I have a particular reverence for Jack Herer, the person. His message from his 1985 book, The Emperor Wears No Clothes, that hemp is “capable of providing the overall majority of the world’s paper and textiles; meet all of the world’s transportation, industrial, and home energy needs, while simultaneously reducing pollution, rebuilding the soil, and cleaning the atmosphere all at the same time” is a foundational part of my relationship with cannabis. That’s why I take a particular interest anytime I find his namesake strain on a dispensary menu. Rythm recently entered its cut of the cultivar into the High Times Cannabis Cup Sativa Flower Kit, which I picked up at Rise Mundelein.
Jack Herer is a sativa-dominant hybrid cross of Super Skunk and (Northern Lights x Haze). This batch of flower tested at 1.76% THC, 26.23% THCa, and 27.99% total cannabinoids.
This gram was a single, large-pointed cola tip. A bright, uniform turf-green undertone was dotted with thick fire-orange hairs and a sparkling trichome presence that was fully milky without any visible amber trichomes. The flower was closely trimmed but not overly so with some sugar leaf remnants giving the surface considerable texture.
The aroma was very sharp and bright with notes of hot mustard, vinegar, pine, lime juice, freshly cut orange, dried hops, diesel, and dill. I kept returning to the jar to explore the bright aroma as it had an awakening effect, a kind of in-jar aromatherapy. The sweet lime and sharp pine notes carried into the smoke, maintaining the sharp and bright profile from the aroma.
Jack Herer is one of the quintessential sativa strains, and this cut was a good representation of the cultivar. A fast-acting mental clarity and expansion of my awareness set in. My focus sharpened and both conversations and writing started to flow easier. The effects were much more cerebral than physical and other than light tingles of euphoria that came and went, there wasn’t much effect on the body. This was a solid fit for our Work Sativa class of bud and a strong picture of a true classic strain. For more Illinois News Joint reviews, visit here.
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