The Emperor wears no clothes by Jack Herer

The emperor has no clothes on is a timeless non-fictional book about the versatile plant Cannabis sativa that any marijuana spokesman should be informed. The author, Jack Herer, presents a historical, social, and economic view of hemp based on twelve years of research. 60 consecutive years of government deception and suppression of the truth, topics ignored by most media, are revealed in this furious book on banning marijuana.

This book, whose title gives an analogy to the classic children’s story The Emperor’s New Clothessurprise, enlighten, shock, twist and initiate activism when it informs one of nature’s most useful plants. It covers general facts about Cannabis sativa, the history of its use, the effects of smoking the plants flower buds, the many other uses for the plants other parts, the corruption of the U.S. the government and the wealthy and powerful corporations, to whom Cannabis sativa is business competition, the “war on drugs,” ignorance of our constitutional rights and suggestions on how to protect them.

Hemp is an offensive, woody, herbaceous annual. Each short growing season it reaches from 12 to 20 feet and grows well in any climate or soil condition. Its roots penetrate deeply (one foot per month), breaking down compacted and overworked soil and fighting soil erosion. As it grows so fast, it can be a year-round crop that is harvested twice a year, or it can be planted as another crop after the harvest of another. Hemp is also resistant to UV radiation damage, a current threat to 30-50% of soy production. In fact, hemp actually blooms in the presence of high UV radiation as it protects itself by creating more cannabinoids. This willing plant is capable of meeting many basic needs of people all over the planet: food, medicine, woodless shelter and paper, clothing and other textiles, and a renewable fuel alternative for those currently creating acid rain, global warming and deforestation.

One acre of hemp gives the same amount of cellulose and fiber pulp used to make paper products and the pressed or particle board that four acres trees, while producing four to seven times less pollution. More than anything else, the U.S. textile imports. Hemp is softer, warmer, stronger and more absorbent than cotton, and it does not require the agricultural chemicals that cotton does. Carpenters and truck drivers will still have jobs, replanting could happen. and rivers could recover from wood and paper chemicals.

Nutritionally, hemp seeds are the highest in essential fatty acids and the lowest in saturated fat. It can be made into a tofu-like curd at a cheaper price than soy, sprouted for milk and ice cream or for use in lettuce, ground and used as flour or pressed into an oil whose by-product is a high protein feed.

Hemp as a fuel for industrial use, electricity and transportation – each acre is capable of providing 1,000 liters of methanol; that’s ten tons per acres every four months. It is an annual renewable fuel source that can be grown for this purpose at a cost of only thirty dollars a year. Ton, hemp for biomass can be a billion dollar a year industry while also improving air quality, reducing our dependence on foreign oil, and bringing millions of jobs in energy production, distributing wealth to rural areas and gone from the monopolies.

The barriers (pulp remaining after fiber removal) are 77% cellulose (that is 50-100 times the cellulose found in sugar cane or corn stalks) that could be used to make chemicals, biodegradable plastics, paints, dynamite and fibers .

Around the same time as pottery, people began to weave hemp; it is the earliest known woven fabric (8,000-7,000 B.C.). Based on the evidence used by the Bushmen of Africa, scientist-philosopher Carl Sagan suggested that hemp might be the first cultivated plant to date back to the hunter-gatherer era. After 1,000 years B.C. Hemp is believed to be our planet’s largest agricultural crop. Between the years 1763 and 1767, during a shortage of cannabis in America, you could be imprisoned for does not growing it. Our ancestors George Washington and Benjamin Franklin grew it. Historians have even speculated that the ‘War of 1812’ was about hemp! Under the 1850 U.S. Census they counted 8327 hemp plantations, each over 2,000 acres – this doesn’t count family spots or small farms. Until 1883, 75-90% of all the paper in the world was made from hemp fiber, and by 1937, 70-90% of all rope was hemp. For thousands of years, almost all paints and varnishes were made from hemp seeds and flaxseed oils (in 1935 alone, in the United States, 58,000 tons of hemp seed were used for this purpose). In the early 1900s, the US Department of Agriculture foresaw the enormous potential of marijuana to be the largest planet’s industry, claiming that once a machine was invented that could harvest, strip, and separate the fiber from the mass that hemp would be US crop. In 1916, the U.S. the government advised and offered U.S. farmers incentives to grow marijuana for plastics, paper, fiber, and energy needs. In 1917, GW Schlicten realized this mechanical vision that the USDA had been waiting for; I have called it a ‘decorticator’. both Popular mechanics and Mechanical construction magazines wrote articles that assumed hemp was the ” new billion crop ” (It is estimated Today, in USA. the hemp industry could fetch five hundred billion dollars to a trillion dollars a year. year). In 1942 U.S. The Department of Agriculture even released a war film entitled “Hamp For Victory” and urged farmers to grow it.

