Sunday, December 20, 2015
Honorable Barack Obama
President of the United States
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Subject: National security. "Essential civilian demand" for Cannabis "hemp" in accord with "emergency preparedness" powers conveyed by Executive Order 13603, Code of Federal Regulations 44, Defense Production Act of 1950 and other federal, national security documents.
Thank you for initiating immediate action appropriate to national emergency preparedness, by prioritizing this formal exercise of "essential civilian demand" for the "strategic food resource," Cannabis "hemp."
Essential civilian demand is called for because global climate change is accelerating, threatening everyone with irreversible systemic collapse. "Extinction level" events and geochemical feedback loops already set in motion make 'time' the limiting-factor in determining mankind's chances of survival beyond the 21st century.
Systemic collapse of Earth's environment currently threatens U.S. national security with global disintegrity. Unless our species recognizes the true, unique and essential values of Cannabis hemp, the sickly, violent extinction of our species will soon become inevitable. Our children and grandchildren will suffer an unthinkable future unless we act immediately.
I trust you will lead our nation in the spirit of cooperation appropriate to responsible, timely, "emergency preparedness." There is much work to do before the Spring 2016 planting season, concurrent with infrastructural development needed before the Autumn hemp harvest. The employment creation and economic stimulus potential of Cannabis agriculture, manufacture and trade is virtually unlimited. The urgency of beginning could not be greater.
I look forward to working with you, to implement a successful, proportionate, organic agricultural solution to many problems at once, with maximum priority assigned to normalization of Earth's atmospheric balance. In addition to climate change, health, economics, biofuels energy production, food security and nutrition are other areas of concern which will benefit enormously from immediate reintroduction of hemp on a meaningful scale.
In my recent book entitled "Cannabis vs. Climate Change," I have attempted to explain several unique and essential benefits of hemp that make it valuable beyond the rightful jurisdiction of any court. In essence, Cannabis is mankind's functional interface within the Natural Order. Our freedom to farm hemp is necessary for mankind's industrial development to integrate seamlessly within the Earth's ancient, systemic balance.
Perhaps most significant is the influence of fragrant, atmospheric aerosols called "monoterpenes," exuded in abundance by Cannabis. In 2006, climate scientists announced that monoterpenes produced by the boreal forests and marine phytoplankton, refract solar UV-B radiation away from the surface of the planet and nucleate persistent cloud formation. By the time these geochemical relationships were understood, half of the forests and forty percent of the phytoplankton had already been killed.
Increasing solar UV-B ("global broiling") increases the solubility of mercury and arsenic. Increasing toxicity of Earth's hydrological system is analogous to blood poisoning.
Cannabis is the only crop that produces a sufficient volume of atmospheric monoterpenes needed to replenish what has been lost with the catastrophic deaths of the boreal forests and marine phytoplankton, in the time we may have left to make a difference. Anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-oxidizing and anti-biotic properties of terpenes may also play a role in enhancing and purifying the hydrologic cycle.
Cannabis seed is the world's best source of complete nutrition, an unique dietary "essential" that is required for normal growth and proper immune function. Essential proteins, essential fatty acids and essential amino acids required for proper growth and development, are not synthesized in the body. Cannabis seed contains all of these essential nutrients, and much more. Hemp is the best available source of edestin and albumen proteins, which are critical to immune function and many other processes and functions of the body.
Cannabis is the only agricultural crop that produces complete, essential nutrition and sustainable biofuels from the same harvest, eliminating the trade-off between biofuels energy production and food security. If our species is to overcome our addiction to fossil fuels, without impacting food production and nutrition, Cannabis is an essential crop for simultaneous food, biofuels and fiber production.
Cannabis is both unique and essential to expanding the world's arable base. A non-invasive pioneer crop, capable of regenerating depleted soils and remediating damaged lands, Cannabis is currently being used at Chernobyl to phytoremediate radioactively contaminated soils.
"Drugs" don't make seeds; "herbs" do. They are not equivalent. Seeds are alive, drugs are not. We can grow complete, essential nutrition from herbs, not from drugs. We cannot grow biofuels from drugs; nor can we produce essential atmospheric aerosols from drugs. Only herbs can provide all of these critical environmental services.
Proper definitions are the cornerstone of Justice, fundamental to making specific, legitimate distinctions. As it is presently, in failing to recognize the many differences between drugs and herbs, America's drug laws are "void for vagueness," with collateral injustice inflicted on ancient spiritual traditions, based in appreciation of Nature.
Our freedom to farm "every herb bearing seed" is the first test of religious freedom. Please help me to reclaim our most basic human right, to feed our families the most nutritious food on Earth.
Recognizing the true value of hemp and implementing the federal emergency preparedness protocol, essential civilian demand for Cannabis is our nation's greatest challenge.Thank you for your courage and vision in initiating whatever steps are necessary to achieve the polar shift in Cannabis value from "illegal" to essential.
Paul J. von Hartmann, Cannabis scholar
California Cannabis Ministry
Project P.E.A.C.E. (Planet Ecology Advancing Conscious Evolution)
P.O. Box 1119, McCloud, California Republic 96057
December 20, 2015
1. Executive Order 13603, March 16, 2012. Sections 103, 801.
2. CFR 44, Part 334, Section 334.6 "...resource allocation and adjudication with cognizance of the essential civilian demand."
3. United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) March 31, 2014.
4. "Fragrance of pine forests helps to slow climate change" The Guardian, April 2006.
5. Defense Production Act of 1950 "...development of preparedness programs and the expansion of productive capacity and supply beyond levels needed to meet essential civilian demand in the United States."
6. "Cannabis vs. Climate Change: How hot does Earth have to get before all solutions are considered? http://www.amazon.com/Cannabis-vs-Climate-Change-considered-ebook/dp/B00PCSRUF8
7. "And God sad, 'Behold! I have given you every herb bearing seed...and every green herb.'"- Holy Bible, King James Version; Genesis 1:29-31.