Jack Herer Review: The One You Want Read

When you become an Emperor, sometimes you get a marijuana strain created just for you.

That’s what Ben Dronkers from Sensi Seeds did to honor and pay tribute to his friend Jack Herer back in 1994 at the Cannabis Castle.


​Imagine your very own plant made for you.

Just to let you know.

This will not be a regular Jack Herer review.

It dives deeper.

This could help you when looking for some Jack Herer seeds, buds, or concentrates.

Getting to know the weed you smoke makes for a great conversation and a better appreciation.

In this review there is everything you will want to know and more.

  • Where to Buy
  • THC, CBD, CBN Amounts
  • Effects
  • Medical Benefits
  • Genetics
  • Terpene Profile
  • How to Grow
  • Awards
  • History and Origins

​Jack Herer Review

I get this question a lot:

“How do you pronounce Jack Herer?”

The answer is:

It sounds like “HAIR” “ER.”


A Jack Herer plant with Resinous Buds.

Where to buy Jack Here Strain

If you live in the United States and in a state that is legal to purchase please check out Weed Maps for Jack Herer on prices, stock levels and locations nearest you ! 

Where to Buy Jack Herer Seeds

If you are interested in growing this strain here is a list of the reputable online seed shops that I recommend.

SeedsMan for all types ranging from regular, feminized, auto flowers.

Jack Herer Genetics

With the genetics of the Jack Herer strain remaining a mystery, there have been some educated guesses on the phenotypes it has.

It is believed to be the cross of three strains: Skunk #1, Northern Lights #5, and Haze.

Skunk #1, Northern Lights #5, and Haze


Here are just few of the Jack Herer Hybrids.

​The Jack Herer is a parent to a number of hybrids:

Somango, Amnesia Haze, Critical Jack, OG Skunk #1

Profile Count 

Indica: 60%

Sativa: 40%


THC, CBD,CBN Average Count

The Jack Herer THC count starts at 14 % and goes up to 24% .

Jack Herer Terpene Profile 

Jack Herer buds smell like lemon and pine, with a hint of pepper.

Upon consuming the herb, it has a peppered piney citrus taste.

The following terpene markers contribute to this.​


Data From Analytical 360

  • A-Pinene 0.03% – Pine
  • B-Pinene 0.01% – Rosemary
  • Linalool 0.01% – Lavender
  • Myrcene 0.02% – Mango
  • Caryophyllene 0.14% – Pepper
  • Humulene 0.01% – Hops
  • Beta-Caryophyllene 22% – Cloves
  • Terpineol 0.01% – Lillac
  • ox-Caryophyllene 0.01​​​% – Basil
  • Limonene 0.01% – Lemon

Medical Uses


The medical uses of Jack Herer that it works well with:

  • Neurological Disorders including
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Migraines
  • PTSD
  • ADHD
  • Some veterans find this strain helps.

Effects / Experience :

The effect of consuming Jack Herer are Euphoric, energizing, creative, cerebral.

Daytime use recommended.

How to Grow Jack Herer


Jack Herer, it’s an excellent starting plant for beginners.

The plants can grow in any growing medium from hydro to soil. You can also use the SCROG method.

The plant can also be grown indoors or outdoors with great success.

The Jack Herer yield per plant varies from 300- 400 grams per plant per meter squared and grows to a height of four to six feet or 2-3 meters tall.

The Jack Herer flowering time takes around eight to nine weeks.

When growing Jack Herer weed outdoors, harvest time is the end of September or early October for the Northern hemisphere.

The Southern Hemisphere is on average April or May.

The temperatures for the plant are suitable for mild temperature areas

Grow Points​​​​​

  • Yield: Up to 400gr indoor / 300 gr outdoor
  • Height: 3 feet tall indoors, reaching 6 feet tall outside.
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Flowering time: 8-9 Weeks
  • Outdoor Harvest North hemisphere: End of September start of October in the Northern Hemisphere with a production up to 300 grams per plant.
  • Outdoor Harvest South Hemisphere: April or May.
  • Climate: Good for mild, temperate areas.
  • Growing Medium: Soil or Hydroponic with Scrog
  • Environment: Indoors or Outdoors

Check out the video on growing the Jack Herer,

Top Awards

Top Cannabis Awards

The strain from Sensi Seeds was named after the “Emperor of Hemp” Jack Herer.

The plant is a multi-award winner and has gone on to win countless awards, including 2 Cannabis Cups and twelve High Life Cups. 

The Jack Herer marijuana plant is amongst the most recognized and famous in the world.

The plant is a living tribute to a legend in the marijuana community that continues to grow over time.

Jack Herer Cannabis Cup is a new competition held in Las Vegas every year!

For tickets check out the website The Jack Herer Cup



Origin: Netherlands, Sensi Seeds

Who is Jack Herer?


Jack Herer was an activist and marijuana crusader and writer.

He often advocated the benefits of the cannabis plant in all aspects of society from a fuel source and clothing to medicinal use.

Ironically in his earlier years, he was military police during the Korean War and was totally against marijuana.

It wasn’t until the mid-sixties did Jack get turned on to cannabis.

About twenty years later in 1985 he wrote the famous book called “The Emperor Wears No Clothes”.

He gathered as much information he could find from history to industrial use, medical benefits to backup the claims.

The book is a great read if you are interested in Marijuana. I highly recommend it. Its available here for free.

Jack continued to be a great advocate for the cause of legalization and use.

He ran for President of the United States 2 times once in 1988 and then in 1992. According to Presidents USA .

Jack passed away in 2010, but his memory will live on forever.

I hope this Jack Herer review will give you a better understanding of this type of strain and help you make a decision when looking for it.

Have you tried Jack Herer?

What are your experiences and thoughts on herb?

Let me know in the comments.

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6 thoughts on “Jack Herer Review: The One You Want Read”

  1. Today I received 7 Jack Herer Autoflower seeds from CK seeds. That’s 2 first for me in one day : #1: 1st time using CK seeds. ( used msnl my first grow of auto bluetooth). I’m very pleased with both CK and msnl.
    #2: 1st time growing JH autos. (This will be my 2nd grow).
    My 1st grow was 3 auto Bluetooth. I netted approx 8 ounces….very good smoke but Bluetooth seems to be too much indica dominant. Therefore; I’m really hoping that JH auto’s sativa dominant trait of being uplifting suits me better.
    I really enjoyed your review…great job! Putting you on favorites list.

  2. Just had my first out door grow. Jack plants were photoperiod and grew to 12 feet tall. One plant gave a pound. It is really smooth smoke and a really nice buz that isn’t overwhelming. The indica takes over after the evening is over and a really nice sleep helper it is. Love this strain, would grow again. Buds were humongous. Sticky. Lemony pine scent.

  3. Hi I’m late to the party as I’m in my early 60’s and just started to grow my own Jack Herer. Looking forward to the grow. I’ve just got into my first harvest of blueberry and it is nice…brother in law said I’ve found my calling lol only took me 60 years oh well let’s party…GOD BLESS EVERYONE AND BE KIND ALWAYS TO EACH OTHER.


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