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LET MY PEOPLE GROW #7

LET MY PEOPLE GROW

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SPECIAL GUEST :
—> James “GreenBeard” Parsons <—

 Tonight we have AKA The blazing Blogger over at BlazingBlogger.com and the executive director over at Growphicial House Las Vegas. He is a buisness and marketing consultent at Dr.GreenBeard.

– News –

2016: Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom Says Marijuana Legalization Will Happen

Colorado May Ban ‘Candy’ Name on Marijuana Treats

Texas Cops Forcibly Conduct Cavity Search on Woman in Parking Lot Looking for Weed

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– The Human Revolution –

– Island of Black and White –

– Chief GreenBud –

– Big Sticky Mess –

 – Davie Simmons – 

– Clear Conscience –

– Morning Fatty – 

– Cultivation Tips and tricks –

DUMMIES GUIDE TO GROWING

How To Grow Dense And Bushy Marijuana Plants

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First Annual Terps Classic

Me and Diane of CCHI Fresno arrived upon the windy golden hills of Tracy Ca, around 10:15 am last Saturday morning. Upon arrival at the Mountain House Bar we were amazed to discover that it was actually larger than it appeared. They had a lovely shaded outdoor area in the back with two different levels. The Stage was down below with an outdoor bar right next to it. With just a few booths on the bottom level. While the majority of booths were located on the top-level. It had a nice round about flow to the whole area which allowed for people to move freely throughout the event. Here is a video I took as we we’re getting situated and setup in our booth before the event started.

IMG_1918As soon as we arrived we were treated like kings and queens by the promoters and staff of the event.  They told us they wanted us right next to the main entrance because they knew the importance of ending Cannabis Prohibition in California. After getting everything situated, setup and getting Puppy all straightened out. Me and Diane proceeded to coax in anyone who even looked our direction. We immediately asked them if they knew about the California Cannabis Hemp Initiative 2016. If not they were educated and informed by the time they left our booth.

 

 

 

IMG_1939Our booth was across from Rumpelstiltskin Extracts, Spoiled Patients Collective, Dabenport Extracts and G.A.S. We were right next to Alexis Lopez of Terpy Bird customs and his crew. Who I must thank so much for letting us use his torch and rig almost the entire event because  we both spaced on bringing our own rigs. The event started out a little slow but certainly picked up throughout the day. The first day we filled up an entire sheet of people for the Email/News Letter and had spoken with everyone that came across our booth.

 

 

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I must do a huge shout out and thank you to the entire Staff, Promoters, Vendors, and everyone who attended those two days. We had a blast chilling and chatting with everyone we interacted with during the event. Looking forward to the second annual Terps Classic in the near future. Shout out to Tim and Tina King of Achelois and California Sap, Tone G. of MJ360.TV, Nick of Dream King Edibles, Sean over at Heady art market, Jenay of Kitchen Witch Gourmet, Josh and Chris over at Ibudtender, “OG Steve” Bourland and his lovely wife, The guys over at Foggy Mountain Glass, and Alex, Drea, and Leierin of G.A.S, Eric Carl, Rumpelstiltskin extracts, Dabenport extracts, and every single of you that came by our booth over the course of the weekend.

 

By Dustin F. Lowery

 


LET MY PEOPLE GROW

LET MY PEOPLE GROW

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We’re keeping you in the NO about the grow is why we do the show

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SPECIAL GUEST :
—> Bennie ” Rainbow Thunder Heart ” Lebeau  <—

Bennie LeBeau, “Bavado” Rainbow Thunder Heart (in Eastern Shoshone) formerly known as Bavado, is a younger tribal elder of the Eastern Shoshone Nation, located on the Wind River Indian Reservation, in  Ft. Washakie, Wyoming.  Blue Thunder has had many years of hands-on experience in indigenous traditions and culture with the Eastern Shoshone Tribe, and has been welcomed and taught by elders in many different tribes in South and Central America.

