An honest, science-based assessment of the "drug war" has revealed, for decades, that prohibition is counter-productive to its own stated objectives. The Conference of Mayor's resolution of June 2007 stops short of endorsing Cannabis agriculture, but the reason is there to follow the example being set in France, Germany, Canada and most other developed countries who have embraced the wisdom of ancient, beneficial Cannabis agriculture.
To continue prohibition of the world's most useful agricultural resource in the face of the challenges and threats that are before us, is absolute madness. To pretend otherwise is worse than mere foolishness. It is criminally negligent to under-value Cannabis, a Federally recognized "strategic food resource," during the present era of epidemic malnutrition and global food insecurity.
Cannabis is the ONLY crop that produces a seed containing three essential fatty acids, all of the essential amino acids, and is the world's best available source of organic vegetable protein. In addition, Cannabis is the ONLY crop that can sustainably produce bio-fuels and food from the same harvest. Rotational planting of hemp improves the soil, detoxifies contaminated soils and discourages pest infestation. Many safe and uniquely therapeutic agents are produced by the Cannabis plant, making it an effective home remedy with preventative as well as curative properties. Atmospheric aerosols called "monoterpenes," produced in abundance by Cannabis, may be critical to protecting the Earth from increasing UV-B radiation. Carbon sequestration and carbon storage potential of hemp exceeds that of any other crop.
My vision for the United States is for our god-given, self-evident freedom to farm to be recognized as an integral component of our "First Freedom," the freedom of religion.
ON TWENTY-FIVE ACRES OF DECENT FARMLAND, I CAN GROW ENOUGH CANNABIS HEMP IN ROTATION WITH OTHER ORGANIC CROPS TO PROVIDE ALL THE FOOD, FUEL, AND FIBER THAT MY FAMILY NEEDS TO THRIVE. AT THE SAME TIME, A POSITIVE SPIRITUAL ORIENTATION TO CANNABIS WILL RESULT IN RESPECT FOR THE PLANT, A RENEWED FAITH IN AMERICAN JUSTICE AND REGARD FOR THE LAW.
I CHALLENGE THE RIGHTFUL JURISDICTION OF ANY COURT OVER NATURAL RESOURCES THAT ARE BOTH UNIQUE AND ESSENTIAL. I FURTHER INSIST THAT THE SO-CALLED "DRUG WAR" BE STOPPED IMMEDIATELY, BECAUSE IT IS KNOWN TO ENRICH A VICIOUS AND VIOLENT BLACK MARKET, WHILE EXPOSING AMERICA TO TERRORIST ATTACK THROUGH AN UNACCOUNTABLE, UNTRACEABLE DRUG MARKET.
I call upon the United States government and the United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization to transcend the tragic misvaluation of Cannabis seed nutrition, recognize the exceptionally beneficial properties of Cannabis agriculture, manufacture and trade, and end prohibition of both industrial hemp and marijuana effective immediately.
How bad do things have to get before all solutions are considered?
I envision the country I was taught to love, by my Russian-born parents; for which I accepted responsibility as a child, pledging allegiance everyday at school; taught to preserve the freedoms we inherited; led by a President with the courage and personal integrity to save this planet.
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