Monday, December 28, 2009


Ron Paul is one of the wisest people in Congress. That's not enough of a compliment given most of the rest of congress.

To learn more about how hemp can help us please visit the USA Hemp Museum, .

Saturday, December 19, 2009

James Randi Speaks: Charles Lynch

From James Randi: "Understand this: I heartily endorse and accept marijuana use for medical purposes; research has clearly shown that it works efficiently in that role, and brings comfort and relief to the suffering. As a result of this stated conditional acceptance, I have been approached by those who advocate general use of the substance on the same level that tobacco enjoys. Generally, this makes sense to me, except that if its use were to bring with it the same dreadful health penalties that accompany tobacco, I would be reluctant to accept that. I am not a drug user, I have never even been inebriated. That is my personal choice, and I feel that other persons should also enjoy freedom of choice, even if taxes are imposed on that freedom in order to legislate it; I don't want out-of-control drivers threatening my safety, for example."


You go girl!!! "Let's be leaders, not left behind."


"Run From the Cure" Producer, Christian Laurette Calls New York City's MNN

Monday, December 14, 2009

Hemp Jobs Can Save The Day Vice President Biden

Remarks for the Jobs Summit at The White House

V.P. Biden’s remarks on 12/3/09 as published by the Office of the Press Secretary plus a Hempster’s insights for the jobs summit.  A great reference book to learn how to use hemp to heal our economy is by Richard M. Davis of the USA Hemp Museum entitled HEMP FOR VICTORY: THE TRILLION DOLLAR CROP.  Richard sent the White House a copy on release, but based on results, they have not read the book yet.

The Vice President’s remarks are in quotes. This hempster's response is bolded.

Remarks by the Vice President at the Opening Session of the Jobs and Economic Growth Forum - Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building, South Court Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

1:42 P.M. EST

THE VICE PRESIDENT:  “Thank you.  Secretaries, members of the Cabinet, distinguished guests,
I welcome you all here today.  Your presence is welcomed, but quite frankly, it's not nearly as important as your input.  We're looking to you.  We're counting on you.” 

America’s hemp community is here with answers to our jobs and other economic problems we are facing.  Our commitment to serving at least 7 generations ahead demands that we allow nature to be herself and end prohibition of her most helpful hemp plant.

In this manner we give ourselves the opportunity to solve problems at the level of cause rather than managing the effects.

“We need help, for we realize that even after all we have done in these last 10 months that -- to revitalize American communities, our capacity, the government's capacity, is still somewhat limited.” 

The government’s capacity is not limited in solving the problem.  All that is needed is a quick rewrite of the law with a lot fewer words.  Stop the war on drugs by Executive Order.

Then, following the example set in China and establish a hemp czars to deal with the various aspects of our nation where substituting non toxic hemp products where toxic substances are being used.

“We can help -- we can help create the conditions that make for a stronger economy, make a stronger economy possible.” 

Ending hemp prohibition “creates conditions that make for a stronger economy, make a stronger economy possible.”

“But it's you, all of you in this audience here, who are in the position to make it a reality.  To put it another way, without you it will not become a reality.”

Without the federal government in the way of decent farmers, manufacturers and other business people, healing our economy will not become a reality.  The hemp solution is still either illegal or bound in extensive red tape, enough to strangle us. It is as though we've been legislated to death.

“So our task together is obviously not an easy one.” 

Ending hemp prohibition would be very easy – Executive Order – The war on drugs is over. Appoint hemp czars.

“We've not faced this kind of economic dilemma in the lifetime of anyone in this room.  And so building a new and invigorated platform upon which we can enter this century in a way that we can lead in the 21st century, the way we did in the 20th century, is at rock bottom what this is all about.”

…“new and invigorated platform” – with hemp, everything old is new again, like the 500 year old Guttenberg Bible printed on hemp paper, or valuable hemp medicine that is responsible for zero deaths other than murder by cop, or the impact large scale hemp growing can have on global warming…..

“No more bubbles.  No more bubbles.  You cannot sustain your world leadership based upon a housing bubble or a dot-com bubble; it's got to be based on a really firm foundation.  I don't have to tell you.  That's preaching to the choir, as they say where I'm from.  I know you all understand that.”

Hemp music (Sean Paul), movies (a.k.a. Tommy Chongand other entertainment are big business too with jobs, jobs, jobs from coming up with the art to marketing and selling the finished product. 
Hemp and religion have a long history as a recognized prayer tool that millions of people use in praise.  Entire religions are founded on the hemp plant and just about all can claim at least one hemp consumer who combines hemp with prayer empowerment.

