Saturday, March 7, 2009

Are we free to smoke hemp in America?

Attorney General Eric Holder : Are we free to smoke hemp in America? Can we grow hemp? Can we legally buy the nation's #1 cash crop?

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 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 - ‎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
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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 " 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.


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.

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