Monday, September 15, 2014



Dear friends,

Thank you for the opportunity to suggest an idea, to simultaneously address these fundamentally important objectives. In properly nourishing the young, empowering women in all phases of their lives, and teaching the next generation how to farm & garden, everyone's future is decided.
I have been privileged to help build a wheel-chair accessible demonstration project working with Farms and Gardens for the Disabled in northern California. Raising the soil three feet (one meter) up off of ground level initiates a dynamic that performs many functions, beyond increasing food supply and enhancing nutrition.
Making gardening possible for people who are physically limited (i.e. by pregnancy, advanced age, disability) or otherwise unable to reach ground-level soils, also facilitates the exchange of a critical legacy of spiritual connection to the Earth, passion for the miracles to be found in a garden, and the exchange of knowledge that is possible between the generations -- all, simply by providing accesss to the soil.
On a purely practical level, the community workforce can be expanded, production increased, resource diversity and efficiency maximized.
Please feel invited to visit the project on-line, and make contact, for any ideas that may be inspired by the innovation and determination of Mr. and Mrs. Loskot's organic, accessible farm.

Farms and Gardens for the Disabled
http://www.herb-blossom.com/index.html

Blessings to all,
Paul
Weed, California

The Future of Family Farming: Providing Resources for Women and Young Farmers
http://www.fao.org/fsnforum/forum/discussions/FF2#comments

"Food Tank is excited to be collaborating with the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization for the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF). Through this discussion we hope to promote greater dialogue around family farming issues. We are interested in opening up a broader debate on impactful policies for rural communities and the need for investing in technologies and innovations that help agriculture become economically profitable, intellectually stimulating, and environmentally sustainable for young and female farmers.


"The future of agriculture is in the hands of young people and women. But around the globe the average age of farmers is swelling as young people leave rural areas in search of a better life. Meanwhile, most often deep-rooted inequalities prevent female farmers from gaining equal rights to access land,  inputs,  and economic resources that will allow them to reach economic autonomy and farm more productively.
"To address the root causes of these asymmetries, governments and learning institutions need to design and implement targeted affirmative policies for women and youth, that may secure their access and use of natural resources,  as well as provide practical training, and teach marketing and entrepreneurial skills. Not only, but at the same time they too need to learn from family farmers traditional knowledge and practices. Reform and decentralize knowledge and learning institutes, including research and extension programmes, aiming to create spaces for farmer led innovation, co-creation of knowledge between farmers and scientists also is essential."


Monday, May 5, 2014

United Nations Food Security & Nutrition Forum: Selection and Prioritization of CFS Activities for the Biennium 2016-2017


Dear Mr. Fratini and FSN forum participants, 
Thank you for your objective consideration of my suggestions in response to your questions.

1. What issues should be addressed by the Committee in the biennium 2016-2017? 
The nutritional value of Cannabis hemp must be addressed, at the same time hemp's unique and essential climate mitigation potential is considered. 

Explain the issue and describe why you are proposing it;
 
It should be noted that the nutritional value of Cannabis sativa ("hemp") is recognized as "strategic" in Executive Order 13603, signed by President Obama on March 16, 2012. It is the latest in a collection of seven Executive Orders signed by seven American presidents, that identify "hemp" as a "strategic food resource."
The complete nutrition offered by Cannabis hemp is the first reason to focus on this under-regarded organic crop, but there are several more reasons to take an honest look at the potential for a global campaign emphasizing Cannabis agriculture.
The second reason is that Cannabis is the only crop to provide complete nutrition and sustainable biofuels from the same harvest. This means that food security and nutrition is improved at the same time that bioenergy is sustainably, organically produced.
The third reason to regard hemp has to do with the climate change mitigation potential of atmospheric aerosols produced by Cannabis; and an extraordinary carbon sequestration potential of 9 tons per acre, per growing season.
 
What kind of activity do you propose to address this issue?
 
