Hello Senator Patrick Leahy,
Aloha. I read that you’re interested in holding hearings to possibly legalize ‘marijuana’. I write to you in strong support of legalizing and ending ‘marijuana’ prohibition. Please call it what it is, Cannabis hemp, the useful, healthful herb! Mahalo.
I’m presently housed in cell 104 on the 5th floor of the Honolulu Federal Detention Center and I’ve been here for the last 30 months. My status is “pre-trial detainee” awaiting trial for three marijuana conspiracy charges. My wife (who’s thankfully home on bail/bond) and I are facing 5 – 40 years in prison with mandatory minimum sentencing for operating The Hawai’i Cannabis THC Ministry.
I’m 63 years old, my wife is 61 and we both have clean criminal records. I’ve been denied bail/bond seven times now as a “danger to my community”, a false characterization.
Our trial (we are 2 of 14 co-defendants) is scheduled for March 13, 2013. This letter and related materials are part of my way of lobbying you to END MARIJUANA PROHIBITION and legalize the unique and essential herb Cannabis hemp as soon as possible … retro-actively.
Are you aware that while the U.S. government claims ‘marijuana’ has zero medical use for the purpose of prohibition it holds US Patent no. 6,630,507 for ‘cannabinoids found to be useful in the treatment of a wide variety of diseases’?
Are you aware of the nutritional, medical, industrial and ecological value of all that wild, ‘ditch weed’ hemp in the U.S. Midwest? That’s drought-resistant, feral, ‘old-growth’ hemp and it’s a priceless seed-stock for planting a very healthy future. Please do what you can to STOP the D.E.A. from eradicating it this summer! It’s an untapped natural resource.
Are you aware that D.E.A. Administrative Law Judge Francis Young ruled in 1988 that “marijuana in its natural form is one of the safest, therapeutically-active substances known to man; safer than many foods we commonly consume”?
Are you aware that George Washington reportedly grew TONS of marijuana annually as a ‘cash crop’ on his farm at Mount Vernon? And that Thomas Jefferson wrote that “hemp is of the first necessity to the wealth and protection of the nation”?
Are you aware that the cannabinoids in Cannabis hemp or ‘marijuana’ help to regulate virtually all of the critical systems of the human body? That Cannabis has been proven to reduce tumors and prevent cancer? That Cannabis is the very best known treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease? That Cannabis reduces stress and prevents disease?
Are you aware of the evidence that Cannabis is one of the ingredients in the sacred recipe of the holy anointing oil of Moses? At the THC Ministry we make and use holy oil for topical treatments to help heal even severe cases of gangrene and staph.
The Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 was ruled unconstitutional in 1969, meaning that it was unconstitutional the entire time. The classification of Schedule 1 for ‘marijuana’ has been a FRAUD since it began. Please end it retro-actively. Mahalo.
All the very best to you,
Rev. Roger Christie
Temporary pre-trial detainee 99279-022
Federal Detention Center / Honolulu
P.O. Box 30080
Honolulu, Hawai’i 96820