The Legacy of Jack Herer

The legacy of Jack Herer with his son Dan Herer today on Hempresent with Vivian McPeak only on Cannabis Radio. Dan Herer, is the son of the late, great Jack Herer, who was the author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes and father of the modern legalization movement. Vivian and Dan share memories of the legendary activist, discuss his life and legacy, examine the current state of marijuana reform through the lens of his vision and his son’s efforts to carry on his work of educating the masses about the many benefits of cannabis, and hemp. As a conservative-leaning veteran who considered himself a patriotic defender of freedom, Jack Herer considered the egregious lies and injustice of prohibition a betrayal that called for a protest. Despite being arrested for civil disobedience no fewer than 34 times, never stopped him from advocating for what he believed to be a harmless healing plant with the potential to solve most of the world’s most consequential environmental, social and economic problems. He wrote, “If people could be educated to see through these lies, hemp could be rescued from obscurity and save the world because it would stop pine forests from being harvested for paper and Earth’s fossil fuel from being refined into filthy gasoline.” We discuss everything about Jack and more today on The Legacy of Jack Herer only on Cannabis Radio.

The Legacy


Vivian McPeak, the executive director of Seattle’s famous Hempfest, speaks with the leading risk takers, movers and shakers, and history makers of the cannabis culture and beyond. Viv talks to patients, politicians, prisoners, profiteers, personalities, and poster artists with probing, thoughtful questions designed to inform. Sound nuggets of sonic Sativa for your audio orifices! Sowing the seeds of cannabis and sounding the praise of our favorite plant. It’s time to Hempresent!