Herbal Rights Declaration

We the Human inhabitants of Earth, hereby exercise our Grant of Authority To Extend/Rescind the Privilege of Governance over: Natural Herbs

Natural Phyto-Cannabinoids

  • All Seed-Bearing Plants
  • All Seed-Bearing Fruits
  • All Seed-Bearing Vegetables
  • All Seed-Bearing Tree Fruits

You are hereby ordered to CEASE & DESIST with All Actions that are counter to free and equal, access and availability of the aforementioned to ALL  HUMAN inhabitants of Earth, and all Privilege of Governance over the aforementioned has been REVOKED.

SIGNED: Human Inhabitants of Earth (Humanity)

Subsidy of Corn (A Sham) for Bio-fuels

Congress gave the ethanol industry another boost, extending the tax credits and tariffs while requiring that 7.5 Billion gallons of the nation’s fuel comes from ethanol or bio-diesel by 2012. (That figure could rise to 60 Billion gallons by 2030. The Bio-fuels boom is on.

But lets remember; ethanol deliveries 30% fewer miles a gallon than gasoline. Also the U.S. has no pipelines for ethanol, transportation by truck, rail, or barge drives up the prices elsewhere.

The processing of ethanol gives off large amounts of carbon dioxide. “That’s where Ethanol’s green label starts to brown. The amount of fossil energy needed to make ethanol verses the energy it produces– suggest that ethanol is a Loser’s game, requiring more carbon-emitting fossil fuel than it displaces”. 

Another reason to consider Industrial Hemp as a Celulosic ethanol substitute instead of inferior crops of corn, soy, sugarcane or also called Agricultural residues. Hemp can and will deliver our new bio=fuels.

Agronomy of iHemp

We at Natural Good Medicines want to bring  in the agronomic qualities that Industrial Hemp varieties exhibit,, such as tolerance to dense planting. An obvious focus of concern to some is the coincidence of high THC production with short-day photo-period adaptation. This is a complicated situation because it takes years to create new plant strains. One must ask, will THC still be a big issue in 10 years?

After all, the whole issue of THC in hemp varieties is political. THC never used to matter in hemp. It’s a made-up issue. It is as informed by science as were the tribunals of the Inquisition.

So, that means a new wind in Congress could sunder years of investment in lowering THC to absurd levels. Looking at the rapid changes taking place everywhere but the U.S., I can imagine there might come a day when someone will ask, astounded, “You mean you bred the THC out of the plant?!”

Bail-out of the Ukraine

Recently our U.S. government hinted that they may purchase the Ukraine’s hemp seed to bolster their economy.  Ukraine, the world’s fourth-largest producer of hemp seed, is seeking aid from the International Monetary Fund, for its battered economy.

Our own USDA headed by Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack, said in a interview: We are now involved in trying to figure out ways in which we might be able to use the ihemp seeds produced in the Food basket of the Ukraine’s  farm land. This past year Ukraine produced 900 metric tons of hemp on about 2,100 hectares (5,200 acres).

At one time in history, Russia produced the best hemp for fiber and seeds.  At present the Russian government is trying to take Ukraine back into its grip hold of the old Soviet Union.

The thought of America buying Ukraine’s hemp seed is troubling to the Kremlin.

Russia is trying to cultivate hemp once again, after decades of absence, they want to keep these seeds from the Ukraine for themselves. (Please remember)  that the War of 1812, was fought over hemp by the U.S., and by Napoleon at the same time titled Hemp War of 1812.

Putin will not let this happen, will direct his army to invade, because of unrest and turmoil, from Russians still living in the Eastern part of Ukraine.

As a iHemp specialist here in America, I am afraid we will venture into a qualm-are

Let me explain: Yes we need hemp seed in America to start planting, but we need infrastructure in place, before acquiring any hemp seed from any country.

  1.  Are the seeds sterile or unsterile
  2. How old are these land race cultivars
  3. Have they been stored properly
  4. Will they even grow here in America
  5. At what price, do we as Americans pay for these seeds.

Just a few questions that needs to be addressed.

Hemp-Up America, but to what degree for our farmers to once again cultivate Russian Hemp Seed as we did in the 1850’s to 1950’s.  “Please be careful in what you are about to embark upon.” The USDA needs professionals in acquiring any land race cultivars from the Ukraine or any other sources. We do need seeds, but not just any seeds.

Green Dreams

Bio-fuels: Currently in the U.S. Ethanol is being used as a fuel for cars and trucks. On average 15% is carbon-fuels, and 85% is ethanol based fuels. But what is the problem here?

