Its been announced by our friends at Salem-News.com, that Jack Herer, who is perhaps the most well-known and best loved cannabis and hemp activist in the world, has suffered a massive heart attack whilst attending the ‘Hempstalk’ event in Portland Oregon on Saturday September 12th.
Jack was transported to hospital and was forced to undergo emergency ‘Angioplasty’ surgery to clear arterial blockages. His condition was said to be ‘critical’.
After giving an empassioned and well received speech on the virtues of hemp and cannabis, Jack was sitting down taking a breather when the heart attack struck.
A paramedic emergency crew was called and medical staff who were onsite at Kelly Point Park made Jack as comfortable as they could until the paramedics arrived.
Whilst the bands played on and the boisterous crowd cheered the guest speakers, little did they know that only a few hundred feet from where they were enjoying the Hempstalk proceedings, the man many people had travelled thousands of miles to hear speak, was fighting for his life.
The paramedic team stabilized Jack as best they could then quickly transported him by ambulance, to the Emanuel Trauma Center in Portland.
Jack’s condition was said to be ‘critical’ as he arrived at the medical facility with his son at his side. The diagnoses of a heart attack was confirmed soon after and Jack was taken straight to the operating theatre for life-saving surgery.
Our thoughts are with Jacks wife Jeannie, and we pray for a full and speedy recovery for a man who is beyond legendary with a cannabis and hemp community which spans the globe.
Jack’s book, The Emperor Wears No Clothes is the first and the largest account of the real story of marijuana and the techniques used by big money corporations to demonize and criminalize it. SOURCE
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Get well soon Jack.