Paul von Hartmann

Sebastopol, CA, United States

About Paul

Bio

photographer, illustrator, aviator, commercial diver, biodynamic agriculturist, Cannabis scholar, papa

Languages

French

Areas of Expertise

Cannabis education, Cannabis education, , ecology

An idea worth spreading

Drugs don't make seeds. Herbs do. Because God gave us "every herb bearing seed" our freedom to farm is the first test of religious freedom. Cannabis agriculture ought logically therefore to be federally protected by Constitutional Amendment, our "First Freedom" -- the freedom of religion. Identified as a "strategic resource" in Executive Order 12919, Cannabis is also classified as a Schedule I controlled substance [sic] with no beneficial uses. A true valuation of Cannabis is needed to reconcile contradictions in critical policies. How can a crop that's critical to national security have no beneficial uses? Time is the limiting factor in the equation of survival. Every spring planting season that passes is an opportunity that's gone forever. Dolphin economics means you help me help you help everyone. There is no money on a burned-out planet.

I'm passionate about

Ending prohibition of Cannabis hemp, the world's most nutritious and valuable agricultural resource. Visual arts. The power of truth.

Talk to me about

Supporting the most time efficient and cost-effective way to end prohibition of the world's most useful and nutritious crop, before "global broiling" by UV-B radiation makes the planet unlivable.

People don't know I'm good at

Political cartooning...write to see my on-line portfolio

My TED story

Organic rotation of Cannabis agriculture is the best available, most proportionate response to climate change that's available to humanity. Global warming and global broiling by UV-B radiation are of primary critical global concern. Cannabis is an "inconvenient solution" to erosion of the ozone layer that's not being considered because of the counter-productive prohibition of marijuana.

