Jack Herer, one of the founding fathers of the Cannabis movement and author Died 4/15/2010
April 15, 2010, 6:15 pm
Jack Herer

Jack Herer, "the Hemperor," passed away this morning at 11:07.

As someone who has know Jack since 1994, I've been stunned and amazed 
by how many young people, around the country and the world, know about 
hemp, because of Jack and his wonderful book.  It would be difficult 
to overstate the impact that Jack Herer has had on the world and on 
the future.

Many words will be spoken and written about this great man, but Paul 
Stanford certainly put it all in perspective, when he observed, "His 
legacy will continue to inspire and encourage for generations to come."

--Steve Kubby


Both the Salem News and Cal NORML are confirming this news:

The Hemperor, Jack Herer has Died

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

(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 

"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 wouldnÂ’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 

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