Jack Herer has continued to update his authoritative history of hemp’s myriad of uses, and of the war on this plant, just as it has become high-profile news, with loyal celebrity supporters such as actor Woody Harrelson. Herer thoroughly documents the petrochemical industry’s plot to outlaw hemp, a renewable source of paper, energy, food, textiles, and medicine. Throughout the book he includes useful photos, illustrations & charts to backup and argue his case.Herer writes with passion and gusto on a subject with which he is clearly enamored. The book is brimming with interesting facts and conspiracy theories surrounding hemp, its initial, and continued prohibition.This book helped kick start the Hemp Movement in the mid 1980s when hemp was increasingly being seen as a plant that produced illegal "marijuana" rather than as a valuable resource. Hemp is now grown throughout Europe for many uses under government licenses.This is the best selling Hemp book of all time, and is well worth a read by anyone interested in hemp and renewable resources.