Wednesday, October 28, 2015

"Cannabis vs. Climate Change - How hot does Earth have to get before an obvious solution is demanded?

Cannabis is the only crop that produces complete nutrition, sustainable energy and atmospheric monoterpenes from the same harvest. That simple truth makes Cannabis mankind's functional interface within the balanced systems of the Natural Order.

'Time' is the only thing we can't make more of. Every growing season that passes without the benefits of Cannabis farming and gardening is an opportunity that is gone forever. That makes time the limiting-factor in the equation of human survival.

Cannabis agriculture is immediately, critically essential to recovering global systemic integrity.
The inevitability of irreversible systemic imbalance makes "hemp" too valuable to be within the rightful jurisdiction of any court.

From a purely legal standpoint, Cannabis cannot be within the rightful jurisdiction of any court. Our freedom to farm "every herb bearing seed" is the first test of religious freedom.

Inadequate, incremental legislation perpetuates the counter-productive, wrongfully usurped authority over a critically essential resource, by simple, disingenuous mischaracterization of an herb as a "drug." The lie we were born into is extended through treasonously corrupted mis-leadership, manipulating the multi-trillion dollar Cannabis market under color of law.

Without Cannabis, our species is a parasite upon the Earth. Unless we actively mobilize to achieve symbiotic relationship with the living planet, our children will suffer the worst of an unthinkable future. If we fail to recognize and gain advantage from the critically essential "strategic" value of Cannabis, global systemic imbalance will continue to degenerate into chaos.

"Essential civilian demand" for our freedom to farm "every green herb" is the priority. If we are to evolve symbiotic human values in time to avert systemic collapse of environment, then we must reverse our assessment of Cannabis from illegal to essential to the proper integrated functioning of environment, economics and the social order.

Please take a minute to do what you can. Help support the grassroots effort to globalize "essential civilian demand" legitimized by the First Amendment. Share this perspective to help others co-create our common future. The threat of global systemic collapse requires a proportionate global response, now.

"The whole history of the progress of human Liberty shows that all concessions yet made to her august claims have been born of struggle...If there is no struggle there is no progress...The struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will."  ~ Frederick Douglass, 1857

Monday, October 12, 2015

Formal exercise of "Essential civilian demand" for the “strategic resource” Cannabis "hemp"

“The greatest service which can be rendered any country 

is to add a useful plant to its culture.”

"Hemp is of first necessity 
to the wealth and protection 
of the country." 

Thomas Jefferson
3rd U.S. President 
Cannabis farmer

Whereas I am a sovereign individual free man, born sixty years ago, in the California Republic; who bears a sacred legacy of American freedoms, inherited from my Father and my Mother

Whereas I am bound by honor and a father’s love to the ancient, primary, sacred, paternal responsibility I owe my child, born eight years ago in the California Republic

Whereas I was raised to appreciate and respect incomprehensible sacrifices made by previous generations; to honor the hallowed ideals of Justice and Freedom, immutably enumerated in the Bill of Rights and Constitution of the United States

Whereas, I have been socialized from the age of five, through pledging a sincere oath of “allegiance to the flag of the United States of America; And to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for All” ; thereby deeply imbedding individual, patriotic responsibility in my heart & mind

Whereas a lifetime graced with uncommon immersion in Nature, for extraordinary lengths of time, have grown my respect and appreciation of the ageless wisdom we are all connected to, shared with all life, and our living planet

Whereas the justification for immediate exercise of "essential civilian demand" is conveyed by what I, and others, perceive to be the time-limited opportunity of addressing multiple, environmental conditions and imbalances in global systemic relationships;

Whereas  'time' is the only thing we cannot make more of, making it the “limiting-factor” in the equation of survival 

Whereas prolonged inaction shortens everyone’s odds of survival, with every growing season that passes being gone forever, an opportunity missed 

Whereas atmospheric and climate changes are causing geochemical shifts in Earth's systemic balance, threatening individual health, national security and global integrity at such profound levels as to potentiate global extinction 

Whereas the urgency could not be greater for initiating the most time-efficient, emergency preparedness protocol reintroducing Cannabis "hemp" for the purpose of mitigating both the causes and the effects of compounding systemic imbalances

Whereas Cannabis agriculture is uniquely capable of serving as an essential agronomic tool for expanding the arable base and resolving several aspects of systemic imbalance simultaneously 

Whereas Cannabis is the only crop that produces complete nutrition and sustainable energy, from the same harvest, eliminating the trade-off between biofuels production and food security 

Whereas Cannabis is the only crop capable of generating sufficient quantities of atmospheric aerosol monoterpenes, needed to replenish solar-protective aerosols lost with the catastrophic deaths of Earth's boreal forests and marine phytoplankton 

