Jack Herer was perhaps the greatest hemp proponent and most prolific cannabis decriminalization activist of our time. In 2010 he sadly passed away due to complications from a heart attack, and the global Cannabis community collectively lit one up in his honor. Jack believed that hemp would save the world, and it was only right that a cannabis strain was created to ensure that his legend will never die.
We loved Jack just as much as we love the strain, a fitting tribute that has gained a notoriety of it’s own and is now perhaps just as famous as the man it was named for.
The strain is now found worldwide, from California to Amsterdam and beyond. Having won the Cannabis Cup a whopping fourteen times, it certainly lives up to it’s namesake as one of the greatest strains of all time, and that’s why we decided it should be featured in our Hall of Fame.
Originally bred in Holland in the 1990s, the goal was to make a plant that delivers an uplifting effect commonly associated with Haze strains, but with a reduced flowering time. The exact genetics of Jack Herer are a closely guarded secret and something of a mystery, but it’s generally believed that Jack is a 50% Haze cross with some Northern Lights and Skunk. All these strains are legendary and potent in themselves.