Friday, April 1, 2022

Responding to the UN FAO Food Security & Nutrition Forum’s Open Call (1)

“What are your experiences in the use and application of the CFS Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems (CFS-RAI) for improving food security and nutrition?” 


My experience, over the past twenty years that I’ve been offering practical suggestions in the UN FAO’s FSN forum regarding application of the CFS-RAI has been dominated by consummate frustration in having offered time-limited solutions to actively destabilizing, compounding global problems, without seeing a proportionate, timely response to rapidly worsening conditions. 

The ‘Tree of Life’ Solution to Global Extinction

Solutions are simple. It’s the problems that are complicated. But time is running out for any measures that might work. 

Uniquely effective, essential and painfully obvious solutions to systemic imbalances have been subjugated, overlooked and internationally ignored for decades. A very small “window of opportunity” for healing this planet is getting smaller,  closing at an accelerating rate. Collapse of the entire human social order could come at any minute with the intentional or accidental exchange of nuclear missiles. 

Collapse of Earth’s integrated natural systems could likewise come at any second; in unforeseen, “non-linear extinction level events” that we’ve been warned of repeatedly by the IPCC, since 2014. (2)

Global governance seems entranced in rote repetition of entrenched, extinctionistic economic patterns, propping-up status quo illusions of toxic value; wielding impacted, obsolete, dysfunctional & degenerate control systems; rather than initiating timely, innovative, uniquely effective, responsible, coordinated global action to address dangerously unstable human economic & natural systems. 

To rebalance mankind’s extreme conditions of essential resource disparity is only possible if we use the singularly effective, biogenic strategy that works with Nature to heal natural systems in the time we may have left to make a difference. (8)

Time is the limiting factor in the equation of survival. Time is the only thing we can’t make more of. Time is the NFT of the 21st century.

With the catastrophic deaths of 50% of the world’s boreal forests and marine phytoplankton in the past seventy years, Cannabis hemp has become mankind’s functional interface with the Natural Order that sustains all life on Earth.

Working with Nature to heal Nature is not optional. Doing the right thing too late achieves the same undesirable, extinctionistic result as doing the wrong things will. 

Humanity has precious little time left to fix what we’ve broken. It’s 2022; it’s not 1975 anymore. There is no time left to waste, no room for error, and no time left to delay a global, organic agricultural campaign to heal Earth’s atmosphere of increasing solar UV-B radiation.

Ignoring the most obvious course of action with the greatest possibility of success has yielded no viable alternative strategies, either agricultural or technological. Biogenic, “Gaiatherapeutic” (i.e. Earth-healing) strategies that offer some possible, realistic chance of succeeding in resolving the most fundamental threats to all life on Earth in the time we may have left to make a difference are still not being discussed. COP 26 excluded hemp from the UN Climate Conference, as though we have time to be snobby about solutions.

Time, money and Human Resources are being squandered as people and institutions in positions of influence continue to steer us all toward irreversible, violent systemic collapse, before the middle of this century.

By the time “cascading systems failures” become obvious they will become irreversible. Multiple time-lags & inertial feedback loops obscure awareness of unknowable “ripping points” of recovery, which will have long passed before they are recognized in tragic retrospect. 

Economic inertia clouds governance, continuing to perpetuate humankind’s primitive disrespect of natural systems, long after the breakdown in systemic functionality has been revealed by atmospheric monitoring data & empirical observations. 


There is only ONE federally-recognized “strategic resource” that yields BOTH complete nutrition and clean energy from the same organic harvest; in more countries, in less time, providing more essential nutrition, environmental benefit & organic agronomic services than any other crop. Why has this plant been banned for eighty-five years, rather than being grown “any where” as George Washington advised? (10)

At the same time, hemp heals Earth’s atmosphere, soil, water, air and wildlife; it can be used to phytoremediate demineralized, contaminated, irradiated, compacted & eroded soils. 

A non-invasive pioneer crop that produces complete nutrition & clean energy from the same organic harvest in many countries around the world, in a very short span of time; Cannabis is uniquely qualified to expand Earth’s arable base and increase the carrying capacity of this planet.

In addition, there is only ONE agricultural resource that produces the enormous volume of atmospheric aerosol terpenes that is needed to replenish Earth’s stratosphere with aerosol terpenes, following the catastrophic deaths of the world’s boreal forests and marine phytoplankton, that used to produce twice the volume of terpenes they do now. Terpenes block the increasing solar UV-B radiation that’s “UV-Broiling” the planet at twice the levels and frequency of occurrence compared with levels that used to shield the Earth from the Sun just seventy years ago.

It is madness to stubbornly ignore the only solution there is when it is so obvious. Willful institutional ignorance continues to delay public awareness of the true, unique & essential natural value of Cannabis hemp. It would be especially sad if institutional recalcitrance turns out to be the cause of mankind’s extinction. 

As Bill Gates scatters chalk dust from a hot air balloon (5), and mirrors float in space (6), while sulfur missiles are shot at the sky (7), human disrespect for Nature continues to afflict mankind’s social evolution, threatening national security in every country with “additional disputes” predicted after 2030. (4)

Born into an illogical trajectory, we are currently aimed at, and precariously close to, achieving unpredictable global conditions leading inevitably to extinction.

Spring planting season 2022 is upon us. Coordinating every country’s  military personnel and coordinated infrastructure, from armies to farmers, means distributing hemp seed to every farmer & home gardener on the planet. 

A polar shift in values is needed immediately. Hemp must be recognized as being urgently essential, not illegal. It is the fossil fuels, nuclear energy and military industrial economies that are toxic to Mother Earth. “Reefer Madness” continues to mischaracterize Cannabis hemp, wounding our perceptions of value, a barrier build on fraud, obviating mankind’s realization of our shared desire for world peace.