Whereas Cannabis is the only crop capable of generating sufficient quantities if cloud condensation nuclei to replenish Earth’s atmosphere to the levels that existed just fifty years ago

Whereas drugs don’t make seeds, and herbs do; And because a drug can be made from an herb but an herb cannot be made from a drug 

Whereas there are many differences between drugs and herbs that require a legal distinction be made to obviate vagueness and restore the functional integrity of our laws

Whereas prohibition is known to foster corruption in law enforcement, the judicial system and government, while serving the financial interests of criminal elements, drug cartels and global crime syndicates

Whereas the key institutional and governance challenge to delivery of cross-sectoral and comprehensive policies is transcending the irrational institutional prejudice against the most nutritious, essential agricultural resource on Earth

Whereas the United States Conference of Mayors adopted a resolution at its 75th Annual Meeting declaring the war on drugs a failure 

Whereas  The United States Conference of Mayors adopted a resolution at its 78th Annual Meeting recognizing that “for many people, medical marijuana is the safest and most effective medicine to treat their conditions”

Whereas any restrictions, regulation, taxation or burdening of Cannabis agriculture works against the time-limited opportunity we may have

Whereas a realistic, responsible time-assessment of climate changes, that are threatening the systemic balance of the entire world, demands an immediate, proportionate, effective global response, or we will likely achieve extinction before the end of the 21st century.

Whereas increasing UV-B radiation, increasing atmospheric CO2, and the increases in temperature and acidity of Earth's oceans, is causing melting sub-Arctic methane hydrates, the death of the world's coral reefs, confounding global eco-systemic interrelationships that are beyond mankind's understanding or control

Whereas we are approaching irreversible ripping-points, without sufficient understanding of Earth's systems to comprehend the degree of urgency

Whereas the problems we face result from humankind working against Nature, it seems beyond obvious to recognize the importance of working with natural systems to heal the imbalances imposed by man's industrial assault against Nature

Whereas in order for our species to be symbiotic with the planet upon which we depend, rather than continuing to be parasitic, the values and priorities of governance must prioritize the Laws of Nature over the laws of man. 

Whereas Cannabis is an “herb bearing seed” and cannot be tenably listed as a “drug”

Whereas the laws prohibiting Cannabis cultivation induce essential resource scarcity, 

Whereas Cannabis prohibition violates the Laws of God and Nature

Whereas there are at least 31 harms associated with the prohibition of Cannabis, for which there is no accountability or proportionate moral justification

Therefore Cannabis is an “herb bearing seed” protected under the U.S. and State Constitutions under our “First Freedom” without which there can be no credible, morally accountable system of Justice. Our freedom to farm "every herb bearing seed" is the first test of religious freedom.


Federal Legal Argument

Unambiguous First Amendment legitimacy over "every herb bearing seed" (2) is conveyed by the fact that drugs don't make seeds. Herbs do. Man can make a drug from an herb, but we cannot make an herb from a drug. They are not the same thing. Prohibition of any "herb bearing seed" is clearly beyond the rightful jurisdiction of any court. Because Cannabis is both unique and essential to mankind's sustainable existence on this planet, it can be recognized as our species' functional interface with the Natural Order established by "The Creator."

The spiritually-founded practice of organic agriculture is integral to mankind's symbiotic relationship with regional integrity as well as the Earth in its entirety. As long as mankind continues to consume environmental toxins, valued as economically viable resources, our species will qualify as parasitic to our host, the Earth. As Gaia becomes increasingly hot, toxic and unpredictable, we are at the point of irreversible degeneration, condemning our children to an increasingly violent, sickly, and unlivable hospice planet.

I am therefore obligated to send the most peaceful, formal notice of "essential civilian demand" for Cannabis "hemp"; with the intention in so doing, of immediately reclaiming my individual freedom to farm "every herb bearing seed."


 Identified as a "strategic resource" that has been specifically referenced in seven Presidential Executive Orders (including E.O. 13603, signed by you on March 16, 2012, currently in-force),  national, emergency preparedness procedures, prioritizing climate change mitigation

"I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the shame of the heathen any more." (Ezekiel 34:29)

Thank you for boldly facing climate change with realistic and purposeful vision. Your spiritually enlightened expression of respect for God's gifts of Nature, elevates humanity into alignment with The Creator at a crucial moment in mankind's history. 

Unfathomably intricate, interconnected relationships, within which mankind participates, must be reevaluated as essential. Man's laws must return to reason, reflecting our self-disciplined respect for God the Father's wisdom. If our Earth Mother is to be healed, systemic balance must be restored, for the good of all.

