Saturday, November 28, 2020

Cannabis vs. Climate Change Crowdfunding Campaign

Everyone is invited to help pioneer mankind’s transition from toxic fossil fuels & nuclear energy, to Gaiatherapeutic cellulosic hydrogen, biodigested from organic Cannabis stalks. 

All money will be used to construct a demonstration project at our regenerative organic farm in Southern Oregon. We will produce clean, cellulosic hydrogen energy, vegetable protein and herbal therapeutics, all from the same organic harvest! Atmospheric aerosol terpenes, oxygen & carbon sequestration are a few of the environmental services that are perhaps the most valuable aspect of the project. 

It is envisioned that the study of hemp's atmospheric terpene & oxygen production will eventually be developed, along with a Cannabis energy & protein model of a Gaiatherapeutic value-base.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Eliminating THC limits on industrial hemp in time for Spring planting 2020

Eighty-three years after marijuana prohibition crippled US hemp agriculture, Cannabis has finally been recognized as "essential" in the midst of a global pandemic. This Spring, growing Cannabis for food, fuel & herbal therapeutics takes emergency preparedness precedence over baseless concerns regarding THC content of hemp. 

Organic, non-GMO Cannabis agriculture must be encouraged by eliminating THC limits on industrial hemp, a federally recognized "strategic resource." Energy production, Gaiatherapeutic industry, & food security are every nation's first priority. 

Cannabis processing infrastructure must be constructed using part of the 2 trillion dollar COVID bail-out, in anticipation of the 2020 harvest. These two actions must happen immediately, before the hemp seed hits the ground. Farmers will not plant if they are threatened with having their crops destroyed for testing above the absurdly-low .3% limit.

Spring planting season 2020 finds the world writhing in the grip of a global chaos. In my opinion, at their foundations most of our environmental, economic & social conflicts are caused by prolonged, imposed essential resource scarcity. As a result, forests were cut to make toilet paper, terpene deficiencies in Earth's atmosphere allow more UVB through Earth’s atmosphere, compared with concentrations of aerosol terpenes seventy years ago. Global Broiling is cooking the planet in ways most people aren’t aware of.

It did not have to go this way. It is truly shameful how far my generation has allowed blatant attacks on democracy and the Rule of Law to advance. Our children will suffer the worst of what we’ve created, unless we act now.

The 'good news' is, there is something we can do about the systemic dysfunction that afflicts our collective, extinctionistic trajectory: We must demand that government eliminate the THC limits on industrial hemp.There is nothing about THC that is more dangerous than UV-B radiation. There is nothing more dangerous about THC than there is about COVID virus and other biopathogens circulating throughout Earth’s hydrologic cycle.

If THC levels are eliminated in time, America could recover social balance in time to eject a traitorous, pseudo-president from office.

Extremes of death, illness despair and sadness swirl around the planet. Fear is as epidemic a the virus itself. People are vibrating at fevered pitch, audible in the quivering voices of news anchors, forced to recite escalating casualty figures & dire warnings, day in & day out. 

The FACT that Cannabis produces sustainable biofuels AND complete nutrition, FROM THE SAME HARVEST, ought to ring a bell for anyone who understands the need to grow energy without inducing food insecurity & malnutrition. Cannabis is unique in that. And essential. 

Funny that, in the midst of a pandemic, marijuana dispensaries have been deemed "essential" businesses here in Oregon. I've been writing it for so long, I'd given up hoping that anyone would ever recognize the truth In it. There’s much more to it though.

When people realize the fuel potential in Cannabis, by investing in hemp as a biofuels feedstock for making cellulosic hydrogen, electricity & supercapacitors, fossil fuels stocks will plummet over-night. That’s why there’s so much intentional dysfunction. The longer people are distracted by cognitive dissonance, the more fossil fuels we consume. As soon as we recognize the true essential value of Cannabis, we can begin to evolve toward agricultural abundance supplying Gaiatherapeutic industry.

Cannabis agriculture connects the healing of Earth's atmosphere to our energy consumption. Energy production is the driving force of human economics, but it doesn’t have to be harmful to the Natural Order. If we make energy from an organic, non-GMO plant, that heals Earth’s atmosphere, water & soil, then consumption becomes healthy for people, animals, and the Earth itself.

People have to decide whether they are more worried about THC or global extinction. Those are the choices. Unless we plant hemp everywhere we can this Spring, to produce fuel, food, fiber, & herbal therapeutics, then the chaos that ensues will, at some point, become irreversible, if it is not already.

We have to assume it’s not too late to recover balance, in full understanding that time is the limiting factor in the equation of survival. Our window of opportunity is closing at an accelerating rate. Cannabis agriculture is mankind's functional interface with the Earth’s Natural Order. The sooner we recognize that, the better our children’s chances will be for a livable future.


Paul J. von Hartmann 
Cannabis scholar, photographer, biodynamic gardener 
Founder Project P.E.A.C.E.
California Cannabis Ministry 
Southern Oregon Ministry Alliance 

projectpeace at 
yahoo dot com

Author, filmmaker, activist gardener

Cannabis vs. Climate Change

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Earth On the Brink of Irreversible Systemic Collapse

"For a long time I have been concerned our main economic measures failed to take into account environmental degradation and resource depletion. If...growth is not sustainable because we are destroying the environment...our statistics should warn us. But because GDP [Gross Domestic Product] didn’t include resource depletion and environmental degradation, we typically get an excessively rosy picture." 
~ Joseph E Stiglitz (1)
Humanity has failed to realistically assess the long-term, functional importance of integrated natural systems. Bingeing on environmental toxins, mankind has been ignoring the Laws of Nature in order to make more money for the past 100 years. Moral detachment from responsible respect for Nature, the quality of life on Earth for future generations is a corporate afterthought, typically dismissed as being too costly for meaningful concern.