Every available means for assessing the true value of Cannabis agriculture, manufacture and trade, in addressing food security, nutrition and climate change, must be implemented immediately, before the time "window of opportunity" described in the UN's IPCC report closes on our ability to have an effect.
 
 
Which kind of CFS workstream should be put in place to address it?
 
a. A major workstream
 
A global emergency preparedness protocol, equivalent to "essential civilian demand" mentioned in EO 13603 and CFR 44.
 
Cannabis is critically important for rebalancing Earth's atmosphere and for globally redistributing essential food and energy resources.
 
The antibiotic and insecticidal properties of the Cannabis plant are also of tremendous importance in treatment & prevention of disease, for phytoremediating contaminated soils and for purifying water.

Thursday, March 6, 2014



On April 20th, 2014 

"Cannabis vs. Climate Change" 

will be introduced from 4pm to 8pm at the 

John Van Duzer Theater, located on the Humboldt 

State University campus 

in Arcata, California.




Cannabis agriculture is critical to mankind's continued existence on this planet. The sooner we realize how vital hemp is to rebalancing Earth's atmosphere, the better will be our chances for healing our environment and ourselves.


"Cannabis vs. Climate Change": Ultimately good news of something we can do.


Though it’s rise has been measured by land-based monitoring equipment, and the levels of UV-B radiation penetrating Earth's atmosphere from the Sun are acknowledged to have increased, elevated UV-B reaching the surface of the planet are vastly under-regarded by too few scientists and farmers. "Global Broiling" describes intensifying UV-B radiation, diligently monitored, though roundly ignored by entrenched international leadership.

Monoterpenes: Molecule for the 21st Century

In April 2006 a major global revelation was quietly reported in The Guardian newspaper. Climate scientists studying fragrant, aerosol “monoterpenes” produced by the boreal forests, revealed that biogenic, stratospheric aerosols have historically served to refract sunlight. Phytoplankton at the base of the food chain in Earth's oceans and estuaries, also exude monoterpenes.

Monoterpenes shield our planet from deadly UV-B wavelengths of light in two ways. Suspended in the stratosphere like liquid crystals in the sky, they refract UV-B away from the surface of the Earth. Monoterpenes also serve to nucleate bright and persistent clouds, further protecting the planet from the Sun.

Falling from the sky in monoterpene-enhanced showers, it seems logical to reason that the antibiotic, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-oxidizing and anti-carcinogenic properties of monoterpenes also serve the systemic health of the planet and the creatures upon it, by purifying the water.

It is alarming to consider that half of the boreal forests and phytoplankton had already died before scientific awareness of the protection afforded by them was discovered. Combining the effects from ozone depletion and reduced monoterpene levels, It is not surprising to learn that the intensity and incidence of extreme solar UV-B radiation has increased.

Of enormous consequence, increased UV-B is increasing the solubility of aqueous mercury, arsenic, and selenium compounds. "Enhanced" UV-B also causes genetic mutation; suppressed immune response; indicator species extinction; exacerbates warming, disables the organisms that sequester carbon produce oxygen and terpenes; influence extreme weather; hotter forest fires; reduce soil moisture; impose epidemic malnutrition; and reduce harvests in the majority of the world's food crops.

Hemp is uniquely capable of expanding the arable base with a non-invasive pioneer crop, as it repairs the atmosphere, the air, water and soil. Soil conditioning and phytoremediation properties of hemp make it an indispensable tool of organic agriculture.

The volume of aerosol monoterpenes needed to repair our solar shield is enormous. Cannabis is the only crop capable of producing the volume of terpenes needed in the time we may have left to make a difference. Cannabis is also the only crop capable of producing complete nutrition and sustainable biofuels from the same harvest.

Stratospheric aerosol monoterpenes and isoprenes can be reasoned to play a key role in purification of the hydrologic cycle. Biogenic, non-toxic pest control and anti-oxidant properties make Cannabis essential oils immeasurably valuable to the detoxification of our environment.




