Jack Herer: A Lifelong Cannabis Advocate

Jack Herer: A Lifelong Cannabis Advocate

By Goldleaf’s Alfonso Colasuonno, provided exclusively to Benzinga Cannabis.

What do Jack the Ripper and Jack Skellington have in common? If you’re well-versed in cannabis culture, you’ll know that they’re both popular cultivars, and so are Sour Jack, Jack Herer, Jack’s Cleaner, and many more. But do you know where all those names come from?

You might simply assume they’re named after some guy named Jack who created the cultivars, but there’s more to it than that. They’re actually named as a tribute to one the industry’s biggest icons: Jack Herer.

Herer was known as an activist for the pro-cannabis cause, and his book, The Emperor Wears No Clothes, launched a thousand rallying cries for America to decriminalize cannabis. As a result, he’s often referred to as the Emperor of Hemp; the Hemperor, if you like. As his birthday nears, our thoughts here at Goldleaf turn to his contributions to the industry.

– Read the entire article at Benzinga.

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