I am writing to express and encourage public support for your open-hearted, clear-minded leadership, in considering every possible remedy for recovering climate balance. I offer you very good news, that has not yet been seriously regarded by the corrupted regime running amok in the United States. 

I am compelled by necessity, to ask your help, in focusing your Eminence's global influence on a novel, biogenic remedy, critically necessary to ending mankind's worst crime spree against Nature.  By recognizing the true, essential value of Cannabis, prohibition must be ended globally, by "essential civilian demand."

Cannabis is mankind's functional interface with the Natural Order. There are several properties of Cannabis that make the crop both unique and essential for mankind's sustainable, symbiotic existence within the operating systems of the Earth. 

By legislating a fraudulent value against Nature's most useful and uniquely essential "herb bearing seed," prohibition has imposed disvaluation of Cannabis. Prohibition presumes to judge God for making this most useful plant. 

Essential natural resource scarcity has misled mankind to the brink of environmental collapse and moral bankruptcy. 

I am pleased to offer an achievable, affordable solution to several major global problems, with particular urgency required, for increasing levels of solar UV-B radiation which is accelerating climate imbalance. It is a time-limited opportunity, as conditions degenerate toward irreversible global systemic collapse.

The true, unique and essential values of the plant, for healing our bodies and Earth's atmosphere, preclude rightful jurisdiction by any court. Our freedom to farm "every herb bearing seed" is the first test of religious  freedom. "Every green herb" is our rightful legacy, a responsibility we have to pass along intact to future generations.

Organic Cannabis is the only crop that produces complete nutrition and sustainable energy from the same harvest; while sequestering twelve tons of carbon from the atmosphere per acre per growing season. This feature of the plant makes Cannabis essential. Cannabis is the only plant that produces sufficient volume of monoterpenes to replace what has been lost with the death of the boreal forests. Cannabis is the only crop that produces enough fiber to satisfy humanity's voracious appetite for paper. If you were to recognize that Cannabis is essential to resolving climate imbalance, then the shift into alignment with natural values would happen much sooner, as it must.

If prohibition of Cannabis "hemp" had never been imposed, mankind would have remained in balance with Nature. The fundamental challenge of our time is a pivotal, polar shift in values from "illegal" to essential. Mankind is far beyond its rightful authority in legislating scarcity of an unique and essential food resource upon which other species also depend for their survival.

'Time' has become the limiting-factor in the equation of survival. Time is the only thing we can' t make more of. I trust you will agree it is time to consider all possible Earth-healing, "Gaiatherapeutic" protocols, needed immediately for healing our planet.

Unfortunately, Nature's most gifted, essential plant partner was legislated into scarcity. Such was the impact of this mis-leadership, that over time, human morals and values have degenerated into complete disregard for the works of God, The Creator.

The legitimate value of the Creator's finest gift to the world is finally being acknowledged for all of its many essential benefits. Perhaps most urgently is the need to generate atmospheric aerosol "monoterpenes," produced in abundance by hemp.  Concentrations of monoterpenes in the atmosphere and hydrologic cycle have been reduced by about 50%, with the death of 50% of the Earth's boreal forests and about 40% of the marine phytoplankton. 

As far as I can tell, there are seven uniquely essential properties that make Cannabis agriculture increasingly urgent. There are 31 harms caused by the prohibition of Cannabis. Please feel invited to consider further explanation in my book, available on Amazon, entitled "Cannabis vs. Climate Change." 

In truth, drugs don't make seeds. Herbs make seeds. God gave "every herb bearing seed" to mankind and all of the other creatures of the Earth.I am writing on behalf of the contemporary Cannabis culture, to introduce you to "a plant of renown," uniquely qualified to heal climate imbalance. Perhaps you may also experience the same shift in value that completely reset Dr. Sanjay Gupta's awareness, eliciting a public apology for misrepresenting the Cannabis plant's true value in healing people of illness. 

I trust I can depend on all possible help in achieving the necessary, polar shift in Cannabis value, from "illegal" to essential, based in respect for Nature and recognition of the hemp plant' s unique and essential "strategic" values.

Thank you so much for your consideration, and for your great works.

Sincerely yours,

Paul J. von Hartmann, Cannabis scholar
California Cannabis Ministry
McCloud, California, USA

On-line References

1. Holy Bible, Genesis 1:29-31
2. United States Bill of Rights, Article 1
3. Thomas Jefferson
4. Executive Order 13603
5. CFR 44
6. Materials Act of 1950
7. Executive Order 12919
8. Cannabis vs. Climate Change
9. FEMA Glossary 
10. Pledge of Allegiance

Portrait of Thomas Jefferson by Maria von Hartmann, 1976. Painted on porcelain china, in honor and appreciation of our Nation’s bi-Centennial. Thomas Jefferson was our 3rd President