Sunday, September 15, 2013

Formal public announcement of "essential civilian demand"


Dr. Daniel Susott and Paul von Hartmann September 2013: Formal public announcement of "essential civilian demand" [1] for a"strategic" [1] "herb bearing seed" [2] "of first necessity to the wealth and protection of our country"[3] by power of religious freedom. [4, 5]

1. Executive Order 13603
2. Holy Bible, Genesis 1:29-31
3. Thomas Jefferson, hemp farmer, seed smuggler
4. United States Constitution, First Amendment
5. Universal Declaration of Human Rights



Dr. Daniel Susott and Paul von Hartmann September 2013



Dr. Daniel Susott, MD, MPH
0-6:09
Paul von Hartmann
6:10- 22:26


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Honorable Judge Ruth S. Astle, and Deputy Attorney General Jane Zack Simon, Governor Brown and other responsible parties,

I am herewith returning, unsigned, the document you sent pertaining to the request for surrender of my California State medical l
icense. I am more than willing to sign an amended document, and resolve procedural issues you have raised regarding misconduct by people whom I entrusted, contingent upon the formal commitment by the Attorney General's office to address specific scheduling contradictions and national security issues raised in testimony by Mr. Paul J. von Hartmann, who testified at my the hearing on August 26th, 2013. 

National security issues raised by Mr. von Hartmann are directly relevant to the State and Federal scheduling of Cannabis that determine the procedures. The confounding and contradictory assessment of value identifying Cannabis as a "strategic resource" in Executive Order 13603 (President Obama, March 16, 2012) are more in line with my personal knowledge, the overwhelming majority of credible published research and my own international professional experience in other cultures that view Cannabis as an herb rather than a drug, used safely for millennia as medicine, food, and sacrament.

It would be antithetical and spiritually comprimising for me to go along with the current, fraudulent, "untenable" scheduling of the "herb" Cannabis, in light of what I know about the safety and efficacy of Cannabis. Even the DEA's own Administrative Law Judge Francis Young has ruled it "unreasonable, arbitrary and capricious" to conclude that the herbal therapeutic in question is properly and responsibly a "Schedule One drug." 

As a medical professional and a moral human being, it is my duty and responsibility to formally challenge erroneous scheduling of Cannabis that interferes with the best interests of my patients and of society. In consideration of the unacceptable harms imposed by improper scheduling of Cannabis, and the national security issues raised by Mr. von Hartmann, I have no choice but to ask the Honorable Judge Astle to defer surrender of my medical license until the national security issues and contradictions in proper scheduling, raised in testimony, are responsibly addressed. [1]

Thank you sincerely for your understanding, consideration and cooperation in doing what is in the best interest of my patients, and every living creature on this planet.

Sincerely yours,

Dr. Daniel Susott , MD, MPH

2013-09-05

Dr. Daniel C Susott, MD, MPH
danielsusott.info



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1. Increasing UV-B radiation at the earth's surface and potential effects on aqueous mercury cycling and toxicity. 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12852978

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

"Outlawcracy"


"Was it hearsay, rumor, gossip, slander or hard ascertainable facts that could be backed by credible witnesses? We do not know." -- Edward R. Murrow vs. Joseph McCarthy, 1954.

In the case of Reverend Roger Christie vs. the DEA, we know that mere institutional slander in the word "dangerous" was all it took to dismiss the First Amendment, due process and habeas corpus. A state-licensed Cannabis Minister and publicly awarded "Ho'omaluhia Peacemaker" has been imprisoned since July 8, 2010 (that's three years, plus one month & counting...) without trial, refused bail eight times, denied visitors and forbidden interviews with the national media, Roger is being punished indefinitely, cruelly, and under very usual circumstances. 

