Tuesday, October 25, 2011

"Essential civilian demand"

"Essential civilian demand"(1,2,10) for an "herb bearing seed" (3, 4) of known and demonstrated "strategic resource" value (5-12) "of first necessity to the wealth and protection of the country"(12) is the surest, most time-efficient legal avenue for ending all prohibitions and regulation of Cannabis agriculture, manufacture and trade. Cannabis is valuable beyond the rightful jurisdiction of any court because it is both unique and essential to national security and global integrity. (13) It is both fraudulent and treasonous to tolerate obvious disinformation being presented as fact by the DEA (14) regarding a critically important agricultural resource.

Time is the limiting factor in the equation of survival. Every spring planting season that passes without the benefits of Cannabis, is gone forever. Considering our responsibility to future generations, and the creatures with whom we share this planet, it is everyone's responsibility of to exercise essential civilian demand as soon as possible in order to obviate the essential resource scarcity that has been illegally imposed.

The evolution of revolution is revaluation: Cannabis is essential, not illegal.

"Viva la revaluaci├│n!"

Blessed rushes to all our relations,

Paul J. von Hartmann,
Cannabis scholar
Biodynamic agriculturist
October 26, 2011

California Cannabis Ministry
http://californiacannabisministry.blogspot.com/


References

1. 44 C.F.R. PART 334—GRADUATED MOBILIZATION RESPONSE
Title 44 - Emergency Management and Assistance,
§ 334.6 Department and agency responsibilities. (f)
http://law.justia.com/cfr/title44/44-1.0.1.6.83.html

2. THE DEFENSE PRODUCTION ACT OF 1950,AS AMENDED[50 U.S.C. App. § 2061 et seq.]Title VII - General Provisions Sec. 708. VOLUNTARY AGREEMENTS AND PLANS OF ACTION FORPREPAREDNESS PROGRAMS AND EXPANSION OF PRODUCTIONCAPACITY AND SUPPLY [50 U.S.C. App. § 2158] Page 2, paragraph 1
http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=3590
[Also, see #13. William J. Clinton Executive Order 12919 below]

3. Genesis 1:29-31. Holy Bible
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+1%3A29-31&version=ESV

4. First Amendment. U.S Constitution. "Amendment I -- Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..."
http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights_transcript.html

5. Franklin D. Roosevelt Executive Order 9280 - December 5, 1942
Delegating Authority Over the Food Program.
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=16211&st=hemp&st1=hempstead%2C+hemphill#axzz1Gylt2Jf6

6. Harry S. Truman Executive Order 10161 - September 9, 1950
Delegating Certain Functions of the President Under the Defense Production Act of 1950
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=60772&st=hemp&st1=hempstead%2C+hemphill#axzz1Gylt2Jf6

7. Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Order 10480-- August 14, 1953
Further providing for the administration of the defense mobilization program
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=59221&st=hemp&st1=hempstead%2C+hemphill#axzz1Gylt2Jf6

8. John F. Kennedy Executive Order 10998 - February 16, 1962
ASSIGNING EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FUNCTIONS TO THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=58936&st=hemp&st1=hempstead%2C+hemphill#axzz1Gylt2Jf6

9. Richard Nixon Executive Order 11490 - October 28, 1969 -Assigning Emergency Preparedness Functions to Federal Departments and Agencies
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=60479&st=hemp&st1=hempstead%2C+hemphill#axzz1Gylt2Jf6

10. William J. Clinton Executive Order 12919 - June 3, 1994
National Defense Industrial Resources Preparedness
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=50295&st=hemp&st1=hemphill%2C+hempstead#axzz1Gylt2Jf6CFR 44

11. "Hemp for Victory". U.S.D.A. film. 1942.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jokV8xlJTNE

12) Thomas Jefferson. “Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth & protection of the country.”
http://www.marijuanaquotes.org/top-5-marijuana-quotes-from-early-us-presidents/

13. "Cannabis vs. "Global Broiling": An Inconvenient Priority" Paul J. von Hartmann. California Cannabis Ministry.
http://californiacannabisministry.blogspot.com/2011/03/cannabis-vs-global-broiling.html

14. DEA Clarifies Status of Hemp in the Federal Register. October 9, 2001. "“Hemp” and marijuana are actually separate parts of the species of plant known as cannabis. ...“hemp” is not a term that is found in federal law...DEA Administrator Asa Hutchinson stated that “...hemp and marijuana are both parts of the same plant and that hemp cannot be produced without producing marijuana.”"[sic]
http://www.justice.gov/dea/pubs/pressrel/pr100901.html

Friday, October 14, 2011

‎"Cannabis Holy Anointing Oil vs. Gangrene"



by Reverend Roger Christie

(edited and passed on by yours truly, because Roger has been imprisoned without trial or bail or visitors since July 8th, 2010 and cannot continue being as active and effective a Cannabis activist, minister, healer, cultural pioneer and true American hero that he would otherwise be if he weren't being illegally rendered and marginalized as a political prisoner.)

The following accounts of Cannabis Holy Anointing Oil (made by Roger according to the recipe in Exodus 30:23) apparently being effective in healing gangrene, are a compilation of posts and photos which were copied from The Hawai'i Cannabis Ministry forum,
and emails I have recently received from Roger regarding a total of three gangrene healings. The photographs were made by Roger on Maui in 2004. I am posting this information here for the first time, with future edits and updates to come.

Please pass this information on and send whatever support you can to Roger

The Last Marijuana Trial
http://the-last-marijuana-trial.com/

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09-27-2004

Dear Friends,

Aloha. I have received a personal testimony about the holy anointing oil that is so touching and so real that I want you to know about it. The people whose story this is don't have a computer, however they have promised to send me a written copy of their testimony. As soon as it arrives I will post it here for you all to enjoy. Until then, this is what I know:

I heard from Robert H. of Lahaina, Maui about a month ago with a very sad story. His sweet girlfriend, Mindy was in terrible pain and discomfort and wanted to die. She was on multiple pharmaceutical prescriptions, the strongest pain-killing kind, and yet the only remedy that gave her comfort was smoking cannabis. They had no money as every month they spent all of their small income on rent, some food and her medicines.

I connected Robert with my partner in healing sacrament on Maui. He was able to deliver some flowers to them a couple of times for free. It was a blessing and gave Mindy some well-deserved comfort. Still, her condition worsened and she wanted to die to escape the misery, the pain and the poverty.

Apparently diabeties has taken a terrible toll on her, and both of Mindy's legs were green and black and there were holes in her skin all the way to the bone. She was scheduled to have her legs amputated last week as there was no hope, according to her doctors.

When I heard this story I immediately sent Robert and Mindy a bottle of holy anointing oil with THC Ministry membership and ordainment papers for both of them. Now for the good news:

I heard back from Robert last week and he said that a miracle has happened! Get this; the holy anointing oil has caused new skin to grow on Mindy's legs! They both tell me that the skin is now fresh, pink and healthy after applying just ten drops - three times per day to her legs. A visit to the doctor last Wednesday was joyous instead of tragic. Instead of making arrangements for amputation, the doctor was completely amazed and surprised.

Yesterday I spoke with Mindy and she was HAPPY! I could feel the smile in her voice and the will to live back in her life now. Both Robert and Mindy are on a healing path and are praying and working for 'full recovery'. Apparently the healing has been so dramatic that at this rate they hope and expect Mindy to be up and possibly out of her wheelchair in a week or two.

I must say that this is a 'chicken-skin' story to tell you. It is the latest in our miracle testimonies and is my pleasure to pass along. I must say that I am drawn-in closer and closer to the Bible as we get blessings with the holy oil recipe of Exodus 30:23. There is something miraculous in this formula and it's being proven, day after day, by Lilli and Kate and Meghan and now Mindy. We also have another special holy oil testimony coming in the next few days that I know about. Have I missed anyone else? Please remind me if I have.

What can I say? Mahalo ke akua. Hallelujah!!!!

Much love and respect to one and all,

Roger

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10-04-2004

Hello everyone,

Aloha. I just returned from four terrific days and nights on Maui. One of the most special things I did was to visit Mindy and her devoted lover Robert, and I got to see Mindy's legs; her precious, pink-skinned, almost fully-healed legs! It was a sight to see and a visit to remember. What nice people, too.

Mindy told me that her doctor called her (previous) condition, the 'never-healing disease'. Can you imagine? I suggest that if you ever hear that kind of negativity from your doctor that you get another doctor immediately!

We visited for over an hour and had a fine time together, including tears and laughter. I even got a few revealing photographs, including one of Mindy standing outside on the lawn in the yard. That might not sound very dramatic ... until you know that Mindy has not stood on her own legs in over three years. :-}

All the very best to you,

Roger

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ROGER CHRISTIE on 10/11/2011 wrote
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God/dess bless you for doing this sacred service!

You may call the patient Mindy as that was her name; unfortunately she passed away about five years after the successful leg treatment. She never re-ordered holy anointing oil. I've always called that experience 'Mindy's precious legs'. Bless her and R.I.P.

Yes, you have my permission to post this as far as it will go. Remember that there is still a controversy about making the holy anointing oil and what 'fragrant cane', 'sweet cane', or 'aromatic cane' is. The King James version of the Bible says that the mystery ingredient is calamus root (as far as I know it's not in the 'cane' family of plants). With something so extremely important to Christians ('anointed ones') and Jews, one would think this very sacred recipe would be crystal clear in every translation of every Bible as it's to be used 'throughout all the generations'. Hopefully our personal experience of making and using the holy oil with Cannabis as the fragrant cane will help to spread the very effective and inexpensive recipe to those who need it most.