– News –

Oregon TV Anchor Fired After Testing Positive for Marijuana

DEA chief allows that pot is ‘probably not’ as dangerous as heroin

Colorado legislators working to draft drugged driving bill

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– The Human Revolution –

– Big Stick Mess – 

– D.B and the Struggle – 

– Morning Fatty –

– INHALE –

– Item 9 –

– The Green Machine – 

– Cultivation Tips and tricks –

 How To Use The 12/1 Lighting Method For Efficient Marijuana Cultivation

When To Harvest Your Buds For Top Potency

Soma’s 5 Tips For Growing Marijuana

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LET MY PEOPLE GROW

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LET MY PEOPLE GROW

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SPECIAL GUEST :
—> Marijuana Max Bortnick  <—

of Vote to Legalize Marijuana, #VTLM, and the creator of the Wild Zombie Universe#WZU on the show tonight. We will be picking his brain about cannabis cultivation

– News –

Big court defeat for marijuana. Despite record Tax Harvests. Forbes.com

Marijuana Supporters unveil plans for California ballot initiative. cannabisactivistnetwork.com

Colorado declines medical cannabis access for veterans with PTSD thinkprogress.org

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– The Human Revolution –

 – Davie Simmons –

– Gigantis 

 IFA / Journey –

– Cultivation Tips and tricks –

 Nico’s Nuggets: Grow tips for small ops – hightimes.com

Cannabis Expert Jorge Cervantes: Stunted Growth – ww2.marijuanagrowing.com

Feminized cannabis seeds are not GMO – cropkingseeds.com

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The CCHI-2016 Rally and Free Concert In Berkeley Ca.

11539209_1465404260443048_5011296586208939518_oThis last weekend, on Saturday July 11th, the “California Cannabis Hemp Initiative 2016” launched its campaign at the Chalice event in southern California and hosted a Free Concert and Rally at the Martin Luther king Jr. Civic center park in Berkeley. I was not able to attend the Chalice Event so I do not have much to share in those regards for now. Listen and check out more info about the Chalice event on the next episode of Let My People Grow on Wednesday night from 9pm to 11pm.  You can also hear more about the Chalice event on Thursday night from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on the CCHI 2016 Radio Show.

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However, I was able to attend the free concert and rally in Berkeley. Michael Rivera, his lovely girlfriend, Diane Valdavinos and myself all carpooled up to the event for the day. Let me start by saying that MLK park is a lovely park with the most beautiful surrounding architecture that backdrops almost every photo you take. Ron Wesley of ALotOfFun Productions did a wonderful job securing a beautiful location, stage, the most amazing talent, and security for the event. the stage was perfectly placed for the flow of people constantly coming over from the farmers market taking place on the next street over. They could hear the wonderful music being played as they shopped for their organic fruits and veggies and would instantly migrate towards the vendors, booths and stage. Special shout out and thank you to Ron L. Wesley for making that special and awesome day possible.

 

11731700_1465403900443084_8363995586742396866_oIt really was a great day in the park. Thousands of people strolled through the park enjoying the music, food and vendors. all while stopping by the California Cannabis Hemp Initiative 2016’s booth. Some sat back in the shady round and enjoyed the show from a cool and windy distance. Many parents had their children playing in the park enjoying the music while they played on the playground. Not everyone was consuming cannabis but a lot of people were. The most shocking thing to me was there was no upturned noses from parents or people getting snooty about people consuming cannabis in the park. You also did not see a single cop harassing anyone.

 

IMG_0821The day started with the smooth groovy sounds of SopWith Camel floating through the airwaves of MLK park. minus the Bassist. Sadly his mom is not doing very well and we all wish him and his mom the very best. There almost hypnotic grooves filled the park with smiling faces and attracted the on goers of the farmers market over towards the vendors, booths, and stage. Though they were missing a band mate they truly played an awesome show for the city of Berkeley that day. Thank you guys!

