"Was it hearsay, rumor, gossip, slander or hard ascertainable facts that could be backed by credible witnesses? We do not know." -- Edward R. Murrow vs. Joseph McCarthy, 1954.
In the case of Reverend Roger Christie vs. the DEA, we know that mere institutional slander in the word "dangerous" was all it took to dismiss the First Amendment, due process and habeas corpus. A state-licensed Cannabis Minister and publicly awarded "Ho'omaluhia Peacemaker" has been imprisoned since July 8, 2010 (that's three years, plus one month & counting...) without trial, refused bail eight times, denied visitors and forbidden interviews with the national media, Roger is being punished indefinitely, cruelly, and under very usual circumstances.
Every moment of time is a precious gift from the Universe, from our Creator, from wherever seconds of life originate. To imprison a man of true Aloha is a particularly shameful attack on Liberty, and a bludgeoning of Justice.
For more than a quarter of a century, Roger has exercised extraordinary due diligence in meeting all the requirements necessary to legitimize his ministry. Any one who watches this video of Roger, speaking twenty-one years ago, can feel the sincerity in his naturally open-hearted visionary spirit, at the root of his Cannabis ministry.
In Roger's consistent and unbending adherence to his gentlemanly and honorable spiritual precepts, even the primitive legal test of inquisitions has been passed with the highest order of style and grace. One of the contemporary Cannabis culture's most widely recognized global spiritual leaders, Reverend Roger Christie has endured treasonous imprisonment, forcing a "drug war"-corrupted court to violate its own Constitution. Since that is the legal document conveying power from We the People upon the court that judges us, in blatantly prejudicial treatment of a peaceful man can be clearly seen, the transition of our government from democracy to "outlawcracy."
“We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. We must remember always that accusation is not proof and that conviction depends upon evidence and due process of law. We will not walk in fear of one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine; and remember that we are not descended from fearful men; not from men who feared to write, to associate, to speak; and to defend the causes that were for the moment unpopular." -- Edward R. Murrow
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With nothing to fear but the atmosphere itself, humankind must shift values immediately to prioritize survival, or become extinct. Erosion of the ozone layer combined with the loss of atmospheric aerosol "monoterpenes" (due to the death of the boreal forests and oceanic phytoplankton), has halved the protective influence that used to shield the Earth from solar UV-B radiation. The effects of rapidly increasing UV-B ("global broiling") are many, none of them good:
- Increased solubility of mercury, arsenic, and selenium compounds
- increased warming
- immune suppression
- genetic mutation
- abnormal cell growth
- mass species extinction
- reduced harvests,
- hotter forest fires
- destruction of the food chain
Fortunately for mankind there is a plant that can
- reduce UV-B levels
- biogenically rebalance atmospheric monoterpene concentrations
- sequester nine tons of carbon, per acre, per growing season
- is globally adaptable
- nutritionally complete, unique and essential
- a non-invasive pioneer crop
- is unique and essential in producing complete nutrition, sustainable energy and monoterpenes from the same harvest
- provides safe and effective herbal remedies at no cost
- remineralizes depleted soils
- phytoremediates chemically contaminated soils
- normalizes irradiated soil
- stops soil erosion from wind and rain
- provides feed and cover for wildlife
- breaks-up compacted soils
- obviates the need to till the soil
- interrupts the breeding cycles of insects
- inhibits weed infestation
- nucleates rainclouds
- purifies the hydrologic cycle
- provides a local source of antibiotic, anti-fungal, anti-viral, antibacterial, anti-oxidizing agents for use in protecting and preserving other fruits and grains
- biogenic, biocompatible pesticides
Organic farming and home gardening have been crippled by the absence of an essential and unique, federally-recognized "strategic resource." The limiting factor in the equation of survival is 'time.'
Until Cannabis is reintroduced into crop rotations the world over, our species will not be able to sustain existence within the systems of a functional Natural Order. Cannabis is mankind's function interface with a force much greater than ourselves.
Our freedom to farm "every herb bearing seed"  is the first test of religious freedom. Drugs don't make seeds. Herbs do. The question is, how hot does Earth have to get before all solutions are considered?
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2. Executive Order 13603
3. Genesis 1:29-31
Here the spacing between hemp stalks is even more apparent. Inches apart, not feet.
Can you tell the difference...?
Marijuana plants are multi-branched, planted six feet apart.
"Swiss mix" marijuana
This is a field of marijuana. Note these are multi-branched, exclusively female, grown with plenty of room between each plant.
Harvesting Hemp, Noirmoutier, France 2003
This is "industrial hemp" grown in vast swaths, planted inches apart, pollen-producing males & seeded females mixed. Pollen from this field would make seeds in marijuana plants, rendering them much less salable on the black market. If the DEA really wanted to impact the marijuana trade they wouldn't be pulling up feral hemp in the midwest, they'd be encouraging American farmers to plant hemp, to naturally balance high- and low-THC producing strains of Cannabis.
"In God We Trust"
"Make the most of the Indian hemp seed, and sow it everywhere!" -- George Washington in a note to his gardener at Mount Vernon (1794), The Writings of George Washington, Volume 33, page 270 (Library of Congress)
The mission of the California Cannabis Ministry is to identify Cannabis agriculture as integral to a free society and essential for human survival.
The California Cannabis Ministry is meant to serve everyone, as an individual expression of our Article One, Bill of Rights, "First Freedom." The freedom of religion afforded by the United States Constitution secures our natural, god-given, self-evident rights that are also also guaranteed by several international human rights treaties.
"Freedom of religion is the freedom of an individual or community, in public or private, to manifest religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship, and observance. It is generally recognized to also include the freedom to change religion or not to follow any religion. Freedom of religion is considered by many in many nations and people to be a fundamental human right." -- Wikipedia
Anyone who has genuine appreciation for the Cannabis plant, for any or all of its many uses and benefits, is reminded that deep in our hearts, we are all our own ministers. I trust that others will be inspired by my example, but everyone makes their own choices. California Cannabis Ministry encourages everyone to start their own individual ministries. I believe it is spiritually and legally meaningful for each of us to openly claim our rightful place in the most ancient, truly global Cannabis culture, even if doing so is judged an act of "civil disobedience" by unobjective courts.
It is recommended that you read this entire website for the research and knowledge being passed on. The THC Ministry website also offers a wealth of essential information. You are invited to write to firstname.lastname@example.org to subscribe to the ministry newsletter and join the discussion.
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*7. THE DEFENSE PRODUCTION ACT OF 1950,AS AMENDED[50 U.S.C. App. § 2061 et seq.]Title VII - General Provisions Sec. 708. VOLUNTARY AGREEMENTS AND PLANS OF ACTION FORPREPAREDNESS PROGRAMS AND EXPANSION OF PRODUCTIONCAPACITY AND SUPPLY [50 U.S.C. App. § 2158] Page 2, paragraph 1
[Also, see #13. William J. Clinton Executive Order 12919 below]
8.Franklin D. Roosevelt Executive Order 9280 - December 5, 1942