The bottle of holy anointing oil I sent to Mindy was one-half liquid ounce. She applied ten drops @ three times per day directly into the nasty wounds. One small bottle was all that was necessary for complete healing of 'incurable' gangrene. Can you imagine her joy in her calling Maui Memorial Hospital and canceling the amputation surgery? Wow!

Mindy asked me to keep her last name a secret as she was NOT following her doctor's orders by using the holy anointing oil and by canceling the amputation surgery. She was concerned about possibly losing her medical benefits and her Social Security disability benefits. Her doctor never knew the truth of her miraculous recovery.

In my opinion, one bottle (or more!) of holy anointing oil should be in every personal and professional first aid kit, in every doctor's office and in every hospital all over the world. In addition to gangrene, the 'oil of gladness' has proven effective for staph infections, cuts, warts, dental abceses, pain and more.

Holy anointing oil is a topical to be used for opening the crown chakra in a sacred ceremony as in 'anoint the head with oil', and as a topical treatment for infection, disease and pain. We've also found it useful for brushing teeth and absorbing into the gums to fight tooth decay.

Did you receive my email about a month ago about the book "Anointing: Secrets of the Messiah Medicine" by Michael Albert-Puleo, M.D.? It's a fantastic edition well worth reading! Please get it as it's a crucial Ministry read - and important for your library.

* This is one of the MAIN points we want to make in calling our trial "the last marijuana trial". If / when 'Christians' (90% of USAmericans!) understand that THEIR sacred and necessary holy anointing oil is supposed to be made with Cannabis - Cannabis will be freed. Simple as that. Since the very word 'Christian' means 'anointed one', and the vast majority of Christians are zero anointed, we think there will be a great renewal and revival of true Christianity once this sacred anointing is brought back into common usage like Jesus the Christ did. *

Je/sus = I am Latin or French ("Je suis") to this day.
Christ = anointed

Jesus Christ = I am anointed

Anti-Christ = I am not anointed, or I am opposed to the anointing.

One can only imagine how wonderful this world will be with masses of people being properly anointed and sincerely prayed over. And so it is.

Love and healing to you and all,

Roger


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Mindy's infection was caused by diabetes, which turns into gangrene way too often.

I understand that the cause of Mindy's death was the diabetes.


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Another case of gangrene was my friend, Lee, who called me one Sunday afternoon from Hilo Hospital. He called to tell me that he was in the hospital and scheduled to have his big toe amputated at 8 a.m. the next day, because of gangrene. He was looking for a prayer of support. Well, yeah! I said I'd be right up there.

I arrived to see Lee in bed with a large amount of bandages wrapped around his foot. He was in pretty good spirits considering the situation. I told him about my experience with Mindy's legs so he let me see his affected toe and give the holy anointing oil a try (without his doctor knowing). The toe was totally black! I had a 1/2 liquid ounce bottle of the sacrament with an eye-dropper top for him. I said a prayer of positivity and applied the oil all over his toe with the help of his wife. I left them the bottle and suggested they re-apply the oil many times before the morning. I got a call the next day around noon from Lee who told me that when he woke-up his toe had obviously healed well enough overnight so that the amputation surgery was cancelled and he left the hospital soon afterwards.

Another important piece of the healing puzzle here is that Ministers, Priests and Rabbis are officially allowed into all hospitals that I know of to counsel and pray and give sacraments to patients. I think it's important for Cannabis Ministers to introduce themselves to their local hospital Administrators, openly and honestly discuss their services and sacraments and invite themselves in as part of the services to their patients.


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The last example of healing gangrene with holy anointing oil came just about two years ago at the THC Ministry offices. Share will remember this, too. Our friend and Rabbi Ministry member Owen had a friend on Oahu who used to be his landlady and she had a gangrene foot that he was especially worried about. I think the woman's name was Sally.

Sally didn't want to go to a doctor or hospital as she was ashamed of her condition and embarassed or afraid to have it looked at. The worse it got - the more she resisted treatment. Owen told her about our successes and he persuaded Sally to fly to Hilo to meet Share and me, and to get our prayers and holy anointing oil treatment.

When she arrived we couldn't believe it! Sally had her terribly gangrene foot wrapped in paper towels (soaked in pus) slipped into a Croc sandal. The smell was SO TERRIBLE we could hardly breathe! She flew on the airplane that way. Thank God there were open windows and a fan overhead in our office.

I counseled with Sally for a while (I think Share did, too.) and we gave her confidence in the Ministry and our ways and our sacraments so she became willing to show us her foot.

OMG, it was awful. Almost the entire foot was a mess; oozing pus all over and being eaten away by the disease. Gangrene is a "flesh-eating disease", literally. Well, it was time for me to get some more paper towels and dab away the pus and get to a place where we could apply the holy anointing oil and then pray for healing and a full recovery. We did the necessary and got her fresh towels for the airplane trip home. (We might have wrapped a plastic bag over the whole foot and sandal, as I recall.) Sally took about 5 bottles of holy anointing oil with her.

We heard a few weeks later that she finally went to a doctor and he insisted on amputating a few toes, but the majority of her foot was saved.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Zillion Dollar Deception

The true costs and harms of the so-called "drug war" are environmentally, economically, morally and socially immeasurable. Misdirection, away from natural values by corporately corrupted media and the inertial extinctionism of obsolete "Gaiacidal" industries, is too obvious to merely point out any longer.

Time is the limiting factor in the equation of survival. "Our forefathers didn't die for the freedom to complain."(1) Ending prohibition of industrial Cannabis hemp is critical to national security and global integrity. "Essential civilian demand" is the most direct way to achieve that. (3, 4, 5)

Through prohibition, a critical "Gaiatherapeutic" evolutionary direction has been obstructed by blatant fraud. Mankind is morally bankrupt in practicing proportionate gratitude for the miracle of life, honoring a balanced Natural Order. It's obvious that the shift in values must return to respect for Nature, inclusive of appreciation for Cannabis, because extinction is so predictable and proximate.

At what point do the people recognize the severity of the consequences of inaction? How many will stand together for Mother Nature and say, We do not allow the government to invade nor industry to pollute our sacred gardens?

There is no unemployment on a hemp farm. There is no hunger or war on a hemp farm. That is what we the world's oldest global culture, has always chosen, and now choose again; Without asking permission that will never come from an obsolete, valueless, corrupted, armed & dangerous bureaucracy.

Regarding U.S. currency: Keep your toxic dollars. By "essential civilian demand" We the People have our local, regional and statewide currencies, based in Cannabis hemp and other garden and farm products. We can grow our own food and fuel, herbal therapeutics, paper, cloth and building materials. We can export peace through organic, non-GMO agriculture, using hemp sacks, using hemp fuels to farm and spread around to the other people in the world who can't survive without it.

The government is fired. Failure to acknowledge the true value, and lying about Cannabis in so many ways is high treason. As recently as World War Two, hemp was revived as a "strategic resource." (5,6,7,8,9)And ever has it been that valuable to the integrity of the Earth. (10)

The only common seed with three essential fatty acids, the best vegetable proteins in abundance, producing complete nutrition and sustainable biofuels from the same harvest, producing an abundance of atmospheric "monterpenes" to heal the increasing UV-B radiation, purify the water, protect the harvest and prevent illness. The arguments and evidence in favor of ending Cannabis prohibition exceed whatever rationale might be presumed necessary to making the critically needed changes --immediately and peacefully.

It begins with a shift in human values and a commitment to the truth. Full realization that Cannabis agriculture ecology, manufacture and trade are unique and essential to mankind's future existence on this planet is a critical step. Once humans have the choice to value peace over synergistic collapse, then the prohibition of Cannabis turns to treason.

Read the DEA's fraudulent "clarification" of hemp in the Federal Register for the past ten years. This obvious masterpiece of misanthropy is the thin and deadly lie that has cut the throat of a proportionate, potent, agricultural response to climate change, planet detoxification, peaceful energy production, malnutrition and food insecurity.

With hemp in the soil, not one more tree will need to be cut down for paper. Not one more soldier will have to die for oil. Not one more child will have to go hungry. How soon is too soon to end the most obvious lie? Prohibition is over. Release all Cannabis prisoners and federal detainees, starting with Reverend Roger Christie. (13)

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References

1. Quote: Rick Paul Springer, ("Excuse me Mr. President", Broken Eagle Press, Arcata, Caifornia Republic. ...love, wherever you are brother...

2. DEA Clarifies Status of Hemp in the Federal Register
http://www.justice.gov/dea/pubs/pressrel/pr100901.html

3. 44 C.F.R. PART 334—GRADUATED MOBILIZATION RESPONSE
Title 44 - Emergency Management and Assistance,
§ 334.6 Department and agency responsibilities. (f)
http://law.justia.com/cfr/title44/44-1.0.1.6.83.html

4. THE DEFENSE PRODUCTION ACT OF 1950,AS AMENDED[50 U.S.C. App. § 2061 et seq.]Title VII - General Provisions Sec. 708. VOLUNTARY AGREEMENTS AND PLANS OF ACTION FORPREPAREDNESS PROGRAMS AND EXPANSION OF PRODUCTIONCAPACITY AND SUPPLY [50 U.S.C. App. § 2158] Page 2, paragraph 1
http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=3590

5. William J. Clinton Executive Order 12919 - June 3, 1994
National Defense Industrial Resources Preparedness
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=50295&st=hemp&st1=hemphill%2C+hempstead#axzz1Gylt2Jf6

6. Franklin D. Roosevelt Executive Order 9280 - December 5, 1942
Delegating Authority Over the Food Program.
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=16211&st=hemp&st1=hempstead%2C+hemphill#axzz1Gylt2Jf6

7. Harry S. Truman Executive Order 10161 - September 9, 1950
Delegating Certain Functions of the President Under the Defense Production Act of 1950
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=60772&st=hemp&st1=hempstead%2C+hemphill#axzz1Gylt2Jf6

8. Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Order 10480-- August 14, 1953
Further providing for the administration of the defense mobilization program
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=59221&st=hemp&st1=hempstead%2C+hemphill#axzz1Gylt2Jf6

9. John F. Kennedy Executive Order 10998 - February 16, 1962
ASSIGNING EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FUNCTIONS TO THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=58936&st=hemp&st1=hempstead%2C+hemphill#axzz1Gylt2Jf6

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


11. Holy Bible, King James version. Genesis 1:29-31 "And God said, "Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed...and every green herb..."

