420 Celebration in Tri-Cities Washington

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Ganja Palooza is a 420 stand-up comedy show and festival celebrating Washington and Colorado success in becoming the first states to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Ganja Palooza will feature The Hollywood Hemptress Hour host Comedian Tere Joyce, from NBC’s Last Comic Standing along with several other touring national headline comedians who are active in the marijuana culture and community and who have appeared on cable and national television.

The festival will also include a “Bong Pong” tournament for prizes and Ganja related products and information provided by invited sponsors and vendors. We would like to give a special thank you to our sponsors Medman Passion, Todd Harms Attorney At Law, kushpages.com, and cannabissaveslives.org

Friday’s show at  Jack Didley’s in Richland Washington will be a fundraiser supporting The Patient Advocacy Center (Pan) a charitable 501(c)(3) organization and proceeds from this show will benefit the Patient Advocacy Network “Viana Hagiu Legal Defense Fund”. The show will be recorded and streamed on the Ustream Atomic Comedy Network as a pay-per-view event. Viana Hagiu was a medical marijuana dispensary operator in LA’s San Fernando Valley when on August 25, 2009 the Devonshire Division of the Los Angeles Police Department raided the collective, CannaMed of Northridge.  Having all applicable licenses and permits from LA and the State, Viana refuses to take a plea.   As a result the LA County DA’s office has dragged this case out for nearly 4 years; all of which has taken a huge toll on Viana’s health, housing and livelihood.  Read her story at: http://panorg.blogspot.com/2013/01/vindictive-prosecution-v-viana-hagiu.html.

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The Second Show will take place on Saturday April 20, 2013 at the M. Hotel and Lounge in Richland Washington. The 420 stand-up comedy show will feature an all-star cast of  Tere Joyce, Jay London, and Ngaio Bealum from Comedy Central & MTV with a special appearance by Sgt. Detective Harry Palmer Jr.  The evening also includes Bong Pong, and two reggae bands White Glove Service and Amity Flow.

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Check out our commercial ad for Ganja Palooza:

Here is a  preview of all of the Performers:

Tere Joyce

Jay London

Ngaio Bealum

Sgt. Detective Harry Palmer Jr. Retired

White  Glove Service

We hope you will join us  make 420 history!

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For more info and to pre-purchase tickets go to www. atomiccomedy.com/ganjapalooza

Hollywood Hemptress Hour Merchandise Benefits Worthy Cause

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just_say_yes_mugWe finally have Hollywood Hemptress Hour merchandise! It is here just in time to benefit a worthy cause. Hollywood Hemptress Hour opened a new online store at www.cafepress.com/hollywoodhemptresshour.

First of all, we would like to give a special thanks to artist and cartoonist Mike Tucker who designed the hollywood_hemptress_logo_galaxy_s3_caseHollywood Hemptress avatar of stand-up comedian, and host of Hollywood Hemptress Hour Tere Joyce.  His design of the logo has been instrumental in branding the show! Check out his website at www.tuckermike.com. His work is impressive.

We would also like to give a special thank you to photographer and Hollywood Hemptress Hour graphic 381_sandra_fin_web_designer Doug Ferguson. Doug’s resume includes photography for film &  television, actor Statue of Libertyhead-shots, commercial photography, architectural, food products, weddings and many celebrities.  He also photographed the notorious statue of liberty photo of  hemp activist Tere Joyce.  Check out Doug’s striking and diverse body of work at www.dougthephotographer.com.

When you purchase any of our Hollywood Hemptress Hour products a percentage of the proceeds will go to the Viana Hagiu legal defense fund.

