Sunday, January 30, 2011

DPA, abNORMLly tripping to extinction -- meet Reformus interruptus amongus.....

Or...UV-B radiation is blocked by Cannabis monoterpenes -- so what's "illegal"?

It was surreal, fascinating, though a sadly de-energizing trip, to observe the intentional immobilization of the grassroots Cannabis culture by the monied, drug policy reform establishment (oxymoron). DPA's duplicity was explicitly revealed in the spontaneous outburst by Ethan Nadelmann at the Berkeley NORML conference last Saturday. The mere mention of "essential civilian demand" was enough to cause Ethan to violate Robert's Rules of Order in a spontaneous outburst that was so panicked and vehement as to be unintelligible.

I wonder if anyone remembers what Ethan actually said, when he terminated my brief moment (perhaps 30 seconds?) at the public microphone. All I recall is Ethan's loud, unruly response to my question about a federal strategy of "essential civilian demand" (1,2), directed to Assemblyman Tom Ammiano.

Giving Ethan the benefit of the doubt that he is truly working to effect an end to Cannabis prohibition, rather than choreographing an industry coup under the direction of George Soros, has become impossible and incredible., In fact, at the Berkeley NORML conference, Ethan clumsily abandoned his usual composure to dismiss a potentially effective legal strategy to end prohibition, with subversive, authoritarian misdirection.

Rather than affording me a few minutes to introduce the most compelling arguments and strategies for achieving Cannabis freedom (as conference attendees were repeatedly invited & effectively prevented from doing), and raise support for Roger Christie in Hawaii, the NORML conference lined up attorneys and bureaucrats to further confuse the direct action element of the grassroots Cannabis contingent.

From his condescending reference to my writing as "stuff" to his failure to acknowledge the significance of hempen atmospheric monoterpenes, the leader of the drug policy reform establishment either doesn't want to believe in, or doesn't understand the significance of Cannabis vs. climate change. Even more disturbing is his obstruction of truth, and other people's right to hear and consider it.

I told Ethan immediately after the panel dispersed, that what's lacking in the drug policy reform establishment is a commitment to truth. Without it we are lost. Leaders sacrifice credibility when they lose respect for the truth and the responsibility for humility that goes with it. Too bad. For awhile, Ethan was a great leader toward reason, and an effective spokesperson for the inevitable, rational result. In derailing a critically important message of truth, that I have sent him for years, he has relegated himself to being just another footnote to an insolvent economy buying time on a dying planet.

If DPA refuses to participate in a moderated discussion on Cannabis vs. climate change, then all of you DPA $upporter$ who really want prohibition to end this year, instead of "someday,maybe" can stop sending money to George Soros, and start sending it to Roger Christie. As far as I know, DPA hasn't sent Roger Christie a thin dime in twenty-five years of activism.

Now that Roger Christie's Ministry has been arrested and charged federally; and Roger Christie (a recognized "Peacemaker" in Hawaii) is currently imprisoned-without-trial; denied bail five times; slandered as a "danger to his community"; been denied visitors; and had his trial postponed until April 26th, Roger has transcended himself by eliciting ham-fisted injustice from the prison industrial complex. Roger's "Trial for the Century" is the grassroots counter-point to the impacted, too comfortable, drug policy reform establishment, of which Ethan Nadelmann is the appointed head.

Only when Roger Christie walks out of federal prison, a free Cannabis Minister, will the integrity of the Constitution and the spiritual legitimacy of the world's oldest culture be restored, for the first time in our lives.

Federal references to "essential civilian demand"

1. Executive Order 12919 of June 3, 1994
National Defense Industrial Resources Preparedness

Sec. 103. General Functions.
Federal departments and agencies responsible for defense acquisition (or for industrial resources needed to support defense acquisition) shall:
(a) Identify requirements for the full spectrum of national security emergencies, including military, industrial, and essential civilian demand;

Sec. 901. Definitions.
(e) ‘‘Food resources’’ means all commodities and products, simple, mixed, or compound, or complements to such commodities or products, that are capable of being ingested by either human beings or animals, irrespective of other uses to which such commodities or products may be put, at all stages of processing from the raw commodity to the products thereof in vendible form for human or animal consumption. ‘‘Food resources’’ also means all starches, sugars, vegetable and animal or marine fats and oils, cotton, tobacco, wool, mohair, hemp, flax fiber, and naval stores, but does not mean any such material after it loses its identity as an agricultural commodity or agricultural product.

2. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 44 - Emergency Management and Assistance--CHAPTER I--FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY >
Title 44 - Emergency Management and Assistance

(f) At Stage 1, declaration of national emergency or war, the crisis is under the control of NSC or other central authority, with GMR being integrated into partial, full or total mobilization. At this point the more traditional mechanisms of resource mobilization are pursued, focusing on resource allocation and adjudication with cognizance of the essential civilian demand.

