Hemp Timeline

Jack Herer publishes “The Emperor Wears No Clothes”

Jack Herer publishes “The Emperor Wears No Clothes”

The Emperor Wears No Clothes is a non-fiction book about the history of cannabis hemp written by Jack Herer. Starting in 1973, the story begins when Herer takes the advice of his friend, “Captain” Ed Adair, and begins compiling tidbits of information about the Cannabis plant and its numerous uses, including as hemp and as a drug. After a dozen years of collecting and compiling historical data, Herer first published his work as The Emperor Wears No Clothes, in 1985. Herer believed that hemp could save the planet promoted his vision and the end of Cannabis prohibition. 

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Vote Hemp founded

Vote Hemp was founded in May of 2000 by hemp industry members including David Bronner, Erik Rothenberg, Eric Steenstra, Lloyd Hart and Eric Lineback

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DEA publishes rules purporting to make hemp foods illegal

DEA publishes rules purporting to make hemp foods illegal

On October 9, 2001, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published 3 rules in the Federal Register purporting to “clarify the status of hemp.” These ill conceived rules were an attempt to ban legal hemp foods. Vote Hemp board members David Bronner, Eric Steenstra and Patrick Goggin lead an effort to file a lawsuit and injunction against…

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