 

 

 

11709839_10153479819159549_2550465298616084339_nAfter Sopwith Camel finished their amazing performance. The Island of black and white came on stage and just blew everyone away with their uniquely amazing sound and style. At one point in the performance the sound board operator was having a few technical difficulties and they continued to play acoustically. At one point in the performance the lead singer hopped on his uni-cycle and played his accordion while riding around in the front of the stage. he played for a minute or two while the band seamlessly picked up with the tune he was playing. He then returned to the stage and continued the performance. these are some really talented performers and musicians who donated their time and money to this great cause.

 

 

After the face melting performance and awesome cover of  “House of the rising sun” by the Island of black and white we got to hear from one of our first speakers of the day, Pat Malo from Santa Cruz.

 

 

 

 

IMG_0979Then The band at Hand stepped on stage and played some classic covers of some classic hits from the sixties and seventies for a bit and kept everyone grooving and smiling until the Bluesetta Band came on stage and tickled the keys and played some jazzy tunes for everyone in the park. Ima Jean Hemp even made a guest duet appearance on stage with the Bluesetta band. Rocking and wailing like there was no tomorrow. I really enjoy this band. They are all such nice lovely people and talented musicians to boot.

 

 

 

After the Bluesetta band was done wrapping up there jazzy set we got to hear from one of my personal favorite cannabis activists and freedom fighters. Chris Conrad, author,  an expert witness on cannabis and owner and operator of the West coast leaf. Now its all digital and goes by theleafonline.com. He showed up to the event to express his pride and gratitude to the people who have kept the CCHI Initiative alive all these years. This is language that was written and crafted by Jack Herer and Chris Conrad and many others many years ago. These men, and women did all the studies and researched into the real causes and people behind prohibition. They also did heavy research into the positive effects of legalizing cannabis hemp 100%. How it could in fact help save the planet, stop deforestation, replace petroleum, and help reverse the green house effects. Chris knows that the CCHI 2016 is the best language and initiative for the people of California in 2016. That is why he spent so much time in the past fighting and crafting this language in the first place. I could go on and on talking about how much I respect Chris Conrad, his awesome wife Mikki Norris, and everything he said that day. But I will just let him tell you in his own words.

 

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Now if that didn’t get you fired up to get off the couch and take to the streets collecting signatures, and stumping for the people’s initiative, the “CCHI2016″ I’m afraid there is not much anyone can do to motivate your lazy ass. What did he call it again? Oh yeah! ” This is the best, the best, the best initiative for the people of California and its up to us to secure it on the 2016 ballot, and its the one I want everyone busting their butt for this upcoming election cycle!”

 

 

IMG_1185Just after Chris Conrad got the entire park and city of Berkeley ready to march across the United States and demand the end of Prohibition we were all greeted with the intergalactic funky sounds of Gigantis. This lady, and gentlemen’s  where rocking and funking the hell out of MLK park during the hottest time of the day and  it never even phased there intergalactic jam session. These Guys and Lady were awesome. She even game me a free Shirt! One of my new favorite bands.

 

After the intergalactic funky grooves had finally resided. Dan Herer made his way to the stage and spoke softly, calmly and very intelligently about the importance of ending cannabis prohibition and why he believes the California Cannabis Hemp Initiative 2016 is that solution. Unlike his father he is quite and humble, But just like his dad he gets directly to the point and is very motivational. He is a very nice man and a very hard-working person that I respect dearly.

 

 

IMG_1237Once Dan Herer wrapped up his speech Clear Conscience took to the stage and blessed everyone with their reggae/rock/hip-hop sound. These guys didn’t hold back anything. They came on fast and jammed out with their rocking island vibes vibrating throughout the park. These guys did an amazing job and were quite possibly one of my favorite bands of the event. I really like the flow and sound of their music. They all really meld and mesh together quite nicely producing their very own unique sound and vibe.

 

 

Once Clear Conscience wrapped up their performance we got to hear from another O.G. cannabis activist. State Coordinator of the CCHI2016, and a dear friend and trusted associate of Jack Herer’s, Buddy Duzy. Buddy took to the stage to tell everyone that the California Cannabis Hemp Initiative 2016 is not just a pot initiative. It is a states rights initiative. This allows us to Legalize, the way we want to! These allows us to regulate, the way we want to! The government has no business, or legal right telling the sovereign people and the sovereign state of California what laws or guidelines we must abide by in regards to cannabis hemp prohibition.

