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The Emperor Wears No Clothes

Not to be confused with The Emperor's New Clothes.
The Emperor Wears No Clothes
Author Jack Herer
Country United States
Language English
Genre Social history
Publisher Ah Ha Publishing,
Quick American Archives (11th Edition)
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 330
ISBN 0-9524560-0-1

The Emperor Wears No Clothes is a non-fiction book written by Jack Herer. Starting in 1973, the story begins when Jack Herer takes the advice of his friend "Captain" Ed Adair and begins compiling tidbits of information about the Cannabis plant and its numerous uses,[1] 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. The eleventh edition was published in November 2000, and the book continues to be cited in cannabis rescheduling and re-legalization efforts.

The book, backed by H.E.M.P. (America), Hanf Haus (Germany), Sensi Seeds/Hash, Marihuana & Hemp Museum, Amsterdam, (Netherlands), and T.H.C., the Texas Hemp Campaign (America), offers $100,000 to anyone who can disprove the claims made within. Quoting from the book's back cover:

The title of the book alludes to the classic fairy tale "The Emperor's New Clothes" by Hans Christian Andersen. Herer uses Andersen's story as an allegory for the current prohibition of cannabis.

European expert on hemp and author of the doctoral thesis Crop physiology of fibre hemp (1994), Dr. Hayo M.G. van der Werf, criticized the book for containing some inaccuracies, stating:[2]

See also


  1. ^ Herer, Jack. 1985. The Emperor Wears No Clothes. Ah Ha Publishing, Van Nuys, CA.
  2. ^ "Hayo M.G. van der Werf : Hemp facts and hemp fiction". Retrieved 2014-03-28. 

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