“Look, the Recovery Act -- much maligned, but worked -- has worked very well -- the Recovery Act has played a vital role in kick starting this process.  It has not only pulled us back from that abyss that we were looking at -- remember the -- remember your college days, having to study the essayist, Samuel Johnson?  And one of the favorite quotes I remember, Mr. Secretary, was "There is nothing like a hanging to focus one's attention."  (Laughter.)  Well, let me tell you, your attention has been focused, our attention has been focused.  And we've been able to pull back from that dark abyss.”

To solve the problem at hand, a failing economy, our attention needs to be focused more on cause and less on effect.  The problem with The Recovery Act is that it helped those with means recover and the rest of us are still in “the dark abyss.”  If hemp were legal there would be ample opportunities in fashion, food, medicine, construction, agriculture etc. for people to start businesses and create jobs.  Yet this solution is still illegal.  Why is it illegal for us to save ourselves?  Who’s really in charge here?

“My deceased wife used to have an expression.  She'd say, "The greatest gift God gave mankind, Joey, is the ability to forget."  And my mother would quickly add, "Yes, if it weren't for that, all women would only have one child."  (Laughter.)  But all kidding aside, it's amazing -- amazing what we've forgotten already in 10 months just how dire and bleak things looked 10 months ago.”

I am not the only one to disagree that things are any less dire and bleak than 10 months ago.  The main difference is the shattering of hope. 

Folks are experiencing things as a lot worse.  I live in a state where hemp was voted legal the same time Prop 215 passed, yet we in Arizona are still second class hempsters living in dire and bleak times.

The only beacon I can see is in truth like 1,000 medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles County.  How many jobs do they create - from the farmers to the harvesters and the people who make the harvest equipment, and the government that is collecting taxes on the land used to grow, manufacturers, transporters, store owners, sales staff, etc.?  Now the LA City Council wants to reduce the number of job producing stores to 80. 

Hemp, the trillion dollar crop, is an economic stimulus package all it’s own.

“And so the Recovery Act has put us on the path to recovery, it pulled us back from the brink.  Before the President and I dropped our right hand on January the 20th of this year, already that month 700,000 people had lost their jobs; 740,000 by the end of that month lost their job; another 640,000 in the short month of February.  So the fact of the matter is the last job report was not good, but a lot better -- 190,000 jobs lost.”
But what about those other numbers, especially those where hemp would be a powerful 
shot in the arm.  From the Hemp For Victory series, the first two books that cover 
medical and global warming applications for the plant.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics
Employment Situation Summary – Establishment Survey Data November, 2009
(Both industrial and medical hemp can help here) 
Total nonfarm payroll employment was essentially unchanged in November (-11,000). 
(Hemp building materials can help here) Job losses in the construction, manufacturing, 
and information industries were offset by job gains in temporary help services and health care. 
Since the recession began, payroll employment has decreased by 7.2 million. (See table B-1.)
Construction employment declined by 27,000 over the month. Job losses had averaged 117,000
 per month during the 6 months ending in April and 63,000 per month from May through October. 
In November, construction job losses were concentrated among nonresidential 
specialty trade contractors (-29,000).
(Hemp’s 50,000 plus products could help here) Manufacturing employment fell by 41,000 
in November. The average monthly decline for the past 5 months (-46,000) 
was much lower than the average monthly job loss for the first half of this year (-171,000). 
About 2.1 million manufacturing jobs have been lost since December 2007; 
the majority of this decline has occurred in durable goods manufacturing (-1.6 million).
(Hemp plastics could revolutionize computing with their non-toxic nature and strong,
effective quality – plus hemp products could give home based businesses a sales opportunity boost) 
Employment in the information industry fell by 17,000 in November. 
About half of the job loss occurred in its telecommunications component (-9,000).
There was little change in wholesale and retail trade employment in November.   
Within retail trade, department stores added 8,000 jobs over the month.
The number of jobs in transportation and warehousing, financial activities, and leisure and
hospitality showed little change over the month…..”
“Our economy was shrinking when we took office at a rate of 6 percent, actually above 6 percent.  And now it's growing at a rate at about 3 percent the last quarter.  And leading economists attribute a large portion of that GDP growth in the last quarter to the Recovery Act.

