Friday, August 17, 2012

What Does Lemon Meringue Pie Have To Do With Hemp in the USVI?

 Activists Present USVI Senators with a Lemon Meringue Pie in support of Bill No. 29-0350

August 15, 2012 - ST. CROIX -  Celebrities and activists associated with volunteer group Hemp Can Save The Planet presented USVI Senators with a locally made gourmet Lemon Meringue Pie on behalf of USVI Culinary Ambassador, Chef Theo Gumbs, filmmaker Melissa Balin; the late, great civil rights activist, Jack Herer, and countless celebrity activist Hemp Can Save The Planet volunteers, in support of Bill No. 29-0350 - An Act to conduct a referendum on the issue of promoting the production, processing, manufacture and distribution of Industrial Hemp in the Virgin Islands.  Senator Terrance "Positive" Nelson, the first and only Rastafarian senator in the Virgin Islands, is bringing the bill forward. Senator Shawn-Michael Malone of St. Thomas has signed on as the bill’s co-sponsor. 

The pie was accompanied with a note that read:

This gift is a delicious token symbolizing the following food for thought:
The lemons used to make this gourmet Lemon Meringue Pie are not indigenous to the Virgin Islands and must be imported.  While the Mainland is the #1 Importer of Industrial Hemp (which much like a lemon, does NOT have psychotropic effects), the United States is currently the only Industrialized Nation that Prohibits the growing of Industrial Hemp, due to antiquated laws based on studies that have since been scientifically debunked.  As one of the remaining “Non-Self Governing Territories” on the United Nations’ list, we enthusiastically encourage the United States Virgin Islands to explore the economic and agricultural solutions presented by what was already being referred to as a “Billion-Dollar Crop” back in 1936, with the USVI Territory having already experienced almost 20 years of legal Cannabis Hemp use without incident, after Denmark’s sale to America in 1917, until Prohibition was implemented under false pretenses in 1937.

The lemon meringue pie was also accompanied with the verbiage of the resolution being presented to the United Nations declaring the End of the Prohibition of Cannabis Hemp, through an online petition on Change.Org.  Filmmaker Melissa Balin says, "I don't think it is a common or advisable policy for government officials to accept food stuffs from constituents, but when the gift is coming from a two-time Iron Chef Winner, who is the Culinary Ambassador for the entire USVI, those are exceptionally delectable circumstances worthy of consideration.  Still, whether the Senators actually eat the pie, or not, we hope it will bring a global awareness to the core issues surrounding Industrial Hemp as a sustainable resource."

National Lemon Meringue Pie Day is celebrated in the United States on August 15th.  To find out more about the many uses of Industrial Hemp, please visit

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


Dated July 4th, 2012:

Reminding all nations that the current Scheduling (I) of Cannabis indicates that the controlled substance contains “no medical value”,

Fully aware that the 1937 Prohibition of Cannabis Hemp has been scientifically and historically proven to be based on a series of lies debunked since then,

Alarmed by the environmental disaster presented by the nuclear meltdown of Fukushima and its continuing repercussions to our environment and wildlife;

Taking into account that Industrial Hemp has been used successfully for over 20 years to phytoremediate the damage of Chernobyl,

Recognizing the United States Federal Government currently holds two patents stating the medicinal value of Cannabis as an antioxidant and neuroprotectant;

Further recalling that the United States Federal Government continues to supply Federal Medical Marijuana to four living patients through the Compassionate Investigational New Drug Study Program of 1976; and

Taking into further consideration there are currently seventeen States and the District of Columbia that recognize the medical value of Cannabis through legislation;

Emphasizing the many nations that have already seen decreases in crime with their decriminalization of Cannabis and other controlled substances,

We The People of the known Universe, hereby Resolve that Prohibition is Over.