Absent a timely, proportionate global response, “non-linear extinction level events” will punctuate our continued decline into environmental disintegration and escalating, violent upheaval in the human social order.

Everyone’s best chance for survival depends on all people everywhere understanding the unique and essential value of Cannabis hemp — immediately! 

For everyone’s children to inherit a peaceful, livable 22nd century, this Spring 2022 perhaps it might help to consciously, objectively identify Cannabis hemp as fulfilling all of the properties attributed to “the Tree of Life which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.” ~ Revelation 22:2 (3)



  1. United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization Food Security & Nutrition Forum Open Call
  2. IPCC Climate Change 2014 Synthesis Report Headline statements from the Summary for Policymakers

3. Revelation 22:2

4. Annual Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community (Pg. 21)   February 7, 2022

5. Solar Geoengineering: Why Bill Gates Wants It, But These Experts Want To Stop It

6. Could Space Mirrors Stop Global Warming? 

7. Stratospheric Sulfur Geoengineering – Benefits and Risks

8. Fragrance of pine forests helps to slow climate change

9. Cannabis vs. Climate Change: How hot does Earth have to get before all solutions are considered?

10. “I am very glad to hear that the Gardener has saved so much of the St. foin seed, and that of the India Hemp. Make the most you can of both, by sowing them again in drills. . . Let the ground be well prepared, and the Seed (St. loin) be sown in April. The Hemp may be sown any where.“ ~ George Washington to William Pearce, 24 February 1794.

Friday, March 18, 2022

Open Letter to Senators Wyden & Merkley, Congressman Bentz and the People of Oregon

look forward to talking with Senator Wyden this afternoon, at the upcoming town-hall meeting for Jackson County, Oregon:

“Operationalizing Climate Security” March 18, 2022 beginning at 4:30 PM PST.

The following is my reply to a public participation form for the Town Hall Meeting this afternoon. (5) 

“Specific Question you would like to ask about”:

Will you please meet with our broad-based coalition of Cannabis hemp industry leaders, to discuss the accelerated, federal emergency preparedness protocol “essential military and civilian demand,” for the “strategic” herb bearing seed””of first necessity to the wealth and protection of the country” & planet? 

Essential Rationale:

FACT: Cannabis is the only crop that produces complete nutrition and clean energy from the same organic harvest. At the same time, hemp produces atmospheric aerosol terpenes and oxygen, as it sequesters & sinks carbon in durable, recyclable goods; healing Earth’s atmosphere, soil, water, air & wildlife. Increasing solar UV-B radiation is a national security threat that is being overlooked.  

Because we are not growing hemp for seed & stalk in Oregon, we are food & energy insecure. 

Whatever people depend upon for those essentials now, may not be available very soon for a variety of reasons. Climate change, supply chain disruption, fuel shortages are all increasingly likely to impose hardships that are responsibly addressed through  regional, organic agricultural production.

Likewise suppression of the hemp animal feed industry by undemocratically self-empowered groups like

the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) is counter productive to the requisite, proportionate, immediate, global response to the present lethal threats posed by increasing solar UV-B radiation.

It is patently absurd to cripple production of vegan feeds when current industry feeds are known to contaminate wild fish populations & Earth’s hydrology with increasingly anti-biotic-resistant biological pathogens, along with the persistent pharmaceuticals used in aquaculture.

Such obstruction must be overcome by necessity & reason. Cannabis has been on this planet for 35 million years. If there were any real dangers associated with the plant we would have some record of it by now. There is none. 

Please help eliminate arbitrary & capricious bureaucratic limitations being imposed on the one crop that can do what most needs to be done.

Several years ago, I gave my book “Cannabis vs. Climate Change” to your administrative assistant, Ree Armitage. I have not yet heard whether you have received it or not. A full explanation of this rationale can be found there. (6)

Thank you for all you’ve done for Oregon & the United States of America. I truly appreciate your service & great works.


Expanded reasoning:

None of us have ever known truly “free market economy.” The world’s most valuable, god-given agricultural resource has been banned and its market potential suppressed for 85 years. To initiate a truly free agricultural market before this Spring planting season is a matter of urgent National Security.

You are probably already aware that during times of responsible, coordinated emergency preparedness (as we are surely experiencing now) Cannabis “hemp” has been federally recognized, in seven Presidential Executive Orders, as a “strategic food resource” since 1942; available by “essential civilian demand” (EO 13603, EO 12919, CFR 44, etc). 

Arbitrary, extinctionistic, THC limits on industrial hemp are crippling Earth-healing,  “Gaiatherapeutic” industry, undermining Oregon’s food & energy security & environmental integrity. Will you please consider joining us in immediate exercise of “essential civilian demand” before Spring 2022, so we don’t miss another growing season?


I live in Ashland with my teenaged son. I have worked internationally, participating in the Cannabis industry for more than 30 years.  

In addition to the exercise of “essential military and civilian demand” for hemp, there are other equally urgent matters I feel it is my patriotic duty to comment upon in clear & unrestrained public discourse, while it is still possible.

Vaxx Mandates

I’ve voted as a Democrat for decades, but I am leaving the party because of vaxx mandates.

I feel it is my responsibility as a father, an Oregonian, & global “Citizen of the World” to take the opportunity you have provided in pointing out that my faith in & loyalty to this party has been pushed beyond the limits of tolerable governance.

Vaccine mandates are an abhorrent violation of individual sovereignty, personal health and responsible parenting. 

If the Democratic Party persists in this obvious attempt to stampede the public, against the science, more civil unrest & perhaps a civil war could be the result. Forced experimental medical procedures are a violation of the first tenet of the Nuremberg Code. 

