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Jack Herer
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Jack Herer
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Jack Herer
Jack Herer, sometimes called the Emperor of Hemp, was an author and advocate for the hemp and marijuana movements. In 1985 he wrote The Emperor Wears No Clothes, a seminal book on the history of hemp and marijuana prohibition. Herer also founded and served as the director of the organization Help End Marijuana Prohibition (HEMP).
Author of (Books)
  • The Emperor Wears No Clothes (1985, 1990) [online edition, text only]
  • G.R.A.S.S. Great Revolutionary American Standard System [with Al Emmanuel] (1973)
  • Interviews
  • After Sunset: Jack Herer in Discussion with Mathias Bröckers, Hanf! [German] (2000)
  • The High Times Interview, by Steven Hager (Apr 1990)
  • Eulogies
  • Jack's Final Farewell in Photos, High Times (Apr 26, 2010)
  • Jack Herer, Patron Saint of Global Cannabis Movement IN EULOGY, Salem-News (Apr 20, 2010)
  • Author and hemp activist Jack Herer has died, Los Angeles Times (Apr 16, 2010)