Testimonials re: LAURENCE CHERNIAK (started being added to the internet in February 2006,
6 to 12 testimonials to a page depending on whether there are graphics accompanying the texts).

These testimonials are primarily for the sake of artists (and other people as well) to know, that accumulating confirmations of your works, will help you enjoy life when times are tough, can become a most worthwhile hobby.

As much as possible we are listing the testimonials in the order which they came to us chronologically.

They have very warm attributes and are delightful reading.

I are thankful to have them to share with you, especiallly if you are an artistically oriented individual. My wish is that they encourage you as much as they have me.

Being Organized:

Some of the testimonials here are graphics. The value of them as graphics is self explanatory however if a caption is not listed for a graphic at the time you are viewing it then it will be uploaded in days to come

Thank you for your patience.


Sender: jak4864@hps10.iasl.ca.boeing.com
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 1998 09:20:20 -0700
From: "John A. Kohlsaat" <john.a.kohlsaat@boeing.com>
Organization: BXT31
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To: laurence@cherniak.com
Subject: Playing cards/hempfest

Thanks for answering my earlier inquiry about the cards.

I picked up two decks. One to play with - one to keep as a collectable!
I saved the hempfest 98 stamped deck for posterity. The cards are

Hope you enjoyed Hempfest.


John Kohlsaat (john.a.kohlsaat@boeing.com) 662-4340
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From: "TheBC" <thebc@swbell.net>
To: <laurence@cherniak.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 21:07:03 -0500
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Hello from Houston, Texas...we have a shop here and we would like to sell
some of your products...if you sell wholesale, send us a catalog or
whatever information you have to the address below...


2645 Winrock Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77057-4305

Another person who would love to hear from you is Kevin Browne. He is the
most avid rolling paper collector in the world. He has a website dedicated
to papers. His e-mail is kevinbrowne@ukonline.co.uk

would also love to hear from you. His name is Loris and he is a big-time paper collector. I sent him about 60 packs last week of old stuff and new stuff.

From: Robertcard@aol.com
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 1998 09:28:49 EDT
To: laurence@cherniak.com
Mime-Version: 1.0
Subject: Re: Nice Day#4

Thanks Laurence! The stamp looks great!


From: Robertcard@aol.com
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 1998 19:59:54 EST
To: laurence@cherniak.com, jrdawson@gnv.fdt.net
Mime-Version: 1.0
Subject: Playing Cards

Dear Laurence

I wanted to let you know that I loved the cards and the stamp! I gave them to several friends, and one friend from Amsterdam ended up buying 3 decks to give to other friends.

My thanks to both of you, and once again, my apologies for being a pain in the behind!

Rhonda Hawes

Date: Sun, 18 Oct 1998 21:14:44 -0700
From: Jack Herer <hempjack@earthlink.net>
Organization: H.E.M.P.
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To: LAURENCE CHERNIAK <laurence@cherniak.com>
Subject: Re: hi laurence

I first saw Laurence Cherniak's books in the early '70s. They were the
finest quality books, color photos and explanations that I have ever
seen on cannabis and hashish. No one, it seems to me, even comes close
to Cherniak's comprehensive photos and editorials. All these years have
passed and Laurence can still be proud of having the finest photographs
of cannabis and hashish that I've ever seen.

Jack Herer

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Date: Fri, 23 Oct 1998 19:49:39 -0400
To: laurence@cherniak.com
From: Zwerdling Nursing Archives <zwrdl@erols.com>
Subject: package arrived!
Mime-Version: 1.0

Dear Laurence,

Well, I must say, the wait was worth it! The graphics are simply
superb...no other word for it.

Thank you very much.

Best wishes,


Michael Zwerdling, RN
Zwerdling Nursing Archives
P.O. Box 70654
Chevy Chase, MD 20813, USA
e-mail: zwrdl@erols.com
web: http://www.deltiology.com/healthcare.html
From: belladonna@pipeline.com
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Date: Tue, 13 Apr 1999 16:02:06 -0400
To: laurence@cherniak.com
Subject: Page Problem

Mime-Version: 1.0I found your Hemp Culture Playing Cards at a head shop in Memphis TN called Tator Reds Hoodoo Shop. Im really enjoying your page and was wonderin if there will be an update soon and/or if you plan to put up some more of your paintings and photos.
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Date: Fri, 07 May 1999 06:24:43 +0200
To: laurence@cherniak.com <mailto:laurence@cherniak.com>
From: Jopo <Jopo@flash.A2000.nl <mailto:Jopo@flash.A2000.nl> >
Subject: Cannabis Culture Playing Cards
Mime-Version: 1.0

I'm a collector of playing cards and I saw a great deck of cards
the other day that had your name on it. Unfortunately I haven't remembered
the complete webaddress that was mentioned on the box, but I got the first part right. So here I am and I would like to know if you still have one or two decks (for sale). Hope to hear from you,

Joop Muller Holland
From: "dougkeenan" <dougkeenan@email.msn.com>
To: "LAURENCE CHERNIAK" <laurence@cherniak.com>
Subject: Re: Order From Indiana
Date: Fri, 4 Jun 1999 21:15:39 -0500


We are totally out of the original set. Geri and I tried
to find your phone number the other day with no luck.
We would like another box of the original set (if still
available) and a box of the 2nd set. Please send to:

The Magic Bus 6507 Ferguson St. Indianapolis IN 46220
(317) 251-5463

Thanks for a great product. You made a lot of our customers

Take care of you,
Tee and Geri

From: HEMPTV@aol.com
Date: Sat, 5 Jun 1999 03:03:08 EDT
Subject: Kenya/HempTV
To: laurence@cherniak.com

Hello Laurence,

I just saw the fabulous job you did on your amazing Hemp playing cards.
What art work!

Anyway, I am really wanting to order some of these decks.

How many in a case with the display etc? Do you also have the posters? I want it all.

I will be checking emails & looking forward to hearing from you.

A great job on the cards man....really nice.

Peace Baby, Kenya

Date: Sat, 12 Jun 1999 00:12:13 +0100
From: andrew.greville@pop.net.ntl.com
Reply-To: andrew.greville@net.ntl.com
MIME-Version: 1.0
To: laurence@cherniak.com
Subject: hi

I am in the process of forming a trading co., and will be interested in
importing these cards into the UK. I have 2 of your books, and they are on almost pemanent loan to all my dreamer friends.

I hope we can do business soon.

Reply-To: "Heidie" <princess@chello.nl>
From: "Heidie" <princess@chello.nl>
To: <laurence@cherniak.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Jun 1999 15:37:12 +0200
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Hello Laurence   I am Heidie (see picture) from Holland. You have a great site with lovely pictures. My compliments.   I have also seen such beautiful playing cards on your website. I am a collectioner, you see. Would you please be so kind to give me the address were I can buy some?   Many thanks in advance  

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Reply-To: srpw@cwcom.net
From: Simon Wintle <srpw@cwcom.net>
To: LAURENCE CHERNIAK <laurence@cherniak.com>
Subject: Playing Card Review
Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 14:26:10 -0400
MIME-Version: 1.0

Hi Laurence,

thanks for the message about your website. Would you like me to review
your magnificent deck(s) of playing cards on our website?

You can see our Reviews page at:


If you are interested, please let me know. I can include links back to
your own webpages so that traffic is increased.

Best wishes,

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