1. WELCOME TO THE HEMP RECREATION AND RELIGION ROOM.
Welcome. Lumping recreation and religion in a museum room is arbitrary, but in many ways this
might be called the freedom room. The reason we have a hemp museum separate from the rest
of natural history is that hemp is prohibited, illegal, and maligned as few natural living
things have been in history. I have been branded a criminal for
doing what is my inalienable right to pursue, my inalienable right to
George Washington had the right to
both smoke and grow hemp. Now ask yourself where that
It seems that there was a law passed in our land which
our government had no right to pass. To usurp our right to
agriculture, the right to smoke and grow hemp, the United States Government passed the Marijuana Tax Act
of 1937. It was and is unconstitutional by U.S. v. Leary, in
1969, but would not stand any judicial scrutiny today, as The Marijuana
Tax Act is full of lies, misinformation, deception, and a total
disregard for the law. The law that was violated was the U.S.
U.S. v. Butler, 1936, this part bears repeating here. This is
Court of the U.S. speaking:
"...another principle embedded in our Constitution prohibits
the enforcement of the Agricultural Adjustment Act. The act invades
the reserved rights of the states. It is a statutory plan to regulate
and control agricultural production, a matter beyond the powers
delegated to the federal government. The tax, the appropriation of the funds
raised, and the direction for their disbursement, are but parts of the plan.
They are but means to an unconstitutional end.
From the accepted doctrine that the United States is a government
of delegated powers, it follows that those not expressly granted, or
reasonably to be implied from as such are conferred, are reserved to
the states or to the people. To forestall any suggestion to the
contrary, the Tenth Amendment was adopted. The same proposition,
otherwise stated, is that powers not granted are prohibited.
None to regulate agricultural production is given, and therefore
legislation by Congress for that purpose is forbidden.
It is an established principle that the attainment of a
prohibited end may not be accomplished under the pretext of the
exertion of powers which are granted.
The power of taxation, which is expressly granted, may, of course,
be adopted as a means to carry into operation another power also
expressly granted. But resort to the taxing power to effectuate an end
which is not legitimate, not within the scope of the Constitution, is
obviously inadmissible." (Emphasis the Curator's).
N. L. 1988 Eastern Division
Champions: Mets. LUCKY TREK MARLEY METS BRAND.
Hemp Museum copy of 1980's pot label from New York.
Hemp and marijuana have been around humans and their ancestors
before them for eons of time, maybe as much as 1.7 million years since
the first migrations out of Africa to the steppes of Central Asia
where hemp is native to the area.
With 1.7 million years to work with it is safe to assume that
recreational use did not start in the 1960's with the hip generation
or even in the 1910's & 20's with the reefer madness. The
Book of Grass states, "Marihuana has been used freely by a large
proportion of the World's population since prehistoric times, (is) a
significant feature of religious rites among the ancient Hindus,
Scythians and Iranians."
Study after study in the last 100 years of the use of hemp
recreationally has recommended decreased penalties and more tolerance
toward the plant.
In their "Final Comment," the National Commission on
Marijuana and Drug Abuse, in 1972, gave this striking comment on the
use of marijuana:
"Considering the range of social
concerns in contemporary America, marijuana does not, in our
considered judgment, rank very high. We would de-emphasize
marijuana as a problem. The existing social and legal policy is out
of proportion to the individual and social harm engendered by the use
of the drug."
No one in power listened.
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SOUL FOOD. By Artist Peter
Bartczak. 1998. Tricky Envelopes. In a legend
dating back over 500 years before Christ, Gautama Buddha revealed
The Four Noble Truths and Eightfold Path of Knowledge only after
eating nothing but one hemp seed per day for six years.
GENESIS 1:11 And God said, Let
the earth bring forth grass,
1:12 And the earth
brought forth grass.
