Mr. President, Say It Isn't So
This is an open letter to you, Mr. President, because I feel I know you. Since your speech at the Convention in 2004, I knew you would become President. Your approach to the world, your patience, your calm, and your ability to see the whole forest, not just the trees in front of you, make you the equal of few humans, among them Tiger Woods. Focus and direction are abilities that few people master.
Now, enough with the platitudes, I would like to talk with you in layman's terms about a statement you made today that a man of your reasoning abilities must realize is baloney (balogna for the Italians who read this). Here it is:
That is your politically correct answer. Remember this?
I realize that this topic is very delicate for you POLITICALLY, but it's one that we must discuss without bias or prejudice. Let's put politics aside and discuss what is truly in the best interest of the American people. What would you say, Mr. President, if I told you that we have a PROVEN CURE FOR CANCER? Would you listen to me for the American people?
I believe in your programs and agree that we must address healthcare, education, jobs and energy all at once. I also believe it will generate the short term growth and stability you are seeking. However, we MUST HAVE additional revenue sources that will provide LONG-TERM stability and growth. We have those sources AVAILABLE NOW.
Let's agree to ground rules. I will present many arguments in favor of the legalization of marijuana and welcome your response to each.
First, it is both moral and ethical for you to legalize this God-given plant. As a Christian, I am sure you adhere to the teachings of the Bible. I am not a Bible scholar and the information presented to you is a result of research and assistance for more Godly friends. What does the Bible tell us about marijuana (Cannabis)?
At Exodus 30:22-25, God gives the recipe to Moses for holy anointing oil. One of the key ingredients of this oil is cannabis hemp. The Hebrew word “Keneh-bosem” is mistranslated as sweet calamus, aromatic cane or sweet cane. The story goes that King James intentionally mistranslated Keneh-bosem into Calamus after his wife was caught in an affair. Canaan was named for Cannabis. Evidently, the bible translators are trying to hide the fact that this is marijuana. Cannabis Hemp is one of the many blessings that God gave to man as stated at Genesis 1:11 and Genesis 1:29, and we are commanded to appreciate and to use all of God's creations as long as it is received with thanks, as stated at 1 Timothy 4:4.
In 1860 the Ohio State Medical Society concurred with Biblical scholars that 'the gall and vinegar or myrrhed wine offered to our saviour immediately before his crucifixion was a preparation of Indian hemp”.
For purposes of this communication, I will refer to Marijuana or Cannabis as Hemp. The difference between marijuana and hemp is the absence of THC in the hemp plant. Here is a timeline of the usage of hemp in the United States:
A Timeline of Hemp in the United States
1619 - Virginia colony makes hemp cultivation mandatory, followed by most other colonies. Europe pays hemp bounties.
1631 - Hemp used as money throughout American colonies.
1776 - American 'Declaration of Independence' drafted on hemp paper.
1791 - President Washington sets duties on hemp to encourage domestic industry; Jefferson calls hemp "a necessity", and urges farmers to grow hemp instead of tobacco.
1801 - Certain premiums offered to encourage the cultivation of hemp in Upper and Lower Canada.
1800's Australia survives two prolonged famines by eating virtually nothing but hemp seed for protein and hemp leaves for roughage.
Then it happened . . .
The corporations stepped in:
1850's – The Petrochemical age begins. Toxic sulfite and chlorine processes make paper from trees, steamships replace sails, tropical fibers introduced.
1930's - New machines invented to break hemp, process the fiber, and convert pulp or hurds into paper, plastics, etc. - DuPont was getting ready to file patents for nylon. He got his friend William Hearst, owner of a network of National newspapers to spread Racist fears of Mexicans, Asians, and African Americans engaging in illicit activities with innocent young white girls that lead to an outcry for cannabis to be outlawed. Isn't it amazing what a controlled Racist press can do?
1937 - Marijuana Tax Act forbids hemp farming in the US. Dupont files patent for nylon.
1938 - Canada prohibits production of hemp under Opium And Narcotics Control Act.