"The DPA is the leading organization spearheading the reform of Cannabis policies in the United States, and has been made up of some of the most powerful and influential characters in today’s global petro-bio-chemical-military-banking-industrial complex."

Sunday, January 16, 2011

"Where Next for Marijuana Reform?" NORML in Berkeley -- A Plan for the Now! Year

Aloha! & kine regards to all who are on course to participate in the NORML conference at the end of this month. I trust it will serve a broader understanding and maximize efficient use of everyone's precious time, to offer in advance what I feel is the most effective public protocol for ending Cannabis prohibition, by this Spring -- not in 2012.

Time is the limiting factor in the equation of survival. Increasing UV-B radiation is of primary ecological concern. Cannabis must be intensively planted this spring for the production of atmospheric "monoterpenes," biogenic sunscreen for the planet.

While informative and stimulating, drug policy reform events have typically effectively misled and postponed drug policy reform progress by perpetuating bureaucratic confusion at the grassroots level. Clear-cut, simple strategies for an effective, national shift in policy have been marginalized from within the entrenched drug policy reform establishment. Typically there is an arrogant unwillingness to advance arguments inclusive of industrial hemp as part of a comprehensive legal mandate to end marijuana prohibition through objective resource revaluation.

Simple strategies calling for formal revaluation of Cannabis agriculture are casually dismissed as idealistic without being seriously discussed. Instead the concerned public is being misguided into supporting expensive and convoluted political campaigns that introduce division and go nowhere.

There isn't time for the drug policy reform community's continued failure to end Cannabis prohibition. The NORML conference will best serve it's stated objectives if it is the catalyst for a class-action federal lawsuit charging the DEA with "misprision of treason." Failing to act on the true value of Cannabis is a threat to national security.

Waiting until 2012 to try to end Cannabis prohibition by the timid uncertain comfort of a popular vote is an unacceptable, ineffective, sheepish waste of time. In the most real and immediate perception possible, obvious conditions of accelerating radical global imbalance require the most direct and comprehensive courses of action possible.

The truth is that Cannabis is both unique and essential, too valuable to be within the rightful jurisdiction of any court. Cannabis is essential for three specific reasons, all of which are critical to human survival, beyond merely "legal." No one needs permission from the electorate to survive. Another vote isn't needed.

NORML, DPA, SSDP, DPFC, LEAP, MPP, ASA, HIA, VH have all failed to identify Cannabis as both unique and essential. It is this failure to accurately assess the true value of Cannabis that has limited the effectiveness of the grassroots Cannabis culture. If the Cannabis culture under-values itself, then how can we demand accountability of our government? Thomas Jefferson singled out hemp as being "of first necessity" while six American Presidents have signed six Executive Orders identifying Cannabis as a"strategic resource."

Cannabis cannot possibly be both "strategic resource" and "Schedule One drug" -- the terms are oxymoronic. Since the definition of "hemp" posted on-line for the past ten years by the DEA is conflicted and blatantly false, it ought to be a very simple legal matter to charge the higher echelon of the DEA with criminal negligence and possible fraud. It is a "misprision of treason" to fail in recognizing the true value of Cannabis, when six American Presidents have signed six Executive Orders identifying hemp as having strategic value.

"Essential civilian demand" is the ultimate product of immediate necessity and true value. An accurate, objective, comprehensive valuation of Cannabis agriculture, ecology, manufacture and trade immediately removes Cannabis from the rightful jurisdiction of any court. Popular vote is not needed, nor is it the most direct way of securing access to any and all strategic food resources.

Neither civilian demand nor individual liberty depends on majority vote. A cogent, efficient rationality rules by existing Constitutional protections, pervasive reason and preeminent concern for the common good.

Once access to hemp for industrial applications is achieved at the national level, a major economic motivation for marijuana prohibition will have been eliminated. The prohibition of marijuana will fall away as people come to recognize the many other benefits of Cannabis. Current imbalances in the marijuana trade will be naturally evened out by widespread cultivation of hemp and the proliferation of more small outdoor marijuana gardens for personal use and regional industries.

Forget diversionary illusions of taxation and regulation. The bureaucratic costs and inefficiencies of both would encumber the free organic agricultural market that requires as much initial momentum as it can get. This year, the United States and other countries could experience an agricultural renaissance, with requisite retooling in preparation for the Fall harvest.

Regional economies based in "Gaiatherapeutic" industries are part of the larger picture, that reconsiders drug policy in the context of fundamental economic and environmental solutions."Essential civilian demand" at the Federal level is what's required, right now, before this spring.

Every planting season that passes without the benefits of Cannabis agriculture is gone forever. If time truly is the limiting factor in the equation of survival, then how hot do things have to get before all solutions are considered?