Viana Hagiu was a medical marijuana dispensary operator in LA’s San Fernando Valley when on August 25, 2009 the Devonshire Division of the Los Angeles Police Department raided the collective, CannaMed of Northridge.  Having all applicable licenses and permits from LA and the State, Viana refuses to take a plea.   As a result the LA County DA’s office has dragged this case  out for nearly 4 years; all of which has taken a huge toll on Viana’s health, housing and livelihood.  Read her story at: http://panorg.blogspot.com/2013/01/vindictive-prosecution-v-viana-hagiu.html and hear Viana in her own words:

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This is just a small sample of our products. We have many different designs, t-shirts, pajamas, glassware, doggie items, puzzles, aprons, golf balls, throw rugs, and calendars. We even have shower curtains! Check us out at www.cafepress.com/hollywoodhemptresshour.  

Click onto any of the product photos on this post and it will directly link you to the site where you can purchase them.

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The Devil Shops At Walmart

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A voice broke out over the intercom interrupting a pathetic rendition of Smells Like Teen Spirit, “Attention Walmart shoppers we are giving away free Knives.” “Follow the blinking red light located in the meat section for your free knives. The shoppers grazed their way towards the flashing red light like zombie cows searching for their next meal.  “Free Knives?”  a man cow exclaimed. “They will probably try to sell us something first.”

The brand ambassadress walked up to the display and quickly turned off the red blinking light.  She stepped up to the podium and went through her pitch like a well trained corporate snake oil salesman. “Do you know what this is?”  the ambassadress asked as she held up a small orange plastic cylinder shaped object.  The girl guessed it was a french tickler but she was wrong. It’s a juicer!  The ambassadress hollowed out an orange and then turned it upside down to show the amount of juice it made.  She threw a few juicers out towards the audience. The crowd flailed their arms like seals grasping for fish. “I wonder how much their paying her to do this?”  the girl thought.  The ambassadress continued to slice and dice tomatoes, fruit, wood, steel, and the knife stayed sharp. The crowd gasped in amazement. This knife can cut through anything even meat and bones. “Even humans” said the man cow. The girl started to feel dizzy and  began to embark on a rampage of her own inner dialogue…

“I bet that knife was made in some horrible factory overseas. Oh, but it will be perfect to make super thin slices of genetically modified salmon… What am I doing at Walmart??? Oh, I feel dizzy…I want to scream … I WANT TO SCREAM…DON’T YOU KNOW PEOPLE BURNED TO DEATH IN A WALMART FACTORY IN BANGLADESH! WALMART HAS BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS! I could just walk away… Just walk away. .. Just walk away…”

Attention Walmart Shoppers…Attention Walmart Shoppers… Attention Walmart Shoppers… We killed people in Bangladesh…Follow the red blinking light…Follow the red blinking light…Follow the red blinking light…and sleep…and then the girl just walked away.  She wasn’t going to sell her soul for a fucking free knife.

For more information on Walmart’s negligence click links below:

Walmart, Disney, Sears used Bangladesh Factory File

Fatal Fire in Bangladesh Highlights the Danger Facing Garment Workers

Walmart Rejected Proposal To Protect Bangladesh Factories Against Fire

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Former NBC Reality Stars Perform Marijuana Benefit

Last Comic Standing

 Atomic Comedy Network Presents

The Hollywood Hemptress Hour

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Ganja Palooza is a 420 stand-up comedy show celebrating Washington and Colorado success in becoming the first states to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Ganja Palooza will feature The Hollywood Hemptress Hour host Comedian Tere Joyce and Jay London, from NBC’s Last Comic Standing. The Hollywood Hemptress Hour is a web series produced on the new Atomic Comedy Network. The show will be a fundraiser supporting The Patient Advocacy Center (Pan) a charitable 501(c)(3) organization and proceeds from this show will benefit the Patient Advocacy Network “Viana Hagiu Legal Defense Fund”. The show will be recorded and streamed on the Ustream Atomic Comedy Network as a pay-per-view event.