Outraged by the ban, Henry Ford built a car out of hemp as a means of protest in 1941. Here it is:
Does that give you any ideas as to the Auto Industry, or the potential of Industrial Hemp? Henry Ford ran 40,000 vehicles on hemp fuel from only 10,000 acres. The emissions are what you exhale, and next year’s crop is reconverting it back to oxygen. That’s a natural cycle fuel! Best of all... the money stays home.
In 1943, faced with a desperate shortage of war materials, the United States government produced a movie entitled “Hemp for Victory”, and urged farmers in America to grow hemp in the interest of national security. The Farmers of America answered the call. Here is that movie:
Mr. President, the Farmers of America answered the call. In 1938, Popular Mechanics Magazine declared that Hemp was the “NEXT BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY” and a boon for farmers across America. However, the corporate influence of men like Hearst and DuPont stepped in and, appealing to the most racist and base instincts of Americans, banned both marijuana and hemp. This was not in the best interest of Americans. It was corporate greed. Now, here is a plea to you from Willie Nelson, representing the Farmers of America.
In 1955, hemp farming was again banned. Since that time, the world has begun to come to its senses.
1992 - Australia licences hemp farming.
1993 - England eases restriction on hemp farming. News media declare hemp clothes and cannabis leaf logo hottest new fashion.
1994 - Under the CNCA, one license was granted to a Canadian company, Hempline Inc., to grow hemp experimentally in Canada under the strict supervision of the authorities.
1996 - The Canadian federal government passed Bill C8 stating that mature hemp stalks are exempt from the list of controlled substances.
1998 - The Canadian government legalizes the commercial growth of industrial hemp.
I listed a short history of Hemp in the United States simply as a means of introduction. Here is a two-minute video of the worldwide importance of hemp.
The Time for Acceptance is NOW
Hemp is one of the most diverse plants on the planet, and could literally supply most of humankind's needs for fuel, food, clothing, building products, and medicine. Despite its usefulness, hemp is illegal to grow in the United States.
Hemp as Food
The Nutritional Composition of a Hemp Seed is Exceptional. Whole hemp seeds contain approximately 25% protein, 31% fat (in the form of a nutritious oil), and 34% carbohydrates, in addition to an interesting array of vitamins and minerals.
1972 - U.S.D.A. finds that hemp seed is lower in saturated fats than any other vegetable oil (including soybean and canola). Other studies note that until this century hemp-cake (the by-product of pressing the seed for oil ) was one of the world's principle animal feeds. It is also found that hemp seed, like soybeans, can produce a tofu-like curd and be spiced to taste like chicken, steak or pork; can be sprouted for salads, ground into meal, and also made into margarine. Hemp seed is recommended as a nutritionally balanced food for domestic pets and farm animals.
A direct result of marijuana prohibition has been malnutrition and hunger in many parts of the world. Because hemp is the ONLY common seed with three essential fatty acids is unique and essential. In response to global climate change, the climate mitigation potential of cannabis agriculture should be considered.
Hemp as Fuel
The thought of hemp production as a cheap alternative to oil and gas is appealing because it can be converted to "biomass" that is, in turn, converted to energy. "Biomass can be converted to methane, methanol or gasoline at a fraction of the current cost of oil, coal or nuclear energy," Jack Herer, a longtime hemp activist and author of "The Emperor Wears No Clothes," said. In his book, he says, "Hemp stems are 80 percent hurds" (pulp byproduct after the hemp fiber is removed from the plant). Hemps hurds are 77 percent cellulose - a primary chemical feed stock (industrial raw material) used in the production of chemicals, plastics and fibers ... an acre of full-grown hemp plants can provide from 50 to 100 times the cellulose found in cornstalks, kenaf or sugar cane."
According to Herer's research, "Farming only 6 percent of the continental U.S. acreage with biomass [from hemp] crops would provide all of Americans' gas and oil energy needs, ending dependence upon fossil fuels." Think about that! If we would just farm only 6% of our available acreage, we would end our dependency upon foreign countries!
He added, "Each acre of hemp would yield 1,000 gallons of methanol. Fuels from hemp, along with the recycling of paper, etc., would be enough to run America virtually without oil." Herer explained the versatility of hemp by saying, "It can be grown in virtually any climate or soil condition on Earth, even marginal ones."
