Friday, April 16, 2010

Jack Herer - this buds for you. In Honor of the Emperor of Hemp

(Super Jack Herer- purchased 4.14 at Apothecary 420 in Los Angeles) 

The beautiful, dense, leathery, crystalline nugget pictured above was named for Jack Herer, the world's best known cannabis activist and marijuana advocate. Budlover was shocked and saddened to hear the news that one of the most important figures in Cannabis Culture has passed away. A review of Super Jack Herer and Apothecary 420 is forthcoming. In the meantime, please take a few moments to enjoy a bio about the life and times of Jack Herer as told by Wikipedia

About Jack Herer - 
Jack Herer (June 18, 1939 – April 15, 2010) was an American cannabis activist and the author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes, a book which has been used in efforts to decriminalize cannabis.
A former Goldwater Republican, Herer was a pro-cannabis (aka, marijuana) and hemp activist. He wrote two books, the aforementioned The Emperor Wears No Clothes and Grass. There has also been a documentary made about his life called, The Emperor of Hemp. He believed that the cannabis sativa plant should be decriminalized because it has been shown to be a renewable source of fuelfood, and medicine, and can be grown in virtually any part of the world, and that the U.S. government deliberately hides the proof of this. He devoted his life to the support of cannabis, hemp and marijuana.
A specific strain of cannabis has been named after Jack Herer in honor of his work. This strain has won several awards, including the 7th High Times Cannabis Cup. Jack Herer was also introduced to the Counterculture Hall of Fame at the 16th Cannabis Cup in recognition of his first book.
Herer ran for United States President twice, in 1988 and 1992 as the Grassroots Party candidate.
In July 2000, Herer suffered a minor heart attack and a major stroke, resulting in difficulties speaking and moving the right side of his body. Herer mostly recovered, and claimed in May 2004 that treatment with the amanita muscaria,psychoactive mushroom was the "secret".
On September 12, 2009 Herer suffered another heart attack while backstage at the Hempstalk Festival in Portland, Oregon. He spent nearly a month in critical condition in a Portland hospital, including several days in a medically induced coma. He died aged 70 on April 15, 2010 in Eugene, Oregon, from complications related to the September 2009 heart attack
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