 

IMG_1260Must be getting early? Are all the clocks running late? Because I’m hearing a grooving sound that is similar to the Grateful Dead, but it kinda sounds Hardly Deadly! Hardly Deadly closed out the night with some of the greatest classic Grateful Dead songs the world has ever known. They got everyone that remained in the park to come up to the stage, dance and be merry while they closed out the evening and event with their own unique and awesome dead head sound. You can tell these guys genuinely enjoy music and just jamming out till you can’t jam out no more! These guys were a great finishing act for an amazing evening in the park in Berkeley Ca.

 

I just want to thank everyone that came out to the Event last weekend. The vendors, the food, the sound guy, security, the amazing bands and speakers, and the Promoter for making this day possible. It was a very memorable day and a very successful official launch of the California Cannabis Hemp Initiative 2016’s  campaign. We are all looking forward to having many more of these types of events as the campaign continues. I know me and Diane are working hard on trying to lock down a venue to hold a CCHI 2016 Free concert and rally here in fresno or the central valley. So if you can help us with securing a location for an upcoming free concert and rally for the CCHI 2016 here in fresno please contact us at cchi2016fresno@gmail.com or at fresgrounified@gmail.com.

Before I go, I wanted to share some photos of dear friends, dedicated activists, and all the amazing vendors and booths that helped make that day possible. You guys rocked! Thanks again!

By Dustin F. Lowery

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Hemp History Week 2015 – Fresno

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Come celebrate Hemp History Week 2015 this Saturday, June 6, @ 12:00pm – 3:00pm @ Lassens Fresno 9439 N Fort Washington Rd, Fresno, California 93730. Join the California Cannabis Hemp Initiative 2016 (Fresno) in celebrating Hemp History Week 2015. The CCHI 2016 Fresno will be participating in the nationwide education campaign to renew strong support for hemp farming in the U.S. while raising awareness about the benefits of hemp.

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We will have samples of Hemp products from sponsors like, Dr. Bronner’s, Nutiva, Manitoba Harvest, Hemp Foods,
Nature’s Path Organic Foods, and many more. So come on out to Lassens in north Fresno this Saturday and pick up a bunch of free Hemp Products and get educated on how Hemp can help save the central valley.


The Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy in Fresno

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On June 3, at 10:30 a.m. – 12:00p.m. The Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy will be at California State University Fresno in the North Gym Assembly Room conducting a Public Forum on Taxation and Regulation. This Event is sponsored by a joint venture and collaboration between the Office of Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom and the American Civil Liberties Union of California. 

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The Fresno chapter of the California Cannabis Hemp Initiative 2016 will be in attendance at this event and recommends that everyone please attend this important discussion on June 3rd. If given the opportunity the CCHI 2016 Fresno Chapter will present the Blue Ribbon Commission with information on the California Cannabis Hemp Initiative 2016 and why we believe it should be considered as a serious solution for marijuana policy for 2016.  It is a serious and viable solution to our current marijuana policies, and the best solution to a cleaner and more sustainable economy for California.


Hemp Can Save The Central Valley Of California.

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The Central Valley of California is in dire straights as I write this very article. The Central valley hosts 4 out of the 10 most polluted cities in the U.S. Apparently the smaller cities located close enough to larger ones like ( Merced-Fresno ) are considered the same area. So on the list you will see several Central Valley cities. Fresno-Madera tops the list at #1. Bakersfield is #2. Visalia-Porterville-Hanford came in at #3. And coming in at #4 we have Modesto-Merced. So technically there are 8 Central valley cities in the top 4 most polluted cities in America. I imagine all the other small cities in between them are just as bad. They most likely just don’t want to list the entire Central Valley as having unhealthy and unfit air to breathe because they need room for the larger cities like Los Angeles who was #5 on the list, and San Francisco-San Jose-Oakland who gets the honorable mention at #6. But you got to give them credit. They tried to list as many Central Valley cities as possible.

