My buddy Jack Herer, passed away earlier today...Fri, April 16, 2010 - 4:14 AM
Preparing to work Topanga Earth Day this weekend, which will luckily be in attendance with alot of powerful native american medicine people, prayers, dancing, and Buffy St. Marie headlining.....
I really can't even deal with this right now or take it all in......lots of trippy stuff happening lately.....all day driving around town, i had to fight back tears to get thru the day
Pray for a safe journey for Jack on his way back home to Spirit.
Rest In Peace, Jack........love ya big guy!
*****this was the first article i came across on-line:
Jack Herer was a great writer and activist. He wrote books like “Grass” and “The Emperor Wears No Clothes”. He was a great advocate of the legislation of cannabis. He has died at the age of 70. Reason for his death was stated to be natural causes. There was no complication about his death, nor was there any controversy or unsure incident. His friends and family departed him with love.
He was well known for his political stature because he stood for the post of president of the US two times. He received a lot of votes as well as he had a lot of supporters because of his views.
In casual circles he was called the emperor of hemp, because of his lifelong support for cannabis. He was definitely a very fun and easy going guy, who had a lot of knowledge and a unique point of view.
All his life he has been trying to get the plant of Marijuana legalized, not so that it could be served as a source of a drug, but as a source of food and medicine. He also said that the Marijuana plant can be effectively used for producing cheap fuel and it can be grown anywhere on earth. It grows on all terrains and on all kinds of soil. He was very much against the fact that the US government was hiding all the good factors of the plant and denying the people of the US all the utilities that plant could provide. That is the reason he tried to fight elections for president, so that he could change the system with his own hands.
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Sorry to hear about your friend LF but so nice in this lifetime that you two met and shared time together. You will know keep his ideals and principles alive :)
|thanks Mo! how right you are!! :0)) his spirit will live on in many ways....and all of us still fighting for (re)legalization of the good green herb|
Ya sad...He was like 71 though. He was living here in Eugene....
>>he was living in Eugene
yeah, i know....i was with him when he fell ill backstage at the last HempStalk in Portland......trouble unsued for him afterward, unfortunately....if he had been able to come back to his home in CA and recuperate i think he may have still been with us a couple more years.......
he fought hard up until the last......the last thing he did before he suffered heart attack, was give another one of his fiery, heartfelt speeches on the legalization of herb!!
he will be greatly missed, and i will especially miss him......however the fight goes on and its even more up to us now!!
see the movie HOW WEED WON THE WEST (go to "sacred cow").......check it out.....hopefully after being released in 25- 50 cities yesterday on 4/20, they will get a wider distribution
HEMP FOR VICTORY!
|I know how much Jack Herer meant to you. He will live on through everyone who ever met him, heard him speak or read his books.|
I did not know Jack but am aware of many of the positive aspects of the hemp movement. This Earth Day (today), and all Earth Days and EVERY DAY we all would do well to live in greater harmony with out dear Mother Earth.
Please accept my sincere sympathy and love for the loss of your friend and mentor. I reach out through these fibers and wires and send you a long healing hug ((((())))).