Medically reviewed by Alexander Tabibi, MD
October 1, 2023

Jack Herer’s Sativa is a type of marijuana that was created after the legendary cannabis cultivator, Jack Herer, crossed two strains of sativa plant with a Hawaiian strain. The result was a strong and powerful strain that has led to it becoming one of the most popular strains in the world. There are also many different names for this particular type of marijuana including Jack Herer’s Sativa, Hawaiian Kush, or Haze X Neville’s Haze. If you’re wondering what it actually looks like and how it compares to other types of marijuana, read on.

What Is Jack Herer’s Sativa?

Jack Herer’s Sativa is a hybrid of two strains of cannabis sativa that have been bred for combining different aspects of both of them. The strain is very pungent and strong, and can be smoked anywhere from once to a few dozen times depending on how strong you want it to get. 
The strain will have a very long flowering time, so it will be ready to smoke when it is dry, and it will be packed with strong cannabis-y flavor and leaves that have a peppery, resin flavor. 
Another characteristic of the strain is that its primary smell is not pungent, but there is an aroma of ‘dank’ in the aftertaste, which gives the user a lasting and pleasant experience. In other words, this particular marijuana strain isn’t for those looking for something pungent.

How Does It Compare To Other Types of Marijuana?

According to Headset, Jack Herer’s Sativa can be found on many different types of cannabis strains, but the main difference that you’ll notice is that it’s not a hybrid. Rather, it’s its own distinct strain of marijuana that has its own unique taste and aroma. This strain of marijuana is a cross between a sativa (the parent strain) and indica (the child strain). 
What Does It Look Like? Jack Herer’s Sativa is one of the most popular strains of marijuana because it has a big, powerful aroma. On the other hand, it doesn’t have that “budding” effect that many other types of marijuana have. 
You’ll likely find that you can get a lot of smells of pine when you smoke this strain of marijuana, but it still isn’t noticeable from far away. How Strong Is It?

What does sativa do to the brain?

The name “sativa” is a Latin word that means “healing.” This is because the strain of cannabis that’s created through these two varieties of breeding helps to promote mental, physical, and even emotional healing. 
It was named for Jack Herer who used the powerful strain to help him cope with the pain from terminal lung cancer. Since then, it has become a strain that many have used to help with insomnia, fatigue, anxiety, depression, and pain. This is why it was used by veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan in order to help them cope with PTSD and other mental and physical problems. 
However, even with all of the positive uses that sativa has to offer, this is also a very powerful strain of marijuana that some people experience more paranoia and more aggressive behavior.

What are some benefits of sativa strains?

Unlike sativas, indica types of marijuana do not create the highs that are usually associated with marijuana. While this can definitely be a drawback to some people, it also means that sativas have been shown to be more effective in treating pain than indica strains. 
Sativas do, however, contain more than just THC, which is a main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Sativas are also known to have a number of other cannabinoid compounds in their seeds, buds, and flowers, making them less powerful than their indica counterparts. 
These substances also contribute to the overall uplifting effects and euphoric experiences that sativa strains are known for. Sativa strains are also known to stimulate the release of endorphins, a group of hormones that are responsible for natural pain relief.


Marijuana is quite a diverse plant with multiple strains that fit different needs and preferences. Whether you’re looking for something strong and powerful like Jack Herer’s Sativa or something more subtle and fruity like the Skunk #4 or Skunk #1 varieties, there are plenty of choices out there to fit your needs. 
There are also variations in the way each strain of marijuana affects the body that can help inform you of which strain of marijuana will help you feel your best. In order to find the right strain for your needs, take some time to research marijuana strains on the market before you begin your quest for the perfect marijuana strain.