Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Jack Herer, Cannabis Pioneer (1939-2010); Dr Lucido's Seminars: MICHIGAN 5/1, 5/8;

Jack Herer, Cannabis Pioneer (1939-2010);

Dr Lucido's Seminars in MICHIGAN 5/1, 5/8

In this blog:

Pioneers of Medical Cannabis: Jack Herer (June 18, 1939 – April 15, 2010)

-Dr. Frank's Jack Herer story

-Jack Herer's Pledge, and the source of his determination

Upcoming events: MICHIGAN: Dr. Frank Lucido in MICHIGAN May 1-10

- Dr. Frank Lucido's AIMLegal Course May 8, 2010 for Physicians DETROIT, MICHIGAN 10am-5pm, (at Law Office of Matt Abel) by RSVP only to DrFrank@DrLucido.com

-Dr. Frank's Seminar for PATIENTS AND CAREGIVERS Saturdays May 1 (Lansing area), possibly another May 8; location TBA

-Dr. Frank available to see patients Lansing Area May 3-7

Dr. Frank's Report on past events:

-4/11 event: Pioneers of Medical Cannabis: The Patient

-4/15-17, 2010: Warwick, Rhode Island: Sixth National Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics!

-4/18, 2010 International Cannabis and Hemp Expo (IntCHE)


Jack Herer (June 18, 1939 – April 15, 2010)

Jack Herer died April 15, 2010. I got the news that day as I checked my emails between flights on the way to Rhode Island for the Patients Out of Time Conference. (Conference report below)

The whole day I saw friends of Jack react to the shock of the sad news.

And of course, we ALL had a Jack Herer story to tell.

Dr. Frank Lucido's Jack Herer story, short and sweet:

I have a hemp suit made for my wedding in November, 1996, just 2 weeks after passage of the Compassionate Use Act of 1996 ("Prop 215" or California Health and Safety Code 11362.5).

The suit has lasted longer than the marriage, and I have often worn it at holiday parties, and especially at Ed Rosenthal's Festivus Celebration each December.

I was aware of an old photo of Jack in a hemp suit, so was not totally surprised when, at my first Festivus, around 1998 or 1999, a young couple came up to me, and the man asked very respectfully: "Are you Jack Herer?" I told them that I was sorry to disappoint them, but that I was honored!

Years later, at a subsequent Festivus celebration, after I had gotten to know Jack a bit, I was sitting next to him, wearing my hemp suit, and got to tell Jack how honored I was to be mistaken for him at my first Festivus.

Jack's Pledge:

I just found my copy of the Eleventh Edition of The Emperor Wears No Clothes, 1998

It was a special all-hemp clothbound edition.

#682 of 1000 copies.

Jack had signed it for me:


To Frank,

Love & Hemp forever!

Jack Herer"

I didn't know Jack well at that time, but I have seen him at least 1 or 2 times a year since then, and was always impressed by his dedication to the cause of legalizing marijuana.

I just re-read the dedication of the book, and source of his dedication.

He dedicated it to his friend Edwin “Captain Ed” M. Adair III

Born October 29, 1940; Died August 16, 1991 of Leukemia

Jack says of Captain Ed:

"He taught many of us how to save the Earth from ourselves and to laugh at and yet love its enemies.

...Ed’s pledge that I took in 1974 and again in April 1980, 1986, and 1988, and finally in the hospital four days before he died in August 1991, was that we’d swear to work every day to legalize marijuana and get all pot prisoners out of jail, until we were dead, marijuana was legal, or we could quit when we turned 84. We wouldn’t have to quit, but we could.

...Captain Ed gave us and me hemp as one of mankind’s most honorable and most important saviors. I vow to continue the fight, and I ask my fellow Californians, all Americans, and the rest of the world to join us."

Complete Dedication at: http://www.electricemperor.com/eecdrom/HTML/EMP/00/ECH00_02.HTM#dedication

Complete electronic book at; http://www.electricemperor.com/eecdrom/CHAPTERS.HTM

More Jack:



Upcoming events:

Dr. Frank Lucido in MICHIGAN May 1-10

-Dr. Frank Lucido's AIMLegal Course May 8, 2010 for Physicians DETROIT, MICHIGAN 10am-5pm, (at Law Office of Matt Abel)

(see blog of earlier San Francisco Course: http://drfranklucido.blogspot.com/2010/02/dr-frank-lucidos-aimlegal-course-22710.html )

by RSVP only to DrFrank@DrLucido.com

-Dr. Frank's Seminar for PATIENTS AND CAREGIVERS Saturdays May 1 (Lansing area), possibly another May 8; location TBA

(Report on my 4/11/10 Berkeley Seminar below)

-Dr. Frank available to see patients LANSING Area May 3-7

Call toll-free 24 hr. message line for appointment


and my staff will return your call.