So what happened, you ask? Shortly after the ‘decorticator’ was invented, DuPont invented petrochemical fibers and all too easily ‘convinced’ the U.S. Congress and the Treasury Department, with his technology, could replace hemp seed oil with these synthetic petrochemicals. U.S.A. The Treasury dutifully drafted the Marijuana Tax Act. Hold on as I try to loosen this tangled web of interconnected corruption that they have woven – DuPont’s financial lending institution was Mellon Bank. President Hoover’s finance minister was Mellon. Mellon then appointed a member of his extended family, Harry Anslinger, to head the Federal Republic of Drugs and Dangerous Drugs (currently known as the DEA-Drug Enforcement Agency). DuPont, who had just patented a method of making plastic from oil and coal (going into the interests of oil companies) along with Hearst Paper Company, also felt threatened by the invention of the ‘decorticator’, paid politicians to ban marijuana as a ‘narcotic’ and suppressing hemp knowledge from schools, scientists and researchers.

In the United States from the 1840s to the 1890s, Cannabis sativa was used medically. In fact, during this time, marijuana tinctures and extracts were the second and third most widely used medications in America. At this time in history for over 3,500 years, Cannabis sativa had been the most widely used plant medicinally anywhere in the world. In 1883 every major city in the United States had legal hashish smoking chairs. In 1930 U.S. the government conducted an investigation into the effect of smoking the herb on non-tariff US officials in Panama. They came to the conclusion that marijuana smoking was not a problem and recommended that no criminal sanctions be applied to its use. Seven years later assistant U.S. The Attorney General announced that marijuana could be used in the long term without “social or emotional outbreaks” and that it was only addiction on the same level as coffee or sugar. Based on next seven years of study i La Guardia Marijuana Report, the mayor of New York City, Fiorello LaGuardia, the New York Academy of Medicine, and the doctors who examined the report also concluded that marijuana did not cause any violence and that it also had positive effects on smoking.

Marijuana has never worked as a “gateway drug”; in fact, it has been used to treat alcohol addiction. In Costa Rica, where smoking is socially accepted, as opposed to neighboring ‘cannabis-free’ islands, they do not experience their alcoholic social problems with their island neighbors; and in the Netherlands, where marijuana is found in coffee shops and bars and smokers are not being pursued, the number of heroin addicts has dropped by 33% since legalization. 1968-1975 Jamaican studies of people who had smoked high-level THC marijuana for 6-30 years in heavy quantities showed no social consequences, as did crime and psychological consequences, such as impairment of motor skills or mental health problems. What it revealed was the positive effects of plants as a work motivator, as a tool for concentration and meditation (by the way, marijuana has a historical use in many major religions around the world), creating a sense of well-being, self-confidence and a happy, conscious and responsible attitude.