And according to the most CBO report -- and if you've noticed, the one thing those of you who aren't -- do not work here every day notice the only thing Democrats and Republicans agree on is the objectivity of CBO.  We all quote their numbers, and we quote them even when they don't agree with what we wanted to do, because they are bipartisan; they are responsible.  And the CBO report, the most recent report of several days ago, said the act is responsible for creating as many as 1.6 million jobs.  A couple of my friends on the Hill wrote me a note saying, "Joe, stop quoting that the act created over 600,000 jobs."  I wrote back and said, "I promise I'll do that if you start saying it created 1.6 million jobs."  But the point is it has created jobs.”
“….Employment in professional and business services rose by 86,000 in November.   
Temporary help services accounted for the majority of the increase, adding 52,000 jobs. 
Since July, temporary help services employment has risen by 117,000.
Health care employment continued to rise in November (21,000), with notable gains
in home health care services (7,000) and hospitals (7,000). 
The health care industry has added 613,000 jobs since the recession began in December 2007.”

“So there's been progress.  But you know it's not enough.  That laid-off teacher -- that laid off teacher, they don't want to hear about the GDP.  That out of work autoworker or that Teamster, they don't want to hear about a CBO report.  There used to be an expression, and I'm not joking, my grandfather always used it.  He was from Scranton, Pennsylvania.  He said, "When the guy from Throop is out of work, it's an economic slowdown.  When your brother-in-law is out of work, it's a recession.  When you're out of work, it's a depression."  And it is a depression for over 10 million Americans, which is why I'm pleased that the next phase of this Recovery Act -- we are only about halfway through it -- we're entering even at a more rapid rate, we're distributing these dollars even quicker, projects are getting in the ground faster, and we're spending -- and a particular focus on those aspects that have proven successful in creating jobs, putting real paychecks in the pockets of hardworking Americans.

And by design, the items in the act which have the biggest impact are yet to come.  Within the next two weeks to a month, another roughly $13 billion is going to be announced rolling out in terms of both investments in broadband and high-speed rail, and competitive education and infrastructure.  In fact, the money spent on clean water, renewable energy, superfund sites, and much more, is going to more than double -- it's going to more than double in this quarter and will maintain a similar pace for the next two quarters.

So tomorrow, for example, Secretary LaHood -- who is here -- is going to be making an important announcement about the number of high-speed rail manufacturers who are looking to come to the United States, build facilities here, manufacture components here, manufacture train sets here based on our willingness to provide the seed money to invest in high-speed rail.”

What about American companies?  What about hemp & magnetic energy?  We can’t build that? 

“And many more announcements like that are coming in the months ahead.  But we're not just looking to bold new programs.  Many of the upcoming investments are expansions of our most successful programs to date.”

The HEMP FOR VICTORY program was one of the most successful programs ever.

“And that's where you all come in.

At today's job summit, we're all hearing -- we'll be hearing about ideas -- ideas that can do even more than we've done so far.  Some of you will urge us to invest more in infrastructure -- roads, bridges, water projects.  We've seen this investment succeed in creating jobs in the Recovery Act.  And today, we'll hear the case for doing more along those lines.

Others of you today are going to argue that we should invest in green jobs, retrofitting, weatherizing, making homes and offices more energy efficient.  Again, we've seen that these investments can be successful in creating jobs.  And today we'll hear the case for doing more along those lines, I suspect as well.

And still others of you will talk about the need for more incentives for small businesses and our other ideas to help business through tax incentives.  And again, similar investments in the Recovery Act are showing some real promise.  So we should see if there's more we can do in those areas.

Many different participants are going to -- are here, and many different offerings are going to be put forward, many different ideas. 

But in the end, the grist is the same:  take the things that we know work, and make them work better and make them work faster.  And all of this can't be done -- I should put it another way:  None of it can be done without your full buy-in and your leadership in the private sector.

President Obama has focused on this issue with an intensity that it demands, and with an intensity it deserves.  With everything else he has on his plate -- and I've been here for eight Presidents -- I think I can say without fear of contradiction, no President has ever entered office with as many crises sitting on his desk the day he walked into office.  And I've been here for eight Presidents as a United States senator.

But notwithstanding that, his laser focus has been -- and the economic team can tell you, every morning we have the meeting relating to the principles on the economy, the principals in the economic team coming in, it's what we call the Presidential Daily Briefing, is jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs.

And so, folks, we not only want to create jobs, but good jobs, jobs you can raise a family on, jobs that will service a foundation for a new economic future in this country.  And no man is more committed to making that happen than President Barack Obama.

So, ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama.  (Applause.)”

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Hemp seeds differences

Read the book HEMP FOR VICTORY: THE WONDER HERB by Richard M. Davis, founder and curator of the USA Hemp Museum, for more information on how hemp is good for our health.