Hemp as Medicine
We are familiar, Mr. President, with the benefits of medical marijuana as published. However, its benefits are far greater than has been allowed to be known.
1975 - Researchers at the Medical College of Virginia discover that cannabis is incredibly successful for reducing the size of many types of tumors, both benign and cancerous.
In 2000 Dr. Manuel Guzman of Complutense University in Madrid Spain re-discovered that THC destroys tumors with no negative side effects whatsoever. His team also irrigated healthy rats brains with high doses of THC for seven days and again found no negative results. Cannabinoids kill cancer cells by cutting off their blood supply but not to the healthy cells. These results have since been duplicated around the globe with many other cancers as well.
In 2005 Dr. Xia Zhang of the University of Saskatchewan found that THC actually promotes the growth of brain cells bringing new hope for head trauma and stroke patients. The same year the Scripps Institute reported that THC was a superior inhibitor of the plaque that causes Alzheimers. Unfortunately we hear little of any of these findings.
In 2008 researchers in Italy and the U.K. found that cannabinoids have germ killing activity against MRSA and kill bacteria in a different way than current antibiotics, meaning they might bypass bacterial resistance. MRSA's are becoming more and more prevalent and new treatments are desperately needed.
Cannabis has also been found extremely helpful with autism, epilepsy, arthritis, migraine, asthma, emphysema, MS, ALS, OCD, ADHD, chronic pain, nausea, cystic fibrosis, lupus, tuberculosis, muscular dystrophy, depression, diabetes, glaucoma, alcoholism, herpes, anxiety, Parkinsons, Huntingtons, Tourettes, Crohn's disease, and more. It is the safest medicine known to man. All mammals, birds, fish, and reptiles have cannabinoid receptors throughout their body that work independently of those that control the heart and breathing which is why cannabis cannot kill you. The hemp seed is the single most nutritionally complete food source on Earth, reintroduced to our diets it will alleviate many of the above mentioned diseases and help end world hunger.
So, if you take this information and add it to all the all the nutritional, industrial and cosmetic uses, then add in that it was God himself that in the original Hebrew text of the Old Testament instructed Moses to use 250 shekels of cannabis(kaneh bosm) in the Holy Oil used to anoint all Priests, Kings, and Prophets, for all generations to come, including that of Jesus and even today as the title Christ/Messiah means literally covered in oil, anointed, I think we have the botanical Messiah, the Mystical Tree of Life, not a worthless plant!!!
Now, Mr. President, please let me introduce you to Rick Simpson, author of “Run From the Cure”. Rick, and an entire town in Nova Scotia, have PROVEN that a mixture of Hemp Oil with THC cures cancer. This is not rumor or conjecture, it is FACT. I invite you to invite your wife to watch this video with you. Its importance cannot be underestimated.
After a serious head injury in 1997, Rick Simpson sought relief from his medical condition through the use of medicinal hemp oil. When Rick discovered that the hemp oil (with its high concentration of T.H.C.) cured cancers and other illnesses, he tried to share it with as many people as he could free of charge - curing and controlling literally hundreds of people's illnesses... but when the story went public, the long arm of the law snatched the medicine - leaving potentially thousands of people without their cancer treatments - and leaving Rick with unconstitutional charges of possessing and trafficking marijuana! Canada, like the United States, is in the middle of a CANCER EPIDEMIC and the traditional medical industry has no clue how to stop it! Meet the people who were not allowed to testify on Rick's behalf at the Supreme Court of Canada's Infamous Rick Simpson Trial on September 10, 2007... INCLUDING A MAN WHO WAS CURED OF TERMINAL CANCER USING HEMP OIL!
Please watch this video and explain to me why you should not invite Rick Simpson to the United States to supervise the preparation of Hemp Oil with THC. I'll bet you will have millions of cancer suffers willing to undergo the cure.
Mr. President, to avoid the legalization of marijuana is NOT in the best interests of the American people both economically and healthwise. It is vital that the racist ban be removed and our people allowed to experience this gift of nature to mankind.
Based upon this information, please reconsider your stance. We will support you.
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