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:( R.I.P. Jack Herer…

April 15, 2010

I never had the chance to meet you…

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The Hemperor, Jack Herer has Died

Bonnie King

The global cannabis community mourns the loss of the great Jack Herer.

Jack Herer
The one and only Jack Herer will be missed forever.

(SALEM, Ore.) – The sad news has been confirmed. Jack Herer, author of Emperor Wears No Clothes and renowned around the world for hemp activism, has died at 11:17 a.m. today, in Eugene, Oregon.

Jack Herer suffered a heart attack last September just after speaking on stage at the Portland HempStalk festival. The last seven months have proven to be a huge challenge to the man, with several health issues making his recovery complicated.

Jack Herer’s health has been poor lately, this last week there have been reports of the severity, and an outpouring of prayers on his behalf.

“It’s shocking news, even after these last seven, trying months,” said Paul Stanford, THCF Executive Director.

“Jack Herer has been a good friend and associate of mine for over 30 years. I was there when he had the heart attack at our Hempstalk festival and I know he wouldn’t appreciate the quality of life he’s endured these last months. Still he will be greatly missed. I honor his memory.”

“No other single person has done more to educate people all across the world about industrial hemp and marijuana as Jack Herer. His book is translated into a dozen different languages, it’s a bestseller in Germany,” added Stanford.

“The Hempstalk stage will forever be the Jack Herer Memorial stage. And, a Memorial is planned to be built where he fell that day,” Stanford said.

“His legacy will continue to inspire and encourage for generations to come.”


January 12, 2010

I heard from Mellisa Balin again, the Jack Herer short film is just .. OMG … all kinds of stuff.. here read about it below!

Hello, everyone!  Happy New Year!  I hope this finds you all healthy, wealthy & wise, looking forward to the new decade, which will bring about the Liberation of Hemp!

Thanks for your support in 2009 to continue Jack’s lifelong message even in the face of his serious heart attack, struggling recovery, and disturbing legal brouhaha.  Much gratitude to you all for donating your time, resources, advice, positive energy- and for embracing an outspoken Hollywood filmmaker/weekend activist into this Alice In Wonderland style cast of characters united for a mutual cause to save our planet.  I am honored and proud to know each of you special Freedom Fighters and hope that we can count on your continued support throughout 2010.  An Extra Special Thanks to a few of our many wonderful sponsors who went well above and beyond to make sure that I would personally be able to represent the movie in both Amsterdam & Vienna – Advanced Nutrients, Apothecary Travel, and Green House Seed Co.

Here is a quick update on some of the good news surrounding the Jack Herer’s Emperor Wears No Clothes documentary:

The European Premiere at the 22nd High Times Cannabis Cup played to a packed house and was followed by an inspiring Call To Action Q&A with yours truly & Cast members Los Marijuanos, Arjan Roskam, Rochelle Balin & Rick Simpson!  Not only was a High Time had by all- but we also filmed moving tributes with international personalities & activists sharing memories on-camera of Jack and how his “Hemp Bible” has influenced their views on Hemp.  Check out our Hemp Can Save The Planet Blog at where there is already some exclusive ApothecaryTV footage up from the Green House / Apothecary Party at the Melkweg, featuring live musical performances from Los Marijuanos, Funky Jah Punkys & Slightly Stoopid, as well as some nice tributes to Jack Herer.

Coming soon, you can expect to see some great Hemp Can Save The Planet video clips from WammFest in Santa Cruz, the Hemp Is Medicine Tour in The Czech Republic with Rick Simpson & Dr. Lumir Hanus, the 22nd High Times Cannabis Cup Premiere & exclusive interviews in Amsterdam, and the Cultiva Expo in Vienna!

Our Facebook Group, Hemp Can Save The Planet, already has over 1,100 members!  Please join, post in the Discussion Boards and forward to all your friends:

For those of you in the Los Angeles area, there will be a Special Screening of Jack Herer’s Emperor Wears No Clothes short doc at the Medical Marijuana Educational Expo ( Social Networking Event this Saturday, January 16th at 8pm in the LA Convention Center Theatre Room.  There will be a Cast & Crew Q&A, followed by musical peformances by the film’s composer, DJ Dre Ghost, along with other marijuana theme songs presented by Spoken Word & Rhyme artist SAHJKHIA lyricist extraordinaire! & D.i.r.t.y.D.

Complimentary Beer, Wine & Soda will be served 9 -11PM at the Social Event!

Tickets for the Social Networking Event can be purchased separately ONLINE for $30 or $50 at the door.  Purchase online at:

Help Out!

November 14, 2009

This I got from Director/Producer Melissa Balin of the short documentry “The Emperor Wears No Clothes”. So I’m posting this up so everybody can know, and please help out if you can!


Hello!  I hope this finds you all well!  Long live Jack Herer & Free Eddy Lepp!