12. The First Amendment
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."


13. The Last Marijuana Trial
http://the-last-marijuana-trial.com/

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Fraudulent valuation of a "strategic resource" by the DEA amounts to a "misprision of treason"

Ten years of tax-funded treason is long enough. The following misinformation has been on-line for ten years, come October 2011. Bold type designates the falsehoods and intentionally misleading definition of Cannabis "hemp" by the DEA.

DEA Clarifies Status of Hemp in the Federal Register, October 9, 2001


The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) today announced rules to clarify the legal status of “hemp” products. “Hemp” is part of the cannabis plant, which is also known as marijuana. * The rules published in today’s edition of the Federal Register explain the circumstances under which “hemp” products are subject to control under federal law.

“Hemp” and marijuana are actually separate parts of the species of plant known as cannabis.* Under federal law, Congress defined marijuana to focus on those parts of the cannabis plant that are the source of tetrahydrocannabinols (THC). THC is the hallucinogenic* substance in marijuana that causes the psychoactive effect or “high.” The marijuana portions of the cannabis plant include the flowering tops (buds), the leaves, and the resin of the cannabis plant. The remainder of the plant — stalks and sterilized seeds — is what some people refer to as “hemp.”* However, “hemp” is not a term that is found in federal law.*

DEA Administrator Asa Hutchinson stated that “many Americans do not know that hemp and marijuana are both parts of the same plant and that hemp cannot be produced without producing marijuana.”

While most of the THC in cannabis plants is concentrated in the marijuana, all parts of the plant, including hemp, have been found to contain THC. The existence of THC in hemp is significant because THC, like marijuana, is a schedule I controlled substance. Federal law prohibits human consumption and possession of schedule I controlled substances. In addition, they are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration for medical use.

The rules that DEA is publishing today explain which hemp products are legal and which are not. This will depend on whether the product causes THC to enter the human body. If the product does cause THC to enter the human body, it is an illegal substance that may not be manufactured, sold, or consumed in the United States. Such products include “hemp” foods and beverages that contain THC.

If, however, the product does not cause THC to enter the human body, it is a noncontrolled substance that may lawfully be sold in the United States. Included in the category of lawful hemp products are textiles, such as clothing made using fiber produced from cannabis plant stalks. Also in the lawful category are personal care products that contain oil from sterilized cannabis seeds, such as soaps, lotions, and shampoos.

In issuing these rules, DEA has attempted to strike a fair balance between protecting the health and safety of all Americans and accommodating legitimate industry."

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And with that, the intractable lead agency sitting arrogantly at the head of a monumentally counter-productive "drug war" slams the lid on the world's most valuable agricultural resource, obviating the possibility of Cannabis farming and gardening in the United States and much of the world, where it could do a lot of good.

The truth is that the psychoactive strains of Cannabis are known as 'marijuana.' There are more than 400 active compounds in marijuana that work synergistically to afford unique and essential therapeutic benefit with a high degree of safety. Nutritionally, Cannabis is the only common seed with three essential fatty acids and is the best available source of organic vegetable protein on Earth. There is no THC in the seeds of either strain of Cannabis.

"Hemp" refers to the low-THC strains of Cannabis that contain very little THC compared to the marijuana strains. Hemp and marijuana are distinct, with very different cultivation methods used to grow very different crops.

There is no measurable THC in the steam distilled essential oils of hemp, yet this tremendously therapeutic and useful substance is still prohibited in the U.S.. For example, cannabinoids found in hemp have been shown to be as effective in treating breast cancer as chemotherapy with much less trauma inflicted on the patient.

Contrary to the published statement by the DEA, the term "hemp" is used to identify a "strategic food resource" in six Executive Orders signed by Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Nixon and Clinton.

Misrepresenting a "strategic food resource" as a "Schedule One drug" is a threat to national security, imposing scarcity on critically important domestic agricultural production.

Global "Essential Civilian Demand"




Shall we quit playing games about the legitimacy of Cannabis prohibition?

Since the bees & bats & krill & amphibians & coral &... are dying, can we all at least 'intellectually' agree and openly recognize? that organic, non-GMO Cannabis agriculture and gardening are BOTH unique and essential (nutritionally, ecologically, industrially); therefore beyond the rightful, i.e. morally accountable jurisdiction of any court.

Of course, an unaccountable chemically-based economic system installs morally bankrupt courts to shape the character of what's allowed by law. Since the numbers of people who want to end the so-called "drug war" all around the US and the world are now solidly in the majority; and because the economic inertia not to end prohibition is so dangerous, obvious and predictable; then the question is: "Do humans have the ability to over-rule a dysfunctional court system, through coordinate "Global Civilian Demand" for Cannabis?"

Sufficient historical precedent and legal purchase exists to put the current corporate outlaw political regime out of the money business, with digitally coordinated recognition of the simple polar shift in human values that has already spread to the majority: Cannabis isn't illegal, it's essential. Ecologically, nutritionally, and industrially.

We have nothing to fear but the atmosphere itself. Time is the limiting factor in the equation of survival. Drugs don't make seeds, herbs do.

"Every herb bearing seed...and every green herb" are immediately beyond the rightful jurisdiction of any court IF WE CHOOSE, AS A SPECIES, TO SURVIVE. Certainly the freedom to farm is far beyond the rightful authority of the economically corrupted and unobjective US courts that refuse to uphold our own Constitution and international treaties which we've signed.

In the US and in international courts, an uncompromising legal action against the DEA is needed, reclaiming freedom for sincere Cannabis spirituality under protection of the First Amendment (recognizing the ancient traditional connections between agriculture and spirituality clearly, emphatically articulated in Genesis 1:29); charges of "fraud" and "misprision of treason"; applying "substantive due process" and "strict scrutiny" are all that are needed to end Cannabis prohibition globally.

And we must. Spring 2012 we must be ready to "sow hemp everywhere" or miss the opportunity to recover from our accelerating trajectory into extinctionistic UV-B radiation levels.

Accounting for Cannabis

The wave is finally breaking. The critical polar shift in values is "hempening." The revolution for the Earth is in your mind.

What's more valuable, a seed or a bullet? In one is contained the death of a miracle. The other holds the miracle of life energy in suspension, waiting for rain, sun, and perhaps a loving hand.

Cannabis is no more illegal than the moon. Prohibition makes co-conspirators of the birds. Arrest the Earth then for we (the contemporary generation of the most ancient Cannabis culture) are of it.

I shudder to think where we are headed if we do not initiate a proportionate agricultural response to "global broiling" by increasing UV-B radiation. Already the symptoms of imbalance and degeneration are everywhere.

No one is flying the plane. There is no credible, uncorrupted leadership available. Maybe Ron Paul, Ralph Nader, Dennis Kucinich, Gary Johnson...but in the immediate present, we lack political accountability to the point of a quiet, effective, global revolution in values.

And there doesn't need to be. We all just have to agree that survival is more important than government. Trusting in the ancient operating systems of the planet, we find our way back to "Gaiatherapeutic" relationship with our Mother the Earth.

Everything that harms the Earth must be stopped immediately, particularly if it is chemical-based industry. The boreal forests need to be protected, and sprayed with monoterpenes, not cut. We need "farmies" not armies. I pray that the legitimate ancestoral relationship between mankind and agriculture will not be violated further than it has, and the intelligence of the majority has been tried beyond accountability.

This is the rational, peaceful, educated, thoughtful navigator of the aircraft we are all riding on telling you that we don't have another growing season to waste. If humans do not wish to be broiled to death by UV-B radiation and the toxic stew we are creating through buying energy we can make for ourselves, then we must make the shift from Cannabis is illegal, to Cannabis is essential before next Spring 2012.

The polar shift in values will lead to more monoterpenes in the atmosphere, more complete nutrition, regional food security, and eventually an end to armed aggression. Changing what's valuable from petroleum to Cannabis is the wild card that we must play now. Support "essential civilian demand" for "every herb bearing seed" "of first necessity to the wealth and protection of the country."

Adopting the Jeffersonian valuation of hemp is the obvious choice. How many more Fukashimas will it take? Or Gulf disasters? or violent storms, volcanic explosions, intensifying earthquakes? Environmental outlaws must at least be stopped. In the present conditions of environmental emergency, if an industry doesn't actively heal the planet, it has no meaningful positive value.

The sooner people start planting hemp "everywhere" as George Washington advised, the better our children's chances for survival. The money you hold now is only as valuable as you make it by spending it on a worthwhile idea. Ending Cannabis prohibition by a simple shift in values is the most valuable idea on the planet for the greatest number of people.