It would cost trillions of dollars for our largest industries to be environmentally responsible. Accounting for clean air, unpolluted water & uncontaminated soil would make several major industries unprofitable or obsolete. "Political reality" serves the cult of toxic industrialism, supplanting ancient traditions of stewardship for the Earth. Future generations have been forgotten in the cypher of progress, abandoned in pursuit of immediate profit at any cost.

Over time, chemical industrialism has proven to be inherently unsustainable. After decades of poisoning Earth’s atmosphere, water, air & soil, we are finally forced to admit we are facing extinction. Foundering in chemical and radioactive waste, we can no longer ignore or deny that fundamental changes must happen, now. 

Motivated by GDP and industry’s insatiable desire to control unevenly distributed, toxic energy resources, radical disintegration of the Natural Order is leading to global extinction. Ignoring the primary importance of Nature's integrated systems, mankind continues to consume toxins with little or no regard for the predictable result. Humanity is in the initial stages of systems disintegration right now. The point at which irreversible systemic collapse becomes unavoidable will be reached in our lifetimes, if it hasn’t been already.

The good news is that Cannabis hemp agriculture offers several unique and essential properties, necessary for repairing Earth's systemic equilibrium. Most importantly, hemp is the most efficient, globally distributed crop there is, for turning sunlight into usable energy.

So-called "unquantifiable externalities" are the immeasurable, priceless things we can’t hang a price tag on. Quality of life, pure air, clean water & rich soil are universally valued, mostly in an abstract, often spiritual sense, but not in a corporate, numerical way. Since they can’t be assigned a number value, unquantifiables are routinely left out of the resource exploitation equation. 

Inevitably, the real price of industrial profit is eventually paid by people and animals downstream, geographically & chronologically. Generations that follow ours are heading toward degenerative health, a degraded environment, and violent collapse of the human social order, unless we act in a time-efficient, globally coordinated campaign of organic, non-GMO agriculture, immediately. 

The Spring planting season of 2020 is precious beyond measure. We don’t know how many growing seasons we have left before "cascading systems failures" and "non-linear extinction level events" become irreversible. (2) Indicator-species populations have been crashing for decades. Yet humans continue to consume toxic, Gaiacidal resources degrading Earth’s environment, as though there were no alternatives. There are many things that can be done to heal the planet; but, there is only one plant possessing all of the properties necessary for doing everything that needs to be done, in the time we may have left to make a difference.

Cannabis hemp is uniquely qualified to replace fossil fuels and nuclear energy. Hemp simultaneously replenishes Earth’s atmosphere with oxygen & solar-protective terpenes, (3) sequesters carbon, feeds the world, ends economic disparity, expands the arable base, and purifies the hydrologic cycle. At the same time, Cannabis heals our bodies and calms our minds. 

A crop so useful and beneficial sounds too good to be true, making it especially difficult to talk about after eight decades of "drug war" propaganda. Whether our species is capable of making the requisite shift in value from "illegal" to essential remains to be seen. 

The so-called "political reality" we’re presently slugging our way through can be characterized as "Cannabis is valuable but, (despite decades of gold standard science to the contrary) THC is still "dangerous" enough to require government oversight & regulation." Because the lies of "Reefer Madness" persist, the scale of production is being suppressed, and availability is being constricted. 

As awareness grows about the unique & essential environmental services of Cannabis, a truly free market will eventually evolve infrastructural changes, in response to the  influence of clean, inexpensive, hemp-based fuels. The most time efficient, globally distributed & cost-effective means of providing energy to billions of people, while healing the Earth, is in the stalk of the hemp plant.

Since Cannabis is the only crop that produces complete nutrition and sustainable biofuels from the same harvest, food security, nutrition & herbal therapeutic availability are vastly improved. The cellulose-rich stalks are harvested and biodigested to produce hydrogen, powering electrical generation. The seeds & leaves provide proteins, amino acids, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll and more.

Expansion of the arable base using a non-invasive "pioneer" crop, that produces complete nutrition for man & animals; and sustainable energy, as it heals the air, water & soil; is essential in order to increase the carrying capacity of this planet. Unless this is done soon, population displacement and species extinction will continue to get worse.

All nations must coordinate a global agricultural campaign, repurposing their military forces from armies to farmers. The mission is to plant Cannabis in every soil & climate condition to which it may be able to adapt. That would be the most logical way to achieve balanced atmospheric conditions, and essential resource distribution in the shortest span of time possible.

Whether mankind is capable of achieving the requisite polar shift in Cannabis value, from "illegal" to essential, with determine whether or not our children & grandchildren will survive on Earth, beyond the 21st century.


Paul J. von Hartmann 
Cannabis scholar, photographer, biodynamic gardener 
California Cannabis Ministry
Ashland, Oregon 97520


  1. The Guardian News. It's time to retire metrics like GDP. They don't measure everything that matters. Joseph E Stiglitz is a Nobel laureate in economics and the co-author of "Measuring What Counts: The Global Movement for Well-Being"
  2. IPCC Report, 2014
  3. Fragrance of pine forests helps to slow climate change