Below is the link for the FOADAC Celebrity Virtual Telethon on KarmaloopTV that features a World Premiere of Comedian Ralphie May talking about smoking Hemp with Jesus to raise money for African Orphans with an online eBay auction of a signed copy of Jack Herer’s The Emperor Wears No Clothes:

The online auction for the signed copy of Jack Herer’s best-selling Hemp book, The Emperor Wears No Clothes (autographed prior to his recent heart attack on the set of the short documentary by the same name) is on eBay at:
from November 13 until November 23 (the second day of the Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam) so please let all of Ralphie May’s & Jack Herer’s fans know and tell all of your friends to tell their friends that memorabilia signed by the Hemperor himself makes for a great holiday gift! Remember even 15 dollars raised from an autographed item on eBay can feed twelve orphans for a week!

Thanks again for your support, together we are making a difference! Jack Herer’s The Emperor Wears No Clothes short doc will have its European Premiere on Tuesday, November 24 at the High Times’ Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam, and will also be shown at the Cultiva Expo in Vienna (27-29)!

Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions, concerns, or media opportunities for any of these worthy projects & causes, bearing in mind that I may be out of range or in a different timezone.  Thanks for your time and attention to this matter of great importance to us all.

Melissa Balin
323.420.3987 cell


“Hemperor” movie trailer

September 29, 2009

“THE EMPEROR WEARS NO CLOTHES” short film doc. teaser trailer, is now here!

The trailer for Jack Herer’s The Emperor Wears No Clothes short documentary. Celebrities and Activists read excerpts from Jack Herer’s best-selling Hemp book, The Emperor Wears No Clothes, to help demystify the many uses of Hemp and acknowledge its place of significance in world history. The short documentary will have its European Premiere this November at the High Times 2009 Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam! So book your travel now- you do not want to miss this chance to be a part of Jack Herer’s Global Call To Action! Thanks for your support of this important movie and movement. Please share with friends.

This also has my first film credit!!

Don’t forget also

Henry Hemp’s new page with yours truelys art all on it!

Jack Herer update

September 17, 2009


*UPDATE: STILL ALIVE, DEATH REPORTS ARE FALSE. As far as I know. Still in bad shape still keep to energy positive y’all!

The “HemperorJack Herer, is in critical condition. If you read the news, see here, he suffered a heart attack at a legalization hemp fest in Portland, OR.

Here is the most recent information. This comes from 420 Magazine..

Jack Herer is in a very bad way, his brain has been affected more than 70% and they don’t know if he will come out of the coma. We are praying for a miracle, but preparing for the worst. The longer he stays in the coma, the less chance he has of making it. Let’s all pray very hard for Jack and send positive healing energy his way!

JACK HERER FUND: There is an immediate need for help with finances for Jack Herer. They ask for you to please spread the word. Donations may be deposited at any US BANK under the JACK HERER DONATION FUND.

The Emperor

September 13, 2009

I’m getting some unsetteling reports regarding the health of Jack Herer. Cannabis Culture icon and the aurthor and inspiration of the recent film project, that I had a small part in helping Melissa Balin put together, “The Emperor Wears No Clothes”.



Jack Herer’s vitals are getting stronger the outlook is very positive, Still not awake but the doctors say he is out of danger.

Following a heart attack at Hempstalk, angioplasty, Jack is in an induced coma and critical condition.


Its been announced by our friends at, that Jack Herer, who is perhaps the most well-known and best loved cannabis and hemp activist in the world, has suffered a massive heart attack whilst attending the ‘Hempstalk’ event in Portland Oregon on Saturday September 12th.

Jack was transported to hospital and was forced to undergo emergency ‘Angioplasty’ surgery to clear arterial blockages. His condition was said to be ‘critical’.

After giving an empassioned and well received speech on the virtues of hemp and cannabis, Jack was sitting down taking a breather when the heart attack struck.

A paramedic emergency crew was called and medical staff who were onsite at Kelly Point Park made Jack as comfortable as they could until the paramedics arrived.

Whilst the bands played on and the boisterous crowd cheered the guest speakers, little did they know that only a few hundred feet from where they were enjoying the Hempstalk proceedings, the man many people had travelled thousands of miles to hear speak, was fighting for his life.

The paramedic team stabilized Jack as best they could then quickly transported him by ambulance, to the Emanuel Trauma Center in Portland.

Jack’s condition was said to be ‘critical’ as he arrived at the medical facility with his son at his side. The diagnoses of a heart attack was confirmed soon after and Jack was taken straight to the operating theatre for life-saving surgery.

Our thoughts are with Jacks wife Jeannie, and we pray for a full and speedy recovery for a man who is beyond legendary with a cannabis and hemp community which spans the globe.

Jack’s book, The Emperor Wears No Clothes is the first and the largest account of the real story of marijuana and the techniques used by big money corporations to demonize and criminalize it. SOURCE

For news as it happens regarding Jack’s condition check out Salem-News.Com , who are located in Oregon

You may also like to bookmark Jack’s own website which can be found at

Get well soon Jack.

Our thoughts are with ya Jack!