Jack Herer's Son And Family Supports PROP 19 As Jack Would Have!

Moldy

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From the Family of Jack Herer, author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes
Van Nuys, California, August, 2010

Dear Friends of Hemp and Cannabis,

Our father, Jack Herer, was a man of leadership, compassion and idealism. He worked relentlessly for decades to achieve his dream of legalizing Cannabis hemp in all its forms, personal, medical and industrial. He wanted Cannabis to be free and open, and to be given full respect for its enormous economic, environmental and cultural benefits.
As an idealist, Jack was adverse to half measures. He originally opposed Prop 215 because it stopped at medical use only. He initially opposed Senate Bill 420 because it set limited quantities as a safe harbor. Over time, however, he came to appreciate the freedoms they created, and took pride in the role he played in inspiring those changes. Jack’s great fear about Prop 215 and SB 420 was that people would accept those limits, become complacent and stop working for full legalization. He feared we would be stuck with medical use forever.
Likewise, Jack railed against Tax Cannabis 2010, now Proposition 19, and its plan for limited legalization and local authority to tax and regulate marijuana sales to adults 21 and above. It falls far short of what he wanted. Jack ‘wanted it all,’ and Prop 19 is just a part of that dream. Unfortunately, Jack passed away before Prop 19 made the 2010 ballot; so many people think he would still oppose it. We don’t believe that, and we ask that everyone stop saying he would cling to that position as we move toward the Nov. 2 vote.
As his family, we want the world to know that the last thing Jack Herer would want is for Californians to vote to keep Cannabis illegal. He was smart and had the political savvy to know that once a measure is on the ballot, the time for bickering has passed. That is why he campaigned for Prop 215 despite its shortcomings. That is why, were he able, he would now be telling voters to rally around and Vote Yes on Prop 19.
Does that mean he would want everyone to stop and be happy with the modest changes that Prop 19 affords? Absolutely not! What Jack would want us to do right now is to support Prop 19, and come Nov. 3 he would be right back again, telling you to renew your commitment to bring a comprehensive California Hemp and Health Initiative to the voters in 2012 or some future date. Jack Herer would ask – no, he would demand your yes vote on Prop 19, along with a pledge to continue fighting for the plant, the people and the planet.
It is true that Prop 19 does not fulfill our father’s dream; but it takes us much closer to achieving it than we are now, and for that reason we, his family, endorse Prop 19 today.
Please vote yes on Prop 19 Nov 2, but do it with the dedication to keep working toward complete legalization in Jack’s honor.
Sincerely, Dan Herer et al.
 

TokinPodPilot

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Only because he was speaking out against 19 almost to his dying breath. I could give two shits what his family thinks... we heard from the man himself.
 

luvourmother

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Only because he was speaking out against 19 almost to his dying breath. I could give two shits what his family thinks... we heard from the man himself.
Why would his family come out with this public statement then? Do they have personal gains in legalization other then what the rest of us have, no. I'm pretty sure Jack's family knew him and what he would have wanted a little better than you....
 

TokinPodPilot

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What you think has little bearing on fact. Facts are, the man spoke against Prop. 19 all the way to the end. I could care less what his family's motivations are, a lie is still a lie.
 

potroast

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Yeah, Jack also spoke out against Prop 215 during the campaign in 1996. Jack is an idealist, and that's how an idealist thinks. Once Dan heard about people using Jack's opinion to campaign against this Prop, he wrote that letter to stop it.

Have some respect.
 

Moldy

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I am reviving this post, because in several other threads some have referred to Herer as being against 19.​
A rep+ to you sir and thanks for standing up for freedom! Jack would have seen the light and reluctantly pulled the yes vote just as he was reluctant to support 215. I'm medical but wouldn't even think of the continued arrests of my "healthy" brothers who chose to use the herb. In fact this is the best chance to protect 215 patients even further. Voting no isn't an option unless your paycheck/bottom line is at risk like prison guards, drug testing corps, or dispensary owners and growers.
 

Brokenneck

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:bigjoint:
""I am reviving this post, because in several other threads some have referred to Herer as being against 19.""
 

NBKA

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Why would his family come out with this public statement then? Do they have personal gains in legalization other then what the rest of us have, no. I'm pretty sure Jack's family knew him and what he would have wanted a little better than you....
And you know what he wanted?
 

tc1

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And you know what he wanted?

I know someone who sat with Jack while he read it.

He wanted more .. but he'd never vote NO on a bill designed to keep responsible adults out of jail for using marijuana and hemp .... NEVER!
 

veggiegardener

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Jack Herer did NOT support 19.

His family are as clueless as any other 19 supporter.(Were they paid or promised something?)
 

potroast

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YOU are the clueless one! Jean and her family are making more money now, since Jack's death, than they ever made while he was alive. It just shows that you don't know what you are talking about, but I've noticed that you don't seem to mind sharing your drivel.


:mrgreen:
 

tc1

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When anti-Prop 19'ers start telling people they know Jack better than his own family did ....

You KNOW it's desperation time.
 

TogTokes

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Only because he was speaking out against 19 almost to his dying breath. I could give two shits what his family thinks... we heard from the man himself.
you don't know jack or his family. so you have no room to speak at all. we heard from the family that is all i need.
 
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