The ancient, global Cannabis culture is composed of many facets. These include unique dimensions of art, science, nutrition, agriculture, economics, therapeutics, law, spirituality. It is the responsibility of the California Cannabis Ministry to overcome the imposed ignorance of the true value of Cannabis, through research and education, to revitalise what has been lost or suppressed, because a tragic mistake made seventy years ago.
Because Cannabis was valued as a "bad plant" instead of as the "best plant," imbalances were initiated by eliminating a "critically determinate" agricultural resource. The mistake has persisted through economic inertia, and the fact that problems are profitable for people willing to sell solutions that don't work.
The most efficient way to correct the mistake is to reognise Cannabis for what it is truly worth. To my mind, a plant that does everything the Cannabis plant does, is nothing less than miraculous. Ofcourse Cannabis is a spiritual sacrament. There is no plant more crucial to our existence, whether people choose to acknowledge it or not, the truth is widely known.
What is not yet widely appreciated about the Cannabis plant are the copious quntities of atmospheric aerosols called "monoterpenes" that Cannabis produces. Why is this important?
"Atmospheric aerosol particles influence the Earth's radiation balance both directly by scattering and absorbing solar radiation, and indirectly by acting as cloud condensation nuclei (CCN). Increased aerosol and CCN concentrations lead not only to increased scattering of light back to space, but also to higher cloud albedos. Enhanced CCN concentrations can also lead to increased cloud lifetimes."
FORMATION AND GROWTH OF CLOUD DROPLETS
What this means is that the drops of liquid evaporating off of Cannabis plants, go up into the atmosphere and protect the Earth by reflecting the sun back into space, and making clouds. The clouds formed as the result of monoterpenes are brighter and last longer. Clouds cool the surface of the Earth and produce the rain needed to grow food.
Because Cannabis produces more monoterpines than any other agricultural resource, it may be mankind's best bet for slowing global warming. The study of this and investigations into the other properties of Cannabis is beyond legislation, out of necessity.