Sunday, April 5, 2015

“Essential civilian demand” for “every herb bearing seed.” Spring 2015.


Enormous possibilities are before us, momentarily obfuscated by the inertial effect of past, toxic, profitable, obsolete values. Morally bankrupt, functionally unsustainable, “Gaiacidal” values are, in effect, treason against God, country and planet.  Overlaid with a transparent veneer of so-called “legalities” the volume & magnitude of imposed problems-for-profit impact everyone, everywhere.  

I invite those people who recognize the wisdom in Nature, and the sacred dimensions of human existence, to join in exercising “essential civilian demand” for Cannabis. It is my intention to advance realistically, scientifically and legally, through this pivotal era. I am motivated by concern for my child, my friends and family, my community and the world of friends I have not met yet. I am motivated by love for all creatures who share this time and space with us. I am motivated by respect for our Mother the Earth, upon whose bosom we gratefully depend. 

At this moment in human social evolution, nothing is more urgent than the cooperation and peaceful coordination of like-minded folk, who are willing & able to think and act 'outside the bong.' Hurdling obsolete "legal" constructs in a timely way has become the responsible course of immediate, global action. 

The polar shift in values we are witnessing has achieved sufficient popular momentum in response to increasing public awareness of the true, essential values of Cannabis, and urgency imposed by the threat of extinction. The tipping-point of the social dynamics necessarily accelerate changes in human governance. Past, conventional, time-wasting protocols that have thus-far failed to effect the degree of change needed to implement global Cannabis freedom, can be clearly seen in historical, statistical retrospect to have created the problems that the “drug war” was supposed to have solved, and more. 

We live at the “eleventh hour” of human existence, threatened with imminent systemic collapse. Time has become the limiting factor in the equation determining the quality of life on Earth in the future. Our species’ survival, or our violent and sickly extinction depends on what we do now, this Spring of 2015.  It is our responsibility, to ourselves, our children, our ancestors and future generations, to initiate the Earth's biogenic healing mechanism that is most globally and immediately available. 

I believe with all of my heart, intuition, experience and intellect, that  biodynamic Cannabis farming and gardening is the healing mechanism needed to rebalance the atmosphere, and shift from unevenly distributed, toxic, finite chemically-based economic system, to an agriculturally founded value system, based in respect for and cooperation with Nature..

Cognizant of the present, degenerating tragedies of violence, war and ecosystem collapse symptomatic of global systemic collapse, currently evidenced in every region of  the planet, it is at least prudent to implement the federal "emergency preparedness" protocol that is referenced in five U.S. documents as "essential civilian demand." 

Seven Presidential Executive Orders specifically name "hemp" as a "strategic resource." Two of those [1,2] convey legal authority for "essential civilian demand" in coordinating a timely, effective “emergency preparedness” response to the clear and present global systemic imbalance. 

If this Spring planting season passes without hemp seed in the ground, then that in itself is proof that our species does not have the ability to adapt, to evolve beyond the obsolete constructs that have imposed scarcity of an unique and essential “strategic resource.”

Certainly, incontestable proof of increasing solar UV-B radiation is the most under-regarded, aspect of climate change. Increasing "UV-Broiling" is deadly, invisible and ubiquitous. Compounding feedback loops associated "global broiling" have manifested in illnesses, famine, death, and indicator species extinction, by confounding systems and relationships that are fundamental to balance of the Natural Order.

The most time-efficient, non-litagious, federal protocol for achieving a peaceful, timely transition to the reality of true, essential, abundant "strategic" Cannabis values, is yet to be invoked. What is the reason for that? 

Time is so limited, the opportunity for reversing the harms we have imposed on the Earth is passing so quickly. Mankind is responding so sluggishly, illogically perpetuating the poisoning of the Earth, denying the true value of Nature’s greatest plant gift. 

People (and just about every other animal species) have endocannabinoid systems to regulate systemic health. It is not too much of a stretch to recognize that if mankind is to exist symbiotically within the Natural Order of this planet, then the planet Herself has a need for Cannabis, to maintain our presence, and feed our desires, in harmony with the “Web of Life.” 

Arguments against Cannabis are so transparently false and insulting to empirical understanding, recent history and scientific intelligence as to be evolutionarily regressive to the point of criminality. Prohibition is institutionalized corporate treason against God, country, global society, and our Mother Earth. The polar, pivotal shift in values from “illegal” to essential, in the court of public opinion, will heal that.

The true essential value of Cannabis will eventually be recognized. With so many uses and benefits to the Earth, Cannabis has become critically essential to mankind's continued existence on this planet. The REAL question is, "How hot does the Earth have to get?” before the polar shift in values from "illegal" to essential changes to the Earth's Reality Channel, featuring irreversible systemic collapse? 

Will mankind continue to under-react? Climbing atmospheric carbon levels, increasing sea temperatures and ocean acidity; melting clathrate deposits in the sub-Arctic bubbling methane into the atmosphere; and increasing UV-B radiation increasing the solubility of mercury, arsenic and selenium compounds? Really? Are we that slow? Are we so entrenched in the mundane and frivolous that we cannot adjust to the pace of change that’s required for our own existence? 