The FLCCC Alliance of COVID care clinicians doctors, Robert Kennedy Jr., Bret Weinstein, Kim Iverson, Senator Johnson and others have been censored by mainstream  media for speaking out about life-saving alternatives such as, ivermectin, the Nobel Prize-winning antiparasitic drug, taken by millions of people. Lives have been lost because this drug was withheld. Who is responsible for that? 

We are being herded into  dangerously experimental, untested mRNA injections and we know it. You call them  “vaccines” but they are not truly vaccines. Thousands of people have died and been injured by the vaccines. Look at the VAERS numbers and tell me this procedure is “worth the risk” of preventing something I’ve already had & recovered from.

VAERS - Vaccine Adverse Event Reports, through March 4, 2022, there

have been 25,158 deaths attributed to worldwide. 

My faith in & loyalty to this party & this government has been pushed beyond the furthest limits of morality. Vaxx mandates are Corporate Authoritarian coercion. I will never accept an unproven, dangerously invasive medical procedure, approved under accelerated, unscientific protocols. To even suggest it is an is an attack on Liberty, at its most fundamental. Individual responsibility for my health & the health of my family & friends & community has been under assault by the Democratic administration. I’m sorry I voted for it. 

The Freedom Convoys in Canada and the US are patriotic examples of Constitutional rights that people throughout our nation’s history have died to protect. 

What happens when people’s concerns are not addressed & individual liberties respected? Civil unrest leading to polarization & civil war. Do you not see that’s where we’re headed?

While there may be some who object to my view & my Constitutional right to express my opinion, the compliance & irrational fears of others can have no bearing whatsoever upon what I think the right choice is. I don’t believe much of what we’ve been told, even if others fall for it. I see the censorship. I recognize authoritarian overreach when I see it. 

I feel it is in the best interest of everyone to be totally candid regarding what we’ve all just been through. Every perspective has value. If I’m wrong, please explain how my thinking is flawed.

My perspective is that we were all born into a dysfunctional system and we’re just trying to make the best of it. But the dysfunction and imbalance continues to get worse. Rather than blame someone for what’s happening I think it more productive to be honest about the fundamental flaws we have all been forced to perpetuate, often against our will. Specifically, I’m referring to mankind‘s addiction to fossil fuels. 

It is simply ignorant to think continued investment in toxic industries is acceptable. No matter what we have to regard fossil fuels as poison and illuminate them from the global market true development of clean energy alternatives.

Fortunately for us a biogenic alternative exists. The solution to Climate Change environmental degradation and food insecurity and endless war. A solution exists but it’s not being recognized for its true value. Even though it’s been Federally recognized as a “strategic resource” it’s not been treated as critical to national security, which it is. 

The reason for this does not make sense, does not hold water, does not pass the smell test. And yet a flimsy, obsolete lie dreamt up by a Nazi spy & his racist corporate conspirators, right before WWII. The impact of that espionage continues to determine the quality of life on this planet for you and me and everyone‘s children & grandchildren. 

I am asking you to help me help you help everyone. The precedent for essential civilian demand was initially set by “essential military demand” during World War II. In 1942 the war department insisted that President Roosevelt re-introduce hemp agriculture back into American rotations for the war effort. Then is now Cannabis is a strategic resource. Today the enemy is irreversible systemic collapse of environment economics in the social order. President Obama signed executive order 13 603 in March 2012. In that order as in six other presidential executive orders having to do with emergency preparedness hemp was recognized as a strategic resource. What’s notable in Obama‘s executive order is that essential military and civilian demand are referenced as an accelerated federal protocol for coordinated mobilization and access to those strategic resources. In consideration of national security and global integrity. I am asking you to help me initiate Essential military and civilian demand. Through cooperative efforts we can achieve energy independence and food security whereas now we are both food insecure and energy addicted to foreign imports. Illuminating THC limits on industrial hemp will allow for the scale of production necessary to produce all of our energy needs through biodigestion Avenue hemp stocks. Cellulosic hydrogen biodigested from hemp stocks is the most efficient way to turn sunlight into usable energy for the greatest number of people in the shortest span of time. The truth is if we couldn’t use cannabis hemp for one thing we still have to grow its rich environmental services. 

Cannabis is the only crop that produces the volume of atmospheric Aerosol Terpenes needed to block the solar UV-B radiation, that’s increasing. Unless mankind recognizes the deadly threat of “UV-Broiling”  in time to mitigate harms resulting from the loss terpenes, the window of opportunity will close on our ability to make a difference. 

Time is the limiting factor in the equation of survival. Time is the only thing we can’t make more of. Time is the unknown factor. We don’t khow how much time we have left to affect healing of earths atmosphere soil water air and wildlife. But we must begin. 

I gave a copy of my book, “Cannabis vs. Climate Change” to your assistant, Ree Armitage, several years ago. I’ve not heard whether you have read my book or understand the relationship between hemp agriculture and climate change.

I trust that great leaders such as yourself will follow good advice. And that you will consider this advice for what it’s worth to all of us. I invite you to contact me directly if you care to understand further but as Frederick Douglass said in 1857 “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never has and it never will.” 

I am asking your help in  initiating “essential military demand” by repurposing the military to distribute hempseed throughout Oregon and the rest of the United States, and the rest of the world; so that all may avail themselves of the essential nutrition and clean energy that is yielded from the SAME organic hemp harvest. Hemp is unique in this!

At the same time carbon credits, oxygen credits and atmospheric aerosol terpenes credits must be built into the economic structures so that hemp can compete on a level playing field, against toxic resources currently occupying positions of dominance in the market.

We’ve never known a truly free market. The world’s most useful agricultural resource has been banned for most of our lives. 

At the moment, the multi-trillion dollar hemp industry and the thousands of meaningful jobs it could generate, are being suppressed by “The Great Lie of 1937”; that THC is “bad” for the human body. Arbitrary THC limits on industrial hemp are a threat to national security because they inhibit responsible, “strategic,” emergency preparedness.

