The first sentence of the Declaration of Independence empowers people "to assume among the powers of the earth, the seperate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitles [us]." The government of the United States was founded in order to protect our Natural Rights, not erode them.
Article One in the Bill of Rights states that, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..." On the first page of the Bible, God's first "commandment" is so important He says it twice -- "...I have given you every herb bearing seed" and "every green herb." (Genesis 1:29) Drugs don't make seeds. Herbs do.
To a degree, it is our own failure to fully embrace the spiritual dimensions of Cannabis healing (including the nutritional prevention and treatment of illness), that has invalidated our "natural, self-evident, god-given" right to therapeutic, and other uses of 'marijuana,' or any other herb bearing seed.
Consider the legal argument in eliminating arbitrary and disingenuous boundaries defining "medical" use, to include the obvious nutritional, ecological and entheogenic dimensions of the Cannabis plant. By recognising these properties, and embracing them with proportionate, sincere, spiritual gratitude and respect, conveys Constitutionally protected rights to those who find value in Cannabis.
The green herb Cannabis has unique and essential nutritional properties. It is the only common seed with three essential fatty acids, and is the best source of protein on earth. Cannabis has therefore never been within the rightful jurisdiction of any court. Inducing scarcity of any natural resource that is unique and essential is clearly beyond the moral accountability of government.
Anyone who has used 'marijuana' can attest to the spiritual properties of Cannabis, when used with sincere respect and appreciation. The healing dimensions of spirituality are also quite real for anyone who is ill. The California Cannabis Ministry is being founded to recognise the true value of the Cannabis plant, awaken the global Cannabis culture, by reclaiming our natural, self-evident, god-given right to use evry herb bearing seed, in whatever way we choose. People interested in learning more about the legal dimensions of Cannabis spirituality are encouraged to visit www.californiacannabisministry.blogspot.com and www.thc-ministry.org for further insight into transcending anti-Constituional prohibition statutes, through "essential civilian demand" for Cannabis. (Executive Order 12919)
Paul J. von Hartmann, founder
California Cannabis Ministry