There is only insanity in continuing the tragic farce of asking for permission to survive from chemically corrupted bankers who run the country, caring only for profit and control. The government is an outlaw to its own Constitution. The American people are being humiliated and bullied by the fear-mongering war machine that dominates through blatant lies, revenue raising and armed intimidation.

By arguing for "legalization" at the state level, rather than moving forward with a federal and international strategies for total Cannabis freedom, the funded drug policy reform establishment validates the drug war. Rather than suspending Cannabis prohibition using the strongest arguments possible, watered-down truths are being understated and doled out in fragmented rationale.

As for Prop19, its greatest short-coming was the potential for vast legal confusion it invited, industry elitism it conveyed and the burdensome record-keeping it institutionalized. Hemp farmers don't need to be taxed and regulated. We need large quantities of fertile, feral American seed and the freedom to plant it.

Poop19 perpetuated the myth of marijuana's "harms" and maintained the illusory need or effectiveness of government oversight (i.e. "control" [sic]).

"Prop-Up-Prohibition # 19" also reinforced the rediculous illusion that a change in the Cannabis laws has to happen legislatively, by popular vote, state by state. It does not. Federal law protects our freedom to farm "every herb bearing seed."

In fact, what Flop 19 did prove is that a direct-line, federal strategy is needed, a strategy that is not contingent on popular approval.

I trust that this will advance further discussion of the most effective and immediate strategy possible.

"Where Next for Marijuana Reform?"

Essentially the question implies a future step, rather than recognizing that we're in mid-step, right Now! The energetic momentum of public support still lingers after the dream of "legalization" was effectively stimulated by the run up to Prop 19.

The time to use that inertia is right Now! The legacy of freedom we are obligated to pass on to our children is not predicated on some vote in 2012. Cannabis prohibition could be ended at the national level through "essential civilian demand" if the full force of truth is applied, using all of the resources available to the drug policy reform community in a coordinated national and international effort. Inviting international opinion into discussion of American drug policy seems obvious. Everyone is impacted by the perverse dynamics of American marijuana policy.

Because of the legitimate historical and tradition link between agriculture and religion, there can be no rightful jurisdiction over any "herb bearing seed" let alone one that has been recognized as critical to national security. THC Ministry founder, Reverend Roger Christie, sits imprisoned-without-bail since July 2010, his trial postponed until April 2011. The outcome of Roger Christie's trial may largely be determined by the rapidly shifting public perception of Cannabis value.

2012 is a million minutes away. Anything can happen between now and the next election. Once the U.S. dollar loses its "preferred currency" status things are going to look a lot more different than anyone can anticipate. The conditions we face require immediate action, not prolonged cooperation with a rogue outlaw political regime that's selling off our country to corrupt banksters.

Any politician who doesn't support the reintroduction of Cannabis into United States agricultural rotations must be regarded as either grossly uninformed, incapable of leadership, or guilty of "misprision of treason" -- failing to act in defense of national security.

The illusion of beneficent governance, into which most of us were born, is fed by our naive trust and dependence. In reality, no one needs permission to survive. Environmental indicators make it apparent that our generation has the particular responsibility of addressing climate change. Reintroducing the world's most useful agricultural resource, back into U.S. crop rotations for the first time in our lives, regardless of majority approval is what's required.

For possible insight into extremes of where we may be headed, if we are not proactive, see

Zeitgeist: Moving Forward

I am recommending that we convene an international Court of Public Opinion to publicly decide whether Cannabis is a "Schedule One drug" without value or a "strategic resource" that's critical to national and international security. Revaluation of Cannabis as being both unique and essential will end the prohibition of it.

My goal is to end Cannabis prohibition in time for people to plant it, primarily for reasons of ecological urgency, this spring. The immediate relevance of atmospheric "monoterpene" decline, due to the accelerating death of the world's boreal forests, ought to be of international concern. Monoterpenes protect the Earth from increasing UV-B radiation that's broiling our planet and causing myriad problems, including temperature increase.

Of necessity, the most direct and decisive process for ending prohibition must be implemented immediately. Now that the healing properties of raw Cannabis leaves and flowers is being revealed, there can be no law limiting production of this essential nutritional resource.

A test of rationality is presented to us in the case of Reverend Roger Christie, whose trial is coming up in April, in Hawaii. I'm coordinating an independent offense defense committee in order to participate in the court proceedings as an adviser to the defense. Those people who are interested in helping to secure Roger's release are invited and encouraged to participate.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

In response to Dr. Nichols

Dear Dr. Nichols,

While I truly appreciate the pangs of conscience you suffer, surely you must acknowledge individual responsibility as a primary factor in the life choices people make, particular concerning which substances they use.