“[Cannabis] in its natural form is one of the safest therapeutically active substance is known to man.” ~ Administrative Law Judge Francis Young, 1988

We all possess an Endogenous Cannabinoid System that requires cannabinoids and other components within the Cannabis plant, to function properly, keeping our bodies in systemic balance. Creating essential resource scarcity, inducing malnutrition & food insecurity, and eliminating Earth-healing alternatives to fossil fuels is infinitely more harmful and destructive to our species, our communities & this planet than any conceivable threat — real or imagined — posed by THC. 

It is in the best interest of our country to invite a free agricultural market, inclusive of Cannabis hemp. Multi-trillion dollar opportunities exist in coordinating agriculture, manufacturing, processing and distribution of Cannabis-based fuels, food, fiber products, tree-free paper, vegan animal feeds, biodegradable plastics, safe & effective herbal therapeutics, superior super-capacitor graphene energy-storage material, hempcrete, hemp wood, resins, paints & varnishes, biogenic pesticides, and many many many more valuable commodities. 

The truth is, if we couldn’t make one thing out of Cannabis we’d still have to grow it for environmental services, everywhere we can, as fast as we can and just pray that it’s not too late to heal Earth’s atmosphere.

Soldiers are the ones called to fight wars-for-oil. When it becomes common knowledge throughout the world that there is an available, inexpensive, “Gaiatherapeutic” alternative to fossil fuels, then soldiers will no longer have to sacrifice themselves in unnecessary, Gaiacidal,  geopolitical struggles for unevenly distributed, toxic, finite energy resources. The military can & must be repurposed to distribute & plant hemp. Time is running out. We don’t have time to fight amongst ourselves. We must cooperate globally to heal our Mother Earth.

While soldiers occupy the military, their children & extended families are civilian. It is in the best interest of the soldiers’ families to provide for our national security of their families, by initiating Cannabis agriculture in every region of the country. Responsible leader ship in our military must be invited to recognize the strategic value of hemp as a source of complete nutrition and abundant energy. 

Fighting wars for oil that further degrades the quality of life on this planet with every barrel burned is obscene and unnecessary. I would just ask that the recent Department of Agriculture announcement assigning $1 billion to development of climate agriculture be applied to cannabis agriculture in recognition of the unique and essential environmental services Cannabis offers this country and other countries throughout the world. 

I trust that you will help to initiate “essential military and civilian demand” before the Spring planting season of 2022 which is upon us. We can’t afford to waste another growing season without the benefits that help is uniquely qualified to provide. 

Please take the time to consider contemporary exercise of a central military and civilian demand of a “strategic” “herb bearing seed” “of first necessity to the wealth and protection of the country” and the planet. Cooperation with the demand is infinitely more productive and efficient than refusing to respond which has been the case up to this point. 

In 2012 I spoke face-to-face with Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack at a Townhall meeting in Weaverville California. I told him about the increasing UVB radiation and asked him if he understood why hemp was uniquely qualified to mitigate it. 

He told me at that time that he did not. But he made no effort subsequently to investigate this critical threat to national security any further. I feel that our demand is legitimate and urgently essential. It is everyone’s responsibility to provide food security and environmental healing for themselves and their families.. Please meet with me to discuss what we must do to avert and unthinkable future for everyone’s children.

Thank you for your consideration I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Paul J. von Hartmann 

Cannabis scholar, photographer, biodynamic gardener, father 


Project PEACE - Planet Ecology Advancing Conscious Energy Economics Evolution 1991

Green Prisoners Release 1996

Cannabis College Amsterdam 1997

“The Fundamental Challenge of Our Time” was translated into Dutch & adopted as the manifesto 

California Cannabis Ministry 2007

Southern Oregon Ministry Alliance (SOMA) 2017

Cannabis vs. Climate Change: How hot does Earth have to get before all solutions are considered? 2014

Cannabis vs. Climate Change trailer

Cannabis vs. Climate Change on Vimeo


Executive Order 13603


2. Fragrance of pine forests helps to slow climate change 

(13 Apr 2006)

3. ANNUAL THREAT ASSESSMENT OF THE U.S. INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY 2/7/2022  Annual report of worldwide threats to the national security of the United States.


“The increasing physical effects of climate change are likely to exacerbate domestic and cross-border geopolitical flashpoints producing additional instability. The reduction in sea ice already is amplifying strategic competition in the Arctic over access to its natural resources and shipping routes. Elsewhere, as temperatures rise and more extreme effects manifest, there is a growing risk of conflict over water and migration, particularly after 2030, and an increasing chance that countries will unilaterally test and deploy large-scale solar geoengineering—creating a new area of disputes.”

4. Interviewed by “Campaign for the restoration and regulation of Hemp” Portland, Oregon

Friday, February 25, 2022

“The Deadliest Lie”

“The Deadliest Lie”

“THC is dangerous.”

With that simple, traitorous notion, eighty-five years of warped social evolution imposed itself upon humankind in a so-called “drug war.” Earth-healing “Gaiatherapeutic” industry was obviated. Institutional fraud contaminated the integrity of the Natural Order through “Gaiacidal” Earth-killing disrespect for Nature. 

Skewed values & unaccountable morality bent people into global conflict. Environmental atrocities became commonplace. Some people’s bottom-line was elevated above everyone’s quality of life. 

Concern for future generations was thrown onto the same heap as  “environmental externalities” — which for decades had ceased to really matter…until now.

In the eight-and-a-half decades following passage of the “Marihuana Tax Act of 1937” in United States, the deadliest lie ever told has been responsible for more death, suffering, illness & poverty than all wars combined. 

While the “drug war” continues to rage on against “marihuana” [sic] with deadly force, most of the death & destruction attributable to Cannabis prohibition is the result of THC limits imposed on non-psychoactive, low-THC food, fuel & fiber crops collectively referred to as “industrial hemp.”