About The Hollywood Hemptress – Tere Joyce

Tere_4Tere Joyce is best known for her stand-up comedy, having first traveled throughout the United States and Canada performing in comedy clubs and pubs. She is a trained theatre geek since the age of nine. When asked to go out on date in high school her reply was, “I can’t…I have a rehearsal.” She was a Theater Arts major in college, and studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

In 2003 Tere Joyce was a top ten finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and also was a competing cast member on the third season. She has written three screenplays in films that were AVN Award nominated and directed by adult filmmaker Erica McLean.

Tere has done voiceover work and improvisational bits on radio shows such as the Jon Melichar Show and Power 106. She has appeared on several internet shows such as, The Free Speech Show, The Damage Report, Porn Star Pundits, and the award winning web series, “Good Job Thanks!”

In 2011, Joyce created and began to host Hollywood Hemptress Hour on New Dissident Radio, and has just recently launched a live streaming video version of the show on the Atomic Comedy Network online.  Her next project is to launch her new show “Freedom of Joyce” on the Atomic Comedy Network! The show will explore “freedom” and what that means to us personally and collectively as a society.

Jay London is an American stand-up comic whose one-liner jokes made him a favorite on NBC’s Last Comic Standing.jayphoto2

Although he did not win in the two seasons he appeared in (Seasons 2 and 3, both in 2004), his humble personality and clean comedy made him a favorite among the show’s fans.

Jay London is known for his long curly hair and bib overalls. His signature line is “You might recognize me, I’m the fourth guy from the left on the evolutionary chart,” referring to his slouching posture and unkempt appearance. His comedy is usually self-deprecating and laden with quips such as “0 for 1″, “This is death!” and his trademark line, “It’s almost over.” During his run on Last Comic Standing, he made a guest appearance on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.

He has also done shows for cancer patients and small comedy clubs. In 2004, Jay made an appearance on the CBS sitcom King of Queens and on the game show Street Smarts; in 2005, he appeared on the TBS reality show Minding the Store and Bravo’s All-Star Reality Reunion.

About Viana Hagiu

Viana Hagiu was a medical marijuana dispensary operator in LA’s San Fernando Valley when on August 25, 2009 the Devonshire Division of the Los Angeles Police Department raided the collective, CannaMed of Northridge.  Having all applicable licenses and permits from LA and the State, Viana refuses to take a plea.   As a result the LA County DA’s office has dragged this case out for nearly 4 years; all of which has taken a huge toll on Viana’s health, housing and livelihood.  Read her story at: http://panorg.blogspot.com/2013/01/vindictive-prosecution-v-viana-hagiu.html and hear Viana in her own words:

There are several ways that you can donate to the Viana Hagiu Legal Defense Fund.

Purchase  Hollywood Hemptress Hour Merchandise and a percentage of the proceeds will go Viana Hagiu’s legal defense fund!

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Visit our Hollywood Hemptress Hour Store at www.cafepress.com/hollywoodhemptresshour.

Make a tax deductible donation at www.cannabissaveslives.org.

Do you have a marijuana business or cannabis related industry? Sponsor our online broadcast and  $100.00 of your sponsorship will be tax deductible. Also, the Atomic Comedy Network will create a 60 sec. commercial of your product or service to be aired in the live broadcast, archived download, and 4 episodes of Hollywood Hemptress Hour. Your commercial will be uploaded on Hollywood Hemptress youtube and social networked on Hollywood Hemptress twitter, facebook, and facebook related forums. Here are couple samples of our commercials.

Come see the show live on April 19. 2013 in Richland Washington!

Location:      Jack Didleys Comedy Club

109 W Kennewick Ave, Kennewick WA 509-585-5665

Date:             April 19, 2013

Time:                         8:30pm to 10:00pm

Admission:   $10.00

Tickets:         http://bpt.me/366125

Adult Themes and Strong  Language

 

Cherry Creek – Bigot Rock Radio

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Cherry Creek – Bigot Rock Radio

By Rupert Declo

Rupert Declo producer of Hollywood Hemptress Hour and creator of the Atomic Comedy Network writes the below editorial based on the discrimination he experienced while negotiating advertising for Ganja Palooza Comedy Show with Cherry Creek Radio.

