I was finishing up a 3 year stint with the world famous Hemp Booth of the Venice Beach boardwalk. Established in 1986 by Jack Herer and his hempers, The booth is probably the oldest hemp educatial booth in the world. Every day I would proudly push “that 600lb ship,” hoist her ten banners, all of which I designed and lovingly hand lettered. After the hemp products were on display I would begin to “Hempnotize” or hemp educate the crowds. I helped to educate tens of thousands of people of all ages visually, verbally, and then musically. On Arista CD, the Total Devastation hip hop album, (track 13 “Hemp, Hemp, Hooray! Relegalize today!”) became an underground top 100 hit. reaching a few hundred thousands people. And yet that too still wasn't enough. I could only reach “x” when I really wanted “omega.”

Musical selection “Hemp Hemp Hooray”,

© michaelm with Total Devestation on Arista Records.

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    One cold January day at a hemp rally on the grounds of the federal building in Westwood I spotted George Clayton Johnson talking to Jack in an obviously excited state. George then caught sight of me and quickly summoned me over. He said... “A couple of guys in Orange county are just about to produce a CD-Rom version of the “Emperor”. “It’s important for you to get in touch with them” he said, “Your art background and perspective of the book would be invaluable.”

    I, however, was ready to take the position as art director for Hempstead Co., and mounting two major projects simultaneously had all the trappings of mayhem. But thanks to Chris Boucher, I was given the latitude I needed.

    The Electric Emperor has been filled with pain and sleepless nights but has also brought me quite a few epiphanies. I’m very thankful for having met Milo and Majik. Their respect for the Goddess has broaden mine. I wish to thank Captain Ed, Jack, and all those hempers who have added to the body of work we’ve come to learn. Our collective goal is to reach as many minds as we can with the truth, using the digital format. You will find this version has art resources for you to create a cool media presentation. In video, music, and lyrics, for those who do not read. The reading-based presentation contains the updated version of Jack’s words.

    As the Electric Emperor goes to DVD format, the entire collection of Emperor images will be included. The art work I personally created, found in the Electric Emperor folders is not “copyright” but copy “it” right. Please feel free to use my visual aids in whatever way you deem necessary to convey the Goddess’ love. You are free to manipulate the images, as long as you stay true to their spirit. All other art resources and photos are for educational uses only. Thank you for choosing and the CDrom, for the digital dissemination of “The Emperor Wears No Clothes.” We have met in this moment of time to help educate internationally. Soon the revolution will turn green, and then the real party begins. The Goddess of the garden will once again reign supreme.

—safe journeys michaelm

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the authorized on-line version of Jack Herer’s “The Emperor Wears No Clothes”

intro 1 2 3 4 5 6
Introduction Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6
Overview of the History of Cannabis Hemp Brief Summary of the Uses of Hemp New Billion Dollar Crop The Last Days of Legal Cannabis Marijuana Prohibition Medical Literature on Cannabis Medicine
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Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 13
Therapeutic Use of Cannabis Hempseed as the Basic World Food Economics: Energy, Environment, & Commerce Myth, Magic, & Medicine The (Hemp) War of 1812, Napoleon & Russia Cannabis Drug Use in 19th Century America Prejudice: Marijuana and Jim Crow Laws
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Chapter 14 Chapter 15 Chapter 16 Appendix Initiatives Bibliography Bonus Section
More than Sixty Years of Suppression The Official Story: Debunking “Gutter Science” The Emperor’s New Clothes Original Sources Recommended Reading