Anyone who fails to acknowledge the true value of Cannabis hemp agriculture, historically and scientifically revered as a "strategic resource" "of first necessity to the wealth and protection of the country" is guilty of "misprision of treason," the failure to act in the interest of national security.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Ending Cannabis prohibition is the top priority: Trusting for help.

Though I understand it is considered a sign of wisdom, the hardest thing for me to do is to ask for help. I am weakened by a prideful streak that equates neediness with personal failure. I am trusting openly now for help in continuing to call for the complete and immediate end to prohibition of Cannabis, without limit or further bureaucratic interference.

If this is a vision that you share, then please consider that helping me helps you to help everyone to live a better way. A way without chemicals, a way without radiation, a way without war. Cannabis offers real solutions, but time is the limiting factor.

Ending Cannabis prohibition begins with a solid commitment to historical and scientific proof of the truth, that "Cannabis is unique and essential." Our species has been making a critical mistake in values for far too long, choosing chemicals and GMOs and wars, believing we don't have any alternatives available.

Well, we do. Recognizing the true value of the world's most nutritious, useful, ecologically essential agricultural resource is the window of opportunity we are missing as it closes.

If my observations regarding the Cannabis plant are true and of real value, then I am learning to trust that the information will be supported, better than I can imagine for myself. I trust with all of my heart that is true. The ability to continue has been an often deeply strenuous test of an exhaustible energy and clarity of focus. Some have called it a strength, but there are weaknesses built into it. If you can help, I trust you will.

Time is obviously running out for us to recover balance. Under present conditions, the boreal regions will not grow back and will most likely die out altogether. To put it bluntly, presently we are on a one-way ride to radioactive, chemically saturated hell. Ending Cannabis prohibition is the top priority.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Comment on AlterNet's "Vision: As the American Capitalist Economy Craters..."

See

http://www.alternet.org/vision/151107/vision:_as_the_american_capitalist_economy_craters,_promising_alternatives_emerge/comments/

Let's cut to the chase, shall we?

A polar shift in values is urgently needed in time to avoid global extinction. The equation of survival precludes endless debate over nuances of economics that fail to address the compounding, accelerating threats to our existence. The bees are dying. We have nothing to fear but the atmosphere itself. How much time do you think we have left to regain environmental balance? In another ten years we'll all be singin' John Prine's song about the "cold cold ground" unless we get our heads out of our asses and reclaim our freedom to farm "every herb bearing seed." It is as simple as that.

"Capitalism" in and of itself isn't the problem. If "Gaiatherapeutic" (i.e. Earth-healing) values are factored into the equation, then capitalism can serve as incentive for healing the planet. Unfortunately, chemicals have been the basis of our economic system since before we were born, so global death remains the inevitable product of human labor.

If Americans can shift our collective values from "petroleum is valuable" to "Cannabis is essential" then we may have a very slight chance of avoiding extinction. In fact Cannabis agriculture, manufacture and trade are both unique and essential to our existence. Unless we plant Cannabis as fast as we can, everywhere we can, we will be broiled to extinction by increasing UV-B radiation. It's already happening. Since 1990, UV-B reaching the surface of the planet has more than doubled.

Even the supposedly open-minded and progressive AlterNet won't publish the true, unique and essential value of the most valuable agricultural resource on Earth. Irrational social prejudice never sleeps.

If you're curious about why Cannabis is both unique and essential, and why 'time' is the limiting factor in the equation of survival, then consider

Cannabis vs. "Global Broiling": An Inconvenient Priority
http://californiacannabisminis...

“Shastashares” is an alternative currency option that was offered to the Mount Shasta region in the Spring of 2010. People there weren't ready for it. As it is, I've left the web page on-line to serve as a template for other communities to consider. Shastashares combines the efficiency of regional production and exchange with the practical values inherent to natural wealth.

Shastashares
http://shastashares.com/

Shastashares Brochure
http://shastashares.com/Shasta...

When things get bad enough, people may have time to coordinate the will necessary to effect the fundamental change in value that's needed. It's called "essential civilian demand" in three federal documents pertaining to mobilized civilian response to national emergency. Failure to act in the interest of national security is a "misprision of treason."

A federal lawsuit against the DEA for failing to acknowledge the historically and scientifically revered value of Cannabis ecology, agriculture, manufacture and trade in the context of the present, synergistic collapse of globally integrated systems is called for. Fraudulent characterization of a "strategic resource" as a Schedule One "drug" is worse than terrorism [sic] (i.e. repercussions, predictable response to armed aggression, "pay-back," "instant karma," etc.) could ever be.

Jefferson said

“The greatest service which can be rendered any country
is to add a useful plant to its culture.”

and

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

-- Thomas Jefferson
3rd President of the United States, inventor,
Cannabis farmer

It follows logically then that the greatest harm that can be done to the country is to remove the most useful plant from our national crop rotations, and our backyard gardens. In fact, since we've cut down the boreal forests for paper, instead of growing hemp, we've slaughtered 50 % of the lungs of the planet, which also happen to produce atmospheric sunscreen" in the form of aerosol "monoterpenes" that reflect solar radiation, seed cloud formation and serve to purify the aquatic system of the Earth.

In case you're wondering what our "paternally protective" government has to say about the true value of hemp, this is the fraudulent & treasonous* definition of "hemp" that's been on line for ten years:


DEA Clarifies Status of Hemp in the Federal Register
October 9, 2001
http://www.justice.gov/dea/pub...

“Hemp” is part of the cannabis plant, which is also known as marijuana. The rules published in today’s edition of the Federal Register explain the circumstances under which “hemp” products are subject to control under federal law.

“Hemp” and marijuana are actually separate parts of the species of plant known as cannabis. Under federal law, Congress defined marijuana to focus on those parts of the cannabis plant that are the source of tetrahydrocannabinols (THC). THC is the hallucinogenic substance in marijuana that causes the psychoactive effect or “high.” The marijuana portions of the cannabis plant include the flowering tops (buds), the leaves, and the resin of the cannabis plant. The remainder of the plant — stalks and sterilized seeds — is what some people refer to as “hemp.” However, “hemp” is not a term that is found in federal law.

DEA Administrator Asa Hutchinson stated that “many Americans do not know that hemp and marijuana are both parts of the same plant and that hemp cannot be produced without producing marijuana.”

While most of the THC in cannabis plants is concentrated in the marijuana, all parts of the plant, including hemp, have been found to contain THC. The existence of THC in hemp is significant because THC, like marijuana, is a schedule I controlled substance. Federal law prohibits human consumption and possession of schedule I controlled substances. In addition, they are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration for medical use.

The rules that DEA is publishing today explain which hemp products are legal and which are not. This will depend on whether the product causes THC to enter the human body. If the product does cause THC to enter the human body, it is an illegal substance that may not be manufactured, sold, or consumed in the United States. Such products include “hemp” foods and beverages that contain THC.

"If, however, the product does not cause THC to enter the human body, it is a noncontrolled substance that may lawfully be sold in the United States."

There are so many untrue statements posed as fact that jail sentences for those responsible would have to be imposed. Intentional, intractable, mis-valuation of a "strategic resource" is the greatest threat to national security (and global integrity) that there is.

The REAL question is "How bad do things have to get before all solutions are considered?"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

Every Spring planting season that passes without the many benefits of hemp is gone forever. 'Time' is the only thing we can't make more of. No matter how much money you think you have, you can't buy time. Not even a minute. When it's too late to save this planet, it will be too late forever.

So, what's really valuable?
Monoterpenes, protein, energy, paper, cloth, herbal remedies, heirloom seeds...

Good luck, y'all. Shit's about to hit the fan in a big way. I trust you'll have your heirloom seeds stashed before the US loses its preferred currency status.

Why do you think Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the French IMF chief was set up? He's been an outspoken threat to the U.$.A.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Cannabis in Japan

As if increasing levels of solar UV-B radiation weren't bad enough, the release of radiation in Japan has introduced an accelerated time frame for global extinction. Now we really don't have a growing season to waste, or even a minute to spare.

Hemp seed from Chernobyl needs to be planted in Japan immediately to phytoremediate the area. Biodynamic agricultural methods must be utilized in case there is benefit in applying Rudlolf Steiner's methods to solving the problem as has been suggested.

As radioactivity spreads throughout the world, people everywhere need to eat Cannabis raw. See www.cannabisinternational.org for more information.

Friday, April 1, 2011

At what point does blind obedience become immoral insanity?

Dear C,

I wanted to thank you, and let you know I've forwarded some of your recent posts concerning the NIH/NCI "trouble bubble" to Roger Christie, imprisoned-without-trial-or-bail-or-visitors since last July, awaiting trial this July. My first thought after reading your email is "Roger would go..."

As you know he's achieve incremental victories somewhat similar to this in the past, influencing the Hawaiian courts and funding regarding Cannabis policy. Now he's being forced to try in a different way, putting his freedom on the line to change federal law by standing up for our religious freedom, for the past ten years as a state-licensed Minister.

It is my most humble honor to salute you both as true heros of our shared time and cultures. You both have achieved a lot more than I have in effective and substantial ways.

That's why I'm conflicted in pointing out that you are both taking strong, but indirect routes, trying to effect change in the bureaucracy through the bureaucracy for the bureaucracy, financed with your money against you.

My question is why do you think change at the State level makes any difference? And why not simultaneously act for federal change?

By conceding fundamental, rightful jurisdiction over "every herb bearing seed" we acknowledge a power greater than our right to live. When is something so valuable that it is no longer a matter of further debate?

How bad do things have to get before we exercise "essential civilian demand" at federal and international levels -- and really just get this done and get to the real work of planting?