1.Encourage the Truth about Cannabis Hemp to be included back in the history and medical textbooks

2. Call for meaningful consideration of Industrial Hemp as a solution to the global nuclear crisis in Fukushima.

3.Call for the release of all prisoners of the unconstitutional “War on Drugs” currently in custody for Cannabis Hemp.

4.  Stress the continuing need for impartial and objective information on the economic and social solutions potentially provided by Cannabis Hemp.

Tweet & ReTweet that #ProhibitionIsOver to #WinHemptasticPrizes with @JackHererHemp!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Jack Herer Wants You To #Occupy420!

Jack Herer (June 18, 1939-April 15, 2010) was a great civil rights activist who dedicated his life to the ReLegalization of Cannabis Hemp and the Freedom of All Pot Prisoners. He will be forever remembered for his tireless crusade to spread the Truth about the many uses of Hemp and the conspiracy behind its Prohibition, as well as the book he authored on the topic: The Emperor Wears No Clothes.

4/20 was named Jack Herer Day last year by High Times Magazine! This year, ANONYMOUS, launched #OpCannabis to #OCCUPY420. In solidarity with #OWS, our commitment to Open Source Media, and in honor of Jack Herer's legacy, we are releasing the short documentary Jack Herer's Emperor Wears No Clothes, co-directed by Jack Herer & Melissa Balin, FREE to the People, via YouTube on 4/20/2012!

Prohibition was based on a series of lies that we have since uncovered, thereby rendering it invalid. We must Rize Up and reverse our false imprisonments. Please spend 4 minutes and 20 seconds to SHARE this 25 minute documentary about the many uses of Hemp and the conspiracy behind its Prohibition, with your social networks around the globe. Let it be known that Hemp Can Save The Planet! Prohibition Is SO Over. Please LIKE, Tweet & Repeat!

To find out what else we can do to DeSchedule Cannabis Today, please visit

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Jack Herer Virtual Telethon- Pledge NOW!

It's Not April Fools' That Hemp Can Save The Planet.

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We are using IndieGogo's crowd funding platform to provide Non-Stop Edutainment hosted by celebrities and activists worldwide, to raise funds and awareness for CCHHI2012, The Jack Herer Initiative. The virtual telethon will include musical interludes, interviews, and sweepstakes prizes every day for those who donate during the virtual Prohibition Tour! "It's Always 4:20 somewhere! And while, it is a California Initiative- this is a global issue that we need to unify around." explains creator of the Virtual Telethon, filmmaker Melissa Balin. "The 24-Hour Live Webcast streamed worldwide on April 1st will be intercut between pre-recorded footage in tribute to Jack Herer and real-time updates on crowd-funding and signatures collected, alongside live performances and comedic relief."

Pledge NOW here:

WHY: The Jack Herer Initiative is the only initiative eligible for the 2012 California ballot that addresses Re-Legalization of Cannabis Hemp as well as the release of non-violent offenders incarcerated for Marijuana convictions. All of the initiatives are running out of time to raise funds for professional signature gatherers and advertising & airtime. Friends & Family of Jack Herer encourage the community to show support for his dream & legacy by signing the petition to place the initiative on the ballot, donating the cost of a gallon of gasoline that could someday be made from Hemp; and Tweeting & Re-Tweeting!


What We Need & What You Get

For every dollar donated, we will get another two professionally gathered and verified signatures needed to make our April 19 deadline to get the Jack Herer Initiative on the ballot THIS November! Any additional funds raised will be used to place commercial spots on mainstream avenues and airwaves throughout California to help get the message out about the important issues of ReLegalizing Industrial Hemp and Freeing non-violent Cannabis offenders.

Most campaigns require millions of dollars worth of time and resources to get an Initiative on the ballot. Thanks to Jack Herer (may he rest in peace) and his Freedom Fighting friends- their tireless more than a decade long journey is at a climactic tipping point and we need your help to get to the finish line with only days remaining!

