but fun stuff, that people have said about...
Part 1 posted on the internet -
April Fools 2004.
1. The ANSEL
2. The NEIL ARMSTRONG of cannabis activism.
3. The WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE of Hashish
4. The MICHAELANGELO of published and printed materials on the level of
5. The RONALD MACDONALD of magazines with
his photos on their covers.
6. The CALVIN KLEIN of products with Marijauna leaves.
7. The GUINNESS BOOK RECORD for creating
of over 80,000 CANNABIS, HEMP, MARIJUANA, HASHISH, GANJA, CHARAS, SATIVA,
Yes, just LAURENCE being himself. Close friends who know him,
call him "plain laurence".
Others who do not know
him but may have heard of him refer to him as "Mythical Laurence".
CHERNIAK is a Counter Culture Hero - The Neil Armstrong of Pot activists,
one of the world's earliest modern
day Hemp Pioneers, starting in the early 1960's. By the mid 1960's his
accomplishments as an artistic activist began to extend around the
Earth, when he was the
first to register a corporation under the name THE
HEAD SHOP LIMITED. He
became known in many underground circles supplying every paraphernalia
dealer, in the world, with his original designs of memorable, now collectible,
cigarette papers, produced via his flagship THE HEAD
SHOP LIMITED. In the
1970's LAURENCE CHERNIAK's photos started appearing on the cover and in
center-folds of HIGH TIMES Magazine as well as in dozens of other literary
works and films. During that period, his world-wide reputation as an artistic
activist accelerated in velocity when he began to show his incredible photographic
volumes - THE GREAT BOOKS OF HASHISH.
During those days, books on cannabis could still be counted on the fingers
of less than half a hand. The appearance in 1979 of
THE GREAT BOOKS OF HASHISH was a mind-waking, earth-shaking, ground-breaking
publishing event. For the decade previous to that publishers had been trying
to supply the yawning gap in the cannabis book market with a multitude of
volumes designed to entertain, inform or just fill space on your bookshelves.
THE GREAT BOOKS OF HASHISH, however, was different. It was a volume of a new
order. No one had ever taken photographs of high quality hashish with such
obvious loving care. Indeed, no one had taken photographs of any hashish until
LAURENCE CHERNIAK happened along.
LAURENCE CHERNIAK is the kind of person that truly does things as a labor
of love. His books on hashish are by an enthusiast for enthusiasts. Never
before had the world read such informed and lovingly written text or encountered
such a glorification of the beauties of cannabis resin. It is truly astonishing
to join CHERNIAK on his travels through Morocco, Lebanon, Turkey, Afghanistan
and Nepal. Through his books the world of hashish-makers and making was miraculously
revealed for the first time ever. This, as anyone can see from the extensively
captioned photographs that accompanied the main text, was the real thing.
His writings are in an easy-going, relaxed pleasant style; the main text is
packed with information. CHERNIAKs introductions are just that, a summary
of the detailed information -- in word and picture -- to be found within,
that focuses the mind and prepares the eye for what is to follow. And then,
with camera in hand, we are off on LAURENCEs magic carpet. The 1st three
books in this series shows over 2,000 color photos in 33 countries.
LAURENCE CHERNIAK's bio as an artistic activist
is overwhelming. The son of Ben Dronkers, the founder of SensiSeeds,
(both are close to Mr.
Alan says. "Since LAURENCE has come back on the scene several years
ago, keeping up with him is like riding in a Mercedes Benz on the German
Autobahns in overdrive." Visit www.laurencecherniak.com
which to date contains less than 5%
of what he has to put there. There you will see a few dozen sites of his
thousands of web pages which will double by the end of 2008.
Cigarette Papers designed in the mid 1960's when LAURENCE had THE HEAD SHOP
LIMITED, a name that thousands have since used. http://www.laurencecherniak.com/LCcigarettePapersDocuments/CherniakCigarettePapers.1.html
The highest selling issue of HIGHTIMES Magazine, Cover and Centerfold by LAURENCE
The CANNABIS CULTURE Playing Cards and HEMP CULTURE Playing Cards. When
Marc Emery, one LAURENCEs fans, first saw the CANNABIS CULTURE words
on the tuck box of The CANNABIS CULTURE Playing Cards Mr. Emery immediately
changed the name of his magazine from CANNABIS CANADA Magazine to CANNABIS
CULTURE Magazine. CC hasnt looked back since.
The beginning of the world's largest collection of Marijuana Leaf Clip Art,
Royalty Free for non commercial purposes. Currently contains over 25,000 leaves
from one bladed to thirteen bladed leaves all designed by LAURENCE CHERNIAK.
World's first Marijuana Leaf Black Light Day-Glo Poster by LAURENCE CHERNIAK.
MAKING HASHISH Video: The name says it all. The video shows it all. Featuring
selected photos and text by LAURENCE CHERNIAK. http://www.laurencecherniak.com/makinghash.html
LAURENCE CHERNIAK: Awarded world's first MASTERS DEGREE DIPLOMA in HASHOLOGY
The beginning of the world's defiant Marijuana Leaf, Hemp Pot Leaf Stickers
by LAURENCE CHERNIAK.
The new 2003 series of FREEDOM RIDER COMIX.(Front Cover) Stories Written and
Illustrated by LAURENCE CHERNIAK.
The new 2003 series of FREEDOM RIDER COMIX. Features FAT FREDDY in ADVENTURES
THROUGH THE LEAVES, (Front and Back Cover in a 25 by 35 inch size commemorative
and collectible poster) Art work by LAURENCE CHERNIAK.
Activist poetry entitled 'I LOVE AMERICA" dedicated to
TODD McCORMICK by LAURENCE CHERNIAK.
1st Zodiac set of leaves contains over 5,000 files. Leaves
are presented in various ways including those you will see with
no backgrounds @ click here
Some are treated with distortions, perspectives, skews, some affected with
textures, applied to backgrounds and clustered in groups. Most are individual
others have leaves embedded into themselves etc. There is enough natural
and designer leaves to make it the world's single, largest collection of
marijuana, hemp leaves that could ever be put into reality and yet never
kept all in one place, at the same time, in your head. Watch out for the
are a foot big :-). The 1st set of Zodiac Leaves? Does that mean there will
be more sets?....of course.