Global temperature change, increasing atmospheric carbon & other greenhouse gases, ocean acidification and increasing solar UV-B radiation have created a "perfect storm" of fundamental environmental imbalance, that is affecting every interrelated system on this planet. Poorly understood "feedback loops" are accelerating the collapse of Earth's systemic integrity, while increasing the likelihood of extinction level events (i.e. melting of sub-arctic clathrate deposits).
It is increasingly urgent to acknowledge the limited time we have left to heal the atmosphere, because it's already taken far too long for our species to discontinue our parasitic, "Gaiacidal" toxic resource consumption habits. 'Time' itself has become the limiting-factor in the equation of survival.
This is primarily significant for several reasons. Among them is the need to identify the most time-efficient protocol for achieving the required changes. "Essential civilian demand"* is the most accelerated and direct, U.S. Federal emergency preparedness protocol, presently in-force and waiting to be implemented. (*See Executive Order 13603, CFR 44, etc.)
Equally important is to recognize the unique and essential properties of a banned "strategic resource" that is the ONLY agricultural crop possessing all of the properties necessary for achieving the fundamental changes needed to avoid systemic collapse. The public must pull together to exercise "essential civilian demand" for Cannabis, which has been identified in seven Presidential Executive Orders as a "strategic resource." As it turns out, Cannabis is a critically essential tool for resolving climate imbalance as well. Carbon sequestration, soil remineralization and detoxification, atmospheric terpene production, adaptability to a wide range of soil & climate conditions, exceptional utility and fecundity are all properties that qualify Cannabis as both unique and essential for mankind to achieve sustainability on this planet.
In the interest of national security, Cannabis agriculture must be recognized as an urgent priority. Individual health, food security & nutrition, and global systemic integrity are threatened by increasing solar UV-B radiation; resulting from erosion of the ozone layer and reduction of biogenic atmospheric aerosols. Cannabis is the ONLY crop that is capable of producing the quantity of atmospheric monoterpenes needed to replenish Earth's atmosphere in the time we may have left to make a difference.
Emergency preparedness requires that all previous rules limiting Cannabis agriculture be suspended in recognition of the "strategic" value of "hemp." (Executive Order 13603, CFR 44, etc.)
'Time' is the limiting-factor that will determine mankind's success in resolving climate changes. Cannabis is the ONLY crop that produces complete nutrition, atmospheric aerosol monoterpenes and sustainable biofuels, all from the same harvest, making it nutritionally essential and an ecological priority.
"Every herb bearing seed" was given to mankind by The Creator. Drugs don't make seeds, herbs do. The First Amendment protects our freedom to farm, which is the first test of religious freedom.
Rightful jurisdiction over Cannabis has never existed. Intransigent mis-valuation of the resource has obscured the true essential role of Cannabis as mankind's functional interface with the Natural Order. Unless we are successful in achieving a polar shift in values from "illegal" to essential, our children and grandchildren will suffer the worst for our failure.
For those who may be interested, please consider the rationale presented in my book entitled "Cannabis vs. Climate Change" http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PCSRUF8 to understand why there is not another growing season to waste in piece-meal change. It is urgently essential that we expand the Earth's arable base, using a non-invasive pioneer crop. Cannabis must be planted for food, fuel, fiber, oil, and aromatic resins, in every soil and climate condition to which it may be able to adapt; while praying it is not too late for us to have a healing influence on Earth's atmosphere.