Thursday, May 17, 2007

Letter to the Editor - Mount Shasta Herald

My sincere thanks goes out to the townspeople of Mount Shasta for attending, The Stage Door Cabaret for hosting, the Mount Shasta Herald for publishing, and journalist Paul Boerger for comprehensive reporting on Cannabis information I presented earlier this month.

I trust it serves everyone to clarify that the California Cannabis Ministry has always emphasized the need for on-going, open discussion of all types and uses of Cannabis, both high- and low-THC strains. To talk only of low-THC hemp would overlook the suppressive impact that 'marijuana' policy has had on reseach and avilablity of all strains of Cannabis.

Next to this there is the glaring factual impossibility of any government having rightful, Constitutional jurisdiction over 'marijuana' cultivation. God's first commandment was so important He said it on the first page twice, 'every herb bearing seed" and "every green herb." Drugs don't make seeds. Herbs do.

Cannabis prohibition creates a black market, increases teen use of hard drugs, and induces an increasing scarcity of essential food and fuel agricultural resources, and exacerbates "global broiling." Now that monoterpines in pine trees and Cannabis have been shown to slow global warming, there is one more excellent reason to grow as much Cannabis as we can, everywhere we can, as fast as we can.

As many good reasons as there are to grow Cannabis outdoors, there are however several reasons NOT to grow it indoors, at least until electricity is made from biofuels.If our children are to have a snowball's chance in Hell of surviving, then we all must progress beyond prohibitionist misinformation and immediately realize that time is the limiting factor in the equation of survival.

2007's Spring planting season for hemp has almost passed for Mount Shasta. I trust that anyone truly concerned about the future of this community and our planet will contact me sooner than later. I intend that the entire Mount Shasta spiritual community convene a review of this subject at a "First Freedom Seminar" in coordination with he U.S. Department of Justice's "First Freedom Campaign."See

for more information.

for peace,

Paul J. von Hartmann
California Cannabis Ministry

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