How to buy raw Hemp Seeds

Saturday, November 21, 2009


The Los Angeles City Council met on Wednesday to further discuss the fate of some 800 dispensaries that provide medical marijuana to the millions of citizens of the city.  I attended that meeting and heard the discussion.  I did not get a chance to speak, so let me take this opportunity to put in my two cents on the subject.  
My name is Richard M. Davis author of the HEMP FOR VICTORY book series: A GLOBAL WARMING SOLUTIONTHE WONDER HERB  and THE TRILLION DOLLAR CROP .  I am a court stipulated expert witness on marijuana and hemp ( the two varieties are tied together under the drug laws),  the founder and curator of the USA Hemp Museum (, a medical marijuana patient and caregiver for a bunch of people,  a citizen and voter in this state, a marijuana felon,  a nuclear veteran,  with forty years smoking and growing Cannabis.  I have testified in Steve Cooley’s court (People v. Sister Somayah Kambui) as caregiver for the defendant, and sued to have Senate Bill 420 declared unconstitutional in Superior Court.
I believe that the power and freedom given to the people of California is unique in the world.  We possess as individuals inalienable rights given us by the people through the California Constitution:
“Article I, Section 1.  All men are by nature free and independent, and have certain inalienable rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty; acquiring, possessing, and protecting property; and pursuing and obtaining safety, happiness and privacy.”
From our Declaration of Independence, an inalienable right is one given us by the Creator.  We in California were given a bunch of these rights.  To me they all say I can grow a God given plant.  Period.  Case closed.  What we citizens need to recognize is that all marijuana laws are bogus.  Just look above at the rights I have.
1.        I was told by the Second District Court of Appeals that I had no standing to challenge S.B. 420 as I had not volunteered for its conditions.  S.B. 420 is a voluntary law!  I am not covered by that law in any way; I have that in writing from the Attorney General, who I sued.   The fact is the court refused to shoot down this unconstitutional law for me in my case because it was not “ripe” for determination.  The appeals court since has ruled that plant limits are unconstitutional for the very reason they were not sent back to the people for a vote.  An unconstitutional law is no law at all and need not be obeyed.  They simply did not follow the constitution.  S.B. 420 is void.
2.       Look at the mess this unconstitutional law has brought.  By constitutional law, a statewide measure (like the Compassionate Use Act of 1996, must be instituted evenly statewide.  This was not done, but given to 58 California counties and hundreds of cities to concoct hundreds of different medical marijuana laws, licenses, bans, taxes.  This violates the spirit and letter of our act which authorized a safe and affordable distribution to ALL Californians.
3.       The only viable marijuana law in force in California is the Compassionate Use Act of 1996.  If City law does not follow the Compassionate Use Act of 1996, but amends or changes it in any way or restricts its implementation it will be unconstitutional unless sent back to the people of California for a vote (just follow the law).
4.       The question of federal jurisdiction comes up again and again.  Here is my take.  If the federal government could have stopped medical marijuana in California in 1996, they would have.  The facts are they could not stop medical marijuana and here is why.   In California the people have all the power.  The power of the federal government is limited by the U.S. Constitution.  Rights and powers not specifically enumerated in the Federal Constitution are reserved to the states or the people.  There is no federal power spelled out over medical marijuana, so it was up for grabs (so to speak) through the Ninth and Tenth Amendment, and the people of California got there first.  The feds and the state governments were left out in the cold.  To really complicate matters in 2003, the state tried to use the power of the Ninth and Tenth Amendment to establish the power to set up an entire medical marijuana program that amended the Compassionate Use Act of 1996 in numerous ways, and failed to send it back for that vote by the people.
5.       Every person in California has the right to obtain and use medical marijuana for any ailment for which marijuana provides relief.  The California Supreme Court in People v. Mower called the rights and powers in the CSU of 1996, guarantees.  We need to guarantee that all people of California are served with medical marijuana.  New freedom is often not popular.
6.       Our initiative law (again unchallenged by the federal government) allows both concentrated and edible marijuana as medicine.  Amendments must be sent back to the people of California.
7.       What about the “free market” that we all profess to believe in?  It is the restrictions that create the black markets.  If a business is not profitable or reliable, won’t it fail?  And to answer the question of sales we did authorize an affordable distribution, meaning money will change hands, and we the people of California control medical marijuana even sales, not the feds.  The spirit and letter of the law is to make medical marijuana available to ALL Californians in need.  Please follow that spirit.
8.       I believe the definition of primary caregiver can be read to include a primary caregiver for safety.  Again safety being an inalienable right of individuals, it is our right to name whatever protection for that safety.
9.       The CA Supreme Court in People v. Mower that medical marijuana must be treated like any other prescription drug.  Any tax on medical marijuana would constitute an amendment to the Compassionate Use Act of 1996 which requires no tax on medical marijuana.
10.   Lastly I heard the City Council say they needed tax money from medical marijuana.  I wonder if they know that the money for California is not in medical marijuana taxes, but in a new resource we get when the plant is legal for us all.  Hemp for paper, fiber, fuel, plastic, food, medicine and recreation.  Our latest book on Amazon is Hemp For Victory:  The Trillion Dollar Crop.  The marijuana prohibition is a smokescreen to prevent the growing of hemp as a resource.
Limiting anything having to do with medical marijuana such as limiting access, or taxing patients, or I.D. cards seems to violate the spirit of the Compassionate Use Act of 1996.  History will note that this act helped end the prohibition of Cannabis/hemp/marijuana.
Richard M. Davis, Curator, USA Hemp Museum    

