It makes sense to legalize hemp.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
The president said science would drive the process.
It's not about what the president thinks. It's clear that the will of the people includes ending the war on drugs.
TELL PRESIDENT OBAMA - LET OUR HEMP GO!!!!
Friday, March 27, 2009
Politico.com reported that
"When the White House put out a call for town hall questions, it might not have been expecting this.
The more than 92,000 people who responded either have Cheech and Chong senses of humor or there is a deep concern in America — undetected by the media — about the decriminalization of marijuana, its possible use for medicinal purposes and its potential as a new source of tax revenue.
Given the opportunity to say what’s really on their minds without going through the filter of the mainstream media, people “buzzed up” a series of questions that seemed to suggest broad interest in legalizing marijuana and taxing it."
President Barack Obama is not president for what he thinks. He said he was going to change government. He said science would drive the process. Yet, we are still slaves to Medicine/Prison/Insurance, Inc. The horror. The necessary change is to restore the will of the people and end hemp prohibition.
We've made nature illegal and wonder why we have a problem with the environment.
We've made the peace pipe illegal and wonder why we have a problem with violence.
Time to rethink hemp Mr. President. Time to stop acting ignorant on the subject and come on by the USA Hemp Museum. Hemp heals.
The webeo below is on a movement in California that is based on using hemp to help solve the state's economic crisis. Even if the president wants to pretend not to know hemp can help fix the economy, there is wisdom in California.
February 25, 2009
CNN - LOU DOBBS: Pot tax "legalizing marijuana"
Common sense says that when the problem is a lack of tax revenue the solution is to increase tax revenue. Hemp legalization would do that quickly because hemp is a low cost easily renewable resource material that can make 50,000 products.
End Hemp Prohibition. Tax recreational hemp at 20%.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Richard M. Davis, Curator
USA Hemp Museum
Honorable Judge WuC/O Reuven Cohen, Federal Public Defender, 321 East 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012-4702Fax: (213) 894-0081email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Re: Federal Sentencing of Charles C. Lynch
Dear Judge Wu,
I am writing to in support of Charles C. Lynch and ask that in sentencing due process be served by your court. I am also an activist as is Charles and have been arrested for selling marijuana in Arizona in protest of prohibition laws there. I ask you to consider what I have to report on the laws, what I have found in my travels and travails regarding a way out of the legal marijuana morass.
Enclosed are papers written in response to what appears to me to be an illegal prohibition at the Federal level and action to break that prohibition at the state level, especially that happening in California. On the Federal level the US Constitution is the Supreme Law of the land. That law limits the Federal government. Those limits are clearly spelled out in the Ninth and Tenth Amendments of that Supreme Law. Rights and powers not specifically enumerated in the US Constitution are up for grabs by the States or the people.
In California, the people by Constitutional authority hold all the power. They have the power to make law independent of their government –bypassing that government, by initiative authority. This is what happened in 1996 with the Compassionate Use Act. The people made a new right to grow and use medical marijuana, one not enumerated in the Federal Constitution. Charles C. Lynch was following the appropriate law. The fact that the Federal Courts and government do not recognize that law after 12 long years, when they have had every opportunity to come and declare it unconstitutional, when they operate like thugs stealing money and medicine without due process, and when judges do not allow the truth in court, it is a disheartening commentary on the war on marijuana and hemp.
Until one Federal Judge stands up to the pressure and declares that due process is needed to sort out the facts around marijuana and hemp, as in this case, the people of California will continue to suffer the effects of an out of control Federal government. It is not just Charles C. Lynch, Your Honor, it is hundreds of well meaning citizens trying to sort out the unfathomable laws on medical marijuana.
Charles C. Lynch is guilty of helping people. Nothing else. He should be released pending a due process hearing on all aspects of marijuana law. How is due process served by incarcerating this man for dispensing a medicine the DEA’s own Judge Francis L. Young called one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man. This makes no sense and screams for due process.
California initiative law is the law of the land in California on medical marijuana – the only law, assumed through the Supreme Law of the Land. The State laws and guidelines of the Attorney General are unconstitutional as they were not sent back to the people for a vote as per the California Constitution. The failure of the State government to act in accordance with the people’s law to implement a distribution system for all Californian’s after twelve years is unconscionable. I have been to court in California and was told by the Attorney General and the California appeals court that California S.B. 420, the State’s medical marijuana system did not apply to me. One has to volunteer for the law to be under its control. I did not volunteer.
