The Emperor Wears No Clothes

By Jack Herer,

Book cover of The Emperor Wears No Clothes: Hemp and the Marijuana Conspiracy

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1 author picked The Emperor Wears No Clothes as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

I came of age during the “just say no” ‘80s, and I didn’t know any better until this book, published in 1985, opened my eyes to the hypocrisy, greed, and racism behind the drug war. Here, an early cannabis liberation advocate, who has a popular strain named after him, shows how valuable the plant has been throughout history as food, fiber, and medicine and explains how it came to be vilified and outlawed. He was so committed to spreading the truth that he published the entire book online.

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