Friday, September 18, 2009
Portland News on Jack Herer
Jack Herer Continues to Fight for His Life in Portland Hospital
Tim King Salem-News.com
Jack Herer remains in critical condition in a Portland hospital.
(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Author and activist Jack Herer suffered a heart
attack Saturday after stepping down from the stage at Hempfest, an event
celebrating cannabis in Oregon.
Herer is the author of "The Emperor Wears No Clothes" and it is fair to
say he is known and loved by millions who are part of, or associated
with, the cannabis culture. He is quite possibly the single most
important and well known figure in the entire movement.
Jack's heart attack followed his delivery of an impassioned speech to
the thousands attending Hempstalk. The event is described by some
friends of Jack's as a "mild heart attack", but Salem-News.com' s Dr.
Phillip Leveque, says no heart attacks are mild.
We want to be able to give accurate information and we have received
many emails from people who care and want to know how Jack, his wife
Jeannie, and his son Mark are doing, along with their long list of
Alabama Compassionate Care on reported on Facebook that the latest
UNCONFIRMED word is that Jack may have suffered damage to 70% of his
Organizers of Hempstalk had asked the city of Portland to station an
ambulance near the event but city officials refused, according to Oregon
NORML Executive Director Madeline Martinez.
Dr. Leveque says Jack did go a long time without oxygen. It actually
took between twenty and twenty five minutes for ambulance crews to reach
Jack after he collapsed.
Salem-News.com called the Legacy Emanuele Hospital in Portland and were
told as of 2:10 p.m. west coast time, by a spokesperson, that Jack Herer
is still in critical condition. He is in the hospital's Cardiac ICU.
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