Colorado Farmers Begin Planting Hemp Under New Legalization. What about Mendo?…


From ANTHONY GUCCIARDI
Natural Society

[See also James Lee, Anderson Valley, on Local Hemp below and thanks for video above... DS]

Many farmers in Colorado will be expanding their list of planted crops this Spring after groundbreaking legislation was passed last November that allowed not only for the legalization of marijuana, but hemp as well. Now in case you’re not familiar, hemp is actually a multi-purpose substance that does not produce the high effects of marijuana. In fact, it’s mainly used as a super cheap and highly efficient building material — at least in other nations where ridiculous bans are not enforced on the ‘high-free’ material.

Colorado farmers like Michael Bowman will be planting 100 acres of hemp to be harvested and sold off as not only building material, but a highly nutritious superfood. While marijuana is considerably high in the substance known as THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol), which of course is the compound that produces the ‘high’ effects, it’s also significantly low in what’s known as CDB (cannabidiol). That’s where hemp comes in. Both THC and CDB are known as cannabinoids, but hemp is particularly high in CDB while lacking in THC.

Hemp as a Superfood, Industry Transformer
These cannabinoids have actually been promoted by many first hand sources as not only a health optimizing substance, but a serious solution to cancer. One popular documentary titled ‘Run from the Cure’ by Rick Simpson, which is available for free on Youtube, focuses on the use of hemp oil to conquer cancer.

Rich in essential oils, fiber, and a close to complete amino acid profile, hemp contains beneficial ingredients such as:

Linoleic acid (44% of the weight of hempseed is actually full of edible oils). Omega 3 fatty acids (shown time and time again to fight against anxiety, depression, and even inflammation) Omega-6.

A ‘complete’ amino profile that surpasses the profile of eggs, milk, soy, and many meats. This includes the 9 essential aminos that the human body cannot produce on its own.

It is for these reasons that hemp is utilized today in many high quality products like protein shakes, energy bars, and many more food products. Two tablespoons of shelled hemp seeds contain about 11 grams of protein and 2 grams of unsaturated omega-3 fatty acids.

Its versatility allows it to be a prime ingredient even in clothing and fabric-based industries. It could transform the entire industry, replacing unsustainable materials with environmentally friendly hemp.

Feds: ‘We Will Come for Your Hemp’
That is if the federal government doesn’t seize it across the nation. The DEA has its sights set on confiscating all hemp planted and grown in the United States through citing the Controlled Substances Act, which doesn’t differentiate between marijuana and hemp. The agents, which will ignore state law and enforce federal law throughout any state, say that they will be going after farmers who plant non-THC hemp as if they were planting marijuana. After all, they say it doesn’t matter what it actually is.

“It really doesn’t matter whether it looks different or it looks the same,” DEA agent Paul Roach told NPR. “If it’s the cannabis plant, it’s in the Controlled Substances Act and, therefore, enforceable under federal drug law.”

In the event that Colorado manages to generate acres of hemp without the federal government raiding the super efficient substance that is classified as a dangerous drug, it will provide a serious industry change that may spread to other states and potentially even federal law. In the more likely scenario of federal agents jailing hemp farmers and raiding their ‘drug’ operations, an intellectual and legal resistance will be in order to attempt to alter the ridiculous laws surrounding the cultivation of hemp.
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From JAMES LEE
Anderson Valley

What if we, you, me and the people in Mendocino had many of the Big answers to many, many of our problems today, especially our Climate Weirding dilema?

Oil and the powers that shouldn’t be just don’t want to solve our problems and effectively bans, through owning the regulatory process, these known ancient technological answers to our many problems.

There is not a free marketplace in this country, the regulators and government agencies representing Big Biz make sure of that. And there is no level playing field with which to introduce with economies of scale much better ways to live in harmony with Nature.

But we do have the solutions right now, right here.

What if Mendonesia was/is a prime area to make the changes we need to see to heal the planet, generate our own self reliant and efficient localized economy, create jobs and provide clean energy for all, at a much lower costs that would require minimum, if any Federal or State oversight because it needs little oversight than perhaps water use controls?