In what smacks of fraud, the State Government refuses to state that by volunteering you give up your rights under the initiative law and get limits and restrictions and clarifications that are clearly amendatory to initiative law and are therefore unconstitutional – not approved by the electors.
Please recognize that the jury in this case was not told the whole truth about the affairs of Charles C. Lynch as due process demands. Please read the enclosed papers even though they were written for Arizona as the basic principles apply to all marijuana laws.
According to Justice Holmes, even a judge being bound to declare the law must know or discover the facts that established the law [See, Prentis v. Alantic Coast Line Co., 211 U.S. 210 (1908)]. Marijuana is non-narcotic, non-addictive, and not fatal if consumed. Marijuana is not a dangerous drug. Criminal penalties should be abolished and replaced by regulation if necessary.
Charles Lynch should be a free man. Thank you Judge Wu for your attention.
Richard M. Davis, Curator
USA Hemp Museum http://www.hempmuseum.org/
PRINTED ON HEMP PAPER
Please express your support for Charles Lynch and the millions of people in jail or with a criminal record for interacting with a plant.
Al Roker Marijuana Inc with Charles C. Lynch
Again, Al Roker and the MSNBC team did great job on their powerful documentary, Marijuana, Inc. The will of the people is being heard in the media finally.
From Richard M. Davis, who was at the historic Charles Lynch sentencing postponement is his quick description of the event. There is a cameo of Davis with Charles Lynch (in the webeo above) 9:10-9:15.
"Brenda and I went to the courthouse yesterday. The hempsters filled the room and heard the exchange between the frustrated prosecutor and Judge Wu. Lynch showed up with four attorneys which was impressive, the Feds also had four attorneys (who should have been looking for criminals)." Charles Lynch's sentencing postponement to the end of next month (April, 2009) is the result of Judge Wu asking for a clarification of the new hemp policy.
Could it be we are about to be free?
With Bruce Margolin on the team, then we're real confident about the outcome because Margolin is one of the greatest attornies ever in any field. Davis and Margolin stood up for the late Sister Somayah Kambui too as the LAPD dogged her for decades over the issue of hemp.
Davis is the founder and curator of the USA Hemp Museum, the source of this blog. He is also the author of
Please express your support for Charles Lynch and the millions of people in jail or with a criminal record for interacting with a plant. HEMP FOR VICTORY
Monday, March 23, 2009
LOS ANGELES TIMES
Federal judge postpones medical marijuana sentencing
12:27 PM March 23, 2009
"A federal judge in Los Angeles this morning postponed the sentencing of a man who emerged as a key figure in the national debate over medical marijuana, saying he wanted additional information about a reported change in the Justice Department’s policy regarding such prosecutions.
U.S. District Court Judge George H. Wu asked prosecutors for a written response from the Justice Department about its position on medical marijuana prosecutions in light of recent comments from Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr.
Holder said last week that the Justice Department under President Obama had no plans to prosecute dispensary owners who operated within their state's law.
Wu said he did not believe that any change in policy would affect the conviction of Charles Lynch, 47. But the judge said he wanted to consider any new information about the policy before imposing sentence.
Lynch’s trial this summer showcased the issue of conflicting state and federal marijuana laws. "
FREE ALL NON VIOLENT DRUG WAR POLITICAL PRISONERS NOW!!!
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Dear President Obama,
I would like to meet with you and explain my position on hemp and the economy, but that is unlikely so I’m sending you a Mini-Museum to put hemp into your hands. Imagine as you go through the box of goodies an economy based not on fossil fuels but hemp. Hemp is energy produced by the sun – renewable and sustainable.
We need hemp in California, North Dakota, and all other states willing to stand up for the plant. We need hemp in the United States. We need hemp in the world. We are the only member of the G-8 Group of industrialized nations that does not grow hemp. This is akin to getting left behind with Sputnik in the space race.
It is a waste of our tax money to enforce cannabis prohibition when we have so much violent crime and a budget deficit. There were 841,000 arrests for marijuana in the USA last year. This must stop and you can make this happen in about five minutes with pen in hand. This could save billions and reduce violence along our borders.
