UPPER LAKE -- Surrounded by about 15 supporters, best-selling hemp book author Jack Herer and his wife Jeannie made good on their promise that they would show up for the farmer's market on Main Street in Upper Lake at 4 p.m. on Thursday. Problem was there was no farmer's market. Another day of inclement June weather washed out the weekly event.
The Herers said on Wednesday that they would not honor event organizer Jill Perry's decision to refund money they paid for a booth in the market because of her objection to the negative visual effect that hemp/marijuana logos on T-shirts displayed and sold at the Herer booth had on young people.
Perry said that if the Herers showed and caused a confrontation she would call for law enforcement.
But the day in downtown Upper Lake was uneventful. Before departing, Jeannie Herer wrote a note of refusal to accept a refund for her farmer's market booth and slipped it under the door of Powell Antiques. Linda Powell is one of the market's officials.
A phone call to the Powell store by the Record-Bee was unanswered.
The Herers assured that, weather permitting, they would set up a booth for the farmers market next Thursday, June 23.
The group supporting the Herers on Thursday included Eddy Lepp, the Upper Lake medical marijuana grower who is presently free on bail while awaiting trial on federal charges in San Francisco.