You will be rewarded with more than just feeling good about yourself for doing the right thing, because we have amazing perks being offered and NEW SHHWEEPSTAKES SURPRIZES DAILY for those who pledge over the next 10 days!

If we don’t reach our entire fundraising goal, we still have a shot of getting enough signatures if we do a good enough job tweeting & retweeting and encouraging friends & family to register to vote and sign the petition to put Jack Herer's California Cannabis Hemp & Health Initiative on the 2012 ballot. So Let's Get Activated!

The Impact

This is beyond traditional fundraising for lobbying a cause, by engaging the constituent and peers, directly in a message-oriented transmedia project designed to educate, entertain, and activate.

Other Ways You Can Help

In this economy, we understand that many aren't able to contribute financially, but that doesn’t mean they don't have creative resources that might help:

  • Donate iPads, postage, gasoline cards, food gift certificates, or advertising space and online banner space to the cause.
  • Ask friends & family to help us get the word out on this ten day crowd-funding campaign and make some noise on the Wild Wild Interweb!
  • Please use the Indiegogo share tools liberally!

Thanks for your continued support.

It's Not April Fools' That Hemp Can Save The Planet.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

This B.O.P.E.'s for CCHHI2012!

A "B.O.P.E." is a "Bolt of Positive Energy". CCHHI 2012 is the California Cannabis Hemp & Health Initiative of 2012. You can read the initiative in full or find out more about the Jack Herer Initiative to ReLegalize Cannabis Hemp & Free Pot Prisoners., at

Thanks to the Magical World of Henry Hemp, Meen Green & White Chocolate, for giving CCHHI the BOPE it needs to head into this final stretch to make the ballot! The Tweeter who "hashtags" #BOPE @CCHHI2012 the most between now and Jack Herer Day 4/20 will be automatically entered to win the Shhmokewear Shhweepstakes to benefit CCHHI! Please SHARE this inspirational track with Friends & Tweet & ReTweet!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Jack Herer Initiative Coming to YOUR County!

Go Team Prohibition Is So Over! Thanks for your continued support to keep Jack Herer's message alive through his legacy of The Emperor Wears No Clothes!

Sundance & CHAMPS were extremely successful adventures and we have been amassing tremendous support from various celebrities, activists, and distributors! Let's keep the momentum going! We have barely 58 days to cover 58 counties and are short hundreds of thousands of signatures needed to achieve Jack Herer's dream: to get the California Cannabis Hemp & Health Initiative on the ballot...

The gameplan is as follows:
Let us know if you will host a 3 hour TeaPot Party to
*screen Jack Herer's Emperor Wears No Clothes 30 minute short doc
*collect signatures to get the Jack Herer Initiative on the 2012 ballot
*unify the community about re-legalizing Cannabis Hemp and freeing all pot prisoners

E-mail or anyone at and we will make sure that you have the materials you need for a successful TeaPot Party as well as surprise celebrity guests if you coordinate with us ahead of time for appearances! We will be cruising up and down the coast to spread the word with committed activists- already including appearances by Freedom Fighter of the Year, Debby Goldsberry, Layzie Bone and Flesh & Bone of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Real One, and many other interesting characters confirming daily!

Some stops already scheduled on the Prohibition Tour through California-
Cypress Hill Smoke-Out on Saturday, March 3 [San Bernadino County]
Human Solution Fundraiser on Sunday, March 4 [San Bernadino County]
Oaksterdam Student Union (Date TBD) [Alameda County]
with stops at "Hemptivist" access points in Sacramento, San Francisco, Tehama, San Diego, Kern, Riverside, Orange, and the list continues with your help...

Hemp Hemp Hooray! Let's keep working together to Save The Planet! If you are not a registered California voter, please consider:

**registering to vote
**donating $4.20 to the cause
**giving a copy of Jack Herer's Emperor Wears No Clothes to a friend
**buying a Shhmokewear raffle ticket for a buck online
**or just Tweet and Re-Tweet @CCHHI2012