The U.S. Supreme Court this Monday upheld the California’s 4th District Court of Appeal’s ruling that patients enjoy a federally protected property right to their medical marijuana.
The main point I would like to make here is that this federally protected property right also applies to hemp. One strategy here is to report this new ruling has changed your mind about hemp, and for the cause of global warming you can now support industrial hemp. Enclosed is the first book in our Hemp for Victory series: HEMP FOR VICTORY: A GLOBAL WARMING SOLUTION. Cap and trade could be a boom for farmers who sequester carbon and reverse global warming using hemp.
What we find in the aftermath of the 1937 Tax Act, is that agricultural production of Cannabis hemp was the probable big target of the law. Hemp (same species as marijuana, different variety) was poised to become the first billion dollar agricultural crop in 1938. Hemp has multiple uses: clothing, textiles, paper, fiberboard, clean biomass fuels, seed protein and oil, and plastics. Hemp had 25,000 viable industrial applications in 1938. We now estimate 50,000 uses for hemp. Now with agricultural production necessary for medicine, what possible reason do we now have to prohibit farmers from growing hemp which may have a medical response, but can not even get you a little high?
Our NAFTA trading partner Canada is now in its tenth year of growing hemp. California would benefit greatly by being the first state to return hemp growing to the American farmer free of the drug war scare. To ignore the bigger picture is to languish in the mistaken belief that the federal government controls everything a state does through the interstate commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution. Our state has the sixth largest economy in the world. California would benefit greatly by forging ahead with hemp growing and research of industrial potential, which is allowed by Article 28, of the Single Convention Treaty on Narcotic Drugs (U.N.), 1961. This is the very treaty on which our federal Controlled Substances Act is based.
All over the world and the United States, the truth about hemp and marijuana is flooding our information highways. We must correct the industrial/political conspiracies, misinformation, and overall mistakes of the 1930’s and legalize hemp and marijuana. Especially considering that “marijuana is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man,” as ruled by DEA law judge Francis Young, in September of 1988.
To be ignorant of the history of Cannabis is to invite bad lawmaking. Cannabis sativa is a plant, not a synthetic compound. Any plan to provide for “safe and affordable distribution...” must take into account that it must be grown as an agricultural crop. Not all people have back yards or extra rooms in which to grow plants, or time to grow with a surprise illness. Given that agricultural production is necessary, history suggests we look deeper into the reasons for the morass of law we find ourselves in now.
The plant Cannabis sativa was illegally controlled by the government, through lies and deception, in passing the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937. Depicted as a fatal and dangerous drug marijuana in the hearings of this Act, Cannabis medicine had been used in western medicine since the 1840, and was known to have never been responsible for a single death in 1927 medical literature. Court review by the Drug Enforcement Administration in 1988, stated, “Marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man.” (DEA Docket #86-22). Medical use in China started more than 5000 years ago.
Finally, we have to look at the legal due process questions of putting people in jail for using such a safe, natural herb for personal recreational purposes, while allowing the proven poisons of alcohol and nicotine to be legal. It is obvious to me from a public health standpoint that we would be better off by replacing both these death dealing drugs with a safer alternative. Competition not prohibition is the American way. Prohibition of alcohol produced a black market, prohibition of marijuana produced a black market, and prohibition of tobacco will also create a black market. Regulation and freedom will reduce criminal activity, and return a valuable medicine called Cannabis to the California community. And of course even the legal drugs are illegal for children.
The barriers to industrial use of hemp for food, fuel, and fiber damage our environment, our farming industry, and our entire economy. They must be removed at once so we can plant hemp this year.
I appreciate your taking whatever action is necessary to bring clarity and justice to this enviro-economical, constitutional travesty. I would also appreciate a written reply.
Richard M. Davis, Curator email@example.com
USA Hemp Museum http://www.hempmuseum.org/
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Enjoy the work of this great 20th Century comic.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
1:03-1:11 is a cameo appearance of Richard M. Davis, founder and curator of the USA Hemp Museum, and his book HEMP FOR VICTORY: A GLOBAL WARMING SOLUTION.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Is hemp legal?
If not what is the signal that it is ok to plant hemp?
A hemp bill has passed the Legislature in CA. North Dakota wants to know. When can we plant?
Please answer this letter with a statement of permission to plant.
Please relay this request to President Obama.