You have chosen to study chemical drugs, for quite noble reasons, in spite of the possible dangers they pose to people who choose to ingest them (predictable). You must be aware that pharmaceutical drugs are implicated in the deaths of more than one hundred twenty thousand people per year in the U.S., not to mention countless episodes of non-lethal overdose, causing adverse reactions, pharmaceutical addiction, etc. These are numbers that indicate a fundamental danger in the choice to use chemical drugs for any reason at all.

May I recommend your consideration of herbal therapeutics as a much safer, perhaps more promising area of investigation for achieving your worthy goals. The most obvious plant candidate for study in the treatment of Parkinson's is Cannabis, one of the "safest therapeutically active substances known to man." (DEA Judge, Francis Young, 1982) I offer for your consideration

Cannabis Use, Effect And Potential Therapy For Alzheimer's, MS and Parkinson's

Even more fundamental than the use of 'marijuana' are the nutriceutical properties of hemp seed, in prevention and treatment of many imbalances, is a largely over-looked, primary avenue of science that could benefit tremendously from your skills and experience. No one has ever died from ingesting Cannabis in any form.

I wish you the very best of luck in resolving your conflict over people's misuse of your work. I trust you will consider the work I do for the inertial interest and curiosity it is meant to generate in scientists who are looking for the best answers to the imbalances we face. There is perhaps no greater threat to science than the confusion and suppression being imposed on objective scientific inquiry, tarnished by the atmosphere of politically corrupted bias against the therapeutic potential in "every herb bearing seed."

Sincerely yours,

Paul J. von Hartmann
Cannabis scholar

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Summary of "Cannabis vs. Climate change: An Inconvenient Solution"

Regarding Teen Marijuana Abuse

While I sympathize with parents whose children abuse marijuana, it is the prohibition of Cannabis that has made marijuana into a "forbidden fruit," more attractive to rebellious young people than it otherwise would be. Every negative experience anyone has ever had with 'marijuana' has occurred in the context of the "drug war."

The vast majority of people who use Cannabis do so without tragedy. Your child has to take responsibility for his/her choices. If marijuana were not available then it is likely that people who abuse Cannabis would find another, more harmful substitute (i.e. alcohol, hard drugs). In fact I don't encourage recreational use of marijuana by young people.

Personally, I didn't even try smoking ganja until I had graduated from college, in the late '70s. Alcohol was my drug of choice in those days, as it is for many young people. Many of the problems and pressures that young people find impossible to deal with are caused by the drug war. Regardless of the effects marijuana has on people who use it, the prohibition of marijuana is far more harmful to environment, economics and society than any other policy being imposed.

Abuse of marijuana or anything else is a symptom of deeper unhappiness/imbalance. Finding out what the root cause of substance abuse is is the only way to recover balance. I sincerely wish you the best of luck in finding out why your child feels the need to use marijuana so much.

I am the father of a young son. If he chooses to use Cannabis when he grows into adolescence, there is nothing I will be able to do other than to make sure he recognizes and accepts full responsibility for his choices and how his life turns out. If he doesn't know the difference between right and wrong by the time he's 14, there won't be anything I can do about it.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Hapby Now! Year! "Just Say Now!"

Starting off 2011 with some very Good News!

The Short story: Cannabis cures climate change. If we want to survive, then we have to plant Cannabis, everywhere, right now.

Short explanation:"monoterpenes" block UV-B radiation. Monoterpenes are volatile organic compounds that reflect solar radiation away from the planet and seed cloud formation. Monoterpenes are what make pine trees and Cannabis so aromatic. Climate research done on Earth's boreal regions show that monoterpenes serve as atmospheric 'sunscreen' for the Earth.

The pines are dying. Not so many monoterpenes coming up off the boreal regions anymore. Cannabis hemp, marijuana grows faster, produces more monoterpenes in a growing season, organically, rotationally, in more soil & climate conditions, to the greatest benefit to soil, water & wildlife than any other agricultural crop.

It is sheer madness to turn our backs on an obvious solution, bogged down in bureaucratic inefficiency and critical resource scarcity/disparity. All that needs to happen is for everyone who chooses survival over extinction, to plant feral Cannabis seeds everywhere.

To grow every Cannabis seed there is for the wolrd's most nutritious, unique and essential seed, recognized in six Executive Orders as a "strategic resource" has become critical to the continued existence of our nation and the Earth. Plant hemp everywhere right now, while there's still time to block the increasing UV-B radiation that's broiling the planet.

Biogenic VOCs (i.e. naturally occurring, Volatile Organic Compounds) are needed, not chemtrails. Right now there's aluminum, barium and strontium raining down on everyone and everything.

Forest fires are burning hotter. Powdered metals have coated the trees, causing them to burn hotter and throw heavy metals back up into the air.

"What In The World Are They Spraying?"

Chemtrail spraying obviously has to stop, but the UV-B still has to be blocked. Check out my blog for details.
Love is the limit of law. Plant hemp now.

Love to All Our Relations.