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So why is the Central Valley so polluted and the air so unhealthy? Well the first and most obvious is it’s an enormous valley. I’ve been told you can see the Central Valley from space. Don’t know if that’s true or not, but I imagine you could. The Central Valley is really two valleys. The San Joaquin to the south and Sacramento to the north. All told, the Central Valley is about 450 miles long, from Bakersfield up to Redding, and is 60 miles at its widest, between the Sierra Nevada to the east and the Coast Ranges to the west. It’s larger than nine different states. The Central Valley acts as a pool for pollutants produced by the region’s residents, its industry and its large agricultural community. These emissions then get trapped in the valley by an inversion layer of warm air. Then add-on the fact California has had the worst smog problems in the United States for over 40 years and we have a real disaster on our hands here people.

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California is also a large Oil producing state. What? Yes it is the 4th largest Oil producing state in the nation behind Alaska. California is also a very large oil-refining state in part because of the stringent regulations California has in place on the amount of oxygen allowed in gasoline. Oil refineries pollute our air, water, and land. Oil refineries cause smog and air pollution. Almost all refineries in every country currently pollute at unacceptable, unhealthy levels. Oil refineries emit about 100 chemicals everyday. These include metals like lead which makes it hard for children to learn. They also include very smaller size dust particles that get deep into our lungs and harm our ability to breathe. Finally, refineries emit many gases like sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxide (NO2), carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, methane, dioxins, hydrogen fluoride, chlorine, benzene and others

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Did you know the Central valley was not only loved by farmers and cultivators for its vast sunshine and ample size it was also praised for being the healthiest top soil in the nation. Now due to non organic and unhealthy agricultural practices the top soil is dead in most places. If you want to see how the land has changed because of dubious farming practices, take a drive on State Route 45 south of Wasco. Large swaths of land that are no longer farmed. Due to petroleum derived, synthetic fertilizers that they inject directly into the soil. Which in turn poisoned and killed off the living microbes and organisms in the soil leaving the soil barren, alkali and lifeless. Or take a Drive past the real HARRIS ranch, were your juicy steaks sit in a small crowded pin knee-deep in their own waste, forcing them to use antibiotics on the cows that you in turn consume after purchasing, cooking, and eating. Why? So they can push more cattle to market faster? Big Ag is destroying the local farmers way of life and our climate at the same time.

California DroughtThose crafty signs blaming the government for their own misuse and malpractice of their own land doesn’t garner much attention from me. You have to spend a lot of money and be very greedy to destroy such vast amounts of fertile agricultural land for profit. Trying to alter nature to accommodate the large agricultural business model did not work and it will never work. Growing vast amounts of government subsidized Corn, SoyBean, or whatever fetches top dollar from the taxpayers is what has caused the fertile Central Valley top soil to die in the first place. Not the lack of water. They have always had all the water they needed allotted to them here, and some. Even during our current drought only residents have been asked to cut back on usage. The agricultural industry uses 80% of the water consumed in California every year. Even though everyone here in Fresno is now on Meters and now pays for every dime they sprinkle on their own lawn. Residents are the only ones currently being threatened with fines if they don’t cut back usage.

industrialhemp-LGSo the pollution and emissions from us, the oil Industry, large agricultural industry and all other general industries all get trapped right here and will not leave or dissipate because of an inversion layer of warm air that traps it in our valley. Now….don’t do, what everyone thinks you’re gonna do….and just, flip out man! But there is and has always been a viable solution for the Central Valley. Hemp! What if the Central Valley farmers were able to cultivate a drought resistant, pest resistant Crop that cleaned the air, and replenished the damaged soil? What If that one crop could provide Food, Paper, Fiber, Medicine, Fuel, and up to 50,000 different potential uses ? What if this single plant could create thousands of JOBS and an entire new fully sustainable and renewable GREEN industry for the California economy to thrive on? Why would any farmer, city, county, government, or economy be against that?  Hemp is the only Plant on earth that can do that for California and the Central Valley.