Please see the federal documents listed in the references at my website. http://www.californiacannabisministry.blogspot.com

"Essential civilian demand is specifically referred to in three of them. There are six Executive Orders identifying "hemp" as a a "strategic resource."

Misprision of treason is a crime without an associated action. Anyone who opposes or delays ending Cannabis prohibition in the United States and the rest of the world, by this spring is certainly guilty of misprision of treason. Cannabis happens to be both unique and essential for three very specific reasons -- nutritionally, ecologically, and industrially.

Thomas Jefferson said that “The greatest service which can be rendered any country
is to add a useful plant to its culture” and that "Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth and protection of the country" It logically follows then that the greatest harm inflicted against our nation is prohibition of the world’s most useful plant from American farms, gardens, and vegetable boxes.

See

Cannabis International Foundation
http://www.cannabisinternational.org/

for sufficient information and references to determine the true, essential value of Cannabis. In the context of compounding crises we face in the 21st Century, Cannabis is valuable beyond the rightful jurisdiction of any court.

We don't have another planting season to waste. If we don't have seed in the ground this Spring, we will be poor again in the Fall. As soon as American currency loses it's preferred status in the world market, if we don't have an alternative, efficient, regional base of organic/biodynamic agriculture Americans will starve to death.

As it is we are all being poisoned to death by increasingly toxic environmental imbalances. The emergency doesn't need to be declared to be real. This spring is critical. The argument is over.

On top of everything else, the nutritional value of Cannabis plant,seeds, leaves, flowers, pollen, roots and all for healing/preventing diseases from radiation make the situation far far beyond debate. With the spread of radiation, the debate has ended. Anyone who doesn't plant and grow Cannabis everywhere this spring in the United States and the rest of the world is a fool, ignorant perhaps, but a fool none the less.

I've said for twenty years that if anyone can give me one good reason that's true not to grow Cannabis then I will stop insisting upon it. Until then, the courts have not established rightful jurisdiction, and I respectfully refuse to obey.

Coordinated tax revolt is the next step after a misprision of treason lawsuit. All irreversible technologies have to be discontinued at once. ITs are the biggest threat to the greatest number of people over generations into the future. Global bans on authorized use of depleted uranium munitions is the first priority, along with "fracking" cloud seeding/chemtrails, GMOs.

I'm talking about establishing an objective public court based on true naturally integral values. In an objective court, hemp would be legalized in a heartbeat. The measure of shameless intractability in our unobjective courts is that a plant so valuable can be prohibited for so long. At what point does obedience become insanity?

If we all pull really hard for change at the federal level according to this strategy, at Roger Chrisite;'s trial, we could end prohibition in the court by jury nullification.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Cannabis vs. "Global Broiling": An Inconvenient Priority



by Paul J. von Hartmann
revised 3/22/2011

Human disregard for ancient operating systems of the Natural Order has imposed fundamental imbalances on Earth's environment over a relatively short span of evolutionary time. In just half a century, critical insults imposed on our atmosphere are resulting in increasing levels of midrange ultraviolet solar radiation (UV-B) "broiling" the surface of the planet. I trust this brief introduction to the problem and an ecologically realistic strategy for resolution will serve to initiate the timely, purposeful, coordinated polar shift in values required to avoid extinction. A proportionate organic agricultural response to the compounding threats is available, if we choose as a global community to survive.

UV-B exposure causes genetic mutation, impaired immune response and abnormal cell growth in plants and animals. Increasing incidence of cancers, cataracts, falling agricultural production, declining forest health and a catastrophic decline in the world's "indicator species" (including bees, bats, birds, amphibians, coral reefs, juvenile fish species, shrimp & crab larvae, phytoplankton and krill) consistently indicate profound systemic imbalance. Though single causes are impossible to neatly isolate, health trends in all species indicate the synergistic break down resulting from increasing UV-B radiation.

For example, marine science has implicated "enhanced" UV-B in its disorienting effects on solar-sensitive krill, in the Antarctic. Increased UV-B interferes with krill mobility and reproduction, effectively undermining the foundation of the oceanic food chain. On land, half of the crops studied for UV-B sensitivity produced less food under conditions of elevated UV-B. In people, it can take two decades for the effects of a single intense exposure to manifest into symptoms of terminal illness.

Measurements taken by the National Science Foundation Ultraviolet Monitoring Network since 1988 show an alarming increase in UV-B levels. Comparing UV-B intensity between 1990 and 2010, at sea level in San Diego, California, there was an 118% increase in the number of days with UV-B readings rated as "Very High" (11 days at 10+ in 1990, 24 days at 10+ in 2010). At the South Pole (where the krill live) readings as high as 65.78 have been recorded (01/05/2001). When the UV index is greater than 9, UV-B is considered extreme. You will sunburn in less than 15 minutes. Higher elevations receive less protection from the Sun than lower altitudes.

Recent scientific understanding of the protective, "radiative" influence of atmospheric aerosols, historically produced in abundance by the boreal forests, makes further destruction of the northern "Taiga" regions an immediate primary concern. The boreal forest is the world's largest terrestrial biome, encircling the cold Northern Hemisphere. The forest covers 6.4 million square miles (11 percent of the world's land surface area) from Siberia to Alaska, Canada, Northern Europe and Northern Asia.

Boreal forests consist mainly of pine, spruce and fir trees. In addition to sequestering and storing atmospheric carbon, the forests exude a fragrant concoction of volatile aerosol compounds, including "monoterpenes." It's what you smell when walking through a pine forest.

Monoterpenes rise from the forests into the stratosphere, where they reflect solar radiation away from the planet and "seed" exceptionally bright and persistent clouds. The clouds produce a dilute, monoterpene-enhanced rain. Before they are washed from the sky, monoterpenes serve as a refractive "sunscreen," shielding the planet against UV-B. Possessing powerful antibiotic, anti-fungal, and anti-viral properties, monoterpenes may also serve as a water purifying agent, circulating through the our mycilially integrated aquatic ecosystem.

Since 1950 about half of the Taiga has been lost to logging (primarily to make toilet paper, newsprint, and magazines), oil & gas extraction, flooding (for hydroelectricity) and increasing insect pest infestation (attributable to global warming). Increased instability in the Middle East, advanced technology for working in freezing conditions and increasing, unaccountable extraction methods are expanding natural resource exploitation into areas and technologies previously considered either impossible, too environmentally destructive or unprofitable for plundering. The current rate of logging has been estimated to be five acres per minute, all day, every day. The remaining forests are being catastrophically decimated by unprecedented insect infestations attributable to continuous breeding cycles, made possible by increasing global temperatures.

The vast boreal region that previously served to sequester and store atmospheric carbon, is turning from "carbon sink" to "carbon source." Additional carbon dioxide and methane are being liberated from warmed soils as accumulated plant matter thaws and decomposes. If this continues, eventually no recovery will be possible. As UV-B levels continue to increase and the planet gets hotter, the impending release of stored carbon on such a vast scale poses an incalculable threat. Release of greenhouse gasses on such a vast scale will exacerbate global warming beyond predictability. More UV-B also increases temperature, which increases UV-B, resulting in further warming. As temperature and radiation levels increase, monoterpene production by the forest declines.

Under present conditions the slow-growing coniferous forests will never recover. As the forests are cut, dry up, get eaten and die, protection from the Sun, afforded by homeostatic concentrations of monoterpenes established over thousands of years, is plummeting. At the same time carbon, methane, chlorine, methyl bromide and other atmospheric "weapons of mass destruction" are quietly eroding protective atmospheric ozone, the precipitous decline in monoterpenes is leaving the planet exposed to unprecedented levels of UV-B.

We truly have nothing to fear but the atmosphere itself. Increasing UV-B is an ubiquitous, immediate threat to individual health and the functional integrity of the ecosystem. Due to the deadly nature of elevated UV-B radiation, credible science appears to indicate that we are faced with imminent global extinction unless all possible remedies are applied in time to have an effect. Unless we are successful in addressing elevated UV-B radiation, it won't matter much what other problems we do manage to solve.

"Global broiling" by escalating intensities of UV-B requires that all solutions be immediately, objectively considered. There may yet be enough time remaining to implement a biotherapeutic response to the insidious, lethal effects of increasing UV-B. All possible solutions must be prioritized and effectively implemented; Regardless of existing so-called "political realities" determined by obsolete, extinctionistic, economic inertia and critical wealth disparity, misdirecting incumbent, self-empowering, corporate political regimes that perpetuate imposed essential resource scarcity. If we are to avoid synergistic collapse of environment, economics and social structures upon which our lives depend, expansion of the organic arable base for maximum production of atmospheric monoterpenes is a global priority, regardless of any perceived constrictive influence. Freedom to farm "every herb bearing seed" is the first test of religious freedom.

At present, because of the blatantly irrational, counter-productive agricultural prohibition of Cannabis, the most likely remedy to global broiling is not even being considered. Potentially the world's most widespread, prodigious source of monoterpenes, the Cannabis plant is exceptional in producing copious amounts of 58 monoterpenes in less time, in more soil and climate conditions, with greater ecological and economic benefit than any other agricultural resource on Earth. "Hemp" is also capable of sequestering nine tons of carbon per acre in a growing season, while respiring an abundance of oxygen and detoxifying contaminated soils.

Cannabis is an ancient, highly adaptable, globally distributed, agronomically beneficial, pioneer crop. Six American Presidents have signed Executive Orders identifying "hemp" as being a "strategic food resource," available by "essential civilian demand."