I require that you have ongoing care with your physician for your condition, and bring in records from the past 12 months documenting this.

You will also have to have a valid Michigan ID or driver's license,

and you must be 21 years of age. I require anyone under 21 to have written parental consent.

(Any exceptions to these requirements above must be discussed with the doctor before making appointment.)

--Report on

-4/11 event: Pioneers of Medical Cannabis: The Patient

Report below, after upcoming events

-4/15-17, 2010: Warwick, Rhode Island

Sixth National Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics!


Report on April 11 Dr Frank Lucido's AIMLegal teaching event: Pioneers of Medical Cannabis: The Patient

This was held at the Berkeley Public Library, 2 blocks from office.

We had good attendance, in spite of downpour 1 hour prior to start of event.

Those attending got their many questions answered from some experts.

Besides me, my other panelists were:

-William Panzer, co-author of Prop 215, SB420, attorney Oakland California, and my attorney for Prop 215, SB 420 issues, and a good friend

-Valerie Corral, founder of WAMM, WoMen's Alliance for Medical Marijuana, co-author of Prop 215, SB420

-Jim Squatter, activist, patient advocate, expert on history and intent of SB420, and co-author of Berkeley's Measure JJ, which passed in 2008, making Berkeley the first city to create governmental body to regulate cannabis dispensaries.

-Frank Lucido MD, Family Physician in Berkeley since 1979, Medical Cannabis Consultant since 1996, Expert Witness; Medical Cannabis, Medicine, and Ethics

I consider both Jim and Valerie experts on "collectives" and "not for profit", by having lived it.

Don't miss my next AIMLegal teaching event, probably in late May, to be announced on an upcoming blog at:


4/15-17, 2010: Warwick, Rhode Island

Sixth National Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics!

PATIENTS OUT OF TIME’s Sixth National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics took place April 15-17, 2010 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick, Rhode Island.

The conference, titled Cannabis: The Medicine Plant, will explored the science and clinical efficacy of medical cannabis.


This event is the BEST medical cannabis conference, put on every 2 years by Mary Lynn Mathre and Al Byrne, and should not be missed by physicians who want to be knowledgeable on medical cannabis!

Fred Gardner reports of the Conference in Counterpunch.


My main


I will be speaking at IntCHE:

INTERNATIONAL CANNABIS & HEMP EXPO, which will be held at the Cow Palace in San Francisco on April 17 and 18


This event was organized my friend KIM CUE, who had the good taste to ask me to speak!

Although I won't be back in SF til Sunday, as a speaker, Dr. Frank Lucido: ( DrFrankLucido.com AIMLegal.org ) was given a table for both days of the event. Stop by and say hello to Danielle!!!

We will be at: Number 7 in the North Hall, sharing that area with Treating Yourself Magazine and uh, Hemp Dog Collars!! Hmm...Gladys the terrier and Teddy the cat may get a present...

(This event is not to be confused with another THC expo, which did not have the foresite to ask me to speak the last couple years, but didn't forget to ask me to pay for a table!)

The Cow Palace has agreed to ONSITE MEDICATION, a FIRST for the Cow Palace, or any state owned facility apparently !!!

Congrats Kim!

4/30-5/10 I will be in Michigan to see family

(especially Mom for Mother's Day May 9 !!! HI MOM!!!),

and will see patients for medical cannabis evaluations, sometime that week in Lansing Michigan area.

I will also hold a Physician Seminar, date/location TBA

Probably in Ann Arbor or Lansing area.

Interested physicians please contact me at DrFrank@DrLucido.com so we can set a date and time

If you want YOUR primary care physician to learn the safe and appropriate way to do consultations, have him/her contact me! I especially want to train those physicians who still practice primary care (who haven't given up their "day job"),and who have the respect of their local medical community. Those of "expert witness" quality, whom I could put on my "physician locator" on my website at:


AIMLegal Physician Locator

(Association of Independent Medical-Legal Consultants)

To be kept up to date on future events, sign up for my blog at:


Also see prior blog:

DrFrank's Medical Cannabis Seminars for Patients and Physicians: AIMLegal


O'Shaughnessy's online: Journal of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians


Current and Back issues linked online at this url.


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