Hemp (from the male plant) was banned because the Rockefellers did not want alcohol or bio diesel products to compete with fossil fuels. Hemp oil can produce fuel for vehicles at less than 1/3rd of fossil fuel costs, can be grown locally and the excess can feed our livestock with 3x the nutrition of commercial corn, sorghum, etc. and can is truly clean energy. Nearly every part of the plant can be used effectively for our needs. Did you know most books were made of hemp paper until it was banned in the ’30′s, which is why old books have lasted so long as opposed to the acid wash process of today?

Please watch this amazing video above.

Henry Fords’ first model A and T’s had a switch to alcohol or to oil to run the cars. This is what Prohibition in the 20′s was really about, not a social disease as has been taught to us. (This ban, with complete compliance of Congress and the President, also made Joe Kennedy and the Robber Barons even more wealthy.)
http://weblog.timoregan.com/archive/2008/01/john-d-rockefeller-alcohol-prohibition/

Then Rockefeller along with Firestone, GM, et. all formed the fictitious United Motors Transportation Corp. (UMTC) and bought up all the electric rail lines and ripped them out, so people would be forced to commute and this is how and why the ‘burbs got built out as well. .
http://www.culturechange.org/issue10/taken-for-a-ride.htm

Could this be the real reason why the Federal government will not legalize dope because they know this may lead to people discovering they could grow their own fuel, paper, clothing, feed their animals with more nutrition and help the environment, etc.???

And we’ve been taken for a ride ever since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Yet, we can be the answers to many of the problems we all face with our own hands, on our own lands. The choice appears to be ours should we choose to act in an organized, cohesive local agency.
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Of course, as the article suggests, the many beneficial properties and uses of hemp have been commonly known for millennia, so again we see an example of how pervasive and thorough our collective cultural amnesia is, and how quickly and easily we can be induced into it. And the remarkable belligerence and myopia of DEA agent Roach so perfectly encapsulates what is wrong with “our” government.

I suppose it’s better to back into the real issue than miss it entirely, but what is currently going on with ‘Medical Cannabis’ and the high-dollar, black-market recreational drug thing is far removed, ethically and economically, from the production of industrial hemp.

“Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth & protection of the country.”
– Thomas Jefferson, lived to age 83, U.S. President

We shall, by and by, want a world of hemp more for our own consumption.”
– John Adams, lived to age 91, U.S. President

“I now have absolute proof that smoking even one marijuana cigarette is equal in brain damage to being on Bikini Island during an H-bomb blast”
– Ronald Reagan, U.S. President, died of Alzheimer’s disease

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Curing Cancer Naturally.

http://www.redicecreations.com/radio/2012/10/RIR-121007.php

“Rick Simpson has been providing people with instructions on how to make Hemp Oil medicines for about 8 years. The results, Rick claims, have been nothing short of amazing. The research, backed by hundreds of other studies done worldwide, have proven that properly made hemp medicine provides relief and cures many diseases, even cancer. Simpson has provided hemp oil to hundreds of people with various medical conditions and the results speak for themselves. Throughout man’s history hemp has always been known as a powerful medicinal plant across the world. We’ll discuss Rick’s story and the use of hemp oil as medicine. He’ll explain how it works and talk about the reasons why the pharmaceutical establishment refuses to acknowledge the powerful effects and benefits of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)”

A short intro into testimonials and Mr. Simpsons pure charity work (he has never charged anyone for his medicine) towards the healing of cancer (11 min.)

Run from the Cure ~ must see
The following presentation of RUN FROM THE CURE: The Rick Simpson Story was made possible by Rick Simpson and video producer Christian Laurette… made for free to teach YOU how to heal yourself of disease and illness using cannabinoids~~~~

The Rick Simpson Story ~ Phoenix Tears

http://phoenixtears.ca/buy-phoenixtears-the-rick-simpson-story/

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What if hemp oil was found to really cure cancer and many other diseases?

Would Big Pharma, Big Medical, Big Business want this type of life saving information to be offered to the public, to let us cure and heal naturally, locally and cheaply? Would Big Government choose to do what is in the public’s best interest’s to cure the biggest killer of our times at the expense of their largest donors that put them into office?

With our ever increasing radiated world, cancer rates are only predicted to severely increase, yet it appears we may now have a viable cure of serious diseases away from using poison (chemo) to treat the poison (cancer) thanks to a good Canadian Samaritan named Rick Simpson.

