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,