Hemp BreathesSo how Can Hemp Save the Central valley ? Hemp can help save the Central valley in several ways. Lets start with the air we breathe. This is from a bulletin by the USDA in 1916: Hemp is the miracle plant of our time, breathing in 4the carbon dioxide (CO2) of trees during its quick 12-14 week growing cycle. Trees take 20 years to mature vs 4 months for Industrial Hemp! Our forests are being cut down 3x faster than they can grow! One acre of hemp produces as much cellulose fiber pulp as 4.1 acres of trees. (Dewey & Merrill. Bulletin #404. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. 1916) Obviously we have known that for quite some time. No other plant in the plant kingdom is as efficient at converting CO2 back into oxygen then Hemp. Burning anything produces CO2. But every year during the growing season, plant photosynthesis turns that CO2 back into oxygen. Hemp is the perfect crop for the Central Valley farmers to help combat those trapped Greenhouse gases in the valley on an annual basis.

Hemp Heals soilsReplenishing the damaged soil is essential to revitalizing the Central Valley and the California economy. There are so many small farming communities that rely on agriculture and farming in the Central valley. Look at Mendota, when there is no food to grow, there is no jobs, and no commerce. There are quite a few local farming communities just like Mendota that may simply vanish if the farmers are not given a drought resistant crop. One that requires very little water, no pesticides, and will grow in depleted soils and in all climates, all while replenishing the damaged top soil for all future crops there after. well Guess what? Hemp is the undisputed king of soil rejuvenation in the plant kingdom.

(From-Hemphasis.net) –  It helps detoxify and regenerate the soil. Falling leaves and shrubs not used in processing fall to the ground and replenish the soil with nutrients, nitrogen, and oxygen. This rich organic mulch promotes the development of fertile grassland. Some of the carbon which is “breathed” in by the plant in the form of CO2 is left in the roots and crop residues in the field. The CO2 is broken down by photosynthesis into carbon and oxygen, with oxygen being aspirated back into the atmosphere. With each season more CO2 is reduced from the air and added to the soil.

Hemp roots absorb and dissipate the energy of rain and runoff, which protects fertilizer, soil, and keeps seeds in place. Hemp plants slow down the velocity of runoff by absorbing moisture. By creating shade, hemp plants moderate extreme variations in temperatures, which conserves moisture in the soil. Hemp plants reduce the loss of topsoil in windy conditions. Hemp plants also loosen the earth for subsequent crops. Hemp plants can even pull nuclear toxins from the soil. In fact hemp was planted near and around the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site to pull radioactive elements from the ground. The process is called phyto-remediation, which means using plants (phyto) to clean up polluted sites. Phyto-remediation can be used to remove nuclear elements, and to clean up metals, pesticides, solvents, crude oil, and other toxins from landfills. Hemp breaks down pollutants and stabilizes metal contaminants by acting as a filter. Hemp is proving to be one of the best phyto-remediative plants found.

The minimum benefit of a hemp crop is in its use as a rotation crop. Since hemp stabilizes and enriches the soil farmers grow crops on, and provides them with weed-free fields, without cost of herbicides, it has value even if no part of the plant is being harvested and used. Any industry or monetary benefit beyond this value is a bonus. Rotating hemp with soy reduces cyst nematodes, a soy-decimating soil parasite, without any chemical input. Hemp could be grown as a rotation crop and not compete with any other food crops for the most productive farmland. Marginal lands make fine soil for hemp, or hemp can be grown in between growing seasons.

