13 Facts About Jack Herer


Jack Herer, sometimes called the "Emperor of Hemp", was an American cannabis rights activist and the author of the 1985 book The Emperor Wears No Clothes.


Jack Herer further asserted that the US government has been deliberately hiding the proof of this from its own citizens.


An early glass pipe entrepreneur, Jack Herer opened his first head shop in 1973.


In 1987, Jack Herer opened the Third Eye Shoppe head shop in Portland, Oregon.


In July 2000, Jack Herer suffered a minor heart attack and a major stroke while attending the BioFach trade show, resulting in difficulties speaking and moving the right side of his body.


Jack Herer mostly recovered, and claimed in May 2004 that treatment with the Amanita muscaria, a psychoactive mushroom, was the "secret".


On September 12,2009, Jack Herer suffered another heart attack while backstage at the Hempstalk Festival in Portland, Oregon.


Jack Herer was discharged to another facility on October 13,2009.


Jack Herer was 70 years old at the time of his death.


Jack Herer was buried at the Eden Memorial Park Cemetery in Mission Hills, California.


The Jack Herer strain was originally created by Sensi Seeds.


Jack Herer was inducted into the Counterculture Hall of Fame at the 16th Cannabis Cup in recognition of his first book.


The Jack Herer Cup, created by R Foreman is held in Amsterdam, Colombia, Las Vegas, Jamaica, Germany, Oklahoma City, Michigan and Thailand each year to honor the Worldwide Cannabis Legalization Movement that Jack Herer helped start.