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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.”

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!