Friday, November 20, 2009

Hemp & Straw House Pass 1000c Fire Test for 30 Minutes

Here at the USA Hemp Museum, hemp building materials is a passion.  That being written, exciting news.  The BBC reports about a recent test at the University of Bath
House built from pre-fabricated straw-bale and hemp panels
The house will be monitored over a year to assess its performance
A house built from straw-bales and panels of hemp has passed an industry standard fire safety test which exposed it to temperatures above 1,000C.

BaleHaus@Bath is part of a new research project at the University of Bath into how renewable building materials can be used for homes of the future.

The house is made from prefabricated cells of
timber filled with straw or hemp, rendered with a lime-based coat.

TV presenter Kevin McCloud will officially open the straw house later.

During the fire resistance test for non-loadbearing elements, the panel had to withstand heat for more than 30 minutes.'  Click Here for full article.

Another cross reference article: "A house made of straw and hemp panels passed a fire resistance test where it was exposed to temperatures over 1,000°C, a university said.

Check back with the USA Hemp Museum for more on hemp building materials. Soon to be released into Richard M. Davis' HEMP FOR VICTORY series [ A GLOBAL WARMING SOLUTIONTHE WONDER HERB  and THE TRILLION DOLLAR CROP ] is HEMP CITY which will give you all you need to know to convert from toxic to non-toxic, strong and beautiful hemp building materials.

In the meantime, for more information on how to use this trillion dollar crop to help with housing, infrastructure, industrial and other community uses, visit the museum's hemp building materials room.

Friday, November 13, 2009


Hemp can help with the cancer epidemic in many ways.

For more on how hemp serves as medicine please visit the USA Hemp Museum, and check out the book HEMP FOR VICTORY: THE WONDER HERB

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Judge Testifies for Marijuana Legalization in California

Artist Statement:

"Retired Superior Court Judge James P. Gray testifies in favor of a marijuana legalization bill in the California Assembly on October 28, 2009. Judge Gray is a member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, which any citizen can join for free at "

Friday, November 6, 2009

This Week On Pot

Artist statement:

"Not there yet, but the roundtable seemed to think that the legalization of marijuana is coming. John Podesta even suggested (in jest?) taxing marijuana could be a way to pay for health care. The times they are a-changin "

Visit the USA Hemp Museum for more on how to use hemp to solve many of our modern problems.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Fibre stories: "Cottonization", hemp's future in fabrics in China

The key difference between China and the United States economies
is hemp is legal, researched and promoted in China.

Fibre stories: "Cottonization", hemp's future in fabrics in China - International Year of Natural Fibres 2009

"China's President, Hu Jintao, visits the country's first commercial hemp fibre processing mill - Hemp Research Centre
Zhang Jianchun, Director General of China's Hemp Research Centre in Beijing has a dream: to see lush green plantations of Cannabis sativa growing across 1.3 million hectares of the country's farmland. That would be sufficient, Zhang calculates, to produce up to 10 million tonnes of hemp plants a year and, with it, around two million tonnes of hemp fibre.
Expanded production of hemp, he says, offers enormous benefits for China. First, it would provide a major new source of fibre for the textile industry, reduce dependency on cotton and, in the process, free large areas of cotton-growing land for food production. In addition, hemp cultivation would generate extra income for millions of small-scale farmers in some of the country's poorest rural areas.
China currently cultivates industrial hemp over an area of around 20 000 ha. That is just a fraction of the 5.6 million ha dedicated to cotton (China is the world's biggest cotton grower, with a harvest of some 6.6 million tonnes in 2006). Among natural fibres processed for use in Chinese textiles, hemp output ranks far behind that of wool and silk and of other bast sources such as flax, jute, kenaf and ramie.
"Performance properties". The Hemp Research Centre is working to change that - and restore hemp to its once important place in Chinese agriculture and textiles. Zhang points out that China is the birthplace of industrial hemp: archaeological evidence shows that the plant was grown for fibre some 4 000 years ago, and it was not overtaken by cotton in clothing until early last century."
For more information on hemp textiles be sure to visit the USA Hemp Museum's Textiles Room.  For a deeper understanding on how to use hemp to solve our economic crisis, I urge you to read HEMP FOR VICTORY: THE TRILLION DOLLAR CROP by Richard M. Davis. 

