitted to trying the ganja saying “I didn’t inhale it, and never tried it again.” Studies done on cannabis usage in America have shown that 64% of Americans are in support of the legalization of marijuana nationwide. Lucky for us Canadians, the Cannabis culture is widely accepted and even openly celebrated. Our relaxed attitude and values towards weed has embedded cannabis as a norm in Canadian society.
Indica vs Sativa
With thousands of years of history and such a wide abundance of strains available, it is important to know the differences between indica, sativa and even hybrid strains to find out what is most suitable for your own personal needs. Simply put, indica strains and sativa strains differ in their physiological effects and their appearance. Hybrid strains are the result of cross-breeding both an indica strain and a sativa strain together to create a new strain in itself. Because each cannabis strain is so complex and different from one another, it is hard to classify the three phenotypes or variants by their effects alone.
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Sativa cannabis strains are often described as having a creative, invigorating and euphoric high. Generally called the mind or head high that brings the imagination within the brain. The uplifting, Sativa high is more cerebral than the Indica high, which is felt in the entire body. It’s a perfect stimulant for “wake and bake” as it provides a very energetic high with more hallucinogenic effects compared to its counterpart (Indica) that induces a very relaxing feeling. Sativas are generally compared to caffeine as it increases alertness and gives a sudden burst of energy making it better suited for daytime use. Sativa weed has a heavy amount of THC compared to Indicas; generally having a higher CBD content. These marijuana strains help with focus and have been found to enhance lighting and sounds, making visible surroundings more vibrant. This specific cannabis is apart of the Cannabaceae family. Sativas are recommended for early morning consumption or afternoon consumption.