The Emperor’s New Clothes

The Emperor Wears No Clothes

The Emperor’s New Clothes

by Jack Herer

Alternatives to Prohibition

In conclusion, we see that the government’s case against marijuana is woven of transparent lies. In this chapter, we bring to light some research that the government does not like people to know about. Then we talk […]

The Official Story: Debunking “Gutter Science”

The Emperor Wears No Clothes

The Official Story: Debunking “Gutter Science”

by Jack Herer

After 15 days of taking testimony and more than a year’s legal deliberation, DEA Administrative Law Judge Francis L. Young formally urged the DEA to allow doctors to prescribe marijuana. In a September 1988 judgment, he ruled: “The […]

More than Seventy Years of Suppression & Repression

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More than Seventy Years of Suppression & Repression

by Jack Herer

1937: Hemp banned. An estimated 60,000 Americans smoke “marijuana,” but virtually everyone in the country has heard of it, thanks to Hearst and Anslinger’s disinformation campaign.

1945: Newsweek reports that more than 100,000 persons now smoke […]

Prejudice: Marijuana and the Jim Crow Laws

The Emperor Wears No Clothes

Prejudice: Marijuana and the Jim Crow Laws

by Jack Herer

Smoking in America

The first known* smoking of female cannabis tops in the Western hemisphere was probably in the 1870s in the West Indies (Jamaica, Bahamas, Barbados, etc.); and arrived with the immigration of thousands of Indian […]

Cannabis Drug Use in 19th Century America

The Emperor Wears No Clothes

Cannabis Drug Use in 19th Century America

by Jack Herer

Although by 1839, cannabis hemp products for fiber, paper, nautical use, lamp oil, food, etc., were possibly the largest agricultural and industrial business in the world and America, the hundreds of medical uses of cannabis (known for […]

The (Hemp) War of 1812, Napoleon & Russia

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The (Hemp) War of 1812, Napoleon & Russia

by Jack Herer

NAPOLEON INVADES RUSSIA

This is a piece of history that you may have been a little bit hazy about when they taught it in school: You might well have asked, “What the heck were we fighting […]

Myth, Magic & Medicine

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Myth, Magic & Medicine

by Jack Herer

A Look at the Sociology of Cannabis Use Throughout World History

Contrary to popular perception,” marijuana” is not a phenomenon rooted in the 1960s.

Cannabis hemp is part of our global heritage and was the backbone of our most stable […]

Economics: Energy, Environment and Commerce

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Economics: Energy, Environment and Commerce

by Jack Herer

We have explained what hemp has historically meant to this country’s economy. Now, we must also consider the future of hemp.

We predict that the net effect of ending American hemp prohibition will be to generate “ripple effect” economics […]

Cannabis Hempseed as a Basic World Food

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Cannabis Hempseed as a Basic World Food

by Jack Herer

In 1937, Ralph Loziers, general counsel of the National Institute of Oilseed Products, told the Congressional committee studying marijuana prohibition that “hempseed. . . is used in all the Oriental nations and also in a part of […]

Therapeutic Use of Cannabis

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Therapeutic Use of Cannabis

by Jack Herer

There are more than 60 therapeutic compounds in cannabis that are healing agents in medical and herbal treatments. The primary one is THC, and the effectiveness of therapy is directly proportionate to the herb’s potency or concentration of THC. Recent […]

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