Monday, November 2, 2009

Manitoba to mandate biodiesel blends

CBC News - Technology & Science - Manitoba to mandate biodiesel blends

"Manitoba is about to become the first province in Canada to mandate the use of biodiesel.

Starting Nov. 1, all diesel fuel sold in the province must contain an average of two per cent biodiesel, Energy Minister Jim Rondeau announced Thursday.

He said the measure will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 56,000 tonnes, the equivalent of taking 11,000 cars off the road each year.

"Today's announcement … once again reinforces Manitoba's reputation as an innovator when it comes to the development of the biofuels industry," Rondeau said. "Biodiesel will benefit Manitoba's agricultural communities while reducing greenhouse gas emissions."

But a think-tank for sustainabilty said Thursday its research shows the fuel is no bargain when you compare its cost with environmental benefits.

"Our study shows this is an expensive way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions," said Stephan Barg of the International Institute for Sustainable Development. "What Canada really needs is a is not a provincial program but a national program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions."

For more on how hemp biodiesel can help us save our environment and serve as clean energy, we urge you to read the book HEMP FOR VICTORY: A GLOBAL WARMING SOLUTION by Richard M. Davis, founder and curator of the USA Hemp Museum,

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Vote Hemp on Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2009


Artist Statement:

Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2009

"Vote Hemp is a national, single-issue, non-profit advocacy group founded in 2000 by members of the hemp industry to remove barriers to industrial hemp farming in the U.S. through education, legislation and advocacy. We work to build grassroots support for hemp through voter education, registration and mobilization, as well as defend against any new laws, regulations or policies that would prohibit or restrict hemp trade.

Industrial hemp is the non-psychoactive, low-THC, oilseed and fiber varieties of the Cannabis sativa plant. Hemp has absolutely no use as a recreational drug."

For more on industrial hemp uses, visit the USA Hemp Museum,  and check out the HEMP FOR VICTORY books you'll find there.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Federal prosecutors not to target medical marijuana users and distributors

"October 19, 2009, 10:12AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration will not seek to arrest medical marijuana users and suppliers as long as they closely conform to state laws.

...Two department officials described the new policy to The Associated Press, saying federal prosecutors will be told it is not a good use of their time to arrest people who use or provide medical marijuana in compliance with state laws."

NORML reports that the states where medical hemp is legal is where you can light up with a doctor's note.

The ceiling is shattered. Hemp's about to be legal because it's not a good use of the justice department's time.  

Remember, the biggest difference between the US and China's economies is hemp is already legal in China.  For more on the economics of hemp come on by the USA Hemp Museum and check out Volume 5 - HEMP FOR VICTORY: THE TRILLION DOLLAR CROP

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition - The Good Guys

Artist Statement: 'Retired Baltimore cop Peter Moskos debates former Clinton "drug czar" Barry McCaffrey about the Obama administration's new approach to medical marijuana. Peter is a member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, L.E.A.P. which any citizen can join for free at Also featured is Tim Lynch from the Cato Institute.'

For the skinny on how hemp can help solve our health crisis, including care, read HEMP FOR VICTORY: THE WONDER HERB by Richard M. Davis, founder and curator of the USA Hemp Museum, a private museum with a virtual wing at 

By: USA Hemp Museum's Founder/Curator
Richard M. Davis

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Marijuana Economics

Hemp puts the green back in greenback!!!
Hemp For Victory:
Volume 5
The Trillion Dollar Crop

By Richard M. Davis
Founder & Curator, USA Hemp Museum

Let science drive policy.
Learn how hemp can help
save our economy and ourselves.

How To Use Hemp To Clean Water

With around 70% of the earth covered in water, it's time to rethink the claims of fear regarding this water shortage.  Those who speak of it are generally accurate, as in if we keep going the way we are, the crisis is already in process.  However hopeless the times seem, this is the promised age of great, positive change. Fired up, ready to go!

Water purification systems that transform ocean water into drinking water, built and powered with hemp, financed by a recreational grade hemp tax, are how to solve this problem. Instead we're told to be in fear as this simple solution remains illegal in the US. Los Angeles, Phoenix, New Orleans, Miami, Washington, New York, Boston and other cities can process ocean water into clean water efficiently, economically and abundantly from this quickly grown, easily renewable, wind pollinated weed.    A secondary benefit is to take the strain off of our river system so they can heal.  For example, the Colorado River seems to be dying feeding Las Vegas, Phoenix and Los Angeles' clean water needs. 

