Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Jack Herer News Out of the Medical Marijuana Movement in Portland
Supporters of Jack Herer Say They're Focusing on the Positive
Family and friends remain hopeful that Jack Herer will recover from a
(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Marijuana Icon Jack Herer's supporters say the
legendary author continues to receive constant care at a hospital in
Portland, Oregon, following a heart attack over the weekend.
The author of "The Emperor Wears No Clothes", regarded as the premiere
book of the entire cannabis culture, was in Portland over the weekend
for Hempstalk, one of the Northwest's largest marijuana festivals.
Jack hasn't shown signs of consciousness yet, but he is under close
medical supervision. "The longer that he stays alive, the better chance
he has", his friend Chuck Jacobs told Salem-News.com tonight.
"We're just trying to focus on the positive", Jack's friend Eve Lentz
added. She talked about the outpouring of support that his illness is
bringing. Jack Herer was close to kicking off a tour in Europe.
The support was hard to miss at Hempstalk, which people Sunday said was
being referenced as "Jackstalk". It is also clear by our initial story
on Jack's heart attack. The comment section is full of words of
Grandma Kay Lee wrote: "I read Jack's book, 'Emperor wears no clothes'
in college at age 50. It changed my life from a do-nothing mom to an
active grandma, traveling the country to educate people about the need
to return cannabis to the people. I had heart surgery 2 years ago, so am
sending wishes to Jack for the best doctors available and a full
recovery. He's been important in many lives to so many people he doesn't
Jack Eich stated simply: "My prayers go out to this relentless hero
exposing the lies and half truths of the drug moguls. they kill
thousands of people with their dangerous drugs. legalize cannabis."
The message from Jack's closest friends at "The Farm" in California was:
"Our prayers go out to Uncle Jack, Jeanie and Chuck.. If you need any
thing call HOME! We LOVE you!!!!and are praying for a speedy recovery.
Eddy, Linda, the family, the farm and Ministry"
Another name that is huge in the struggle to see marijuana legitimized
and legalized, William Conde, wrote: "Jack Herer a dear friend for many
years, a true patriot, an American Hero, a man that I truly love and
respect with all my being, lays wounded. I pray for his return to health
as there is much left to do and we are not allowed many like him in our
lives. Dear God please send your comforter and heal this great man. Show
your power and make him well. Jeannie stay strong girl we love you too."
Chuck Jacobs explained that a chemical had been used to chill Jack's
body temperature. Now that process is changing and Jack's temperature is
again being raised.
Eve says Jack made a pledge a long time ago that he was going to keep
going, "turns 85, or sees cannabis become legal, whichever comes first."
Since cannabis is only partly legal, and Jack is far from 85, it looks
like his chances may be pretty good.
We will keep you updated on Jack's condition.
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