Emperor of Hemp: The Jack Herer Story
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Emperor of Hemp: The Jack Herer Story
Jack Herer, a longtime outspoken defender of legalizing the hemp plant, is known to some as "the prophet of pot" and to others as a central figure in an important environmental cause. This documentary uses interviews, archival footage, and an entertaining style to look at Herer's life -- including his early days as a Goldwater Republican, his stint as a "political prisoner" during the Reagan era, and historic protests and key moments in the controversy over cannabis. Herer expresses a concern that, when hemp was outlawed in the 1930s, the pressure for the ban came from… More
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