Monday, August 26, 2013

Time4Hemp Solution Summit: A Cutting Edge Energy Of Change

Keynote Show Pt. 1: Casper Leitch & Paul Stanford & Todd McCormick
on August 1, 2013 Time4Hemp issued a call for the hemp solution world wide
Final show in the six part solution summer series  
Friday, 8/31, 9a-11a PT / 12n -2p ET

Since the start of the series:

Attorney General Eric Holder changing his stance

Dr. Sanja Gupta said on CNN that he was wrong about weed

Senator Patrick Leahy convening a hearing next month on marijuana legalization  

If you are not listening to or advertising on Time4Hemp, you are missing an important element to ending the war on drugs and direct reach to a large and dedicated hemp positive audience.  

Once again the historic broadcast program Time4Hemp has a leadership position in the charge to end the horrific drug war with the currently running summer series "IT'S TIME 4 HEMP PROHIBITION TO END - 2013 GLOBAL SUMMIT." The original marijuana broadcast, Time4Hemp is hosting this month the keynote show (webeo on top of this article) plus five - two hour commercial free programs on Fridays in August.  

That series prepared me for the extraordinary events that followed the rest of this month.   If you have not been taking Time4Hemp, especially this month, I urge you to go to the site and listen / share this extraordinary summit series as well as many other great programs found in the archives.  

The show started in the early 1990's and the solution summit series started on August 1, 2013. High Times Freedom Fighter Casper Leitch, the program's founder, high host and producer, courageously began the hemp solution summit conversation on his historic broadcast with medical marijuana activist and author Todd McCormick  and industrial hemp and medical marijuana clinics pioneer Paul Stanford.  

Casper began by saying that for decades he has been listening to all the excuses for why hemp is not yet legal, or exposing the lie that there is not enough study done on medical marijuana or reporting on the horrors of people being murdered or jailed for decades for interacting with a plant.  He conveyed enough is enough and began the conversation of the why and how to implement the hemp solution.  The series of guests, as usual are extraordinary, to say the least.

The shows are broadcast on both American Freedom Radio and now on the Time4Hemp site live and archived.

Here's what happened after the series started.

On August 8th came the story "Eric Holder May Release Sweeping Drug Sentencing Proposal, Admits Current Practices Are Discriminatory"

""I think there are too many people in jail for too long, and for not necessarily good reasons," Holder said in the interview, turning from the department's highly criticized crackdown on drug law enforcement. As NPR noted, almost half of the people in federal prison are serving time for drug charges.
"The war on drugs is now 30, 40 years old," he continued. "There have been a lot of unintended consequences. There's been a decimation of certain communities, in particular communities of color."
Holder hinted in the interview that the changes could include better prioritization of federal law enforcement and shortened sentences for minor drug offenses. According to NPR, Holder could announce his proposal as early as next week in a speech to the American Bar Association in San Francisco.""
The Holder piece came out around the same time as the confession of the great Dr. Sanja Gupta about he was wrong about the effectiveness of medical marijuana.

Why I changed my mind on weed
By Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta is a neurosurgeon and CNN's chief medical correspondent. 

"Long before I began this project, I had steadily reviewed the scientific literature on medical marijuana from the United States and thought it was fairly unimpressive. Reading these papers five years ago, it was hard to make a case for medicinal marijuana. I even wrote about this in a TIME magazine article, back in 2009, titled "Why I would Vote No on Pot." I apologize because I didn't look hard enough, until now. I didn't look far enough. I didn't review papers from smaller labs in other countries doing some remarkable research, and I was too dismissive of the loud chorus of legitimate patients whose symptoms improved on cannabis.

Instead, I lumped them with the high-visibility malingerers, just looking to get high. I mistakenly believed the Drug Enforcement Agency listed marijuana as a schedule 1 substance because of sound scientific proof. Surely, they must have quality reasoning as to why marijuana is in the category of the most dangerous drugs that have "no accepted medicinal use and a high potential for abuse." They didn't have the science to support that claim, and I now know that when it comes to marijuana neither of those things are true. It doesn't have a high potential for abuse, and there are very legitimate medical applications. In fact, sometimes marijuana is the only thing that works. Take the case of Charlotte Figi, who I met in Colorado. She started having seizures soon after birth. By age 3, she was having 300 a week, despite being on seven different medications. Medical marijuana has calmed her brain, limiting her seizures to 2 or 3 per month.""

As mind blowing as that change of heart was, I am even more blown away today with the news that;

Sen. Patrick Leahy: Atty. Gen. Holder, Justice should help hash out conflict with state pot laws By Valerie Richardson The Washington Times
"The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman announced Monday that the panel will hold a hearing on marijuana in what comes as the latest effort to smoke out the Justice Department’s input on the conflict between state and federal pot laws.

The hearing, scheduled for Sept. 10, comes 10 months after Colorado and Washington voters legalized recreational marijuana in the November 2012 election.
Since then, federal and state lawmakers have repeatedly asked the Justice Department for guidance on how to proceed with the newly passed laws, which run afoul of federal law prohibiting marijuana consumption and sales.
Invited to testify at the hearing are Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.and Deputy Attorney General James ColeMr. Holder said in a speech before the National Association of Attorneys General that he would issue guidance “soon,” adding, “We’re in the last stages of that review.”"
As a hemped Christian Scientist, I have always believed that coincidence is God working under cover.  The coincidence of these events within weeks of each other has a divine freedom ring to it in my hears and my soul.

Again, thank you Casper Leitch, the Time4Hemp production, joint host and guest team for calling the solution summit this month.  Your show on August 1, 2013 marked what may be considered a most amazing and the final push for now being the time the drug war died.

Though there is continued excellent programming on the show Monday - Friday on both the Time4Hemp site and American Freedom Radio, I cannot urge you enough to take Time4Hemp 9a-11a PT / 12n-2p ET for the final segment of this historic series on Friday, August 31, 2013. 

Soon hempsters all over the world will be resounding Dr. King's cry 'FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST, THANK GOD ALMIGHTY, WE ARE FREE AT LAST.' Truth is setting us free.

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