Richard Davis, Curator
USA Hemp Museum
Please contact President Obama and the Department of Justice to tell them to end the war on drugs, which has erupted into the an estimated 6,290 drug-related murders in Mexico last year, by ending the war on drugs.
As reported by MSNBC
"Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, made the trip to confer with Mexican leaders about the Merida Initiative, a three-year plan signed into law last June to flood the U.S.-Mexican border region with $1.4 billion in U.S. assistance for law-enforcement training and equipment, as well as technical advice and training to bolster Mexico’s judicial system.
The assistance is intended to help Mexican President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa step up his war against drug cartels. The drug lords and their soldiers are blamed for having killed more than 6,300 people since January 2008, including more than 1,000 in the first two months of this year alone.
That’s about 100 people every week for the last 14 months. The cartels usually do not target civilians, but dozens, perhaps hundreds, have died in the crossfire.
“It’s a real war,” says Jorge Ramos, mayor of Tijuana, Mexico, across the border with San Diego. “We’re not faking.”
END THE WAR ON DRUGS
... of science, the DEA should encourage cannabis research. As California and the US government continue to debate the future of medical marijuana, what we need is ... Health March 10th, 2009
... Editorial. A plan for pot. The federal switch on raiding medical marijuana dispensaries is a good first step, but a more comprehensive policy is needed. ... Opinion March 9th, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
"Jan. 21 - Mendocino marijuana expert and Grow magazine publisher Eric Sligh toured a backyard garden with CNBC's Trish Regan. Northern California's 'Emerald Triangle' has become a fertile site for entrepreneurs who are permitted by state law to harvest a limited amount of marijuana for personal and medical use. "
Americans seem to not be waiting for the federal government to catch up with We The People and are hempin' & thrivin' in this wonderful, brave new world.
The link for Grow Magazine is http://www.humboldtgrow.com/ Awesome.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Richard M. Davis, founder/curator of the USA Hemp Museum and author of HEMP FOR VICTORY: A GLOBAL WARMING SOLUTION, sent this email to the Department of Justice (DOJ) asking if hemp is legal.
Is hemp legal?
If not what is the signal that it is ok to plant hemp?
A hemp bill has passed the Legislature in CA. North Dakota wants to know.
When can we plant?
Please answer this letter with a statement of permission to plant.
Please relay this request to President Obama.
Richard Davis, Curator
USA Hemp Museum
Hemp can help us solve our problems now.
For more on how to use hemp visit the USA Hemp Museum, www.hempmuseum.org, a private museum with a virtual wing.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Here's where those questions are today.
Currently we can buy industrial hemp, we just can't grow it. Attorney General Eric Holder said they would not go after the medical marijuana clubs.
A Google news search for "attorney general" "marijuana" included the 3 summaries and links below:
A. Raids on Medical Marijuana Will End
NBC Los Angeles - Feb 26, 2009
No, "hemp" was not the main crop in George Washington's era. Just say it...you want a joint! Greenthumb215 Today at 8:28 AM FLAG COMMENT For almost thirteen ...
B. Attorney General Holder Strongly Implies that Medical Cannabis ...
Bay Area Indymedia - Mar 3, 2009
In a February 25th press conference with DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart, US Attorney General Eric Holder told reporters that ending federal medical ...
Local medical-pot laws likely to stay in place San Diego Union Tribune
No More Federal Marijuana Raids Under President Obama HealthNews
Will medical marijuana shops return to Bakersfield? Bakersfield Californian
EfluxMedia News - The New Mexico Independent
C. Attorney General Says Medical Marijuana Raids Are No More
Smokedot.org - Feb 26, 2009
During a 30 minute press conference Wednesday where Attorney General Eric Holder was discussing the arrest of over 750 members of the Sinaloa drug cartel, ...
Justice Department will stop medical marijuana raids, Attorney ... Raw Story
Beginning of the End: US Attorney General Says Ending DEA Raids ... Salem-News.Com
US AG says medical marijuana raids to end Times-Standard
MSNBC - San Francisco Chronicle
all 849 news articles »
What about the rest of us? Are we free to interact with nature or must we continue to be fodder for Prison, Inc.? (Lord bless the law enforcement folks who have come forward in support of ending the drug war.)
Must we continue to pretend not to know hemp can help us solve our problems?