The world’s most useful, nutritious and strategically significant agricultural resource was banned from American farms under the influence of racist, Nazi-sympathizers in American government and industry, two years before Hitler invaded Poland. 

America’s first “drug czar” was Harry Anslinger. There is ample historical evidence to suggest that Anslinger was a Nazi operative. 

With the help of his fellow-racists, including newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst and wealthy industrialist Andrew Mellon (Anslinger’s father-in-law), they whipped up national fears & antipathy toward Cannabis, wielding bald-faced racism & fraud.

”Mellon’s wealth was tied up in…the Aluminum Corp. of America. ALCOA’s trade with the Nazis, through a cartel with I.G. Farben, sabotaged U.S. military access to aluminum. In 1943, anti-fascist journalist, George Seldes, said ALCOA was “largely responsible for the fact America did not have the aluminum with which to build airplanes before and after Pearl Harbor, while Germany had an unlimited supply” (Facts and Fascism, 1943). In 1941, Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes had warned: “If America loses the war it can thank the Aluminum Corporation of America.” (13)

In 1942, President Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9280 brought Cannabis “hemp” back into the service of national defense, as a “strategic resource.” The U.S. War Department initiated the “Hemp for Victory!” campaign without concern for dangers, real or imagined, about THC.

After the war ended, competitive market influence & political advantage favoring fossil fuels & logging removed industrial hemp from farms, fields, laboratories in many countries, obviating a truly “free market.” Despite the fact that better quality paper can be made from hemp, at a fraction of the cost; most of the world’s boreal forests (that provide invaluable environmental services), have been cut to make inferior quality paper products; that require seven times more toxic chemicals to make.

Over the past eighty-five years, several generations throughout the world have suffered sub-optimal health from inadequate nutrition and degenerating living conditions. Ravaged by ignorance, unnecessary illness and pain, life has been cut-short for untold numbers of people, suffering under global, essential resource scarcity, imposed before we were born. Many people suffer so that a few can live in obscene opulence.

As toxic industrial practices became acceptable, and “Gaiacidal” industries filled the niche that would otherwise have been occupied by Earth-healing, “Gaiatherapeutic” Cannabis, direct and indirect consequences of a so-called “drug war” against the world’s most nutritious and healing herb, continue to impact the health & well-being of every creature on Earth.

First came “Reefer Madness,” the notoriously absurd film that poisoned public sentiment against Nature’s finest ally in both farm and field.  

Racist lies whipped-up fear & hatred. Law enforcement was used as a weapon by toxic  industrial competitors to justify the war on “marijuana.” 

With Nixon, it became the “War on Drugs” used to fragment, infiltrate, and undermine entire subcultures, using spies, hard drugs & misinformation to corrupt institutions, create black market economies, violate civil liberties, generate obscene revenue, industrializing punishment throughout the global economic system. 

By imposing enforcement of ridiculously low THC limits on industrial hemp, “The Deadliest Lie” continues to criminalize organic agriculture, wielding bureaucratic interference and expensive approval to deadly effect. 

The unfree market we were born into was essentially institutional slavery. Until now we were kept ignorant of the best alternative to fossil fuels. We had no choice but to buy Gaiacidal products. In spite of the political rhetoric, truly fair market competition has never existed in our lifetimes. 

In the so-called “free world” wealth disparity, corporate government corruption, environmental imbalances, market instability, soil infertility, farmer suicides…can all be traced back to the door of “Drug War HQ.”

Cultural amnesia had all but eliminated knowledge of hemp seed nutrition until Jack Herer’s book, entitled “The Emperor Wears No Clothes” reintroduced Cannabis nutrition and hemp history back into global awareness. As science explores the integrated complexities of Cannabis as a functional element essential to the proper function of our Endogenous Cannabinoid System, parallel value is being realized in determining the integrity of Earth’s Natural Order.

Now that the true, unique and essential values of hemp have become common knowledge throughout the world, there is no excuse for willful ignorance being afforded to obsolete notions. THC limits on industrial hemp must be eliminated before this Spring planting season. Fertile seed must be distributed to every farmer & home gardener on Earth. The military in every country must be repurposed, from armies to farmers. That is the only way mankind will have any chance of survival.

The military will have to choose, soldier by soldier, to side with either survival for this planet & their families or to blindly follow warmongers to global extinction.. Perhaps instinct will inspire soldiers to think like mothers & fathers before they doom us all to endless suffering. 

“Essential military and civilian demand” for hemp is provided for in Obama’s Executive Order 13603. It’s time to coordinate military & civilian defense in every nation. Soldier’s families are civilians. The interests of both are served by ending wars-for-oil and other bad habits associated with and attributable to the lingering vestiges of Cannabis prohibition.

Increasing UV-B radiation is the result of boreal deforestation and catastrophic plankton losses. Hemp is the only crop that can replenish Earth’s atmosphere with the aerosol terpenes needed to block increasing “Global Broiling” by solar UVB radiation.

Instantaneous electronic communication combined with a crystal clear perception of values, affords our species the immediate ability to slam the brakes on wars that will inevitably lead to global extinction. As soon as human values are aligned with peoples desire for peace, and a clear path to survival; then the warmongers’ accounts can be electronically frozen. The future does not exist for the obsolete value system funding war. 

Now that a better, functional alternative is available and known throughout the world, the pivotal, polar shift in values can redirect our social evolution in the time it takes for everyone in the world to read this sentence.

Obsolete values threaten the future of this planet. As extinction looms in our sickly, violent century, it is time to “think outside the bong about Cannabis”before we run out of the time that’s needed to make a difference.