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I have produced 2 comedy shows with revenue share deals with Cherry Creek Radio that were very successful. The radio station in Wenatchee Washington often contacts me regarding bringing them another comedy show production.

I was referred to the station manager in Richland Washington by my rep in Wenatchee. I sent them my proposal for a revenue share partnership promoting the Ganja Palooza Comedy Show. The radio station was not sure about the audience demographics, asking if it would be just a bunch of “old hippies”. But after some investigation on their part, initially their response was very positive, so much that they suggested that I secure a larger venue, and said we are moving forward with a deal.

River93_webpageBecause of the adult nature of nightclub stand-up, it was decided that they would only include the adult rock stations in the marketing campaign. I revisited the station web page to find a picture of one of the “Freak Brothers” smoking a marijuana cigarette prominently displayed. I thought to myself, great, this is going to be a good partnership. We set a date to telephone conference to finalize all of the details.

During the conference I was informed that the radio station was no longer interested in being part of the Ganja Palooza Event as a sponsor. They told me that upper management did not feel they wanted to be associated with the word “Ganja” or the culture it suggested. They never specified the culture to which they were referring. They did however suggest the event was promoting illegal activity in an area where recreational and medical marijuana use is legal.

When you have a caricature of a person smoking dope on the front page of your marketing, the whole thing smells of hypocrisy and bigotry or even racism. I am more inclined to suspect bigotry and racism. They really seemed to object to the word “ganja”. I feel the culture they were speaking of is the Jamaican culture. I feel they were saying that Cherry Creek radio does not want to be associated with brown people with dreads. They suggested the word ganja has some sort of criminal connotation or that it is code for criminal activities. They also alluded to the history of marijuana use illegally.

Even after I explained that the show does not promote anything illegal, but activism, freedom of choice and the democratic process, they still maintained their position. The thing that angered me the most is that they had no problem selling me an ad buy that would promote the show.

Marijuana is legal in Washington State. Marijuana has medicinal value. Marijuana saves lives and can cure cancer. Benefiting the community holds no interest for Cherry Creek Radio. Making money is what is most important to Cherry Creek Radio.

Oddly they promoted a “biker rally” recently as a cancer cure fundraiser. I would think the “biker culture” and its association to outlaw gangs, violence, prostitution, gun running and drug trafficking should have raised some red flags. I guess since bikers traditionally don’t have brown skin and dreads that culture is OK.

Is Marijuana Prohibition Unconstitutional?

I was in a lucid state of dreaming and the words “unalienable rights” kept coming up. I repeated the words several times as I drifted between consciousness and sleep. Once fully awake I remembered the phrase but did not know the meaning so I googled it, and to my surprise I realized that the words “unalienable rights” is part of The Declaration of Independence.

We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by there creator with unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

That morning I started to text a friend about dreaming the words “unalienable rights” and the spell check on my blackberry highlighted the word “unalienable” as misspelled. The suggested correct spelling was “inalienable”.  Curious, I looked up the definition of both phrases “unalienable rights” and “inalienable rights”.

Here are the definitions:

The definition of “unalienable rights,” is those rights that cannot be surrendered, sold or transferred to someone else – the government, for example, or another person. Some people refer to these as “natural” or “God-given” rights (life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness).

In contrast, “inalienable rights” are those rights that can only be transferred with the consent of the person possessing those rights.