If it is at least possible for us to use hemp can we begin now?
President Obama said at his health care conference at the White House this week that "...data and evidence have to drive the practice." Data and evidence indicate the need for the immediate end of hemp prohibition and the institution of a hemp empowerment strategy.Though the federal government has indicated an inclination to remove hemp restrictions, we are in need of clear policy on the issue. A simple memo from Attorney General Eric Holder ending the war on drugs would begin the process.
President Obama recommended this weekend that we endure and find opportunities in this time of crisis. The President should declare the Hemp Empowerment Program. HEP should be created with the wisdom of pro hemp congresspeople i.e. Barney Frank, Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich, as well as hempsters Richard M. Davis here at the USA Hemp Museum, Jack Herer, Chris Conrad, Dana Beal, Attorney Bruce Margolin, Dr. Lester Grinspoon, Willie Nelson, Montel Williams, Tommy Chong, Woody Harrelson, Marijuana Policy Project, Vote Hemp, North American Industrial Hemp Council, Hemp Industries Association, Bill Maher, Bill Press and other hemp activist, entertainers, organizations, businesses, researchers, journalists and farmers to co-create positive results. Let's not fail to create a place for the customers to join in the building process.
There are hundreds of thousands of people in jail for interacting with a plant.
LET OUR PEOPLE GO. FREE ALL NON VIOLENT WAR ON DRUGS PRISONERS. ALLOW NATURE LEGAL STATUS.
We have no time to waste. Tell the government to end the war on drugs, which is really a war on We the People who are working to be free once again.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
There are two books referenced, both on Amazon, with solutions to the crisis we are in: Ellen Hodgson Brown, J.D.’s THE WEB OF DEBT: THE SHOCKING TRUTH ABOUT OUR MONEY SYSTEM AND HOW WE CAN BREAK FREE and Richard M. Davis’ HEMP FOR VICTORY: A GLOBAL WARMING SOLUTION.
The quick fix involves instituting a two part plan. First, implement Lincoln’s Greenback currency (including returning the Federal Reserve to the Federal Government). The “big banks” are bankrupt as is our money system. Congress must use their constitutionally ordained powers to create and distribute currency (a coin can have any value deemed) and reclaim the Federal Reserve.
Second, end hemp prohibition and encourage hemp commerce. Legalizing America’s #1 cash crop, hemp, frees a low cost, easily renewable resource material that can create energy, jobs and business opportunities quickly.
These simple shifts will complete the transition from the greed of the Industrial Age to the joyful abundance of the Information Age.
PART ONE –ISSUE GOVERNMENT (GREENBACK) CURRENCY FROM A FEDERALLY OWNED FEDERAL RESERVE
Reference Book - Ellen Hodgson Brown, J.D.’s THE WEB OF DEBT: THE SHOCKING TRUTH ABOUT OUR MONEY SYSTEM AND HOW WE CAN BREAK FREE, 2008.
Wisdom demands we stop pretending not to know that we have the ability to fix our economy by changing the way we look at it. It begins by replacing confusion with wisdom.
"As for you my fine friend, you're a victim of disorganized thinking. You are under the unfortunate delusion that simply because you have run away from danger, you have no courage. You are confusing courage with wisdom.” The Wizard of Oz to the Lion.
The Wizard of Oz solved impossible problems just by looking at them differently.” THE WEB OF DEBT page 367
The Greenback currency system is money issued by the government instead of the way it’s done now. In THE WEB OF DEBT Hodgson explains how banks, not the government, create money on their computer screens then overcharge us for money they ‘authorized.’ From this great page tearing book I learned that Abraham Lincoln’s greenback monetary system allows for the expansion of currency to fit the needs of the nation and if done right, the world.
The time has come to put away childish Ponzi schemes. “The 300 year old fractional-reserve Ponzi scheme has reached its mathematical end-point. The bankers’ chickens have come home to roost, and only a radical overhaul will save the system.” (pg. 400)
Hodgson makes many recommendations on how to fix our financial system including returning the Federal Reserve to the federal government.
Page 24 “A Game of Smoke and Mirrors
Illusion surrounding the Federal Reserve begins with its name. The Federal Reserve is not actually federal, and it keeps no reserves – at least not in the sense most people think. No gold or silver backs its Federal Reserve notes (our dollar bills). A booklet published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York states:
Currency cannot be redeemed or exchanged for Treasury gold or any other asset used as backing. The question of just what assets “back” Federal Reserve notes has little but bookkeeping significance.”