Paul J. von Hartmann

Cannabis scholar

California Cannabis Ministry blog


1.“Hemp seed protein is 65% globulin edestin.“

2. Hemp oil nutritional profile, MaryBeth Augustine, RD CDN

3. Franklin D. Roosevelt Executive Order 9280 - December 5, 1942

Delegating Authority Over the Food Program.

4. Harry S. Truman Executive Order 10161 - September 9, 1950

Delegating Certain Functions of the President Under the Defense Production Act of 1950

5. Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Order 10480-- August 14, 1953

Further providing for the administration of the defense mobilization program

6. John F. Kennedy Executive Order 10998 - February 16, 1962


7. Richard Nixon Executive Order 11490 - October 28, 1969 -Assigning Emergency Preparedness Functions to Federal Departments and Agencies

8. William J. Clinton Executive Order 12919 - June 3, 1994

National Defense Industrial Resources Preparedness

9. Barack Obama, Executive Order 13603 - National Defense Resources Preparedness

March 16, 2012

10. “Hemp For Victory!” on Wikipedia

11. “Hemp for Victory!” on YouTube,vid:d3rolyiTPr0,st:0

12. “The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937”

13. Andrew W. Mellon (1855-1937) 

14. “The Emperor Wears No Clothes” 

14. “The Emperor Wears No Clothes”

Saturday, May 29, 2021

“Essential civilian demand”

People of our common mother, The Earth: 

In 1857, Frederick Douglass said,

“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never has and it never will.” 

As a former slave who fought for & won his own freedom, he knew exactly what he was talking about. 

Today, in 2021, 99% of us are slaves to the 1% who control disproportionate wealth, and the corrupt political power that trillion-dollar industries buy. Economic disparity is a symptom of deeper systemic imbalances.

Most people alive today were born into a rigged system that imposes essential resource scarcity on the vast majority of the world. We’ve never known anything other than gross inequity, so most people can’t imagine things could be any different. But they can, and they must be, for everyone’s children to survive.

All systems are connected. Imbalances and degeneration in environmental integrity, global economics and the social order can all be traced to a mistake that was made by our grandfathers, to disrespect Nature.
We inherited a toxic legacy, inequitably distributed. Disrespect for Nature characterizes the Earth-killing, “Gaiacidal” chemical-industrial feedstocks chosen over Gaiatherapeutic, Earth-healing, globally-distributed, organic agricultural resources. Producing energy, food, paper, plastic, fiber products, building materials, pesticides and other products using toxic & unsustainable resources has had its effect in sickening the Earth. 

We the People can no longer allow the governments of the world to induce essential resource scarcity. We demand a truly free agricultural market. We challenge the rightful jurisdiction of any court over any “herb bearing seed.”

Drugs don’t make seeds. Herbs make seeds.
On the first page of the King James Bible, upon which courts swear in witnesses & politicians swear their oaths, God’s first commandment was so important He repeated Himself twice. In Genesis 1:29-31 The Great Almighty is quoted, commanding that humankind & the other creatures of the Earth avail ourselves of “every herb bearing seed...and every green herb.” By what legitimate authority does any government presume to overrule the fundamental rights & values conveyed to each & every one of us by The Creator?

In the interest of recovering systemic balance, essential to healing this planet for everyone’s children: 

This is a formal, global, grassroots, public, legitimate, emergency preparedness declaration; a globally cooperative exercise of “essential civilian demand.” (Refs. CFR 44, EO 12919, EO 13603, Defense Production Act of 1950). 

Distribution of fertile Cannabis seed to every country is called for. Obsolete statutes & un-Constitutional regulations, based in fraudulent, Schedule One listing of Cannabis, are hereby rescinded in favor of a contrary actual value. The DEA will no longer be allowed to impose THC limits or carry out invasive inspections on farmers & home gardeners.

When the enfocannabinoid system was discovered in the 1980s & 90s, improper scheduling of Cannabis was revealed & should have been changed. Because of competitive economic influence on governments, nothing changed. That influence continues to impose irrational prejudice against the one crop that can heal Earth’s atmosphere soil water air & wildlife.

In every country, the public is the majority branch of government. When the majority of the people demand change, change happens. When we do not, then there is no change because generations of established economic interests wield political influence to make sure their established economic interests remain the same. 

There must be a return to respect for Nature, built-in to foundations of human value. If human economics is not based in industry that is Gaiatherapeutic, then nothing that anyone is doing will matter. For everyone’s children to have a chance at survival, the true essential value of the must be recognized, respected & appreciated in purposeful, coordinated, cooperative global agricultural campaigns.

Responsible public demand is the most time-efficient way to prepare what is necessary, in advance of immediate and unpredictable threats to national & global security. These threats are not being responsibly addressed by governments, who are corrupted by entrenched, politically powerful market interests. 

Globalization of the U.S. emergency preparedness protocol “essential civilian demand” is necessary in every country, to address the global threat to everyone, of impending systemic collapse. Initial indicators of irreversible systemic collapse are becoming more prevalent & likely with every passing year. Indicator species are dying. 50% of the species collectively valued as “the lungs of the Earth” — the world’s vast expanses of boreal forests & vast oceanic populations of marine phytoplankton — are gone! The marine ecosystem is collapsing, right NOW.

Specific national security threats are not being adequately addressed by governing institutions. They include increasing solar UV-B radiation & other atmospheric imbalances; radical wealth disparity; escalating social conflict; global pandemic; species extinctions; and oceanic “dead zones.” 

All are symptoms of fundamental compounding imbalance. Increased violations of human rights enumerated in the U.S. Constitution, the International Declaration of Human Rights, the Nuremberg Code, the Geneva conventions and other documents, are untenable.

