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Celebrating Jack Herer, ‘The Hemperor’

Celebrating Jack Herer, ‘The Hemperor’

Jack Herer was likely the figure most responsible for the revolution in cannabis consciousness in the 1990s — especially where the industrial applications of hemp are concerned.

Born June 18, 1939, Jack Herer was a cannabis rights activist the author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes, his landmark book calling for the re-scheduling and legalization of cannabis.

As a veteran of the Korean War, Herer was one of the first veterans leading the fight to legalize cannabis, and took the fight all the way to President Reagan himself. Passing away in 2010, Herer never lived to see a single state legalize cannabis for recreational use.

This week marks Herer’s birthday and to honor his legacy, here are four articles that will bring you closer to the

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10 Cannabis Photographers Who Have Changed the Game

10 Cannabis Photographers Who Have Changed the Game

Cannabis Now has been keeping tabs on the cannabis photography niche for almost a decade now and there’s no question that since legalization and decriminalization have spread across the nation, the quality within the cannabis photographer community has grown tremendously. We have had the pleasure of working with many of these pros throughout the years and are excited to see the cannabis photography industry expand. 

Here’s our round-up of some of the top cannabis photographers in the game and their unique stories. 

1. Chris Romaine // @kandidkush

READ: Smile, You’re on Kandid Kush

Chris Romaine didn’t expect to become a prominent cannabis photographer. Better known by the moniker Kandid Kush, Romaine was raised by fairly conservative parents and only took a mild interest in the arts

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