I don’t know about you, but I’m wondering why blackberry spell check doesn’t recognize the word that defines our natural right not be surrendered or sold, but instead chooses a definition with the opposite meaning?
Later in the day, a friend of mine corrected my usage of the phrase “unalienable rights” referring to “inalienable” as being correct? Why the confusion between the two words? Is the word “unalienable” subtly being buried from our language on purpose?
Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is our unalienable right. “Happiness” is also defined as “property”. According to the constitution we have a god-given right to “property” so long as the “property” does not harm the owner or the community at large.
Why are we being denied the right to grow hemp when it would provide paper, fiber, fuel, clothing, food and medicine? Why is cannabis prohibition not recognized as a denial of our “god-given” or “natural rights”? After all, The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.
Marijuana prohibition is the maladjustment of our dwindling independence. Our fourth of July celebrations are no different  then any of the other misguided holidays we celebrate. It is just another reason to be sold on hormone injected chickens and hamburgers for the barbeque, while we drink our Budweiser and watch fireworks made from China.  It’s all very inalienable isn’t it?
Recorded excerpt from Hollywood Hemptress Hour on the topic, “Is marijuana prohibition unconstitutional?” Host: Tere Joyce. Panel: Radical Russ Bellville, Robbie Gennet, Evan Dagger.

You Can Help Feed a Child for Less than the Price of a Gallon of Gas


The California Cannabis Hemp & Health Initiative 2012 needs your help. An initiative must have 560 signatures from registered voters to make the ballot, and without paid signature gatherers this task is a nearly impossible to accomplish.  Unfortunately, this year Mary Jane is lacking a sugar daddy albeit  George Soros to support her.

I received inspiration on how to raise the much needed money from a conversation I had with my friend Stephen over eggs, toast, and coffee. My pal’s former high school had been robbed and they no longer had a budget to throw a prom that year. So, Stephen did a post on facebook asking his friends to donate just $1.00 towards the cause. He exclaimed that almost everyone can give at least a buck to help out, and a lot of people will give more without even asking  them for it. His ideology paid off and he raised $6,000 in six weeks with very little effort. A light bulb went off in my head as I took sip of coffee…Hmm…What would happen if we expanded this idea  to raise money for the California Cannabis Hemp & Health Initiative 2012?  Would giving a little bit equate to a whole lot?  If a million people gave $4.20 each…Hmm…Do you see what I see?

What is the California Cannabis Hemp & Health Initiative 2012 really all about?

The initiative was originally written by Jack Herer author of  The Emperor Wears No Clothes: The Authoritative Historical Record of Cannabis and the Conspiracy Against Marijuana.  The bottom line is this…

The CCHHI will make the natural resource hemp legal in California again. It was previously outlawed in 1937.

Hemp for the Environment

-Hemp for cheap, green gasoline and oil.

-Hemp for biodegradable plastics and paints.

-Hemp fiber for sustainable paper and textiles.

-Anything hemp can produce is sustainable/renewable and non-toxic.

-Hemp enriches the soil and can be grown without rotating crops.

The Economy

-Hemp can create thousands of jobs.

-In 1937 Hemp was called a billion dollar crop in Popular Mechanics.

-Millions of dollars of Hemp is imported.

The Oil/Energy Crisis

-Hemp can fuel vehicles and produce motor oil.

-Hemp is way more efficient than corn for bio-fuel.

-Hemp is cleaner than coal, natural gas, shale, etc.
-Hemp fuel is not subject to global politics or peak oil price speculation.

-Stop energy price spikes.

-Hemp fuel can do anything fossil fuel can.

-In the 1930s, Ford Co. engineers successfully produced alcohol, charcoal, tar and other stock chemicals from Hemp.

Food and Medicine

-Hemp seed is one of nature’s most nutritious super-foods.

-THC from Hemp flower oil has been shown in studies to safely reduce/remove tumors.

Hemp just may be the cure for cancer.

-Medical Cannabis has been scientifically proven to be effective for many conditions and diseases despite stifled research.

This is why Cannabis is already legal medicinally in 16 states and DC.

-Cannabis is one of the few substances with no LD-50.


How will the Jack Herer Initiative effect marijuana laws and local legislature?