Environmental collapse is imminent, as evidenced by the present collapse of “indicator species” populations, the imminent collapse of the entire marine ecosystem, and the very real threat of “non-linear, extinction-level events” that could make global systems recovery impossible. (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2014)

Of highest priority is to recognize the immediate & legitimate force of law inherent to rational, peaceful, public “demand.” Though it may be unprecedented, essential demand is nevertheless provided for by law, and has legitimate emergency function, under conditions requiring timely, responsible mobilization in response to government-acknowledged emergencies, globally recognized as already in process. 

A notarized, hardcopy of “essential civilian demand” is hereby submitted in a “Civilian National Defense Mobilization Order” signed by people who are meant to represent every facet & interest group of human civil society, across a multi-gender, multi-cultural/ethnic, multi-partisan, multi-generational spectrum. Essential demand represents the interests of children, parents, free market industry, agriculture, manufacturing & distribution across all sectors of society, present and future.

Specifically demanded is:

The rationale is quite clear. Cannabis hemp is mankind’s functional interface with the Natural Order. The survival of everyone’s children depends upon how soon our governments come to recognize the essential, “strategic” value of Cannabis in resolving atmospheric aerosol terpene deficiency in Earth’s atmosphere. 

PRINCIPLE FACT: Cannabis is the ONLY crop capable of replenishing Earth’s atmosphere with the volume of aerosol terpenes needed to heal the stratosphere, in the time we may have left to make a difference.

Obsolete restrictions imposed on organic Cannabis hemp agriculture violates our First Amendment freedom to farm “every herb bearing seed” without consideration of the sincere spirituality inherent to respectful partnership with Nature. 

Essential demand is meant to reset the socially-regressive influence that 84 years of fraudulent “Reefer Madness” has had on human social evolution & the compounding harms of prolonged, inertial, counter-productive government intrusion into the free market and organic farming & home gardening. 

Because human understanding of Earth’s atmosphere is in its infancy, we can only trust & pray that there may be enough time left, to recognize the extreme, essential value of Cannabis, and implement solutions based upon proper valuation of hemp as mankind’s functional interface with the Natural Order. 

FACT #1 : Cannabis is the only common seed with three essentials fatty acids in proper proportion for long term consumption. 

For this reason alone, “hemp” is a critically “strategic” “herb bearing seed” “of first necessity to the wealth and protection of the country” and the world. Imposing scarcity of an unique and essential natural resource is clearly a violation of human & animal rights.

FACT #2 : Hemp is the only crop that produces complete nutrition and clean energy from the same organic harvest; for the greatest number of people in the world; as it heals Earth’s atmosphere, soil, water, air & wildlife. 

FACT #3 : Cannabis is the only crop capable of replenishing Earth’s atmosphere with the volume of aerosol terpenes & oxygen necessary to life on the surface of this planet; as it sequesters more carbon in less time than any other agricultural crop.

FACT #4 : Our Endogenous Cannabinoid System and other systems critical to human & animal health and proper physical & mental development, require a multitude of components found in Cannabis, some of which work in synchrony across the integrated systems of the body, to effect optimum health from conception to death.

THEREFORE: It is arguably true that Cannabis hemp is essential for several critically important reasons, making hemp mankind’s functional interface with the Natural Order upon which our health, evolution & survival depend.

To impose restrictions on Cannabis cultivation is counter-productive to individual spiritual sovereignty, national security and global environmental integrity. 

Whereas “We the People” are the fourth branch of government in the U.S., to whom an emergency preparedness protocol has been provided by law:

We the undersigned therefore exercise “essential civilian demand” for seeded industrial hemp without unnecessary government intervention or obsolete & restrictive oversight. 

Immediate assisted release of all Cannabis prisoners is demanded. The obvious & enormous wrong, of using anti-Constitutional statutes to criminalize people who recognized the true value of Cannabis before others did, who are now profiting from this newly legitimized industry, is an insult to Justice everywhere. Free ALL Green Prisoners, now & everywhere.

The DEA has never been other than a corrupting, counter-productive influence on society. Only by ignoring science to create fraudulent narratives around the value of Cannabis, could the DEA exert institutional control over an “herb bearing seed” — verily, a gift from God. 

Prohibition of the world’s most useful agricultural resource exacerbates social conflict in every way, rather than solving the problems that impact health, global harmony, racial equity, economic & educational parity. Cannabis prohibition is a crime against humanity that originated with racist Nazi espionage. 

Through Cannabis prohibition & unnecessary industry regulation, we continue to live with the anti-democratic, treasonous betrayal by Andrew Mellon, William Randolph Hearst, Harry Anslinger & others, to this day.

Responsibility for implementing coordinated, civilian farm & garden procedures is logically entrusted to regional alliances of interested parties, under coordinated supervision of local agricultural advisory chapters, such as the National Grange. 

For widespread distribution of Cannabis seed to every country on Earth, and practical assistance in educating farmers, planting and construction of processing infrastructure, military & civilian aid resources must be repurposed to empower people who may be able to help themselves if given the essential resources needed to produce regionally available clean energy, complete nutrition, paper, fiber products, building materials & herbal therapeutics.

“Our freedom to farm ‘every herb bearing seed’ is the first test of religious freedom”
Cannabis is both unique and essential for national & global food & energy security; 
For the first time in our species’ history contemporary science predicts extinction of life on Earth as imminent 
“We the People” of the world can see the irreversible systemic collapse we’re in the initial stages of 
The marine ecosystem is collapsing
Governments continue to impede measures needed to avoid irreversible systemic collapse; 


The shift in Cannabis value from illegal to essential facilitates immediate planting of a sufficient volume of hemp in June 2021; 
to generate more seed for planting next year; 
while supplying the clean cellulosic hydrogen energy feedstock needed to supply regional energy; and secure food production, storage & distribution infrastructure. 

In the next six months, processing facilities will be built to receive the enormous volume of cellulosic hydrogen/electrical generation/seed production/herbal therapeutics/soil regeneration materials; whose manufacture will contribute several essential environmental services at the same time it creates thousands of excellent jobs in agriculture, manufacturing, food production & distribution.