Green uncle samNow lets focus a little more on Jobs, growth and the economy of the Central Valley and what Hemp can do to help things GROW. (Bad Pun Alert) According to Chris Conrad, a respected authority on cannabis and industrial hemp and who authored Hemp for Health and Hemp, Lifeline to the Future, the industry would be regionally sustainable, reviving the local economy wherever it was grown. “Hemp will create jobs in some of the hardest-hit sectors of the country — rural agriculture, equipment manufacturing, transportable processing equipment and crews — and the products could serve and develop the same community where the hemp is farmed: building ecological new homes, producing value-added and finished products, marketing and so forth,” he writes in an e-mail from Amsterdam, where he is doing research. ” Add to that all the secondary jobs — restaurants, health care, food products, community-support networks, schools, etc., that will serve the workers. The Central Valley of California would see a surge of income, growth, jobs and consumer goods.”

Hemp-Field_combo1Are you aware that the United States is the #1 importer of Hemp in the world? Do you know why? Are you aware that the United States remains the only industrialized nation that refuses to distinguish Hemp from its sibling, Cannabis? (Most commonly known by its racially fueled given name Marijuana) Our United States government considers Hemp a Schedule 1 narcotic, worse than cocaine, meth, and opium, and lists it on the Controlled Substance Act alongside its non toxic cousin and prohibits its cultivation. Did you know a Hemp Bill passed in California 2 years ago and the Govinator vetoed it citing the bill conflicted with federal law? Do you honestly believe Cannabis is illegal 100% because its bad for you and everyone else? If you do, I do not blame you! Every single generation has been kept in the dark and lied to about Cannabis. Brainwashed into believing things like Cannabis kills brain cells, or smoking marijuana will give you man boobs and make you infertile. All lies and myths to keep you from knowing the REAL truth. Cannabis Hemp is the people’s plant. There is no other plant on the planet that can lift the poorest of our world out of economic despair. There is no other plant on the planet that can stop deforestation and replace fossil fuels, petroleum derived synthetics, and end our dependency on Oil. There is no other plant in the world that can provide you with, Food, Clothes, Housing, Energy, and medicine by just simply growing it on your property.

Fresno signBeing a 2nd generation, born and raised resident of the Central Valley I have taken it upon myself to educate anyone and everyone about what Hemp and Cannabis can do for this area. I think it’s harder for the older generations to truly believe this due to the mass amounts of reefer madness they were forced to endure throughout their lives. It might also be that they watched a lot of good people get arrested and severely punished for something so minor as smoking a marijuana cigarette, possessing plant matter, or god forbid, grew a non toxic plant. That is understandable. I understand that most of the Central Valley considers itself to be more conservative and traditional. If that is the case then let’s get back to the way things really use to be. Minus the reefer Madness of course. Lets get back to producing Hemp in California. We already host the worlds 5th largest economy here in California. Imagine how much the entire state would have already benefited had Arnold Schwarzenegger not vetoed the state bill 2 years prior.

lobbyists2We all know the politicians are paid off by the very corporations who insured Hemps prohibition in the first place right? So that makes things a little more difficult but not impossible. This very scenario and situation in which we face right now is nothing new. The state of California has a people’s initiative process. It not only has one, it paved the way for 23 other states to do the same thing. In 1911, an amendment to the California Constitution established the California initiative process, giving voters the right to enact legislation. In other words, it gave the voters a power equal to the power of legislative branch of state government. This movement toward direct democracy was part of increasing popular demand across the country in the late 1800s for social and political reform. In California, progressives concerned about the influence that monied interests, such as the Southern Pacific Railroad, exercised over the legislature led the movement. In the Midwest, the populist movement included an effort by citizens to establish the initiative and referendum process to deal with government corruption. As the groundswell grew, in 1897, Nebraska allowed cities to include the initiative and referendum in their charters. By the end of the 19th century, states were amending their constitutions to include the initiative and referendum power. Currently there are 24 states that have some form of initiative and referendum procedures.

