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Dr. Phil Leveque Comments on Jack Herer's Recent Heart Attack (VIDEO)

In this video, Doc Leveque talks about his close friend who fights for his life at the time of this writing.

Dr. Phil Leveque
Dr. Phil Leveque
Video and photo by Tim King

(SALEM, Ore.) - Our Dr. Phil Leveque and Hemp Icon Jack Herer, go back a long way. Over the years, along with other noted activists and doctors and attorneys, these individuals have led the movement to legalize cannabis, or marijuana, and of course, Hemp.

Jack Herer is the author of "The Emperor Wears No Clothes", the bestselling book that educated the world about why marijuana was criminalized in the first place.

Jack Herer spoke at Portland's HempStalk on September 12th, and suffered a heart attack soon after. Since that day, he has shown some hopeful signs, but has not awakened.

As of this morning, Jeannie Herer told Salem-News, "Right now we're just waiting for the results of the latest EEG test. He still hasn't woken up."

Jack is a fighter though, which he's proven again and again through many challenges that would have stopped nearly all others.

"The Emperor" is currently on the 11th edition, 16th printing. Long story short, Herer explains in fantastic, factual detail that the hemp plant provides the strongest natural fiber known to man, and how Dow and Dupont had to get it off the U.S. market back in the 1930's, to make way for synthetic drugs and in order to market the newly invented plastic and nylon rope; two industries that have led to a major pollution in the United States.

Herer also exposed the connections between the Hearst Newspaper chain, which was an instrumental tool in turning Americans against "Marihuana" and convincing the population that it turned people into ax murderers, through distribution of the movie "Reefer Madness". A mass of fabrication and propaganda, put on film and fed to impressionable young people, Reefer Madness has become an adjective for the belief system it successfully installed and has been maintained through the generations, regardless of the facts. If you've seen it, you understand the level of falsehood I'm referring to. If you haven't, please do.

In this interview with Dr. Phil Leveque, he talks about his friend, Jack Herer, who fights for his life at the time of this writing. Hang in there Jack.


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Bonnie King is one of the few media professionals who has extensive time in four relevant areas; radio, television, newspaper and Internet. She has been with since August '04, when she became Publisher. Bonnie has served in a number of positions in the broadcast industry; TV Production Manager at KVWB (Las Vegas WB) and Producer/Director for the TV series "Hot Wheels in Las Vegas", posts as TV Promotion Director for KYMA (NBC), and KFBT (Ind.), Asst. Marketing Director (SUPERSHOPPER MAGAZINE), Director/Co-Host (Coast Entertainment Show), Radio Promotion Director (KBCH/KCRF), and Newspapers In Education/Circulation Sales Manager (STATESMAN JOURNAL NEWSPAPER). Bonnie has a depth of understanding that reaches further than just behind the scenes, and that thoroughness is demonstrated in the perseverance to correctly present each story with the wit and wisdom necessary to compel and captivate viewers.

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Tom Steinberg October 16, 2009 5:51 pm (Pacific time)

Down here in Eugene, thinking of Jack and the good folks around him.

Jack's Our Hero October 8, 2009 3:06 pm (Pacific time)

Jack we are hoping that your on the mend, its almost 4/20..time to light up! Our best wishes for a full recovery are with you. Bless You Jack!

Vincent Squatch September 24, 2009 12:06 pm (Pacific time)

We Love You Jack

Oliver Steinberg September 24, 2009 9:38 am (Pacific time)

Thank you for providing reliable information. Jack has been an inspiration to every person who has resented the ignorant tyranny and cruel injustice of cannabis prohibition. We are hoping for some kind of miracle for Jack to recover . . . and he always hoped for some kind of miracle where pot smokers would recover their courage and join him in the fight, and where public servants and the media would recover their common sense and end the nightmare of oppression inflicted by the marijuana prohibition conspiracy. Keep fighting, Jack! And those who read this: Never Give Up!

Jack's Our Hero September 23, 2009 9:57 pm (Pacific time)

So nice to hear that Tim P is playing music for Mr. Herer..thanks Tim...i love your songs ...and especially ..Lets All Be Farmers...Wake Up Jack, be well. ** Thank You All **

Eve Lentz September 23, 2009 7:50 pm (Pacific time)

As usual, wonderful column, wonderful video. Thanks, again, Bonnie, Tim, and Dr. Leveque for keeping us informed with the truth. I have heard from Chuck Jacobs, today, that Mark Herer, Jack's son, told him that Tim Pate has been playing guitar and singing to Jack. Jack opened his eyes, today and seemed to be looking at Tim, although Jack's pupils haven't yet responded to the light. The family is waiting on the latest brain scan. Music is a healing gift, and there are many people counted as "brain dead" and have come back from it. We are still expecting miracles, and hope all of you are too! WAKE UP, JACK!! All of our love is wiith you!

Linda Sturdivant September 23, 2009 6:04 pm (Pacific time)

Thank You Bonnie and Tim, for your sincere help in giving us the updates. They are greatly appreciated,thank You. Docter Leveque, god bless you, and I agree, the docters should tell the 0ver 100 million people praying for Jack.

Beatupfromfeetup September 23, 2009 4:54 pm (Pacific time)

Get Well Jack! Thanks to Bonnie and the good Doctor!

Thank You Salem-news! September 23, 2009 2:23 pm (Pacific time)

Bonnie thank you for keeping us updated on Jack. It was great to see Dr. Leveque as well. Thanks to all of you...Jacks our Hero *sending you good vibes Mr.H*

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