Are you tired of the tail wagging the dog yet?  It's as if the old 'city vs. country dweller', 'them vs. us', 'divide and conquer' battle lines are being drawn.

From an excellent article in AZCentral

Farms looked at as water resources vanish

"But if farmers go out of business, the crops they sold in Arizona would be imported from another state or country. As their water is claimed by new development, cities would lose the backup water source, which would become more important if droughts worsen as climate scientists predict.

In 2007 and 2008, a group of water managers, farm-industry representatives and university researchers traveled Arizona asking farmers about the future of agriculture. The farmers were clearly worried.
"They were concerned about having enough water for the future," said Chris Udall, executive director of the Agribusiness Council of Arizona, a group that works to protect farmers' water rights. "There are a lot of farmers who want to stay in business.""

Don't fall for the lie.  We are in this together and together we can fix this.  We are limited only by our imaginations, which are vast.

There is plenty of water on the planet. We just need to show it some hemped love to transform it into safe drinking water.  Though there will be extensive discussion on this subject in future blog entries, here's the short strokes on how hemp can help the world avert a water shortage.
  • Distill / desalinate or otherwise purify ocean water into clean water on ocean site or in the town/city.
  • Use Hempcrete (hemp cement - ) to build aqueducts from the ocean to the water purification plants.
  • Use locally grown (on government land when possible for further savings) hemp building materials to construct and stock the water plant and system, i.e hemp paper, fabrics, furnishings, etc.
  • Run the water plant on hemp energy including biofuel and biomass. 
  • Repair or rebuild sewage infrastructure with hemp materials including hemp plastic pipes. Seal all sewer tanks.  Take advantage of the upgrade further by replacing home pipes that are rusting with new hemp plastic pipes and fixtures.
  • Make air and water filters from hemp, both at the plant and at the end user/citizen point.
  • In addition to hemp medicine, a hemp empowered abundant water supply will also assist folks with health care by using what's called THE WATER CURE hydrotherapy.  
  • Finance the operation from the abundant funds from a 20% recreational grade (based on THC content) hemp tax.  
For more on how to use hemp to help us solve these and other problems, please visit the USA Hemp Museum, a private museum with a virtual wing.  There you will find the books in the HEMP FOR VICTORY series by the museum's founder and curator, Richard M. Davis.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Happy Days Are Here Again!!!

U.S. Won’t Prosecute in States That Allow Medical Marijuana


Published: October 19, 2009

"WASHINGTON — People who use marijuana for medical purposes and those who distribute it to them should not face federal prosecution, provided they act according to state law, the Justice Department said Monday in a directive with far-reaching political and legal implications......In 1996, California became the first state to make it legal to sell marijuana to people with doctors’ prescriptions. The other states that allow some use of marijuana for medical purposes are Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington."

Friday, October 16, 2009

Hemp Farmers Plant Hemp At DEA Headquarters As Protest & Get Arrested

Artist Statement:  A group of Hemp farmers, business owners & Vote Hemp representatives recently marched to the DEA headquarters in Washington D.C. and planted industrial hemp seeds on the front lawn as an act of protest, calling for the DEA to make a distinction between marijuana and hemp and to decriminalize hemp, allowing farmers to grow hemp. They were arrested, of course.

Among those arrested were David Bronner from Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps (, Adam Eidinger, communications director for Vote Hemp (, Wayne Hauge and Will Allen, both farmers.

Hemp is the answer for a profitable, renewable, environmentally friendly crop which will boost the economy and help farmers. Hemp needs no pesticides and is a renewable crop that grows well even in poor soils).

Presently, the government considers the growing of industrial hemp to be a felony crime. But with farmers desperately needing profitable crops, and with hemp products being imported from Canada, China and other countries, it makes sense to de-criminalize industrial hemp in the USA and let farmers grow it locally.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) makes no differentiation between industrial hemp and marijuana and anyone caught planting hemp will be arrested and prosecuted using the same laws that were really only intended to halt hard-core street drug pushers. The failed War on Drugs has only filled the nation's prisons with small-time "offenders" who got caught with an ounce or two of weed in their pockets. America's drug policy, it seems, is a boon for the prison industry, but a curse upon the nation's farmers.

Take action:
Help support de-criminalization of industrial hemp farming:

Other sites:
David Bronner, Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps

Adam Eidinger, Vote Hemp

Ruth's Hemp Foods


Dr. Lester Grinspoon After Testifying at MA State House on Marijuana Legalization

Dr. Lester Grinspoon of Harvard University speaks to Mike Cann outside Massachusetts State House after a marijuana legalization hearing. 