Comments & conversations

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Paul von Hartmann
Posted over 2 years ago
What if the Cannabis plant was essential rather than illegal? Would prohibition of it be possible?
Changing the name of industrial hemp would confuse & concede historical knowledge of the true value of ALL strains of Cannabis. Why would anyone choose to distance themselves from an herbal therapeutic that is effective in prevention and cure of cancer and other serious illnesses? The Longest Most Educational Cannabis Hemp Documentary on YouTube! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nx9U4GuAbuI
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Paul von Hartmann
Posted over 2 years ago
What if the Cannabis plant was essential rather than illegal? Would prohibition of it be possible?
By characterizing Jack Herer as "...a somewhat cantankerous former marijuana-pipe salesman [who] deserves a lot of credit for his cannabis activism" the author of the article demonstrates a disappointing failure to acknowledge the enormous contribution made to human society by Mr. Herer. Jack was a courageous contemporary Cannabis scholar, a warm-hearted, passionate and charismatic leader of the grassroots movement. His life was dedicated to ending one of the most regressive social afflictions ever conceived by mankind, and he deserves a hell of a lot more respect than is afforded him in this article. Mr. Wishnia fails to mention that, according to Mr. Herer, in 1937, DuPont estimated 80% of their boxcar off-loadings would be the chemicals it takes to make paper from trees; and that W.R. Hearst owned several of the patents that used these chemicals. Hearst, DuPont and Mellon used their combined influence to choreograph political corruption into corporate profitability. No theory there...check the historical record. That is all really beside the point however. It doesn't take a calculator or an historian to figure out that the marijuana industry is a multi-billion dollar industry, while the industrial hemp industry is a multi-trillion dollar industry. Marijuana prohibition is based on many flaws in human nature: greed, fear, ignorance, prejudice...the point is that prohibition has to end soon if humankind is to avoid extinction. The short story is that Cannabis is ecologically unique and essential, so prohibition must end immediately. Everything else is details...
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Paul von Hartmann
Posted over 2 years ago
What if the Cannabis plant was essential rather than illegal? Would prohibition of it be possible?
I think it would be easier to simply recognize 'marijuana' as posing no real danger to society. For all of the hysteria surrounding 'pot' there really isn't anything about the plant that truly warrants "protecting" people from it, even if that were possible. People do need to be protected from losing their civil liberties and having their lives ruined by the predatory judicial system, over a plant that offers so many benefits for health, nutrition, and environmental balance.
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Paul von Hartmann
Posted over 2 years ago
What if the Cannabis plant was essential rather than illegal? Would prohibition of it be possible?
I recommend Cannabis International Foundation www.cannabisinternational.org for insights into ingesting raw Cannabis for the non-psychoactive, smokeless, high-dose approach to prevention and treatment of a wide variety of health conditions. Cannabis International Foundation Cannabis provides highly digestible globular protein, which is balanced for all of the Essential Amino Acids. Cannabis provides the ideal ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids. Critically, cannabis is the only known source of the Essential Cannabinoid Acids. It is clear that all 7 billion individuals would benefit from access to cannabis as a unique functional food. Cannabis International seeks to assemble a coalition of countries to propose an amendment to Convention One Treaty to remove cannabis. Then, to develop a broad profile ruderalis type plant that is hardy across a wide range of environments and agricultural skill level. Cannabis International will partner with Luxembourg for high volume seed production I order to provide 1 billion pounds of seed to those subsisting on $1/day. Cannabis International recognizes the need for reagent grade standards so that labs can focus on the synergistics of the complex interactions of 525 molecules, comprised of 80+ cannabinoids, a unique array of Terpenes, balanced Essential Fatty Acids and the uniquely digestible plant protein Edestin. Cannabis International is currently conducting and presenting scientific studies on the Endogenous Cannabinoid System and Phytocannabinoids. CI’s research focuses on fresh, raw cannabis. CI works to preserve strains with unique medicinal profiles and educate patients other health professionals, courts, elected officials, and to restore safe access to cannabis worldwide in the name of public health. Here you'll find peer-reviewed scientific articles about the latest research, updates on Cannabis’ ever-changing legal status in the US and elsewhere, interviews with important figures...
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Paul von Hartmann
Posted over 2 years ago
What if the Cannabis plant was essential rather than illegal? Would prohibition of it be possible?
Happy to be corrected, Peter. Hemp is being grown in Queensland, though apparently under controlled conditions and you must have a license. http://www.dpi.qld.gov.au/26_14356.htm This is the nutritional content of hemp seed Essential fatty acids ------------------------- 18.5 g Omega 3 ------------------------------------ 5.0 g Omega 6 ------------------------------------- 13.5 g Trans fat/cholesterol -------------------------- 0.0 g Protein --------------------------------------- 16.5 g Carbohydrate --------------------------------- 3.5 g Vitamin E ------------------------------------- 125% Thiamine ------------------------------------- 60% Niacin ---------------------------------------- 25% Riboflavin ------------------------------------- 430% Magnesium ------------------------------------ 115% Manganese ------------------------------------ 145% Phosphorus ------------------------------------ 60% Zinc ------------------------------------------- 45% Copper ----------------------------------------- 45% Iron -------------------------------------------- 45% "Australia is the only country in the world where Hemp seed is not officially recognised as a human food, although they are recognised as a beneficial ingredient in beauty and skin care products. Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) are currently preparing regulations to amend this. In the meantime, to comply with local regulations, the seeds must be labelled “not licensed for internal use“.
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Paul von Hartmann
Posted over 2 years ago
What if the Cannabis plant was essential rather than illegal? Would prohibition of it be possible?
Dear Janet, Cannabis is also a very beautiful plant -- but that's beside the point: Entire forest regions are being cut and dying from climate change, pest infestation, etc. because Cannabis is NOT being grown, to make paper, fuel, building materials, etc. I have been conversant on Cannabis fortwenty years, and can assure you that Cannabis seed nutrition makes soya protein obsolete, even if the soya being forced down our throats nowadays wasn't contaminated with GMOs. In fact, there are no harmful properties to Cannabis, only harmful policies surrounding it. Every problem anyone has ever had with marijuana has happened in the context of a so-called "drug war." People who lack respect for Cannabis make poor choices, but the plant cannot be blamed. The vast majority of people who use marijuana don't have a problem with it. People do have a problem with the other drugs that replace marijuana if it is eradicated. See Methamphetamine Use: An Exploratory Study http://christie-et-al.s3.amazonaws.com/necessity/Ice-Methamphetamine-Exploratory-Study.pdf It is not possible to "control" any plant or drug if it is prohibited. Remember alcohol prohibition in the 1920s? There is no difference except that it is easier to plant and harvest high grade marijuana than it is to make quality liquor. What we have now in the U.S. is the opposite of drug control; a vicious black market that would not otherwise exist if the price of marijuana wasn't artificially inflated by prohibition. Try to keep an open mind by realizing we've all been brainwashed to dismiss Cannabis without really looking into the science that presents a very different story of the plant. California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute Sean D. McAllister, PhD "Our research team is studying the potential of the endocannabinoid system to control cell fate with the goal of developing therapeutic interventions for aggressive cancers." http://www.cpmc.org/professionals/research/programs/science/sean.html
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Paul von Hartmann
Posted over 2 years ago
David Gallo: Deep ocean mysteries and wonders
What? -- you mean "butt" ? I can guarantee that ALL of your elementary school students know this word VERY well and use it at every possible opportunity. As a parent of a 4 yr old, I would be more concerned that my child's teacher would withold this incredible film for such a poor reason.
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Paul von Hartmann
Posted over 2 years ago
David Gallo: Deep ocean mysteries and wonders
Thank you so much. This is a wonderful presentation. There is much to appreciate here. Perhaps most of all, these deep-water views of our world effect an exponential expansion beyond preconceived assumptions, revealing human ignorance regarding the complexity of the oceanic ecosystem. Through these transformational insights we can extrapolate on our limited comprehension of the complexity of other biomes, to perceive and better understand the arrogance and ignorance that characterize human attitudes of disrespect for the Natural Order.
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Paul von Hartmann
Posted over 2 years ago
What if the Cannabis plant was essential rather than illegal? Would prohibition of it be possible?
Dear Krisztián, Perhaps you live in a country that has a more reasonable agricultural policy... In the United States, federal law has prohibited cultivation of the entire Cannabis genus since 1937, regardless of THC content. You will be disappointed to learn that 98% of the money allocated to eradicating 'marijuana' is spent on pulling up low-THC strains of "ditch weed," (the feral hemp growing wild in the midwest states since hemp was used for the war effort in WWII). Even though there are 15 states that allow cultivation of high-THC medicinal 'marijuana' for personal use, there are no states that allow cultivation of industrial hemp for any reason. Knowledge of hemp and its many uses has been a victim of the so-called "drug war." Consider that the United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization doesn't even recognize hemp seed as food for humans. Low-THC hemp is also illegal to grow in countries that impose US-style drug policy, such as Australia.