  •  It allows the use of marijuana for adults 21 years and older, and regulates it like beer and wine.
  •  Releases prisoners from jail who are doing time for marijuana related crimes.
  • Eliminates testing for cannabis metabolites for employment, and replaces it with a test for active THC.
  • It challenges the federal government’s constitutional ability to restrict farmers from growing  industrial hemp when they allow it to be imported to the country.
  • Legalizes entire cannabis hemp plant and establishes a hemp industry outside of the marijuana industry in the state of California.
  • Taxes recreational use of marijuana to create a  fund for the industrial hemp industry.

How does the Jack Herer initiative differ from some of the other marijuana petitions circulating in California?

The California Cannabis Hemp & Health Initiative encompasses legalization of the whole cannabis hemp plant. It challenges the federal government’s constitutional ability to restrict farmer’s from growing industrial hemp when they allow it to be imported to the country. The other initiatives only legislate at the state level. The DEA does not recognize state marijuana laws.

You can help feed a child for less than the price of a gallon of gas!

We live in an age where 70% of the meat we buy at the grocery store has a filler in it that is called “pink slime”.  “Pink slime” is contaminated cow parts that have been ammonia treated, and was previously limited to only being used in dog food.  McDonald’s and Taco Bell have recently stopped using the meat, but the USDA has plans to purchase 7 million pounds of beef containing the filler to be used in the federal program that provides lunches for schools of low-income families.

Cold glass of hemp milk.

Hemp seed can be eaten raw, ground into meal, sprouted, made into hemp milk, prepared as a tea, and used for baking. The hemp seed provides all of the omega-6 fatty acids that your body needs to stay healthy. When we legalize industrial hemp there will be no need for the federal program to feed our children hamburgers with “pink slime” injected in it, or genetically modified soy milk by Monsanto. When we legalize hemp we will create clean green energy jobs, boost our economy, provide clothing, and feed our children with good nutrition. Even if  you don’t live in the state of California, won’t you please make a donation of $4.20 to  legalize industrial hemp again? If a million people donate just $4.20 we will have enough money to get the California Cannabis Hemp & Health Initiative 2012 on the ballot this year. Please send this post to your family and friends. Tweet, and post it on Facebook. Our future is your future. To make a donation visit www.cchhi2012.org.

“Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth & protection of the country.” – Thomas Jefferson, 1791

Here is the initiative in it’s entirety:

California Cannabis Hemp & Health Initiative 2012
PROPOSED REVISIONS TO THE 2010 INITIATIVE WORDING:
AN ACT TO AMEND THE HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE OF CALIFORNIA:

I. Add Section 11362.6 to the Health and Safety Code of California, any laws or policies to the contrary notwithstanding:

1. No person, individual, or corporate entity shall be arrested or prosecuted, be denied any right or privilege, nor be subject to any criminal or civil penalties for the possession, cultivation, transportation, distribution, or consumption of cannabis hemp marijuana, including:

(a) Cannabis hemp industrial products.

(b) Cannabis hemp medicinal preparations.

(c) Cannabis hemp nutritional products.

(d) Cannabis hemp euphoric products.

2. Definition of terms:

(a) The terms “cannabis hemp” and “cannabis hemp marijuana” mean the natural, non-genetically modified plant hemp, cannabis, marihuana, marijuana, cannabis sativa L, cannabis Americana, cannabis chinensis, cannabis indica, cannabis ruderalis, cannabis sativa, or any variety of cannabis, including any derivative, concentrate, extract, flower, leaf, particle, preparation, resin, root, salt, seed, stalk, stem, or any product thereof.

(b) The term “cannabis hemp industrial products” means all products made from cannabis hemp that are not designed or intended for human consumption, including, but not limited to: clothing, building materials, paper, fiber, fuel, lubricants, plastics, paint, seed for cultivation, animal feed, veterinary medicine, oil, or any other product that is not designed for internal human consumption; as well as cannabis hemp plants used for crop rotation, erosion control, pest control, weed control, or any other horticultural or environmental purposes, for example, the extraction of atmospheric carbon dioxide and toxic soil reclamation.

