Pot Activist Jack 'The Hemperor' Herer Dies at 70

Jack Herer, one of the nation's most prominent and veteran Marijuana activists died yesterday at age 70 after months of poor health.

This came as difficult news for pot proponents nationwide, many of whom were first introduced into the concept of Marijuana activism by Herer, author of the million copy-selling book The Emperor Has No Clothes, detailing the fiasco of Marijuana prohibition.

“This is a sad day,” says Aaron Smith, the California director of the Marijuana Policy Project. “I remember seeing Jack at a rally when I was probably 12 years old down in Orange County. He initially got me interested in this issue way back then.”

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