|John Sinclair & The White Panthers|
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Ceres Seeds is proud to announce the launch of an exciting new line of seeds.
In co-operation with cannabis legend John Sinclair and in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Free John Sinclair Rally, Ceres Seeds presents the new John Sinclair Seeds!
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John Sinclair Seeds
John Sinclair Seeds is the new line of connoisseur cannabis seeds which honours both superior quality and the political march towards cannabis legalization. The legendary counter-culture hero John Sinclair has through over 50 years of cannabis activism developed a skilful taste for high quality bud. In cooperation with Ceres Seeds, John Sinclair has developed four stable F1 varieties which all capture, in their own way, the essence of a connoisseur’s choice. The four favourites of John Sinclair, all handpicked and exclusively selected, are John Sinclair Sativa, John Sinclair Indica, John Sinclair Skunk and John Sinclair Indica x Sativa.
John Sinclair has made a legendary contribution to cannabis legalization. He became a heroic icon of counterculture and of cannabis activism when he in 1969 was arrested for giving two joints to an undercover narcotics officer. He was sentenced to 10 years for possession of marijuana. This event caused widespread reactions. Abbie Hoffmann jumped the stage during The Who’s concert during the legendary Woodstock Festival in protest of Sinclair’s arrestment, and several protest were issued in the aftermath of the arrest.
"It ain't fair, John Sinclair
It was not until two years after, however, that any of these protests would see any effect. John’s arrest and imprisonment sparked the landmark Â 'Free John Now Rally' in Ann Arbour in Michigan in December 1971. This was a huge event with a significant presence of influential left-wing personalities, including John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Stevie Wonder, David Peel, Pete Seeger, Alan Ginsberg, Abbie Hoffmann, Jerry Rubin, and numerous others. John Lennon even recorded the song “Free John Sinclair” on his album Some Time in New York City (1972). Thanks to the enormous contribution to the concert and the massive protest against Sinclair’s imprisonment, the “Free John Now Rally” was successful. After the gathering, Michigan Supreme Court rules that the state’s marijuana laws were unconstitutional. John was released only three days after the rally, after having spent two of his ten year jail sentence.
The arrest and subsequent liberation of John Sinclair became such an iconic case for the counterculture movement and for the legalization of cannabis.
The story of John Sinclair: poet, radio maker, activist, former manager of the notorious Detroit band 'the MC5' and co-founder of the legendary movement the 'White Panther Party' in the 1960's.
The White Panthers were a white American political collective founded in 1968 by Lawrence (Pun) Plamondon and Leni & John Sinclair. It was started in response to an interview where Huey P. Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, was asked what white people could do to support the Black Panthers. Newton replied that they could form a White Panther Party. Thus, the group took its name in emulation of the Black Panthers, and dedicated its energies to "cultural revolution."