If President Obama is to successfully shift our economy in a long term meaningful way, he’s going to need a lot of political, social and physical protection.
Many people have died for trying to change our current failing system. Attorney Hodgson Brown wrote about how the deaths of Presidents McKinley (pgs. 112 & 138), Garfield (pg. 96), Lincoln (pgs. 82, 95 & 221) and Kennedy (pgs. 204-206) were connected to their trying to change the financial system.
Pg. 204 “Kennedy was the last President to take a real stand against entrenched Wall Street business interests. Kennedy was a Hamiltonian, who opposed the forces of “free trade” and felt that industry should be harnessed to serve the Commonwealth. He felt strongly that the country should maintain its independence by developing cheap sources of energy. The stand pitted him against the oil/banking cartel, which was bent on raising oil prices to prohibitive levels in order to entangle the world in debt.”
Page 205 “There is also evidence that Kennedy crossed the bankers by seeking to revive a silver-backed currency that would be independent of the banks and their privately-owned Federal Reserve.....
Although the puppeteers behind Kennedy’s assassination have never been officially exposed, some investigators have concluded that he was another victim of the invisible hand of the international corporate/banking/military cartel. President Eisenhower warned in his 1961 Farewell Address of the encroaching powers of the military-industrial complex.”
Her writing has me wondering about the death of the man who set up ‘The Roaring Twenties,” President Harding, the 4th Black president. I also wonder if restoring financial power to the government is the passed mantle that Ethel Kennedy was speaking of in her conversation with President Obama.
How to change the financial system so it works? Read THE WEB OF DEBT and encourage your friends to do the same. Then, implement the solutions proposed.
PART TWO: END HEMP PROHIBITION
Reference Book - Richard M. Davis’ HEMP FOR VICTORY: A GLOBAL WARMING SOLUTION
Encouraging hemp commerce will stimulate not only the economy but the quality of life. Hemp can restore the family farm with an easy to grow quickly renewable crop that has more than 50,000 uses, reduce the need for health care via this 5,000 year old effective medicine, save prison costs for the 872,721 people in 2007 arrested for hemp, and remove the excess CO2 from the atmosphere as it grows.
One of the great sections in Davis’ book HEMP FOR VICTORY: A GLOBAL WARMING SOLUTION is his explanation of how to use hemp to solve our problems.
Pages 105-6 “Hempification
Global warming, environmentally caused cancers, and the wrecked American economy requires radical action to achieve the goal of an enriched, healthy environment. Here’s a step by step overview of what needs to be done now to re-hemp the planet.
1. In our ignorance, we have outlawed nature: Remove ALL legislative limitations on the hemp plant. Find out how much we need to grow.
2. A task force of hemp masters from around the globe should conference regarding the process of converting from oil to hemp. Their conclusions should be put on a Project Manager (i.e. Microsoft) and implemented immediately.
3. Make land and financing available to family farms and ancillary businesses. Identify growers and empower them to develop family farms and supportive ancillary industries like seed pressers, packagers, transportation and retailers.
4. Finance small on site hemp oil and fuel processing plants at the farms. Provide financing for the development, equipment and distribution start-ups.
5. Create a seed bank and distribute seeds like the EPA distributes fertilizer. Use the best seed for the job. Free Marc Emery so he can help out.
6. Publish growing tips for farmers. On line classes with camera hook-up in groups can teach small farmers how to grow hemp. A master’s series of classes on How To Grow Hemp can create an abundant crop for processing into fuel and other helpful products and services.
7. Adequately computerize participants with equipment and skills to help them maximize their acreage output and market opportunities.
8. Use ice bergs in the ocean to hydrate land and supply clean drinking water. Oil tankers who transport toxic energy can be used to harvest and deliver to shore intact ice bergs. This process has an added benefit by helping maintain the Salinization level in the ocean, which impacts on weather patterns.
9. Encourage the widespread use of Flex Fuel Conversion Kits: Converting cars to bio-fuel. Many jobs can be created doing the conversions. The nation’s Biofuel Distribution System needs to go on a project manager too.