The Last Marijuana Trial

Every moment of time is a precious gift from the Universe, from our Creator, from wherever seconds of life originate. To imprison a man of true Aloha is a particularly shameful attack on Liberty, and a bludgeoning of Justice. 

For more than a quarter of a century, Roger has exercised extraordinary due diligence in meeting all the requirements necessary to legitimize his ministry. Any one who watches this video of Roger, speaking twenty-one years ago, can feel the sincerity in his naturally open-hearted visionary spirit, at the root of his Cannabis ministry. 


In Roger's consistent and unbending adherence to his gentlemanly and honorable spiritual precepts, even the primitive legal test of inquisitions has been passed with the highest order of style and grace. One of the contemporary Cannabis culture's most widely recognized global spiritual leaders, Reverend Roger Christie has endured treasonous imprisonment, forcing a "drug war"-corrupted court to violate its own Constitution. Since that is the legal document conveying power from We the People upon the court that judges us, in blatantly prejudicial treatment of a peaceful man can be clearly seen, the transition of our government from democracy to "outlawcracy."


“We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. We must remember always that accusation is not proof and that conviction depends upon evidence and due process of law. We will not walk in fear of one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine; and remember that we are not descended from fearful men; not from men who feared to write, to associate, to speak; and to defend the causes that were for the moment unpopular." -- Edward R. Murrow

Please sign this petition to Free Reverend Roger Christie RIGHT NOW!


In securing justice for Roger, may all "Green Prisoners" find the shortest path to freedom.


Thanking you sincerely

Paul J. von Hartmann
Cannabis scholar
California Cannabis Ministry

Monday, July 15, 2013

... nothing to fear but the atmosphere itself...


With nothing to fear but the atmosphere itself, humankind must shift values immediately to prioritize survival, or become extinct. Erosion of the ozone layer combined with the loss of atmospheric aerosol "monoterpenes" (due to the death of the boreal forests and oceanic phytoplankton), has halved the protective influence that used to shield the Earth from solar UV-B radiation.  The effects of rapidly increasing UV-B  ("global broiling") are many, none of them good:
- Increased solubility of mercury, arsenic, and selenium compounds
- increased warming
- immune suppression
- genetic mutation
- abnormal cell growth
- mass species extinction
- reduced harvests,
- hotter forest fires
- destruction of the food chain
Fortunately for mankind there is a plant that can
- reduce UV-B levels
- biogenically rebalance atmospheric monoterpene concentrations
- sequester nine tons of carbon, per acre, per growing season
- is globally adaptable
- nutritionally complete, unique and essential
- a non-invasive pioneer crop
- is unique and essential in producing complete nutrition, sustainable energy and monoterpenes from the same harvest
- provides safe and effective herbal remedies at no cost
- remineralizes depleted soils
- phytoremediates chemically contaminated soils
- normalizes irradiated soil
- stops soil erosion from wind and rain
- provides feed and cover for wildlife
- breaks-up compacted soils
- obviates the need to till the soil
- interrupts the breeding cycles of insects
- inhibits weed infestation
- nucleates rainclouds
- purifies the hydrologic cycle
- provides a local source of antibiotic, anti-fungal, anti-viral, antibacterial, anti-oxidizing agents for use in protecting and preserving other fruits and grains
- biogenic, biocompatible pesticides
...

Organic farming and home gardening have been crippled by the absence of an essential and unique, federally-recognized "strategic resource."[2] The limiting factor in the equation of survival is 'time.'

Until Cannabis is reintroduced into crop rotations the world over, our species will not be able to sustain existence within the systems of a functional Natural Order. Cannabis is mankind's function interface with a force much greater than ourselves.
Our freedom to farm "every herb bearing seed" [3] is the first test of religious freedom. Drugs don't make seeds. Herbs do. The question is, how hot does Earth have to get before all solutions are considered?
Search these key words & phrases to understand more:
1.Global broiling
2. Executive Order 13603
3. Genesis 1:29-31