Jack Herer was an American cannabis activist who has been referred to as the “Emperor of Hemp”. Jack Herer was vehemently opposed to cannabis prohibition and helped to lead the charge against the restrictions placed upon the cannabis plant.
He was the founder and leader of the organization Help End Marijuana Prohibition, or HEMP. Jack Herer was extremely well known for his publication The Emperor Wears No Clothes which has been in print for an impressive 31 years.
The book has often been used as a reference when arguing for the case of lifting cannabis prohibition. The publication delves into the history of cannabis and discusses its many uses as an billion dollar industrial crop. Within the book Jack Herer also wrote about the therapeutic benefits of cannabis use, hemp seed as a world food, and the conspiracies surrounding the prohibition of the plant.
The documentary Emperor of Hemp is a classic that was produced to chronicle the life of Jack Herer and his actions that contributed towards raising awareness around the cannabis plant. This film truly is a must see for those who remain skeptical about the many uses and benefits of the cannabis plant.
The film can also serve as a powerful source of motivation for modern day cannabis activists who are following in Jack Herer’s footsteps when it comes to pushing for an end to cannabis prohibition.