Since 1964, at least 60 of over 400 separate compounds isolated from over 1,000 suspected compounds have been shown to be therapeutic. In America today, there are over 26 million daily marijuana smokers and 40 million ‘occasional’ smokers. Some therapeutic uses of smoking: stop asthma attacks, reduce ocular pressure in those with glaucoma, relieve nausea, stimulate appetite in chemotherapy patients and anorexics, pulmonary expectorant, antispasmodic, reduce epileptic seizures, relieve symptoms of muscular dystrophy, relieve migraines blood pressure, relaxes muscle, relieves stress, promotes restful sleep, relieves dementia and depression and triggers positive ‘vibrations’ – all without the negative and sometimes deadly side effects of drugs. The plants antibiotic cannabidiolic acids can be used in a current form to treat gonorrhea, herpes, rheumatism, gout, and cystic fibrosis. Two universities in Madrid, Spain, involving studies on mice and rats, said that Cannabis sativa’s active ingredient, THC, killed tumor cells in a cancer previously thought to be 100% deadly. Cannabiniods, the plants, active compounds when injected directly into cancerous brain tumors, were found to completely destroy tumors while leaving normal cells untouched. Recent studies show that THC even has its own unique receptor sites in the brain, which so far have found no other compounds to bind to.

These were some of the reasons why pharmaceutical companies became concerned. If marijuana were to be legalized, it would immediately replace 10-20% of pharmaceutical drugs and take billions of dollars a year away from pharmaceutical companies that have so far been successful in synthetically repeating the positive effects of marijuana. About ½ of the funds contributed the government sponsored “against marijuana” groups come from US pharmaceutical drug companies. The second ½, surprise, surprise, comes from legal tobacco and liquor companies (oil and paper companies are also contributors). In its 10,000-year history, zero deaths have been linked to marijuana, but each year Alcohol is linked to 100,000 deaths and 70% of child rape, Christmas and murder. An even worse offender is tobacco, as addictive as heroin that kills more people every year than AIDS, heroin, crack, cocaine, alcohol, car accidents, fire and killings combined. Meanwhile, Tobacco receives more state subsidies than any other agricultural product in the United States. In 1976, Aslinger, leader of the DEA, went on a war path. I’ve condemned the aforementioned studies, the American Medical Association and the New York Academy of Medicine, and it’s doctors and banned it all federal research on the therapeutic effects of marijuana, even for universities. However, a special exception was made for pharmaceutical companies that are not just the EU only those who may investigate it, but they are even trusted regulate themselves.

The American Medical Association spoke out against this law, testifying that what the government said about marijuana was “direct tabloid sensationalism” and that the banned marijuana laws would deny the world medicine used for a plethora of symptoms in thousands of years. In 1988, even one DEA judge, after considering fifteen days of testimony and DEA reports, concluded that “Marijuana is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known”. A year later, the director of the DEA ordered Cannabis to remain listed as a narcotic schedule –one who has no known medical use!

Prison construction is currently the largest growth industry. Every state in America is expanding its prisons. Since the DEA’s “War on Drugs” gave birth in 75% of prisoners (600,000 a year) in 1998, there is only possession of marijuana for personal consumption (not covered), and since this “war” began, this is what our drug have enforcement tax money have paid for.

In the author’s analogy of his book to the well-known children’s book The Emperor’s New Clothes, Jack Herer can compare the Emperor’s lies and manipulation with our U.S. government, compare the emperor’s powerful guards with our FBI, CIA, DEA, etc. Like the emperor, our government uses its power to buy allegiance from other countries through bribery or threat (foreign aid, arms sales). And just like in children’s history, anyone who dares to speak out is threatened by job, property or family loss. Gentlemen compares the government, using fear and a virtual police state paid for by our own taxes, to tyrants and past bans who have been dependent on brute force and threats. The emperor has no clothes on (because exposed to the truth) author, Jack Herer, warns us that “it is a crime against our citizens Bill of Rights (written on hemp paper) to catch innocents for running a campaign of lies and failure to disclose the facts of our taxes, “as done by our last four presidents (Bush, Clinton, Bush, Reagan), and” they take away more than our guaranteed constitutional rights than have been taken away for political action, rebellion, strikes, insurgency and war over the last 200 years combined. In 1999, Herer warned that the government, the DEA and the Republican Party are a top priority to pass a bill that automatically removes 100% of your privacy and freedom rights from a oneeligible search (A Prophecy on the Patriot Act?).

What can we do to preserve our fundamental rights? Herer suggests we work to get the ballot questions so we can vote, as we should be able to, educate others about hemp and demand the POWs be released for the “war on drugs”.