There is considerable legal purchase in the indisputable fact that "drugs" don't make seeds. Herbs do. You can make a drug from an herb, but you cannot make an herb from a drug. They are not the same thing. 

Our freedom to farm “every herb bearing seed” is the first test of religious freedom. “Every green herb” was given to every creature that walks the Earth, the Creator of everything. Prohibition of Cannabis is an insult to the Creator, by any name, and a  violation of man’s and animal’s most basic right to eat what grows, abundantly and for free. 

Give thanks for such food, fuels, cloth, paper, safe & effective herbal therapeutics.  Thanks too to Cannabis for the atmospheric aerosol monoterpenes that shield the Earth from the deadly wavelengths of ultraviolet light emanating from our Sun. Thanks as well to Cannabis and the soil organisms that work together to sequester twelve tons of carbon per organically grown acre, per growing season.

Biblical quotes from the U.S. government's officially recognized "God," convey First Amendment legitimacy in re-claiming our immutable right to "every herb bearing seed." Prohibition is treason against God, country and Mother Earth. The contemporary Cannabis culture must overcome more than seven decades of intimidation and judgement (based in corporate lies and racial prejudice) to recognize the true, essential, unique value of Cannabis. We can all begin today, immediately by capitalizing her genus name again, without fear or shame! 




Paul J. von Hartmann
April 5, 2015

Reference

1. Executive Order 12919, Clinton, 1994.
2. Executive Order 13603, Obama, 2012.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Respect for Cannabis


“Cannabis” is the Latin, generic epithet identifying all species of an ancient, historically revered "herb bearing seed." As with all genus names, the word ‘Cannabis’ is always properly capitalized. 
It is interesting, though disappointing, to note the pervasive departure from proper form exhibited by scientists and journalists who fail to capitalize a genus name. I interpret this as being symptomatic of the widespread suppressive influence, attributable to an irrational social prejudice that consistently clouds professionalism in authorship. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

West Coast Book tour...Winter 2014-15

With the release of "Cannabis vs. Climate Change" comes the responsibility of giving people the opportunity to present questions and concerns, consider further developments and initiate accelerated progress toward global understanding, revaluation and consensus. If Cannabis is truly essential, as posited in this book, then people everywhere deserve to know, and to understand why that's true.

If invited to present, either in person or via Skype I can offer a PowerPoint, video, and/or slide lecture that will attempt to address the way forward for a peaceful, healthful future.

This Sunday, November 16th, 2014, from 12 to 2 pm (PST) I will be hosting a Blogtalk Radio program, live from Weed, California. People everywhere are encouraged to phone in and participate in the necessary discourse for achieving a polar, pivotal shift in values.



"Cannabis vs. Climate Change" & "Essential Civilian Demand"


Call in to speak with Cannabis scholar, Paul J. von Hartmann
(323) 870-4031
 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

"Cannabis vs Climate Change" ~ How hot dos Earth have to get...?
https://vimeo.com/48561561


Atmospheric aerosols produced by boreal forests and phytoplankton, shield our planet from solar UV-B radiation. Since 1950, half of the forests have been cut down, and about half of the phytoplankton are gone, leaving the Earth vulnerable to increasing levels of solar UV-B radiation. Cannabis is the only crop capable of replacing the same atmospheric aerosols, in sufficient quantities to resolve climate change in the very limited time that we may have left to heal the planet.


The polar shift in values from "illegal" to "essential civilian demand"


The polar shift in values from "illegal" to essential is a time-limited opportunity to avert global systemic collapse. In Hawai'i, after being slandered as a "danger to his community" that cost him four years and three months in prison without trail or bail, Reverend Roger Christie has emerged stronger than ever in faith and spirit.
In this video, the Hawai'i community welcomes Roger Christie (out of the "halfway house" he's still confined to most of the time) to rejoin the Islands' Cannabis conversation. This proves beyond any possible doubt that Roger is a valued visionary leader -- ZERO a "danger" to his community. After years of wrongful imprisonment and selective persecution, Roger Christie introduces the U.S. federal protocol, "essential civilian demand" that is urgently necessary for affording immediate access to the "strategic resource" "hemp."
"Hemp" is valued as being "strategic" in seven Presidential Executive Orders, signed by seven American Presidents (FDR,Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Nixon, Clinton, and Barack Obama). It is not possible for a startegic resource to be a "Schedule One drug" since one is critical to national security and the other has no use whatsoever.
Executive Order 13603 (signed March 16, 2012) is presently in force, affording immediate access to Cannabis in the interest of national security and global integrity. An emergency preparedness protocol referred to in several federal documents, (CFR 44, EO 12919, EO 13603, Defense Production Act of 1950) essential civilian demand does not ask permission -- "demand" recognizes urgent necessity.
The magnitude and immediacy of rapidly compounding global threats obviates government taxation and bureaucratic regulation. Interference in our freedom to farm "every herb bearing seed" is a violation of the First Amendment, that would delay the timely implementation of (organic and biodynamic, non-GMO) solutions, for maximum carbon sequestration and biogenic atmospheric monoterpene production.