Monday, October 12, 2009

Hey Mr. DA - L.A. Marijuana March - Sister Somayah

DA Cooley - Can you hear Sister Somayah singing to you from her grave?


Here's the skinny on the DA that Sister Somayah is singing about in light of his announcement last week on a crack down on the Will of the People of the State of California from the great team of hempsters at 420 Magazine, where you'll fine the entire text of their article.

"Pot Crackdown On Hold For Now

While District Attorney Steve Cooley wants to charge ahead with a get-tough campaign against medical marijuana dispensaries, Los Angeles police said they are waiting for a definitive city policy regulating the businesses before stepping up their efforts against rogue operators.

Capt. Kevin McCarthy, commanding officer of the LAPD's gang and narcotics division, said that without a new city ordinance - which has been in the works for more than a year - officers cannot act against many of the clinics.

"We have been getting complaints from neighborhood councils and others and we log them and try to deal with them on a case-by-case basis," McCarthy said.

"I think the district attorney made clear where he wants to go," McCarthy said. "The city attorney and Sheriff Lee Baca are on board with him. The bottom line is we want to make sure people who need it have safe access.

"But we don't want to see situations develop where there are other problems."

In a radio interview on KABC-AM (790), Cooley reiterated his plan to close down many of the 800 to 900 medical marijuana shops believed to be operating in the city of Los Angeles.

"We will give them fair notice and, hopefully, they will see the light and voluntarily close down," Cooley said. "We are going to uphold the laws of California."

Local law enforcement has faced a dilemma as the City Council debates what to do about controlling the proliferation of marijuana dispensaries.

A moratorium on opening new shops expires in March and officials hope to have a new ordinance in place by then with detailed requirements on the shops and their allowed locations."

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Grass: The History Of Marijuana

Grass: The History Of Marijuana is a great documentary on hemp prohibition, narrated by Woody Harrelson.

Ending hemp prohibition can help in many ways. If you'd like to learn how to apply hemp to help us solve our problems we've some books to share, downloads on the site 

The HEMP FOR VICTORY series is by Richard M. Davis, founder and curator of the USA Hemp Museum,  a private museum with a virtual wing.  Davis has collected thousands of hemp items and artifacts that contain the ancient wisdom.

The environment, medicine and the economy are the first three areas the series addresses.  In these books readers learn that hemp is a biomass champion, scrubbing the air of excess CO2 as it grows; is effective 5,000 year old medicine; and can stimulate the economy with its more than 50,000 products.  Click on the title to see a free .pdf of the book.  The paperbacks are available at, linked through the Volume numbers below.   

Volume I explains how hemp can help us solve our environmental crisis on many levels. Hemp is a biomass champion that removes excess CO2 as it grows.  Hemp is also a clean burning energy source. Preview Ebook:  HEMP FOR VICTORY: A GLOBAL WARMING SOLUTION;  

Volume V concerns hemp’s economic empowerment abilities HEMP FOR VICTORY: THE TRILLION DOLLAR CROP  

For more information on hemp please visit the USA Hemp Museum,

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Reefer Report: Oct 10, 2009

LA County "officials" are showing their less-than-thoughtful side, Iowa Pharmacy Board hearing accompanied by large support, Michigan citizens march to demand legal clarification, more CA...

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Hemp For Victory Book Series Proves Hemp Solves Problems

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HEMP FOR VICTORY is a powerful set of books containing museum exhibits that explain how to use hemp to solve many modern problems.  The series is by Richard M. Davis, the founder and curator of the USA Hemp Museum, , a private museum with a virtual wing.  Davis is a hempster from the 60’s and a sought after hempologist whose collection contains thousands of hemp and hemp related exhibits. 

The environment, medicine and the economy are the first three areas the series addresses.  In these books readers learn that hemp is a biomass champion, scrubbing the air of excess CO2 as it grows; is effective 5,000 year old medicine; and can stimulate the economy with its more than 50,000 products.  Click on the title to see a free .pdf of the book.  The paperbacks are available at, linked through the Volume numbers below.   

Volume I explains how hemp can help us solve our environmental crisis on many levels. Hemp is a biomass champion that removes excess CO2 as it grows.  Hemp is also a clean burning energy source. Preview Ebook:  HEMP FOR VICTORY: A GLOBAL WARMING SOLUTION;  

Volume V concerns hemp’s economic empowerment abilities HEMP FOR VICTORY: THE TRILLION DOLLAR CROP  

For more information on hemp please visit the USA Hemp Museum,