Cannabis is inarguably the most complete and potentially available source of organic vegetable protein on Earth. Hemp is the only common seed containing three essential fatty acids (EFAs) in proper proportion for long-term consumption. Hemp is also the only plant that produces complete nutrition and sustainable biofuels from the same harvest. This eliminates the mistakenly perceived trade-off between biofuels energy production and food security. In addition to being the world's most useful, nutritious and safely therapeutic "herb bearing seed," hemp also produces biodegradable plastics, paper, cloth, resins, therapeutics, pesticides, and building materials. Cannabis is potentially the most rapidly, globally distributed crop on Earth. In just three growing seasons, Cannabis can adapt itself to virtually any soil and climate condition, excepting the radical extremes.

It is all too apparent that the integrity of Earth's environment is quietly unraveling under the effects of increasing UV-B radiation. Accelerating loss of atmospheric monoterpenes is an unpredictable, under-regarded "loose cannon on the deck" of Spaceship Earth. Expansion of the arable base, timely production of atmospheric monoterpenes, and rates of carbon sequestration we are able to achieve will largely determine our survival or extinction. A polar shift in values and an expansive global campaign of Cannabis agriculture is urgently needed to compensate for the decline in monoterpenes from the death of the boreal forests.

In the context of compounding, accelerating crises we face in the 21st Century, it appears that 'time' is the limiting factor in the equation of survival. The irrational prohibition of 'marijuana' has intransigently obstructed timely, objective consideration of Cannabis agriculture, manufacture and trade as proportionate global response for addressing multiple conditions of irreversible imbalance. The most advantageous sequence of remedial measures must be implemented immediately, to effect timely resolution of interrelated imbalances. Organic Cannabis farming appears to be mankind's most time-efficient and cost-effective strategy for resolving problems of climate, food insecurity, economics and energy production. If humans plant Cannabis intensively this spring, there may yet be enough time remaining for agricultural remedies to have an effect.
 
Because 'time' is the limiting factor in the equation for healing the planet, Spring 2011 is the most critical planting season in human history. If humans don't make the best use of every growing season we may have left to heal Earth's atmosphere, then there is something very wrong with our society. To ignore an historically revered solution in deference to a so-called "drug war" that's known to be counter-productive to its own stated objectives, risks sudden, irreversible synergistic collapse. Regardless of perceived limitations attributed to so-called "political realities", the unavoidable fact is that what’s needed is an immediate, massive global planting of Cannabis.

Humankind faces a simple choice which must be decided before the Spring planting season of 2011. Either our species recognizes Cannabis as both unique and essential, and we use Cannabis as a pioneer crop to expand the arable base, planting hemp everywhere that it can possibly grow; Or the Earth will be "broiled" to eventual extinction, under elevated, increasing intensities of UV-B radiation.

An immediate, fundamental shift in values is urgently called for, out of critical global necessity. At the moment, in Hawaii, an opportunity currently exists to end prohibition by applying knowledge of the true value of Cannabis to free Cannabis Ministry Reverend Roger Christie. Hemp is valuable because it is unique and essential for several reasons. Petrochemicals aren't valuable because they are insidiously toxic to our health & environment. There are so many variables and uncertainties regarding the synergistic causes of imbalance, the focus needs to shift to an active change in what is considered valuable.

Extrajudicially imprisoned-without-trial and shamelessly denied bail five times since July 2010, Reverend Christie’s immediate release from prison is an epic legal milestone that could punctuate the end of essential resource scarcity in the United States. The Constitutional supremacy of "religious freedom" empowered through public right of "essential civilian demand" for a "strategic" "herb bearing seed" "of first necessity" is currently being focussed on the blatantly unobjective federal court proceeding.

Ending Cannabis prohibition can be most expeditiously accomplished by regarding polls showing the majority of Americans in favor of reclaiming public access to Cannabis over the unaccountable control of the blatantly disingenuous, criminally intransigent, viciously counter-productive, obscenely expensive and tragically deadly DEA. Legal supremacy of our Constitutionally protected "religious freedom" applied to nationwide public exercise of "essential civilian demand" for a "strategic" "herb bearing seed" "of first necessity," using a campaign of jury nullification, combined with lawsuits against blatantly unobjective court proceeding will be revealed as sufficient to end Cannabis prohibition at the federal level.

In essence the true value of Cannabis must free Roger Christie, through public nullification of disingenuous laws, before his trial that's been postponed until next Summer. Because of what is at stake, and the ham-fisted dismissal of due process by the court, Reverend Christie’s case presents a "perfect storm" in which to convene “The Trial for the Century” in the court of public opinion. In essence, Reverend Chrisitie's pre-trial exoneration will end Cannabis prohibition, potentiating the timely reversal of climate catastrophe.

The 'limiting factor' in the equation of survival, time is the only thing we can't make more of. Every spring that passes is gone forever. Either our species will succumb to the inertia of a functionally obsolete, chemically corrupted, outlaw political regime that's usurped control of the United States, leading us to extinction; Or people will wake up to the truth and wisdom of abandoning a viciously counter-productive prohibition in time to reintroduce the world's most "Gaiatherapeutic" resource and let the free organic agricultural market work.

As people continue to discover that Cannabis agriculture is the most effective "phytotherapeutic" plant remedy to the most fundamentally toxic problems we face, eventual implementation of sound organic agricultural policy will be implemented. The real question then is, "How bad do things have to get before all solutions are considered?"

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References

1."Has the Earth’s sixth mass extinction already arrived?"
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v471/n7336/full/nature09678.html

2. National Science Foundation
Ultraviolet Monitoring Network
http://uv.biospherical.com/
http://uv.biospherical.com/student/CSVRequest.asp

3. Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW)
http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/arep/gaw/gaw_home_en.html

4. "Climate Change and the Northern Forests" June 1998
http://archive.greenpeace.org/climate/arctic99/html/content/factsheets/oldreports/forests.html

5. Ozone Depletion and UV Radiation
http://www.ehso.com/ehshome/OzoneDepletionEffects.htm

6."Climate Projections Based on Emission Scenarios for Long-lived and Short-lived Radiatively Active Gases and Aerosols" (2007), Review of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program's Synthesis and Assessment Product 3.2, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (BASC)
http://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=12035&page=5

7. "Fragrance of pine forests helps to slow climate change" | Science | The Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2006/apr/14/environment.climatechange

8. Hemp: Our Lifeline to the Future: The Consequences of Hemp Prohibition
OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 2010, Dr Andrew Katelaris.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/48475419/Hemp-Our-Lifeline-To-The-Future-by-Dr-Andrew-Katelaris-c-2010-Nexus-Magazine-October-November-2010-Issue

9. Reverend Roger Christie and The Last Marijuana Trial
http://the-last-marijuana-trial.com/

10. Boreal Forest is World’s Carbon Vault
 Breakthrough Mapping Analysis Looks at Peatlands, Permafrost and Soil Carbon in Canadian Boreal
 http://www.interboreal.org/globalwarming/

11. The Ho‘omaluhia or "Peacemaker" Award
http://www.dpfhi.org/index.php?id=89

12. First Freedom Project
http://www.justice.gov/crt/spec_topics/religiousdiscrimination/brooklyn_flyer.pdf

13. US HI: OPED: 'Ice' Addiction Is Booming, Thanks To Anti-Pot Efforts
Pubdate: Tue, 2 Sep 2003
Source: Honolulu Star-Bulletin (HI)
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v03/n1319/a01.html

14. 1991-94 Final Report, "Ice and Other Methamphetamine Use: An Exploratory Study"
http://christie-et-al.s3.amazonaws.com/necessity/Ice-Methamphetamine-Exploratory-Study.pdf

15. An Open Letter to Hon. MICHAEL B. SHAPIRO, FLORENCE T. NAKAKUNI! and MICHAEL K. KAWAHARA
http://californiacannabisministry.blogspot.com/2010/09/open-letter-to-hon-michael-b-shapiro.html

*References to "essential civilian demand" in government documents

*16. 44 C.F.R. PART 334—GRADUATED MOBILIZATION RESPONSE
Title 44 - Emergency Management and Assistance,
§ 334.6 Department and agency responsibilities. (f)
http://law.justia.com/cfr/title44/44-1.0.1.6.83.html

*17. THE DEFENSE PRODUCTION ACT OF 1950,AS AMENDED[50 U.S.C. App. § 2061 et seq.]Title VII - General Provisions Sec. 708. VOLUNTARY AGREEMENTS AND PLANS OF ACTION FORPREPAREDNESS PROGRAMS AND EXPANSION OF PRODUCTION CAPACITY AND SUPPLY [50 U.S.C. App. § 2158]
http://law.justia.com/cfr/title44/44-1.0.1.6.83.html

[*See also, #23. William J. Clinton Executive Order 12919, below]

Six Executive Orders identifying "hemp" as a "strategic food resource"

18. Franklin D. Roosevelt Executive Order 9280 - December 5, 1942
Delegating Authority Over the Food Program.
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=16211&st=hemp&st1=hempstead%2C+hemphill#axzz1Gylt2Jf6

19. Harry S. Truman Executive Order 10161 - September 9, 1950
Delegating Certain Functions of the President Under the Defense Production Act of 1950
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=60772&st=hemp&st1=hempstead%2C+hemphill#axzz1Gylt2Jf6

20. Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Order 10480-- August 14, 1953
Further providing for the administration of the defense mobilization program
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=59221&st=hemp&st1=hempstead%2C+hemphill#axzz1Gylt2Jf6

21. John F. Kennedy Executive Order 10998 - February 16, 1962
ASSIGNING EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FUNCTIONS TO THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=58936&st=hemp&st1=hempstead%2C+hemphill#axzz1Gylt2Jf6

22. Richard Nixon Executive Order 11490 - October 28, 1969 -Assigning Emergency Preparedness Functions to Federal Departments and Agencies
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=60479&st=hemp&st1=hempstead%2C+hemphill#axzz1Gylt2Jf6

*23. William J. Clinton Executive Order 12919 - June 3, 1994
National Defense Industrial Resources Preparedness
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=50295&st=hemp&st1=hemphill%2C+hempstead#axzz1Gylt2Jf6

24. American Presidency Project
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/

25. MANAGING TERRORISM’S CONSEQUENCES: LEGAL ISSUES http://www.law.depaul.edu/centers_Institutes/ihrli/downloads/managing_terrorisms_consequences.pdf

26. The Taiga or Boreal Forest
http://www.marietta.edu/~biol/biomes/boreal.htm

Monday, February 14, 2011

"The Trial for the Century"

The true value of Cannabis as both unique and essential makes Roger Christie's trial the most proximate opportunity for ending the illegal war on "every herb bearing seed" through "essential civilian demand."

