Dear televangelist Pat Robertson,

Pat

Dear Pat,

Back in December 2010, during The 700 Club program, you came out in favor of marijuana legalization. You stated: “We are locking up people who take a couple puffs of marijuana and the next thing you know they got 10 years… with these mandatory sentences… we’ve got to take a look at what we are considering crimes… but, I just believe that criminalizing marijuana, criminalizing the possession of a few ounces of pot… it’s costing us a fortune and it’s ruining young people. Young people go into these prisons as youth and come out as hardened criminals and it’s not a good thing.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQi7A5MW2kQ

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Your Bible believing audiences were surely delighted that you finally saw the light on this issue. Don’t most Christians find it unconscionable to lock people up just for using cannabis? You must have searched the scriptures on this herb and when you did, you concluded that God seems very fond of this green seed-bearing herb.

In fact, your research probably led you to the first chapter of the Bible – Genesis 1: 29 which states “And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. 1: 31 And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good…”

Later on, during the dreadful event of the fall of man God says to Adam in Genesis 3:18 “Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field…” So, we see this herb also survived the curse during the fall of man. This time God seems more forceful in His instructing Adam to eat it – “and thou shalt eat the herb of the field….”

This herb is now 3 for 3 as it also survived the flood. Genesis 9: 3 “Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.” It’s almost embarrassing for the righteous among us here in the 21st century. Here we have all these huge events taking place in Biblical history and God seems pre-occupied with this green seed-bearing herb. It’s hard for the modern day preachers to dance around these verses that are clearly pro pot.

But, alas, Reverend Pat, your views on this issue were finally in harmony with your God’s views. Maybe you also felt uncomfortable being in favor of outlawing a plant created by God that He is very fond of. But then something happened.

Fast forward a few years and we hear that the folks in Denver are making cupcakes and gummy bears laced with THC!

Gummiesphoto courtesy: IE420’s Marijuana Flower and Edibles

Freaked out over kids getting stoned eating cupcakes and gummy bears laced with THC was given as a reason why you flipped on the legalization issue. And now should we say you are in favor of re-illegalization? Unfortunately, in our society you can only flip once on an issue. So, despite the above arguments provided that show cannabis/hemp is good and not evil, you wouldn’t be taken seriously if you tried flipping back again. But, there is one thing you can do for us…

Here at hempforfood.org our mission is to end world hunger one hemp plant at a time. As you know, hemp strains are known for their nutritious seeds. Our goal at hempforfood.org is to send out Hemp Farm kits to needy people around the world so they can begin to grow their own food, fuel and fiber. And, I’m sure you also know there isn’t any THC in hemp. Pat, will you please help us?

In closing, there doesn’t seem to be any scriptures speaking out against cannabis/hemp use. As mentioned earlier – quite the contrary. Yet, the men of the earth have outlawed this plant. We see Jesus instructing His followers to feed the poor. We can do this with hemp. As one of His followers, please, come out in favor of using hemp and hemp seeds so we can begin to end world hunger.

Sincerely,
the hempmeister

Military vehicles or Decorticators?

Militarization of the local police forces… in Nashville?

Suspicion and anger is growing in America over the recent militarization of the local police forces. Armored vehicles like this are quietly showing up everywhere. This one below is in Nashville. So, you and your family decided to visit the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. What would you want or expect to see – Military vehicles or Decorticators?

SWAT vehicle
SWAT vehicle

Apparently, this one is needed in Nashville just in case those country musicians and their tourists at the Grand Ole Opry get out of hand. However, I’ll bet the kind, gentle music loving folks in Nashville and those visiting would prefer to see this SWAT mobile turned into a decorticator.

A decorticator
A Decorticator a machine for stripping the hemp stalks in preparation for further processing.

The Decorticator

A decorticator is a machine for stripping the skin, bark, or rind off nuts, wood, plant stalks, grain, etc., in preparation for further processing.

This machine designed by George Schlichten separated the long hemp fibers from the pulp of the hemp stalks, dramatically reducing the exorbitant labor costs associated with cleaning and preparing hemp for further processing. ”

“With the new machine, known as a decorticator, hemp is cut with a slightly modified grain binder. It is delivered to the machine where an automatic chain conveyer feeds it to the breaking arms at the rate of two or three tons per hour. The hurds are broken into fine pieces which drop into the hopper, from where they are delivered by blower to a baler or to truck or freight car for loose shipment. The fiber comes from the other end of the machine, ready for baling…

Schlichten spent 18 years and £400,000 ($667,578.00 US Dollars) on the decorticator, a machine that could strip the fibre from nearly any plant, leaving the pulp behind. His desire was to stop the felling of forests for paper, which he believed to be a crime!”

In 1919, George Schlichten received a U.S. patent on his improvements of the decorticator for treating fiber bearing plants.[6] Schlichten failed to find investors for production of his decorticator and died as a broken man in 1923. Source: Wikipedia
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Military vehicles or Decorticators?

Seed decorticators perform the task of cracking the shell of seeds/nuts as well as separate the nut which is the part of seed, from the shell.

As every household in America received a Hemp Farm Kit and began growing hemp for food, fuel and fiber, the decorticators will be necessary to process the fiber. This way we could leave the forests alone – uncut.

What would you rather have in your neighborhood, thriving hemp industries complete with decorticators everywhere – or armored military vehicles patrolling your streets looking for cannabis users?