JESUS AND THE SACRED HERB. By
Amarah K. Gabriel. 1990's. Green Goddess
Productions. A spiritual partnership between humans and
Hemp goes back ten thousand years. Jesus said it all in
the words, "Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and
unto God that which is God's." According to the
Bible, the plants were created by God and were given to the
people by God. Cannabis the seed bearing herb was not
given to Caesar or the government, but to the people to render
According to one of the Hemp Museum's hemp paper
bibles, The Pictorial Bible: With More Than One Thousand
Engravings. 1843. J. S. Redfield, Clinton Hall. New
York; The First Book of Moses, called Genesis, Chapter I, Verses
11 and 12 describe the origin of hemp in the biblical version of the
creation, while verse 29 of Chapter I describes the gifting of the
"11 And God said, Let
the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the
fruit-tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself,
upon the earth: and it was so.
12 And the earth
brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the
tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind:
and God saw that it was good.
29 And God said,
Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the
face of the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree
yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
30 And to every beast
of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to everything that
creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every
green herb for meat: and it was so.
31 And God saw
everything that he had made: and behold, it was very good."
"Everything was very
good." - God.
Burn the bush is what God had to do
because Moses hadn't learned to roll joints. Paper wasn't
invented for another few thousand years.
Museum Pot label from the 1980's.
FROM MEDICINE TO MYSTICISM.
By William S. Eidelman.
This picture was taken in Northern
California where logging has given way to agricultural
production of another wood plant Cannabis sativa.
Hemp Museum postcard.
5. HEMP & SEXUALITY.
The following paragraph is from THE BOOK OF
and is by Alexander Trocchi, titled "Marihuana and Sex:"
"Experts agree that
marihuana has no aphrodisiac effect, and in this as in a large
percentage of their judgments they are entirely wrong. If one
is sexually bent, if it occurs to one that it would be pleasant to
make love, the judicious use of the drug will stimulate the desire and
heighten the pleasure immeasurably, for it is perhaps the principle
effect of marihuana to take one more intensely into whatever
experience. I should recommend its use in schools to make the
pleasures of poetry, art, and music available to pupils who, to the
common detriment of our civilization, are congenitally or by infection
insensitive to symbolic expression. It provokes a more sensual
(or aesthetic) kind of concentration, a detailed articulation of
minute areas, an ability to adopt play postures. What can be
more relevant in the act of love?"
Yes, Yes, Oh, Yes! The
Sexual Power of Marijuana. By Barbara Lewis.
1970. An intimate report on the sex lives of marijuana
1. "The Modern Drug Encyclopedia and
Therapeutic Guide," by Jacob Gutman, M.D., 1934. Paul B.
Hoeber, Inc. New York. Under Chapter II, EFFECTIVE PREPARATIONS,
is listed the following preparations:
A. CANNABIN COMPOUND
(Stoddard Co.) Aphrodisiac. Each tablet represents:
Action and Uses: As aphrodisiac in sexual
impotence, neurasthenia, alcoholism.
Supply: CANNABIN COMPOUND -Tablets - Bottles
100, 500, and 1,000.
Administration: 1 tablet four times daily,
increased to 2, four times daily.
Sex, Drugs and
Aphrodisiacs. By Adam Gottlieb. 1974. See
Cannabis. "Marijuana both stimulates and relaxes the
mind and body, and puts the user in a mood for hedonistic
pleasures. It does not remove inhibitions to the point of
Recreational hemp readings include
both fiction and non-fiction, with a couple of grow books thrown
in to the mix. Do we have the right to get high? Of
course we do, and legally if we but follow the government
approved way and give up our freedom of choice. Do you
think we have the right to drugs? Read on!
THE BENEFITS OF MARIJUANA:
Physical, Psychological and Spiritual. 1996. By Joan Bello.
Sweetlight Books. Cottonwood, CA. 160 Pages.
Book Size 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 inches.
A holistic study of the physical,
psychological and spiritual benefits of marijuana, showing how
THC integrates with the autonomic nervous system, restoring
balance to the body, mind and spirit. In BENEFITS she
explores holistic healing strategies and unifies ancient wisdom
with modern science.
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