Supplementary Rationale:

1. Complete & essential nutrition in Cannabis reveals irresolvable conflict in fraudulent misrepresentation of Cannabis as a “Schedule One” substance.
2. Discovery of the Endogenous Cannabinoid System conclusively reveals irresolvable conflict in the fraudulent scheduling of Cannabis as a “Schedule One” substance.
3. Drugs don’t make seeds. Herbs make seeds. Cannabis prohibition statutes are “void for vagueness” revealing irresolvable conflict in fraudulent misrepresentation of Cannabis as a “Schedule One” substance.
4.  Our Freedom to Farm ‘every herb bearing seed’ is the first test of religious freedom.
5. Time is the limiting factor in the equation of survival. We don’t have another growing season to waste. 
6. A federally recognized “strategic food resource” can’t possibly be a “Schedule One Drug.” By definition they are mutually exclusive. 
7. National security & global integrity are threatened. Initial stages of “cascading systems failures” that the IPCC warned the world of have already begun.
The inevitability of “non-linear extinction level events” threaten the entire world, beyond the point of responsible “emergency preparedness.”

Authors note:
If someone has a better idea...

Let them present it now, for objective comparison.

If there is a more time-efficient way to turn sunlight into usable energy and complete nutrition for the greatest number of people in the most countries around the world; 
I promise to work on that idea for free, for the rest of my life. 
In thirty years I haven’t heard a better strategy for survival yet. 
I’ve watched in frustration as opportunities pass with each Spring planting season wasted.
I watch the planet, her people and the other creatures with whom we share this Earth, bleed-out the possibility of world peace, global health, and equitable essential resource distribution. 

All that’s needed is to distribute hemp seed to organic farmers & gardeners in every country; but we have to do it now. 

We the People of the world cannot & must not wait for further misleadership. Problems are profitable for people in positions of political influence whose industries are threatened by a true free market. 

We were all born into essential resource scarcity and global inequity, putting our generation on course for extinction. We cannot allow ourselves to be so obviously manipulated & misled. Cannabis is essential, not illegal. The quality of life on Earth for everyone’s children depends on how soon we all understand why that we true.


Whereas Thomas Jefferson stated,
“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." 
Whereas we are all sovereign individuals, bearing a shared legacy of sacred American freedoms, inherited from our Mothets and Fathers
Whereas we are bound by duty and love to honor the ancient, parental responsibilities we owe our children 
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 sacred, 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 we 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 causes 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 capable of producing more atmospheric oxygen in less time than any other agricultural resource

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


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" 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.

We the undersigned are therefore obligated to send a peaceful, formal notice of "essential civilian demand" for Cannabis "hemp"; with the intention in so doing, of immediately reclaiming our freedom to farm "every herb bearing seed."



Cannabis hemp has been identified as a "strategic resource" specifically referenced in seven United States Presidential Executive Orders (i.e. E.O. 13603, Obama 2012) as critically essential for national emergency preparedness. 

"I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land...” (Ezekiel 34:29)

Intricate, interconnected systemic relationships, within which mankind participates, must be reevaluated. Man's laws must return to respect & agreement with natural law, reflecting a disciplined, accountable respect for Nature. If our Earth Mother is to be healed, systemic balance must be restored for the good of all.

Open-hearted, clear-minded leadership, will consider every possible remedy for recovering climate balance. A Cannabis- inclusive remedy has not yet been seriously regarded.

A novel, biogenic remedy is necessary to end mankind's spree of disrespect 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. 

Hemp is an achievable, affordable solution to several major global problems at the same time. Immediate urgency is required, because increasing levels of solar UV-B radiation are accelerating climate imbalance. Ours is a time-limited opportunity, as conditions degenerate toward irreversible global systemic collapse.

The true, unique and essential values of Cannabis, 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 legacy that we have a responsibility to pass along intact to future generations.

Organic Cannabis is the only crop that produces complete nutrition and sustainable energy from the same harvest. Hemp also sequesters ten 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 a sufficient volume of solar-protective monoterpenes to replace the terpenes lost with the death of the world’s boreal forests & marine phytoplankton. If humans don’t replenish the atmosphere with aerosol terpenes as we sequester the carbon, increasing solar UV-B radiation will broil the surface of the planet.

Cannabis is the only crop that produces enough fiber to satisfy humanity's voracious appetite for paper, cloth & other fiber products.

The fundamental challenge of our time is a pivotal, polar shift in Cannabis values, from "illegal" to essential. Mankind is far beyond our rightful authority in legislating scarcity of an unique and essential food resource upon which other species also depend for their health, evolution & survival.

'Time' is the limiting-factor in the equation of survival. Time is the only thing we can' t make more of. It is time to consider all possible Earth-healing, "Gaiatherapeutic" strategies, immediately needed for healing our planet.

Mankind’s most essential plant partner was legislated into scarcity eighty years ago. The impact of prolonged mis-leadership has, over time, shifted human morals and values into complete disregard for Nature’s functional integrity.

The true value of Cannabis is finally being recognized & 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. 

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 “a plant of renown," uniquely qualified to heal climate imbalance.

I trust we can depend on you for all possible help & cooperation in achieving the necessary, polar shift in Cannabis value, from "illegal" to essential. 

An end to obsolete THC limits on seeded industrial Cannabis hemp is hereby demanded, based in respect for Nature and recognition of the hemp plant' s unique and essential "strategic" values.


Paul J. von Hartmann, Cannabis scholar
California Cannabis Ministry
projectpeace at yahoo dot com

May 29, 3021


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. Defense Production Act of 1950
7. Executive Order 12919
8. Cannabis vs. Climate Change
9. FEMA Glossary
10. Pledge of Allegiance