Flower to the peopleThe California Initiative process can also be a double-edged sword. There are a lot of wealthy “individuals” who own a lot of “stock” in certain “companies” who plan on “funding” certain initiatives in California that legalize Cannabis in very “specific” ways that will most likely “benefit” a few wealthy individuals or “Board Members.” The saddest and most obvious fact of all is, they don’t even touch the topic of industrial Hemp, nor do they even pretend to care in most cases. Most of them are more concerned about limiting the amount you possess or the amount you can cultivate on your own personal property. So at the same time we must all be very informed and educated on who is financing and providing funds to these initiatives. I can personally assure you from personal experience that there is only 1, all grassroots, volunteer, people funded and operated initiative and campaign out there that’s main focus has always been about restoring Hemp in California. It’s the Jack Herer Initiative. The California Cannabis Hemp Initiative 2016. They are the only ones publicly asking for donations and funds to register and qualify the initiative for the 2016 ballot. I guess the rest already have money and funding behind them and thats why they are not asking or concerned about it. That in itself should raise some red flags.

grassrootsNot a single other initiative is publicly holding events stating they need exactly 900,000 – 100,000,000 dollars for the specific reason of paying professional petitioners to insure the CCHI qualifies for the ballot. The CCHI 2014 campaign came very close to qualifying in 2014 on a volunteer basis only. This is reality folks. The CCHI is asking for you to read the initiative and make up your own mind and decide if you support it, and if you could possibly donate whatever you can spare to help them pay professional petitioners to qualify it for the 2016 presidential ballot. because the other campaigns already have funding to do the exact same thing. If we want to guarantee the CCHI qualifies for the 2016 ballot they need serious donations or thousands of motivated volunteers. The others are merely holding round tables pretending like your opinion counts or matters. When the real truth is they already have a plan, a scheme, and apparently its well-financed. Imagine that! I wonder what they have in store for all the average consumers of cannabis in California in those 28 page initiatives? I can also tell you one initiative that has already filed, while claiming its an open document, plans on making cannabis DUI’s on skateboards and bicycles a reality for the future of California. Thank you? seriously?

0110_monto_hemp_t325I mean the CCHI is not just about re-legalizing the responsible adult Consumption of Cannabis for adults 21 and over in a complicated regulatory way like most initiatives. It’s mainly about re-legalizing industrial Hemp in California. It always has been. It’s about returning a Clean and renewable energy source to the California economy. It’s about growing abundant amounts of the planets most nutritional seed for human consumption. It’s about cleaning the polluted air we breathe with mother natures best plant at converting CO2 to oxygen. Replenishing and rejuvenating the damaged over fertilized soils we cultivate with natures #1 plant at restoring damaged soil. Dropping our dependency on foreign oil and producing clean renewable energy right here at home. Producing clean, natural and biodegradable plastics from Hemp instead of petroleum-based synthetic plastics that pollute the air while being refined, and pollute the land and ocean after use. It’s about choosing a safer, smarter and healthier alternative for us, the planet and all future generations.

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So I urge you to please read the California Cannabis Hemp Initiative 2016 and decide for yourself whether you like or disagree with it. It won’t take long it is only 2 pages of sensible regulations that is very easy to read and understand. The California cannabis Hemp Initiative is the Job creator and economic booster the Central Valley and Californians desperately need to progress forward into a cleaner and more sustainable future for everyone. Hemp is the key to saving the Central Valley and California’s economy. The California Cannabis Hemp Initiative is working very hard to make that a reality and they NEED our help. They need the people to stand up, support, donate, and volunteer to make this a reality. There are no heavily financed fat cats promising to fund them.  So please go to their website and read over the initiative, if you agree with the initiative and want to se it succeed please donate whatever you can spare, or volunteer to be coordinator in your county or city. It’s up to the people of California to make this a reality.

 

 

 

BY: Dustin F. Lowery

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( Special thanks to all Sources )

(LINK)–> http://www.alternet.org/story/133055/hemp_is_not_pot%3A_it’s_the_economic_stimulus_and_green_jobs_solution_we_need

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(LINK)–> Read More Herer, I mean here–> http://www.hemphasis.net/Environment/environment.htm

(LINK)–> http://coalandfuel.blogspot.com/2008/03/pollution-from-oil-refineries.html

(LINK)–> http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/04/30/the-10-most-polluted-cities-in-the-u-s/?tid=sm_tw