(c) The term “cannabis hemp medicinal preparations” means natural cannabis hemp, and all products made from cannabis hemp that are designed, intended, or used for human consumption for the treatment of any human disease or condition, for pain relief, or for any healing purpose, including but not limited to the treatment or relief of: Alzheimer’s and pre-Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, arthritis, asthma, cramps, epilepsy, glaucoma, migraine, multiple sclerosis, nausea, premenstrual syndrome, side effects of cancer chemotherapy, fibromyalgia, sickle cell anemia, spasticity, spinal injury, stress, easement of post-traumatic stress disorder, Tourette syndrome, attention deficit disorder, immunodeficiency, wasting syndrome from AIDS or anorexia; use as an antibiotic, antibacterial, anti-viral, or anti-emetic; as a healing agent, or as an adjunct to any medical or herbal treatment. Mental conditions including, but not limited to bipolar, depression, attention deficit disorder, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, are also conditions considered for medical use.

(d) The term “cannabis hemp nutritional products” means cannabis hemp grown for consumption by humans and animals as food, including but not limited to: seed, seed protein, seed oil, essential fatty acids, seed cake, dietary fiber, or any preparation or extract thereof.

(e) The term “cannabis hemp euphoric products” means cannabis hemp intended for internal consumption by people for personal recreational, meditative, spiritual, religious, or other purpose, other than cannabis hemp industrial products, cannabis hemp medicinal preparations, or cannabis hemp nutritional products.

(f) The term “personal use” means the internal consumption of cannabis hemp by people 21 years of age or older for any relaxant, meditative, religious, spiritual, recreational, or other purpose other than sale.

(g) The term “commercial production” means the production of cannabis hemp products for sale or profit under the conditions of these provisions.

3. Industrial cannabis hemp farmers, manufacturers, processors, and distributors shall not be subject to any special zoning requirement, licensing fee, or tax that is excessive, discriminatory, or prohibitive.

4. Cannabis hemp and cannabis hemp medicinal preparations are hereby reclassified and de-scheduled from the California Uniform Controlled Substances Act, and restored to the list of available medicines in California. Licensed physicians shall not be penalized for, nor restricted from, approving or recommending cannabis hemp for medical purposes to any patient, regardless of age. No tax shall be applied to cannabis hemp medicinal preparations. Medical research shall be encouraged. No recommending physician shall be subject to any professional licensing review or hearing as a result of recommending or approving medical use of cannabis hemp marijuana.

5. Personal use of cannabis hemp euphoric products.

(a) No permit, license, or tax shall be required for the non-commercial cultivation, transportation, distribution, or consumption of cannabis hemp.

(b) Testing for inactive and/or inert residual cannabis metabolites shall not be required for employment or insurance, nor be considered in determining employment, other impairment, or intoxication. Testing for active (not metabolized) cannabis may be used and considered in determining employment, impairment, or intoxication.

(c) When a person falls within the conditions of these exceptions, the offense laws do not apply and only the exception laws apply.

6. Commerce in cannabis hemp euphoric products shall be limited to adults, 21 years of age and older, and shall be regulated in a manner analogous to California’s beer and wine model. For the purpose of distinguishing personal from commercial production, 99 flowering female plants and 12 pounds of dried, cured cannabis hemp flowers, bud, but not leaf, produced per adult, 21 years of age and older, per year shall be considered as being for personal use.

7. The manufacture, marketing, distribution, or sales, between adults, of equipment or accessories designed to assist in the planting, cultivation, harvesting, curing, processing, packaging, storage, analysis, consumption, or transportation of cannabis hemp plants, industrial cannabis hemp products, cannabis hemp medicinal preparations, cannabis hemp nutritional products, cannabis hemp euphoric products, or any cannabis hemp product shall not be prohibited.

8. No California law enforcement personnel or funds shall be used to assist or aid and abet in the enforcement of Federal cannabis hemp marijuana laws involving acts that are hereby no longer illegal in the State of California.