I personally know 2 friends who have used hemp oil after being diagnosed with breast cancer and they have been in remission ever since (1yr. and 2 1/2yrs.) I have been told that many others in Mendocino are using hemp oil and have achieved similar success’.

Many more success stories about curing cancer with hemp oil are to be found in the critical information presented above and are being supported and validated by MD’s and Oncologists around the world.

Hemp Oil appears to be a natural Big Answer to one of the most deadliest diseases of Mankind today, yet to achieve success on a wide scale we have to stop allowing Big Government and Big Business to dictate how we choose to heal ourselves because their net profit bottom lines may take a hit (pun intended!)

‘They’ are the global mega-corporations who keep telling us what is allowed and ‘legal’ in this country through ownership of our national, state and local regulatory agencies (FDA, NCI, AMA, USDA, etc.), soon to be a global regulatory system through the United Nations. They are the creators of “Obamacare” which locks all into the government illhealthcare system of dis-ease management.

They use the regulatory system to suppress and intimidate those who try to provide real alternative holistic natural medicines that provide viable ways to all to self heal, to self cure locally at minimal costs. It’s time for Change.

Change we can. Change we must. Change we will.

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To all the peoples of the world, I once more give expression to America’s prayerful and continuing aspiration:

We pray that peoples of all faiths, all races, all nations, may have their great human needs satisfied; that those now denied opportunity shall come to enjoy it to the full; that all who yearn for freedom may experience its spiritual blessings; that those who have freedom will understand, also, its heavy responsibilities; that all who are insensitive to the needs of others will learn charity; that the scourges of poverty, disease and ignorance will be made to disappear from the earth, and that, in the goodness of time, all peoples will come to live together in a peace guaranteed by the binding force of mutual respect and love.

Now, on Friday noon, I am to become a private citizen. I am proud to do so. I look forward to it.

Thank you, and good night.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Farewell Speech 1/17/1961

Prohibition, first of alcohol, now of virtually any psychoactive substance, has the major effect of subsidizing organized crime. Along the way all this other stuff happens as well as insanity is a constant bedfellow of corruption. The urgency now seems to be a desperate attempt to keep the financial casino going by funneling as much cash as possible through major traffickers who, in turn, use their concentrated wealth to feed the gambling frenzy. Pretty much everything in this country is unreal at this point as a sign of the triumph of propaganda over reality. This situation can not last for very long. Right now the ruling cabal is counting all its gambling chits as real money. Like any degenerate gamblers there is no end to the crazy rationalizations that concentrated wealth put forward as compelling reasons for continuing the insanity that has become the law and public policy in general. No point in trying to get in the way of these insane people just as one should not try to take a bone from a dog. Not to worry. All that counts now is whether we can learn to cooperate with each other for our mutual survival. Getting together to attack our massively armed and protected ruling class, though very attractive on the emotional level, is just going to weaken us and prevent the real necessary process of learning to cooperate locally for mutual aid. Money itself, the sacrament of banker oppression, is about to tank. Necessity will open the eyes of those prepared to join with others. The real question is are there enough such people to rekindle an appreciation of reason and compassion. The prospects are better elsewhere, as evidenced in the tiny country of Iceland. It can be done if we can believe that it can be done. A good place to start is to relearn our national history in the non-propganda version. Under the weight of the depression people were becoming very conscious of the innate evil of extreme inequality. They got snookered by Roosevelt with the phony New Deal, which was just a temporizing measure to protect our system of radical inequality. Live and learn.

ybera

    The “triumph of propaganda over reality” is evidenced by the JFK assassination, MLK, the attack on 9/11 and dozens of other incidents that have been cemented over with propaganda. I could fill a history book with the triumphs of propaganda but Howard Zinn has already filled several.
    According to drugscience.org, on a three year average, 14,349 metric tons of marijuana is consumed annually in the US. The estimate is that half is imported so if 25% of the half grown in the US was hemp that would be 3,587 m. tons (dry weight). Localization of economies including hemp production and less marijuana would be a good start towards getting hemp legal. Or just ignore the laws as a lot do when driving over the speed limit. I can see one hemp plant in everyones back yard with a local entrepreneur trucking them to a processing plant. Would the DEA want to go after each grower of one hemp plant? No, they would go after the processor but….

I remember hemp rope being common in my youth. Maybe it will come back soon as the oil based types are too expensive and the resource is not renewable.

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