Saturday, October 31, 2009
October 12, 2009
Artist Statement: www.votehemp.com
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, www.hempmuseum.org and check out the HEMP FOR VICTORY books you'll find there.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
"October 19, 2009, 10:12AM
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
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 www.CopsSayLegalizeDrugs.com. 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 www.hempmuseum.org
By: USA Hemp Museum's Founder/Curator Richard M. Davis
Sunday, October 25, 2009
The Trillion Dollar Crop
Founder & Curator, USA Hemp Museum
save our economy and ourselves.
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 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 - firstname.lastname@example.org ) 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.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
U.S. Won’t Prosecute in States That Allow Medical Marijuana
New York Times - By DAVID STOUT and SOLOMON MOORE
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
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 (www.DrBronner.com), Adam Eidinger, communications director for Vote Hemp (www.VoteHemp.com), 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.
Help support de-criminalization of industrial hemp farming:
David Bronner, Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps
Adam Eidinger, Vote Hemp
Ruth's Hemp Foods
Dr. Lester Grinspoon of Harvard University speaks to Mike Cann outside Massachusetts State House after a marijuana legalization hearing.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
DA Cooley - Can you hear Sister Somayah singing to you from her grave?
"WHY DON'T YOU DEFEND PROPOSITION 215"
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
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 www.hempmuseum.org
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 amazon.com, linked through the Volume numbers below.
For more information on hemp please visit the
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
HEMP FOR VICTORY!!!
Are you ready for the hemp solution
to the world's economic crisis?
Would/do you use safe, effective, inexpensive,
well-documented 5,000 year old hemp medicine
(marketed as medical marijuana)?
Would you support a program that
simply removes excess CO2 from the atmosphere,
burns clean as energy and aerates damaged soil?
hemp solves modern problems.
For more information on hemp please visit the