Lets turn the war on drugs into a war on poverty with the help of decorticators!

The hemp exemption

Dear Senator(s): About that hemp exemption…

The hemp exemption found in Article 28 paragraph 2 of the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961states: “This Convention shall not apply to the cultivation of the cannabis plant exclusively for industrial purposes (fibre and seed) or horticultural purposes.”

Much of the non-Western world never stopped growing hemp, and today hemp for commercial use is grown mostly by China, Hungary, England, Canada, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Holland, Germany, Poland, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, India and throughout Asia.

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If the hemp exemption is good enough for non-Western countries, and others… shouldn’t it be good enough for us? So, with optimism I sent the following letter to my 2 US Senators, and a few other elected officials asking for their help.

I hope to hear back from them, soon. I’ll keep you posted. How would your elected officials respond?

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Dear Senator                 ,

While doing research on cannabis and hemp, I learned of the extraordinary nutritional benefits of hemp seeds. The hemp strain of the cannabis sativa plant has many industrial uses and is virtually THC free. Along with the nutritional benefits, the rest of the plant can be used for fuel and fiber. This hearty plant can grow practically anywhere, including Central America.

Washington’s solution to the influx of hungry people trying to enter our country is to spend millions or billions on a border in order to keep these hungry people from entering. hempforfood.org is a humanitarian initiative. Our mission is to end world hunger – one hemp plant at a time. Our solution is to send Hemp Farm kits to each household in Central America. The Hemp Farm kits can produce food as well as fuel and fiber and all from the same plant.

The only problem to our solution using Hemp Farm kits is the hemp seeds seem to be illegal. The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961, is the treaty which classified cannabis as a Schedule 1 drug. However, Article 28 CONTROL OF CANNABIS paragraph 2 of this treaty states: This Convention shall not apply to the cultivation of the cannabis plant exclusively for industrial purposes (fibre and seed) or horticultural purposes.

hempforfood.org appears to be exempt from this Convention since our goals are to provide food and shelter using industrial hemp.

Senator                , can you help us to achieve our goals? Are there forms or documents to file which would allow us to legally purchase hemp seeds? Once we have the seeds we can then put together the Hemp Farm kits to send to our hungry neighbors in Central America.

Thank you in advance for your consideration. We hope you can help.

Sincerely,

the hempmeister
Westland, MI

Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961 pt 1

The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961 https://www.unodc.org/pdf/convention_1961_en.pdf Single Convention

PREAMBLE

The Parties, …Recognizing that addiction to narcotic drugs constitutes a serious evil for the individual and is fraught with social and economic danger to mankind, Conscious of their duty to prevent and combat this evil, Considering that effective measures against abuse of narcotic drugs require co-ordinated and universal action,…

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According to this international treaty, the UN apparently deems other countries federal and state laws etc. null and void. (But, since this blog is about ending world hunger, we will leave the Tenth Amendment/Sovereignty fights to someone else.) This Single Convention treaty of 1961 now considers cannabis to be a serious evil narcotic drug – responsible for addiction fraught with social and economic danger to mankind. (Question: What would these global lawmakers of 1961 think of today’s epidemic of addicting, mind altering designer drugs readily available to anyone?)

By the way, The Single Convention of 1961 classifies cannabis as a narcotic – however, the US government’s Controlled Substances by CSA Schedule, does not. CSA t3http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/schedules/orangebook/e_cs_sched.pdf. (good luck!)

Here are a few bullet points from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia on The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961.

● The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961 is an international treaty to prohibit production and supply of specific (nominally narcotic) drugs and of drugs with similar effects except under license for specific purposes, such as medical treatment and research.

● Earlier treaties had only controlled opium, coca, and derivatives such as morphine, heroin and cocaine. The Single Convention, adopted in 1961, consolidated those treaties and broadened their scope to include cannabis and drugs whose effects are similar to those of the drugs specified.

● As of May 2013, the Single Convention has 184 state parties. The Holy See, The Holy See plus all members of the UN are state parties, with the exception of Afghanistan, Chad, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, Kiribati, Nauru, Samoa, South Sudan, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

● The Single Convention created four Schedules of controlled substances. The Schedules were designed to have significantly stricter regulations than predecessor treaties. For the first time, cannabis was added to the list of internationally controlled drugs. In fact, regulations on the cannabis plant – as well as the opium poppy, the coca bush, poppy straw and cannabis tops – were embedded in the text of the treaty, making it impossible to deregulate them through the normal Scheduling process. A 1962 issue of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs’ Bulletin on Narcotics proudly announced that “after a definite transitional period, all non-medical use of narcotic drugs, such as opium smoking, opium eating, consumption of cannabis (hashish, marijuana) and chewing of coca leaves, will be outlawed everywhere. This is a goal which workers in international narcotics control all over the world have striven to achieve for half a century.”

So, we see in this treaty: “the addiction to narcotic drugs (including cannabis) constitutes a serious evil for the individual and is fraught with social and economic danger to mankind,” and “measures against abuse of narcotic drugs require co-ordinated and universal action,…” But, what about hemp? People don’t smoke hemp. Rather, it’s been used for food, fuel and fiber since the beginning of time. What happened to it? Was hemp exempt from the list of “evil” plants? Paragraph 2 of Article 28 seems to indicate it was – and has been.  https://www.unodc.org/pdf/convention_1961_en.pdf

More later, on Article 28 paragraph 2.