Saturday, October 30, 2010

Letter to William Panzer in reply to "Prop 19: Why I'm Reluctantly Voting "Yes""

Thank you for your reasoned statement regarding "Prop-Up Prohibition #19." I'm almost to the point of supporting it for the same "message effect" reason, but I'm still concerned about two things:

1. Voter acquiescence of (both state and federal) First Amendment protections of the ancient historical/traditional relationship between ancient, spiritually integrated (i.e. organic, biodynamic) practices of gardening/agriculture and "religious" freedom. Prop 19 essentially concedes rightful jurisdiction over "every herb bearing seed."

"Acquiescence is a legal term used to describe an act of a person in knowingly standing by without raising any objection to infringement of his rights, when someone else is unknowingly and honestly putting in his resources under the impression that the said rights actually belong to him. Consequently, the person whose rights are infringed cannot anymore make a claim against the infringer or succeed in an injunction suit due to his conduct. The term is most generally, "permission" given by silence or passiveness. Acceptance or agreement by keeping quiet or by not making objections."

Legal precedents cited by the THC Ministry

2. Prop 19 embraces the fraudulent prohibitionist position that Cannabis is dangerous to human physiology and society, rather than beneficial, as medical, social science and empirical investigation have borne out. As you know, Cannabis nutrition has been clinically recognized as effective in providing essential nutrients; herbal marijuana has been shown to be effective in prevention and treatment of many diseases; and is an acceptable alternative to hard drug use (including alcohol).

Here is the hard to find NIDA document that bears out the tragic social consequences of marijuana scarcity in Hawaii

I'm still convinced that legally, because Cannabis has been identified in six Executive Orders signed by six American Presidents as a "strategic resource" critical to national security, it is a well-documented "misprision of treason" to fail to act on the known "strategic" value of Cannabis.

Please let me know if you have any interest in helping me to exercise "essential civilian demand'

"Sec. 103. General Functions. Federal departments and agencies
responsible for defense acquisition (or for industrial resources
needed to support defense acquisition) shall:

(a) Identify requirements for the full spectrum of national
security emergencies, including military, industrial, and
essential civilian demand;"

Responsible Office: Defense Affairs Division