10. If necessary open up no less than 10% of government land to grow massive quantities of hemp for bio fuel, building materials and other environmentally empowering uses.
11. A recreational hemp tax of 20% could compensate the program to finance and provide technical assistance to family farms to create HEMP FOR VICTORY.
Like in the days of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, the family hemp farmer can grow hemp on almost any land.
“We now understand that cannabis fixes CO2. And, an acre of cannabis fixes five times as much CO2 as an acre of forest. It could be an enormous help in turning around our global warming situation.
The oil that’s produced from the cannabis plant, Henry Ford used in his first cars. And people are again driving up and down the coast using biodiesel gasoline. It’s an alternative to using dead dinosaurs as a way of getting around on the planet.”
DR. WILLIAM L. COURTNEY—firstname.lastname@example.org
in an interview by Norman de Vall on KZXY/Z
The Politics Behind the Local News—WWW.KZXY.ORG
published in THE NEW SETTLER, Issue 142, Summer 2007”
As the founder of and a conductor on the Computer Underground Railroad, a cyber division of the original. over the last decade I’ve been blessed to work with the USA Hemp Museum, a private museum with a virtual wing. The museum’s founder and curator, Richard M. Davis is the author of HEMP FOR VICTORY: A GLOBAL WARMING SOLUTION which is a topic guided museum tour. His inspirational book shows with museum exhibits how using hemp to fix our environment can help us fix our economy too.
While researching another book in the Hemp for Victory series, hemp and economics, he shared with me THE WEB OF DEBT, which without mentioning the word hemp, explains why hemp is illegal.
How could corporations sell us toxic medicine, building materials, foods, energy etc. if a safe, low cost non-toxic alternative is available from hemp?
How could the banks keep charging usury interest rates if the people could just grow hemp and exchange it for government issued money instead of bank issued loans?
How could the Prison, Inc. industry grow, designed to terrorize, de-humanize and control by throwing people into prison for something as simple as interacting with nature?
From the failing toxic petrodollars to “click your heels three times Dorothy,” let’s restore the ability to create money to the federal government and let hemp put the green back in greenback. We are limited only by our imaginations in solving these problems, which are vast. First Draft Written by J. Nayer Hardin
Sunday, March 1, 2009
The following stories have been posted over the past week.
Medical marijuana: Is this now an American policy?
"During his campaign, President Obama said he would stop the raids on legal medical marijuana dispensaries. Yesterday, the attorney general hinted that Obama's stance on the issue is now American policy.
Some say it is a step in the right direction for people who depend on medical marijuana, but the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department said the statement doesn't mean anything. They say growing and selling marijuana is illegal and it's going to stay that way.
"Do you expect those sorts of raids to continue?" a reporter asked the attorney general in a press conference. "No," Holder stated. That simple response ignited the medical marijuana issue once again. "
U.S. to yield marijuana jurisdiction to states
Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer
Friday, February 27, 2009
Asked at a Washington news conference Wednesday about Drug Enforcement Administration raids in California since Obama took office last month, Holder said the administration has changed its policy.
"What the president said during the campaign, you'll be surprised to know, will be consistent with what we'll be doing here in law enforcement," he said. "What he said during the campaign is now American policy."
Bill Piper, national affairs director of the Drug Policy Alliance, a marijuana advocacy group, said the statement is encouraging.
"I think it definitely signals that Obama is moving in a new direction, that it means what he said on the campaign trail that marijuana should be treated as a health issue rather than a criminal justice issue," he said."
Arizona AG: Marijuana legalization could curb Mexican drug cartel warfare
David Edwards and Stephen C. Webster Published: Friday February 27, 2009
"The entire trade, of course, is fueled by the selling and buying of drugs," said Chetry. "There are some who make the case, including a former deputy foreign minister of Mexico who now works for the Brookings Institution -- somebody by the name of Andres Rosenthal -- who says maybe we need to rethink our drug laws."Rosenthal is one of a growing chorus of former Latin American leaders who have voiced support for the legalization of marijuana. "He says, 'As with the repeal of prohibition, the US must follow a common-sense approach by thinking the unthinkable: The gradual legalization of some drugs. The US must realize that all drugs are not created equal,'" said Chetry. "They go on to say that marijuana, maybe some methamphetamines, do not have the same harmful effects and legalization might make a difference. Do you agree?"