Friday, October 29, 2010

Blaze A Trail To The Polls!

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Hemp Can Save The Planet at Cypress Hill Smoke-Out!

Congratulations to our Hemp Can Save The Planet Haiku Contest Winners! Kenny Brown Bastian for his Winning Haiku:

Herbal Medicine
Bio-Diesel Energy
End Prohibition

and Runner-Up, Joaquin Maya who was able to attend Smoke Out in Kenny's place, with the ($200) Grand Prize Ticket Package courtesy of Guerilla Union!

Beautiful Green Herb
Healing pain with mind at ease
grow it live and love

Thanks to B-Real & Cypress Hill; Brian Valdez, Veeda Armstrong & Robert Mattison III of Guerilla Union, for making sure that Jack Herer's Emperor Wears No Clothes doc had a presence at this historic event hosting the first Medical Marijuana Patient Area at a major concert event in Southern California! Wow, I can barely remember attending the very first Cypress Hill Smoke-Out back in 1998! CUT TO: 2010 & I had the honor of speaking on the Reefer Movie Madness Panel with Jeff "the Dude" Dowd, Jack Herer Award Nominee for Outstanding Hemp Awareness through Journalism Shirley Halperin, and CelebStoner's Steve Bloom! I have spoken as a FilmMaker on prestigious panels at Cannes, the Berlinale, Sundance, Cinequest, and the Inauguration, but this particular panel was of the Most High ;)

When I interviewed B-Real after Jack Herer's memorial service at the THC Expose, he told me how Steve Bloom first introduced them, and how Jack immediately gifted & signed up a book for B-Real and the band to read on tour. That continued the Hemp Education all across the nation... with Cypress Hill reprinting missives from The Emperor Wears No Clothes in their cd jackets & promotional leaflets. Thanks to all of our Hemp Can Save The Planet Facebook Group Members for continuing Jack Herer's message! Soon we will be 4,200 strong!

Long Live Jack Herer, Free Eddy Lepp & all pot prisoners! Some festival goers swear you can see Jack Herer's image in the smoke unfurling from B-Real's giant joint...

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Help us celebrate the fall harvest & our recent Jack Herer Award Nomination for Outstanding Hemp Awareness through Public Service! (

Available EXCLUSIVELY to Hemp Can Save The Planet Facebook Members, Guerilla Union & the Cypress Hill Smoke-Out ( are giving away TWO GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS ($150 value!) to ONE lucky winner to attend the Smoke-Out in San Bernadino on Saturday, October 16, 2010 from Noon till 2AM!

The lucky winner is responsible for their own travel & accommodations to the historic event... this will be the FIRST Smoke-Out with a medical consumption area for legal California patients under Prop 215- Hemp Hemp Hooray!

To enter to win the tickets, you must be a Member of our Facebook Hemp Can Save The Planet Group ( and Post an original haiku about any of the many uses of Cannabis on the wall with the following tag: "Long Live Jack Herer & Free Eddy Lepp!" on the Hemp Can Save The Planet Group Facebook Page. Winner will be announced at 4:20pm (PST) on Friday, October 15, 2010.

Don't remember how to write a haiku? It's easy:

Have fun with this! The Winner will read their haiku in the Activism Tent during the Hemp Can Save The Planet mixer at the Smoke-Out, be re-printed on our blog & featured on our upcoming DVD!

Already planning on attending the Smoke-Out? Make sure to check out Jack Herer's Emperor Wears No Clothes doc playing in the Education Tent with trailers for American Dream Prop 215 and Eddy & Linda! Join us in the Activism Tent and meet your fellow facebook friends from Noon till 4pm at the Hemp Can Save The Planet mixer!

Thanks again for your continued support! Stay tuned for fun contests next week to win VIP tickets to BuddhaFest ($300 value)

Remember, regardless of how California votes this November, the one thing we can ALL agree on is that Cannabis must be DeScheduled.

High Regards,
Melissa "white chocolate" Balin
Jack Herer's Emperor Wears No Clothes