JACK HERER
Cannabis Message
June 17, 2002


Hi. The following message will be included in Jack's updated version of "The Emperor Wears No Clothes." Please let us know what you think of it, and feel free to distribute it to everyone you know. Thank you. Jeannie Herer


Prove us wrong! Prove us wrong! Prove us wrong!
And we hereby extend our $100,000 challenge to prove us wrong!

If all fossil fuels and their derivatives, as well as trees for paper
and construction, were banned in order to save the planet, reverse the
greenhouse effect and stop deforestation; then there is only one known
annually renewable natural resource that is capable of providing the
overall majority of the world's paper and textiles; meet all of the
world's transportation, industrial and home energy needs, while
simultaneously reducing pollution, rebuilding the soil and cleaning the
atmosphere all at the same time... and that substance is the same one
that has done it before... Cannabis/Hemp/Marijuana!

CANNABIS HEMP is the only known plant that can be grown from the Equator
to the Arctic Circle and to the Antarctic Circle; from the mountains to
the valleys, from the oceans to the plains, including arid lands and
everywhere in between. CANNABIS HEMP is the healthiest plant for the
ground out of the 3 1/2 million plants on Earth, because it has a root
system that grows 10-12 inches in 30 days compared to one inch for rye
or barley grass. The roots penetrate up to 16 feet deep and after
harvest it leaves a root system that is mulched into the ground. It is
the King Kong of King Kongs of all plant life.

All of my information about CANNABIS HEMP has been taken from Federal
and State Department of Agriculture reports, articles from Popular
Mechanics, Popular Science, Pulp & Paper Magazine, Scientific American,
entries from encyclopedias and pharmacoepias, and studies from all over
the world during the last 200 years. This is all public information. The
United States government is hiding the fact that 125 years ago, and even
as far back as 4000 BC, 80 percent of our economy was based on the use
of CANNABIS HEMP for paper, fiber and fuel. Ten to 20 percent  of our
economy was based on CANNABIS HEMP medicines, 125 years ago.

CANNABIS HEMP was part of our everyday life. Every farm had a hemp patch
growing. This cover-up outrages me and it should outrage you, too. I
have been studying about CANNABIS HEMP for over 30 years, and I can't
believe how the U.S. government, in 90 seconds in Congress, could outlaw
"MARIJUANA" in 1937, without the people realizing they were outlawing
CANNABIS HEMP, the most perfect plant for the planet! They even got
other countries to outlaw it, too, after the Second World War.  From
1840 to 1940, 80 percent of all the world's hemp was grown in, and
imported from, Russia.

With the technology of the decorticator, CANNABIS HEMP would have taken
over the cotton market, as it is far superior to cotton. I will again
reiterate a few of the facts about CANNABIS/HEMP/MARIJUANA, which you
already know.

CANNABIS/HEMP/MARIJUANA was the number ONE annually renewable natural
resource for 80 percent of all paper, fiber and fuel.  From 6000 years
ago to 125 years ago, it was used for food, light, land and soil
reclamation, and even 20 percent of all medicine. Everyone, from the
educated to the uneducated, the farmer to the townsperson, the doctors
and the scientists used hemp products and depended on them until about
125 years ago.

Seventy-five to 90 percent of all paper used from at least 100 AD to
1883 was made of CANNABIS HEMP. Books, including Bibles, money and
newspapers all over the world have been mainly printed on CANNABIS HEMP
for as long as these things have existed in human history. They were
printed on hemp exclusively!

Seventy to 90 percent of all rope, twine, cordage and ship sails, 125
years ago, were made out of CANNABIS HEMP fiber, until it was replaced
by petrochemical fibers in 1937 and 1938. By comparison, CANNABIS HEMP
is four times softer than cotton, four times warmer, four times more
water absorbent, has three times the strength of cotton, is many times
more durable and doesn't use pesticides like cotton, and is flame
retardant. Fifty percent of all pesticides are used on cotton, and
cotton uses only one percent of the farmland.

Of all the 3 1/2 million plants on Earth, no other plant source can
compare with the nutritional value of CANNABIS HEMP seeds. It is the
only plant on Earth that has essential amino acids, essential fatty
acids and protein and essential oils combined. It is the healthiest
plant for human consumption.