"The Trial for the Century" will determine whether we are in time to plant hemp this Spring. One planting season may be all that's left to effectively mitigate global broiling by increasing UV-B radiation. The true value of Cannabis in the context of multiple crises makes Roger's trial globally significant, and worthy of international support and attention.

Pray for Roger, and pray that we are not too late to make this critical shift in values, "of first necessity to the wealth and protection of our nation" and planet...


“Trial of the century” is an idiomatic phrase used to describe certain well-known court cases, especially of the 20th century. It is often used popularly as a rhetorical device to attach importance to a trial and as such is not an objective observation but is the opinion of whoever uses it.”

“It’s a way of saying, ‘This is really fabulous. It’s really sensational.’ But it doesn’t really mean anything.” – Attorney F. Lee Bailey

Ref: Wikipedia

Adding substance to hyperbole, Hawaiian THC Ministry Reverend Roger Christie’s trial is surely and magnificently “The Trial for the Century” potentially advancing legal distinctions that are critical to national security and global integrity. Whether our species has the capacity to evolve into conscious active respect for Nature, rather than blindly achieving violent extinction, will be presaged by what happens to Roger Christie and the Green 14.

This is true because, in the end, it’s not really about the “pakalolo.” Roger’ trial is about Cannabis vs. climate change. If we don’t solve changes in our atmosphere, using Cannabis in a proportionate organic agricultural response to increasing UV-B radiation, beginning this Spring, then it won’t matter much what other problems we do solve.

There is no ‘marijuana’ on a burned out planet, so let’s deal with the biggest problem first. We can worry about arranging the deck chairs after we steer clear of the iceberg we’re about to plow into.

You don’t have to be a Harvard economist to know that once the U.S. loses “reserve currency status,” as we’re about to, then things are going to get really, really hard. If we don’t have the world’s most unique and essential agricultural resource in our fields, seeded and ready to harvest by this fall, America will be poor.

Invest in heirloom seeds now, while your money still has perceived value. Hemp inclusive regional economies are the future, so get started planting for seed, not just sensi, this Spring.

Restoring integrity to the Natural Order and honoring the primary relevance of Natural Law in determining the quality and sustainability of life on this planet is fundamental to our survival, and to Roger’s release from federal prison — before any trial.

The ‘trial’ must happen first in the objective Court of Public Opinion, but it isn’t Roger’s trial. It’s the trial of the Cannabis plant itself.

Is “Santa Maria” is a gift from “God” or a botanical harlot sent by “The Devil?” The true, unique and essential values of Cannabis makes the question seem as ridiculous as it is. Prohibition is soon to be revealed as the absurd circus that it is.

In Hawaii the circus will be rolling into town two months before Roger’s trial to saturate the Islands with jury nullification flyers.

Everybody knows somebody who knows somebody who knows someone who has money to invest in the future of this planet. Roger’s case is potentially the most legally explosive focal point for a polar shift in values, favoring “Gaiatherapeutic” industries.

If hemp can heal the atmosphere, as Roger Christie, I and others insist it may be able to do (if there are enough growing seasons left), then Roger is a visionary cultural world leader, entitled to due compensation for the time he’s served and for the libelous characterization, that has been the only justification for the egregious violations of his civil liberties.

Conscious realization of ‘time’ as the limiting factor in the equation of survival makes Roger’s a defense of global necessity. The Trial for the Century could be a turning point, punctuating the global shift in values that has already started.

Discovery of the endogenous endocannabinoid system makes the punitive scheduling of Cannabis dangerously primitive by comparison and functionally obsolete. The nutritional value of hemp seed as both unique and essential; the ecological importance of Cannabis monoterpenes for reflecing solar radiation away from the Earth; the critical importance of a return to organic/non-GMO agriculture; the extreme urgency of planting Cannabis in every possible soil and climate condition.

Add to that the clear and present threat to national security, global integrity and the functional integrity of the United States Constitution whose First Amendment has been traded for the insultingly obviously libelous contradictory characterization of Roger Christie as “a danger to his community” by an unobjective court where the judge works for the plaintiff, that’s imposing a hard drug epidemic on Hawaiian society by eradicating marijuana; where violent offenders are being released on bail at the same time that Hawaii’s first Ho‘omaluhia Drug Policy Award recipient languishes in federal prison; an dfinaly, “the whale in the living room”, the stark hypocrisy of a President who admits to smoking marijuana who continues to enforce marijuana prohibition.

The irrational social prejudice against Cannabis is humankind’ s most self-destructive bias, obviating the possibility of a morally grounded, free organic agricultural market. Marijuana prohibition has infected human ‘politiconomic evolution’ with a Mutant Government Outcome (MGO) “terminator gene” which inevitably conveys disparate economic advantage to those who are willing to compromise the integrity of the ecosystem by valuing toxic wealth over environmental health.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

"the center of true religion"

The most beautiful and profound emotion we can experience
is the sensation of the mystical.
It is the sower of all true science.
He to whom this emotion is a stranger,
who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead.
To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists,
manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty,
which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their primitive forms-
this knowledge, this feeling,
is at the center of true religion.

~ Albert Einstein ~

The Disastrous War on Drugs Turns 40: How Does the Grassroots Stop the Misdirection by an Oxymoron?

The following is my reply to Ethan Nadelmann's essay concerning the future of drug policy reform

"The Disastrous War on Drugs Turns 40: How Do We Stop the Madness?"
http://www.alternet.org/story/149895/the_disastrous_war_on_drugs_turns_40%3A_how_do_we_stop_the_madness?page=entire

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The surest way to end Cannabis prohibition is to recognize Cannabis as both unique and essential to the survival of our species. The ecological argument of Cannabis vs. climate change has yet to be considered by the drug policy reform establishment, so how can we expect anyone else to understand that reintroduction of Cannabis agriculture, manufacture and trade to the free market economy is critical to the survival of our species?


DPA tripping to extinction
Or...
UV-B radiation is blocked by Cannabis monoterpenes -- so what's "illegal"?

What is it about Cannabis vs. climate change, that the drug policy reform establishment doesn't want to recognize the strongest argument in favor of ending prohibition -- Cannabis monoterpenes potential for radiative forcing as a biogenic way of addressing "global broiling" by increasing UV-B radiation?


If DPA won't bring attention to Cannabis vs. climate change, then all of you DPA $upporter$ who really want prohibition to end this year, instead of "someday,maybe" can stop sending money to George Soros, and start sending it to Reverend Roger Christie in Hawaii. As far as I know, DPA hasn't sent Roger a thin dime in twenty-five years of Cannabis activism.


Expanding upon my previous hurried comments, offered ultimately as good news (in harmonic tones effecting world peace)...

We the People must consider that prohibition of Cannabis could end in a week through a simple, objective shift in values. Cannabis is both unique and essential, not illegal. A matter of historical, religious and scientific fact, any other assessment of Cannabis as other than "strategic" treasonously undermines national security.

Cannabis is healing. Fossil fuels are toxic. Cannabis is globally distributed and free to anyone who wants it. Petroleum is unevenly distributed and expensive in every way. How could our species ever achieve balance as long as our money is based in toxins that are "Gaiacidal" and spiritually bankrupt, from inception?

Game over. The DEA has been begging to be sued for ten years of public fraud based on this spurious and fatally misleading definition of "hemp":

"...stalks and sterilized seeds — is what some people refer to as “hemp.” However, “hemp” is not a term that is found in federal law."

DEA Clarifies Status of Hemp in the Federal Register, October 9, 2001
http://www.justice.gov/dea/pub...

Neither statement is true.

It is a "misprision of treason" for failing to act in the interest of national security by refusing to recognize the true value of a strategic resource. Cannabis can't be both a "strategic resource" and a "Schedule One drug," so who is responsible for perpetuating this legal contradiction?

Come on DPA, MPP, NORML, etc. what EXACTLY is the hold-up in applying a fraction of your massive combined annual budgets to supporting the magnificent grassroots exercise of the Law of the Land, over anti-Constitutional prohibition statutes being tested in "Trial for the Century" of THC Ministry Founder, Reverend Roger Christie? If you recognize the historical significance of Cannabis, then you must see the power of Roger's challenge of wrongful authority. Why won't you support it?

Cannabis is not, cannot, and never has been truly illegal because without it our species won't see the end of this Century. Time is the limiting factor in the equation of survival. We don't have another planting season to waste.

The First Amendment is the first line of defense against prosecution by any objective court. Genesis 1:29 makes the end of Cannabis prohibition a matter of religious freedom. Our freedom to farm "every herb bearing seed" is the first test of religious freedom. On page one of the King James Bible used in U.S. courts and swearing in of elected officials, "God" is quoted on the first page, referring to "herbs" three times.