Our ethanol is corn driven. Some farmers and agriculture giants such as Archer Daniels Midland and Cargill are reaping the benefits of ethanol fuels, but little for the environment. Corn requires large doses of herbicide and nitrogen fertilizer and cause more soil erosion than any other crop. Producing corn ethanol consumes just about as much fossil fuel as the ethanol itself replaces. Bio-diesel from soybeans fares only slightly better.

Environmentalists also fear that rising prices both both crops will push farmers to plow up some 35 million acres of marginal farmlands now set aside for soil and wildlife conservation, potentially releasing even more carbon bound in the fallow fields. This boom has already pushed corn prices to heights not seen in years, spurring farmers to plant the largest crop of corn since World War II. About a fifth of the harvest will be brewed into ethanol-more than double the amount 5 years ago.

If we turned our entire corn and soybean crops into bio fuels, they would replace just 12% of our gasoline and a paltry 6% of our diesel, while squeezing supplies of corn and soybean for beef, pork, and poultry. Not to mention Corn Flakes and tortillas.

The key is ti figure out how to make fuel from plant material other than food: cornstalks, prairie grasses, fast-growing trees, or even algae. What about using Hemp as a great alternative. Hemp ethanol consists of 72%  in its stalks, were corn has a miserably 24% ethanol content. Hemp alone could save the U.S. on fuel consumption by 2050, if we grew it once again in America. So I say once again “Hemp-UP America.

5 Steps To World Food Dilemma

Step 1.  Freeze agriculture’s footprint.

Step 2.  Grow more on farms we’ve got already.

Step 3.  Use resources more efficiently.

Step 4.  Shift diets

Step 5.  Reduce waste.

Taken together these five steps could more than double the world’s food supplies, and cut the environmental impact of agriculture worldwide. This will not be easy. These solutions require a big shift in thinking. We need to find a balance between producing more food and sustaining the planet for future generations.

Good news is that we already know what we need to do; we just need to figure out how to do it. We need to make connections between our food and the farmers who grow it, and between our food and the land, watersheds, and climate that sustains us.

America’s answer to most of these problems is in the form of growing  a more sustainable renewable crop.

That crop is Industrial Hemp. The King Kong of all plants. “Hemp-Up America.”

5 Steps to Feed The World.

By 2050 we’ll need to feed two billion more people. How can we do that-without overwhelming our Planet Earth and Mother Nature. The spread of prosperity across the world, especially in China and India. Their increased demands for meats, eggs, and dairy, as cause a push in growing more corn, and soybeans to feed more cattle, pigs, and chickens. The double whammy of population growth and richer diets will require us to double the amount of crops we grow by 2050.

Agriculture also accelerates the loss of Biodiversity. Farming is the thirstiest user of our precious water supplies and a major polluter, as run-offs from fertilizers and manure disrupts fragile lakes rivers, and coastal ecosystems across the globe.

Unfortunately the debate over how to address the global food challenge has become polarized, pitting conventional agriculture and global commerce against local food systems and organic farms. Common ground is needed. But it needn’t be an either-or proposition. Both need to be addressed.

We would be wise to explore all of the good ideals, whether from organic and local farmers or high-tech and conventional farms, and blend the best of both. Modern techniques in farming, irrigation, organic fertilizers, and improved genetics can increase yields to help meet the demand. Ice free land (Human-Modified Land) which equals to 38% (Agriculture) 19.4 million square miles.
Undeveloped Land-(forests, high mountains, tundra, deserts) equals to 46.5% 23.4 million square miles.

Other lands- (Erosion, Rural housing and businesses, Urban areas, Planted forests, Logging, Mines, Quarries, Roads, Railways, Reservoirs) 14.9% or 7.5 million square miles.

Total surface area of Earth, including water: 196.9 million square miles. To Be continued. Chow”

What are we waiting for.

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture Adopts Pro-Hemp Resolution (NASDA)  2003.

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, the Drug Enforcement Administration  and the Office of National Drug Control Policy (Drug Czar’s office) to collaboratively develop and adopt an official definition of industrial hemp, and urged Congress to statutorily distinguish between industrial hemp and marijuana and to adopt policies which would allow U.S. farmers to grow industrial hemp. After 11 years, still no resolution.

Industrial hemp is a non-drug, earth friendly, industrial crop that can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and achieve a greater level of U.S. energy independence. R.James Woolsey Legal Council to NAIHC and former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

The widespread use of industrial hemp could result in numerous enviromental benefits, including but not limited to:

Less reliance on fossil fuels, more efficient use of energy, less long-term atmospheric build-up of carbon dioxide, soil redemption, forest conservation, agricultural pesticide use reduction, dioxin and other pollution reduction, landfill reduction. Hemp is superior to many other plants, in producing so many variety of uses. Please Hemp_Up America!