Prior to the 1800s, HEMPSEED oil was the number ONE source for lighting
oil throughout the world. As late as 1937, even paints and varnishes
were 80 percent HEMPSEED oil. CANNABIS HEMP is non-toxic and has been
used to make high-grade diesel fuel, oil, aircraft and precision oil and
even the number ONE vegetable oil. HEMP is the best sustainable source
of plant pulp for biomass fuel to make charcoal, gas, methanol, gasoline
and electricity in a natural way.

As a medicine, the use of MARIJUANA goes back 6000 years. It has been
found to be healthy and effective in the treatment of chronic pain,
cancer, strokes, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, sickle cell anemia, AIDS
wasting and many other illnesses, including simple nausea, appetite
stimulant and anxiety. On September 6, 1988, the Drug Enforcement
Administration's Chief Administrative Law Judge, Francis L. Young,
ruled:  "Marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest
therapeutically active substances known to man," and asked the Drug
Enforcement Agency to reschedule it. The DEA refused, keeping it as a
Schedule I drug, which they say "has no known medical use" ? from 1937
to 2002!  Nobody has ever died from marijuana in 6000 years... unless
they were shot by a cop!

CANNABIS HEMP was used for land reclamation until 1915. HEMP was planted
or left to grow feral as ground cover and not intended for harvest. It
is the number ONE plant to prevent mudslides and loss of watershed, and
river and soil erosion.

What disgusts me the most is how the government, as well as the people,
knew about HEMP and praised its value and then what happened? In
literally 90 seconds, the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 passed in Congress.
By using the unknown name "marijuana" instead of the familiar name
"cannabis hemp", Congress was able to accomplish this because no one
knew what plant they were talking about. HEMP became illegal and was
replaced by petrochemical products. They made it such a banned and
forbidden plant that the word "hemp" was not even taught in schools in
the 1940s, 50s and thereafter. In 1850, 80 percent of all paper, fibers
and fuel were made out of CANNABIS in America and the rest of the world.

The role of HEMP was erased from America's history (as well as most of
the rest of the world's) after 1945 and 1950. To prove it, think...what
did you learn about HEMP in school? Nothing! The continuing suppression
of this information by the government places us all in mortal jeopardy.
Here we have a plant that, in conjunction with wind, solar, tidal and
hydroelectric power, can save the planet by providing all of our energy,
fuel, paper, fiber and medical needs naturally, all while reducing acid
rain, chemical pollution and rebuilding the soil, while reversing the
greenhouse effect (no other plant can do this!), and our government
wants to eradicate this seed, out of the 3 1/2 million seeds on Earth.
HEMP was used to make over 25,000 products before it was outlawed in
1937. They want to kill the most perfect plant on the planet. You should
get mad at your government for doing this and for leaving it out of our
schools.

Eighty percent of our economy depended on HEMP for paper, fiber and
fuel, 125 years ago. At that time, it took 300 man hours to harvest an
acre of HEMP, but with the invention of the brand new decorticator in
1930, it only took one-and-a-half to two hours. This is equivalent to
reducing the labor burden from $6,000 down to $40 per acre in today's
money. Keep in mind that the cotton gin, in 1793, reduced the man-hours
from 300 hours down to two hours to harvest an acre of cotton. The role
of CANNABIS should be determined by market supply and demand and not by
undue influence of prohibition laws, federal subsidies and huge tariffs
that keep the natural from replacing the synthetic. MARIJUANA is the
KING KONG of the King Kongs of all plants.

Attorney General John Ashcroft, DEA head Asa Hutchison, and White House
Drug Czar John Walters have been given all of these proven facts and yet
are still set against the legalization of marijuana and recognition of
HEMP knowledge. For whatever personal reasons, they refuse to believe
the facts and are willing to sacrifice the future of our planet and the
health of our people by keeping it illegal. The ban of CANNABIS HEMP is
so extreme and its intention is to hide the truth, and the truth is that
out of the 3 1/2 million plants on Earth, HEMP is the number ONE plant
for our survival and quality of life here on Earth. The government calls
Marijuana users "terrorists" and yet the government of the United States
has been  "terrorizing" us for the last 67 years!

No one has taken the $100,000 challenge to prove me wrong. Why? Because
I am right. The U.S. government has been lying to us since the early
1900s. Do economic interests have more to say than the people about the
future of our planet?

Jack Herer
June 2002


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