Drugs don't make seeds. Herbs do. The legal distinction is enormous. Yet with all of the resources of the drug policy reform establishment applied to the argument against the horrid, inevitable results of prohibition, the most fundamental truths are still not being presented or supported.

Why does the drug policy reform establishment continue to fail in presenting the most straight-forward and powerful arguments? Millions upon millions of dollars have been applied to pointing out the problems and lobbying for legislative action. How much has really changed as a result of all that time and money spent?

My frustration with the drug policy reform establishment has to do with the oxymoronic paralysis of progress that is the direct result of a disparity of wealth that exists within the drug policy reform culture. Over the past twenty years of being involved with the global effort to end the "drug war" I've witnessed talented, intelligent communicators of truth, such as Reverend Roger Christie (See http://the-last-marijuana-tria.../) be roundly ignored by the inefficient and ineffectual expenditure of millions of dollars, countless volunteer work hours, and much too much precious time, to be content with another of Ethan's lucid, eloquent, informed, though practically incomplete, accountings of the harms of prohibition. What's missing is a cohesive, comprehensive, objective valuation of Cannabis as a "strategic resource""of first necessity""critical to national security""unique and essential""beyond the rightful jurisdiction of any court" as Jack Herer, Roger Christie, I and many others in the grassroots Cannabis culture have been writing, filming, and speaking in public about for decades, over and over again. And conditions continue to deteriorate at an accelerating pace without a proportionate response, and in the case of Ethan's recent NORML conference outburst, counter-productive public rudeness.

As brilliant and passionate and dedicated to a righteous cause as Ethan Nadelmann is, why is he and how can he not recognize Cannabis as both unique and essential? It is baffling to me. Prohibition cannot exist in the presence of true value, so what's blocking that shift?

Six American Presidents have recognized Cannabis as a "strategic resource" available by "essential civilian demand" yet DPA fails to acknowledge the power in that. Will President Obama be publicly mandated by the drug policy reform establishment to recognize Cannabis as both unique and essential, an historically revered "strategic resource" deserving of sacramental legitimacy? How bad do things have to get before Cannabis is recognized by the drug policy reform establishment as critical to national security and global integrity?

How long will it take before common awareness that (at last!) the majority of American's polled understand the urgent necessity of ending Cannabis prohibition leads to victory over unaccountability, falsehood and illogic? Instead of keeping the keep the ball rolling on the most recent wave of positive energy generated by Prop 19, by focussing on Roger Christie's "Trial for the Century" the drug policy reform establishment is ignoring (or in the case of NORML's St.Pierre & Belville, taking pot shots at) a major legal opportunity.

The Constitutional battle that's about to happen in Hawaii presents an opportunity to actively engage the 'feral government' that has blatantly traded due process for slander & libel, in the unlawful imprisonment-with-out-trial-or-bail of Roger Christie. Simply by accusing Christie of being a "danger to his community" the rights and privileges guaranteed by the State and Federal Constituions protcting freedom of religion have been suspended to silence a recognized "Peacemaker."

Roger Christie's trial is several magnitudes of significance larger than Prop 19, with a fraction of the investment from the monied elements of the drug policy reform establishment -- which includes the wealthy pot growers and most of the rich dispensary owners making bank on prohibition, whose vested interests don't favor seeing the Cannabis plant liberated.

There is so much to be said by the grassroots that has not been heard because the "freedom to complain" is being eloquently choreographed, scripted and substituted for the larger truth applied in direct action. On January First, 1992, Roger Christie and I set a legal precedent when we planted 'marijuana' in a public exercise of peaceful civil disobedience in Lahaina, Maui, after I sent a registered letter to Hawaii's State Attorney General, Warren Price. The formal challenge of rightful jurisdiction was six pages long (with references) and demanded that AG Price take individual responsibility for the true value of Cannabis. Once again a contest between Price vs. value. Price lost, and resigned from public office a few months later.

As I've written to DPA, MPP, NORML, etc. for years, the arguments in favor of Cannabis vs. climate change are the most broadly compelling, along with food security and nutrition, two areas where Cannais is both unique and essential. Why have there not been Congressional hearings to weigh the value of Cannabis agriculture against the lingering vestiges of "Reefer Madness"?

Ofcourse the conditions of environment, economics and social imbalance has created a condition of extreme global emergency, poised on the edge of synergistic collapse. The Earth's boreal forests are dying from pest infestation, logging, increasing UV-B radiation and warming of the atmosphere. The pines used to produce copious quantities of atmospheric aerosols called "monoterpenes." Presently, the balance of monoterpenes in the atmosphere is plummeting. If we don't start planting Cannabis as fast as we can, everywhere we can, it will soon be too late to avoid irreversible collapse. Expanding the arable base, increasing efficiency of our economic model to mandate accelerated reforestation with the help of the "Tree of Life" is humankind's only chance for survival.

If I am wrong, then I invite anyone to give me one good reason that's true not to grow Cannabis. If anyone has a better idea than Cannabis agriculture, manufacture and free, untaxed trade, for mitigating climate change, then I'll work on your idea for free for the rest of my life.

We have nothing to fear but the atmosphere itself. If we don't solve the climate change equation, it won't matter what problems we do solve.

There is no money on a burned out planet Mr. Soros, Mr. Lewis, Mr. Branson, Mr. Nadelmann... while US currency still has perceived value, please, invest in Roger Christie's "Trial for the Century" in order to reclaim the world's most useful crop. This is where the real progress can be made in a timely way.

Bans on irreversible plant technologies (GMOs) need to be immediately imposed on agriculture as unnecessary and counter-productive to feeding the world, and a threat to global integrity.


Free Roger Christie! Now!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Substantive Due Process & the curious case of Roger Christie



"Substantive Due Process" is the fundamental constitutional legal theory upon which the Griswold/Roe/Casey privacy right is based. The doctrine of Substantive Due Process holds that the Due Process Clause not only requires "due process," that is, basic procedural rights, but that it also protects basic substantive rights. "Substantive" rights are those general rights that reserve to the individual the power to possess or to do certain things, despite the government’s desire to the contrary. These are rights like freedom of speech and religion. "Procedural" rights are special rights that, instead, dictate how the government can lawfully go about taking away a person’s freedom or property or life, when the law otherwise gives them the power to do so.

"Supporters of Substantive Due Process...point to its long history and its dynamic ability to defend basic human rights from infringement by the government. They argue that Substantive Due Process provides comprehensive nation-wide protection for all our most cherished rights, which might otherwise be at the mercy of state governments. They argue that the doctrine is a simple recognition that no procedure can be just if it is being used to unjustly deprive a person of his basic human liberties and that the Due Process Clause was intentionally written in broad terms to give the Court flexibility in interpreting it."

http://www.stanford.edu/group/psylawseminar/Substantive%20Due%20Process.htm

Strict scrutiny
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strict_scrutiny

Strict scrutiny is the most stringent standard of judicial review used by United States courts reviewing federal law. Along with the lower standards of rational basis review and exacting or intermediate scrutiny, strict scrutiny is part of a hierarchy of standards employed by courts to weigh an asserted government interest against a constitutional right or principle that conflicts with the manner in which the interest is being pursued. Strict scrutiny is applied based on the constitutional conflict at issue regardless of whether a law or action of the U.S. federal government, a state government, or a local municipality is at issue.
The notion of "levels of judicial scrutiny", including strict scrutiny, was introduced in footnote 4 to United States v. Carolene Products (1938), in the context of the New Deal. Governmental restrictions on constitutional rights that undergo strict scrutiny are most commonly but not invariably found invalid. The first and most notable case to apply strict scrutiny and find the governmental actions valid was Korematsu v. United States (1944), in which the Supreme Court upheld racial-based curfews of Japanese Americans during World War II.

Strict scrutiny arises in two basic contexts: when a "fundamental" constitutional right is infringed[citation needed], particularly those listed in the Bill of Rights and those the court has deemed a fundamental right protected by the "liberty" or "due process" clause of the 14th Amendment; or when the government action involves the use of a "suspect classification" such as race or, sometimes, national origin that may render it void under the Equal Protection Clause. These are the two applications that were anticipated in footnote 4 to United States v. Carolene Products.

To pass strict scrutiny, the law or policy must satisfy three prongs:

First, it must be justified by a compelling governmental interest. While the Courts have never brightly defined how to determine if an interest is compelling, the concept generally refers to something necessary or crucial, as opposed to something merely preferred. Examples include national security, preserving the lives of multiple individuals, and not violating explicit constitutional protections.

Second, the law or policy must be narrowly tailored to achieve that goal or interest. If the government action encompasses too much (overbroad) or fails to address essential aspects of the compelling interest (under-inclusive), then the rule is not considered narrowly tailored.

Finally, the law or policy must be the least restrictive means for achieving that interest. More accurately, there cannot be a less restrictive way to effectively achieve the compelling government interest, but the test will not fail just because there is another method that is equally the least restrictive. Some legal scholars consider this 'least restrictive means' requirement part of being narrowly tailored, though the Court generally evaluates it as a separate prong.

Legal scholars, including judges and professors, often say that strict scrutiny is "strict in theory, fatal in fact," because popular perception is that most laws subject to this standard are struck down. However, an empirical study of strict scrutiny decisions in the federal courts, by Adam Winkler, found that laws survive strict scrutiny over thirty percent of the time. In one area of law, religious liberty, laws that burden religious liberty survived strict scrutiny review in nearly sixty percent of applications.[1]