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Eagle Bill Amato

Eagle Bill Amato (US, 1942 –2005) was the second person to receive the Cannabis Culture Award, for his pioneering work on improving and promoting cannabis vaporization.

Eagle Bill's quest to make vaporizing easily available to everyone led to his invention of the Eagle Bill Shake ‘N’ Vape, a hand-held vaporizer based on an ancient Egyptian technique of using hot stones to maintain consistent temperature. The Shake ‘N’ Vape is still widely regarded as one of the best hand-held vaporizers on the market and is a favorite of many medicinal users. 


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The Cannabis Culture Awards 2005 choose to honour an enigmatic and inspiring person in the field of medicinal marihuana, the 'Godfather of Vapor' Eagle Bill Amato.

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Pioneer of the vaporizer

Cannabis activist, Cherokee Marijhuana Medicine Man, Reefer refugee, and one of the pioneers of the world of vaporization, Eagle Bill (1942 - 2005), had over 30 years experience growing cannabis and was devoted to educating people about the fact that Marijhuana can be a medicine.

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Medicinal Marihuana

Eagle Bill first became aware of the reality of marijhuana being used as medicine in the early 80's through a friend, who was undergoing chemo therapy for treatment of cancer. His friend's body was in a weak and frail state due to the modern cancer treatments which caused a constant lack of appetite, nausea and vomiting. He came to Eagle Bill in the hope of lessening his pain through the use of cannabis. After smoking half a joint with Bill, he developed the "munchies" and promptly left to go to eat. Over a period of time Bill watched his friend rebuild his body, using marijhuana as medicine.

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peace pipe of the future

In 1993, Eagle Bill was introduced to vaporizing by a Californian grower. The method consisted of using a heat gun to vaporize the THC. Since this time Eagle Bill has modified this simple idea to become what is known as "Eagle Bill's peace pipe of the future". To make vaporization more available to everyone, he came up with the "shake and vape" based on ancient Egyptian methods of using hot stones to hold the temperature necessary to vaporize cannabis.

Eagle Bill became an active exhibit at the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum in Amsterdam, where he demonstrated how vaporization works and gave people a hands on experience with vaporizing.

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Father of Vapor

Eagle Bill Amato died in 2005. Bill was known around the world as the spokesman for vaporization and the use of medicinal cannabis. He will be remebered by many grateful people as the "Father of Vapor".

Read more on Eagle Bill here.