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Jack Herer, The Emperor of Hemp, had a heart attack yesterday

The most well known person in the world on the subject of marijuana, author Jack Herer, had a heart attack Saturday, after a fiery speech at the Portland Hempstalk Event at Kelly Point Park.
Jack Herer and Dr. Leveque at Hempstalk Saturday Sept. 12th
Jack Herer and Dr. Leveque at Hempstalk Saturday Sept. 12th
Ironically, Jack told our Doctor Phil Leveque, an old friend of his in the fight to legitimize and legalize marijuana, that he was feeling better Saturday than he had, "In the ten years."

Event staff came together quickly and called in the paramedic crew that treated Jack in the area backstage where he fell ill. Madeline Martinez, Executive Director of Oregon NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, says Jack didn't look like he felt well after the well received speech, and she told him he should get some water.

Shortly after that he apparently collapsed where he was sitting, and the emergency crews were called in. Bands kept playing and the medical personnel spent a considerable amount of time stabilizing Jack, before loading him in an ambulance and transporting him to the Emanuel Trauma Center in Portland.

Source report that Jack was in critical condition when he was admitted to the hospital with his son at his side. Soon after that, they were told that he was the victim of a heart attack, a result of arterial blockage.

Jack was was undergoing angioplasty surgery late Saturday.

Jack suffered a stroke several years ago that left him somewhat challenged in terms of speaking, but today more than one person watching him noted that his speech was much clearer than even the year before.

Jack Herer is beyond legendary with popular culture and his book, "The Emperor Wears No Clothes" is the largest and first account of the real story of marijuana and the techniques used by big money corporations to demonize and criminalize it.

author; Tim King, Salem news

Our brother Jack 13.Sep.2009 11:30

justicelies

Please send lots of love and light to Jack, his wife, and his son. Hi is still critical and needs to feel our love.

Our brother Jack 13.Sep.2009 11:54

justicelies

Please send out lots of love and light to Jack, his wife, and his son. Jack is still in critical condition at Emanuel Hospital. He needs to feel our love.

Go Vegan Jack! 13.Sep.2009 12:14

Radish

For us humans, consuming animal products causes arterial blockage and heart attack.

"Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."

Albert Einstein

"People are the only animals that drink the milk of another species. All other animals stop drinking milk altogether after weaning. It is unnatural for a dog to nurse from a giraffe; a child drinking the milk of a mother cow is just as strange. It is not surprising that problems ensue from this inherently unnatural act."

"The protein of animal muscle (steak, chicken, meat, fish fillets, etc.) is far more concentrated and acidic than the plant protein found in whole grains, legumes, and green vegetables. This concentrated, acidic protein load can leach calcium from the bones, contributing to osteoporosis."

Michael A. Klaper, M.D., American author and lecturer,
Pregnancy, Children and the Vegan Diet
Vegan Nutrition: Pure and Simple

"Meat, which contains cholesterol and saturated fat, was never intended for human beings, who are natural herbivores."

William C. Roberts, M.D. and Editor in Chief,
American Journal of Cardiology, vol. 66,
October 1, 1990

Find more quotes @  http://www.vegan-gal.com/vegan_quotes.html

A prayer for Jack 13.Sep.2009 15:08

sugar_leaf

Sending lots of good energy to Jack...let's hope he pulls through alright and isn't in too much pain...Bless you Jack!!