Hey Ula Oh,
We natives or real Americans believe 2012 is the changing over to a new cycle, that will cause great changes in life and lives.
Could it be that all people will finally be treated as brothers. Like my people tried to do with our European brothers, but as history tells us they mostly brough lies and hate for us, because we lived with the land, not from taking away from it without putting something meaningful back. So they brought wars against our people and even then we tried to make peace. So they made agreements with us that we honored. They used the agreements to bide time until they had a large enough force to defeat us. When the fifth cycle begins we all will need to work together, and we will need a great leader that will make changes that will guide us through the change that is coming.
The leader that rises from the next election will do things like stop the fighting over who makes the most money, and start fixing our mistakes from the last few hundred years.
So here's the deal. Human's are losing touch with themselves and need to pull themselves back from the brink. Every living organism on this planet is in tune with something else. Like cats are drawn to catnip, for example.
Man is connected to a plant that shares the same properties, and that is Cannabinoids. Our brain and all other tissue wired to the brain, are connected by cannabinoid receptors. There is only one plant known to man that shares those receptors. That plant is known as the Cannabis plant. It has several sub-species, they are Hemp, Sativa and Indica.
Cannabis has the ability to save the world from dying at the hands mankind and their careless use of dead matter that should be left in it's grave. We are destroying the Atmosphere, Land and Oceans with pollution. That pollution, for the most part, is caused by Fossil Fuels. Coal, Gas and Oil, that we have extracted, from below the surface of the Earth. Those Fossil Fuels are the product of dead matter.
The Hemp plant grows in the same places where todays seed crops are planted, and should be used in place of the current crops. Hemp produces huge amounts of seed compared to the present corn, wheat, and soybeans that we feed the world with now.
This seed can be cold pressed to extract the oil, which can be filtered and placed directly into the tanks of deisel trucks and cars. It can also be used to fuel todays oil and coal fired power plants. The oil from hempseed burns far cleaner then oil and coal with very little pollution. The carbon dioxide that the hemp plant breathes in, is replaced with clean oxygen that it breathes out. Cannabis oil can be poured over your dinner salad and used in your car from the same container, try doing that with crude oil.
The remainder from the crushed seed can be ground into power to make flour to replace wheat flour and it has a nutty flavor that wheat lacks. Unlike wheat flour that is hard to digest, hempseed flour is very easy to digest and contains many more of the nutrients we need thats not found in wheat. It is also gluten free. Gluten is a tough, sticky, nutritious protein, also found in other grain, more sutable for animals with more than one stomach, and it is also used for making glue, hence glu-ten. While hempseed flour is more nutritious and higher in protein, and it is very easy to digest. Cannabis is a summer crop, while wheat is a winter crop that can be grown in the same field, because there is still a need for wheat also. Cannabis is the safest source of complete Omega-3 fatty acids and more, and is far safer than the deep sea fish source, that can have high levels of mercury. There is no way to prevent the occasional contaminated fish from getting into the grocery store and onto your table.
Hemp fiber from the stalk is very strong, yet it can be used to replace anything made from cotton, and is far softer then cotton and last for many years with little wear. Half of the worlds production of pesticides are used on cotton, while hemp needs very little, if any. Hemp fiber can replace anything made from trees and one acre of hemp produces more usable fiber than four acres of trees, while hemp can be harvested anually, it takes many years before a tree can produce usable fiber. Tree planting is very labor intensive, while hemp can be planted and harvested by farm equipment. Hemp improves the soil while the crops we grow today deplete the nutrients and require huge amounts of fertilizer, which is one of the main sources of pollution that is destroying life in our oceans.
Cannabis Sativa and Indica produce many compounds known as cannabinoids that react with receptors found in the human brain that make them very useful as medicines. Pharmacological actions of non-psycotropic cannabinoids (with the indication of the proposed mechanisms of action) are CBD which has the following properties: anxiolytic, antipsychotic, antiepileptic, neuroprotective, vasorelaxant, antispasmodic, anti-lachemic, antiproliferative anticancer, antiemetic, antibacterial, antidiabetic, antipsoriatic, intestinal anti-prokinetic, analgesic, bone-stimulant, adrenosine uptake anti-inflammatory and T-cells immunosuppressive. CBDV is a bone stimulant. ^9-THCA is antiproliferative and antispasmonic. CBC is a antiproliferative, antimicrobial, bone stimulant, analgesic and anti-inflammatory. CBG is a bone stimulant, antibacterial and antiproliferative. ^9-THCV is a antiepleptic, bone stimulant and anorectic. These are all very important, as they can safely replace many of the dangerous pharmaceuticals doctors are prescribing to us now, that even they worry about giving to you for fear of it damaging your body. There is evidence that these cannabinoids can prevent and possibly cure Cancer, Diabetes, Alzhiemer's and many other conditions. Cannabis has been used for thousands of years without killing one person.
When the DEA tells you marijuana is dangerous, it is to scare you so that they will have job security spending your tax dollars fighting the easy part of the war on drugs. The "Marijuana" (as they like to call cannabis) smokers are an easy target that creates large numbers of arrests, which means more money will be spent to fight this large problem, which means job security. They should be fighting the war on meth labs and other dangerous drug activity, like prescription drug abuse. They would rather use our tax dollars paying triple overtime to police officers in combat gear, so that they can pull up ditchweed that they will photograph or film as being a grow operation, or kicking down some disabled person's door to bust them for their Medical Marijuana that their doctor recommended and their state gave them a permit to use. Now the County Prosecutors are arresting Licensed Caregivers at Marijuana Dispensaries in states that have made it legal. The Caregiver meets them at the door, with the keys to all the doors, and tells them they will unlock the doors for them. They handcuff them, then they break down the doors and use crowbars to open file cabinets and break out all the glass display cases, just to make it hard for them to open for business again. Then they confiscate the Medical Marijuana and all the cash, knowing the Judge will order them to return it at the trial, just to try and hurt them enough financially to cause them to fail and close their doors permanently.
There is an organization made up of seasoned law enforcement officers called LEAP (which stands for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) that openly talks about their experiences while fighting the war on drugs. They admit to seeing other officers take money and drugs from drug busts and then report finding a smaller amount, and expecting their fellow officers to look the other way or get in on the act. The statement is always inferred, if not outright said, that cops cover each other's backs, and if you don't you might find yourself caught in a cross fire. They have seen how drugs are planted to get a suspect's property. This type of corruption is made easier when drug bust are involved.
They say that if drugs were legalized and regulated, they could be sold and taxed at drugstores at reasonable prices where the user will be more likely to buy it there. Then they can be referred to healthcare treatment centers where some will get clean and others will learn more about the true dangers and how to use the drug safely. It won't get all drug users off the streets, but it will make their lives safer, with drugs that haven't been tampered with, so the drug user can't overdose. They would have to use the drug on the primises, and be monitored in a private area until it is safe for them to leave, unless they have a caretaker with them that will take them home. At least it will keep that dose out of the hands of kids. It will also encourage the drug user not share dirty needles, which would reduce the Hepetitis-C problem greatly. Also the money that otherwise would have been spent on the black market, would be used to rehabilatate drug addicts. This would help with the healthcare problem somewhat.
Thats what I've learned and think its worth doing.