9. Any person who threatens the enjoyment of these provisions is guilty of a misdemeanor. The maximum penalties and fines of a misdemeanor may be imposed.

II. Repeal, delete, and expunge any and all existing statutory laws that conflict with the provisions of this initiative.

1. Enactment of this initiative shall include: case review for the purpose of amnesty, immediate release from prison, jail, parole, and probation, and clearing, expunging, and deletion of all cannabis hemp marijuana criminal records for all persons currently charged with, or convicted of any non-violent cannabis hemp marijuana offenses included in this initiative which are hereby no longer illegal in the State of California. People who fall within this category that triggered an original sentence are included within this provision.

2. Within 60 days of the passage of this Act, the Attorney General shall develop and distribute a one-page application, providing for the destruction of all cannabis hemp marijuana criminal records in California for any such offense covered by this Act. Such forms shall be distributed to district and city attorneys and made available at all police departments in the State to persons hereby affected. Upon filing such form with any Superior Court and a payment of a fee of $10.00, the Court shall liberally construe these provisions to benefit the defendant in furtherance of the amnesty and dismissal provision of this section. Upon the Court’s ruling under this provision the arrest record shall be set aside and be destroyed. Such persons may then truthfully state that they have never been arrested or convicted of any cannabis hemp marijuana related offense that is hereby no longer illegal in the State of California. This shall be deemed to be a finding of factual innocence under California Penal Code Section 851.8 et seq.

III. The legislature is authorized upon thorough investigation, to enact legislation using reasonable standards to:

1. License concessionary establishments to distribute cannabis hemp euphoric products in a manner analogous to California’s beer and wine industry model. Sufficient community outlets shall be licensed to provide reasonable commercial access to persons of legal age, so as to discourage and prevent the misuse of, and illicit traffic in, such products. Any license or permit fee required by the State for commercial production, distribution or use shall not exceed $1,000.00. Regulation and enforcement shall be in a manner analogous to California’s beer and wine model.

2. Place an excise tax on commercial sale of cannabis hemp euphoric products, analogous to California’s wine industry model, so long as no excise tax or combination of excise taxes shall exceed $10.00 per ounce of dried cured cannabis flowers or $2.00 per gram of cannabis concentrates. Fifty percent of the excise tax revenues collected shall be made available for the research, development and promotion of industrial and medicinal hemp industries in California.

3. Determine an acceptable and uniform standard of impairment based on performance testing, to restrict persons impaired by cannabis hemp euphoric products from operating a motor vehicle or heavy machinery, or otherwise engaging in conduct that may affect public safety.

4. Regulate the personal use of cannabis hemp euphoric products in enclosed and/or restricted public places.

IV. Pursuant to the Ninth and Tenth Amendments to the Constitution of the United States, the people of California hereby repudiate and challenge Federal cannabis hemp marijuana prohibitions that conflict with this Act.

V. Severability: If any provision of this Act, or the application of any such provision to any person or circumstance, shall be held invalid by any court, the remainder of this Act, to the extent it can be given effect, or the application of such provisions to persons or circumstances other than those as to which it is held invalid, shall not be affected thereby, and to this end the provisions of this Act are severable.

VI. Construction: If any rival or conflicting initiative regulating any matter addressed by this Act receives the higher affirmative vote, then all non-conflicting parts shall become operative.

VII. Purpose of Act: This Act is an exercise of the police powers of the State for the protection of the safety, welfare, health, and peace of the people and the environment of the State, to protect the industrial and medicinal uses of cannabis hemp, to eliminate the unlicensed and unlawful cultivation, selling, and dispensing of cannabis hemp; and to encourage temperance in the consumption of cannabis hemp euphoric products. It is hereby declared that the subject matter of this Act involves, in the highest degree, the ecological, economic, social, and moral well being and safety of the State and of all its people. All provisions of this Act shall be liberally construed for the accomplishment of these purposes: to respect human rights, to promote tolerance, and to end cannabis hemp prohibition.

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