Tuesday, July 29, 2003

This document is a formal individual complaint to the United States government, as provided for in Executive Order 13107 (below). The complaint has been circulated globally, to morally and legally responsible, possibly concerned and certainly effected people, government agencies and elected officials.

It is offered openly to all people everywhere, to encourage, enrich and sustain our shared natural rights, whose genesis is in individual empowerment. This complaint is registered with mindful respect and heartful gratitude, for incomprehensible sacrifices made by courageous individuals of previous generations to secure our precious freedoms. The complaint is motivated by love and feelings of connected, conscious responsibility for the rights of all living creatures, future generations of Earth's inhabitants, and a deeply personal reverence for the spirit of the Earth itself.

The complaint is intended to secure our "natural, god-given, self-evident" freedoms as referenced in the U.S. Declaration of Independence, through presentation of an inarguable rationale. The complaint is based on legal provisions afforded to the weight of reason, supremely relevant, abundant, factual, ancient knowledge and traditions, and individual spiritual freedom, this complaint is made in rational consideration of extreme urgency for present, proximate and irreversable, apocalyptic consequences of prolonged, imposed essential resource scarcity.

This information is meant to serve as a tool to initiate global consensus, through conclusive argument. For mankind to avoid extinction, a return to reason must be guided by global consideration, to achieve International legal decisions, empowered by the truths to be found in the following documentation.


Complaints to the United States Government

Prohibition of the Cannabis plant is a violation of Natural Law, which includes the "self-evident" Natural right to farm. Freedom to farm is essential for peaceful social evolution, through free market, organic agricultural economics.

For people in pain, prohibiton of this effective herbal therapeutic, is no different than government torture. The black market in Cannabis and increasing demand for addictive chemical drugs are predictable and unacceptable consequences of prohibition.

Legal Rationale
Cannabis is the most useful, nutritionally unique and complete, agricultural resource on the planet. Unlimited access to a unique and essential natural resource is a human birthright, beyond reasonable government jurisdiction.

I am therefore hereby exercising my Constitutionally-empowered
Individual Right to Complain, as outlined in the following U.S. Presidential Executive Order:


Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release December 10, 1998


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By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and
the laws of the United States of America, and bearing in mind the
obligations of the United States pursuant to the International Covenant
on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), the Convention Against Torture
and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT), the
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
(CERD), and other relevant treaties concerned with the protection and
promotion of human rights to which the United States is now or may
become a party in the future, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Implementation of Human Rights Obligations. (a) It shall
be the policy and practic e of the Government of the United States, being
committed to the protection and promotion of human rights and
fundamental freedoms, fully to respect and implement its obligations
under the international human rights treaties to which it is a party,
including the ICCPR, the CAT, and the CERD.

Sec. 3. Human Rights Inquiries and Complaints. Each agency shall
take lead responsibility, in coordination with other appropriate
agencies, for responding to inquiries, requests for in formation, and
complaints about violations of human rights obligations that fall within
its areas of responsibility or, if the matter does not fall within its
areas of responsibility, referring it to the appropriate agency for

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My Individual Right and Obligation to Cultivate Cannabis for Food and other Strategic Resources

I submit that the following Executive Order delineates my legal right and moral obligation to cultivate Cannabis in the interest of "essential civilian demand", national and international security, and the common good:

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release June 6, 1994



By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (64 Stat. 79 8; 50 U.S.C. App. 2 061, et seq.), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 101. Purpose. This order delegates authorities and addresses national defense industrial resource policies and programs under the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended ("the Act"), except for the amendments to Title III of the Act in the Energy Security Act of 1980 and telecommunication authorities under Executive Order No. 12472.
Sec. 102. Policy. The United States must have an industrial and technology base capable of meeting national defense requirements, and capable of contributing to the technological superiority of its defense equipment in peace time and in times of national emergency. The domestic industrial and technological base is the foundation for national defense preparedness. The authorities provided in the Act shall be used to strengthen this base and to ensure it is capable of responding to all threats to the national security of the United States.
Sec. 103. General Functions. Federal departments and agencies responsible for defense acquisition (or for industrial resources needed to support defense acquisition) shall:
(a) Identify requirements for the full spectrum of national security emergencies, including military, industrial, and essential civilian demand;
(b) Assess continually the capability of the domestic industrial and technological base to satisfy requirements in peacetime and times of national emergency, specifically evaluating the availability of adequate industrial resource and production sources, including subcontractors and suppliers, materials, skilled labor, and professional and technical personnel;
(c) Be prepared, in the event of a potential threat to the security of the United States, to take actions necessary to ensure the availability of adequate industrial resources and production capability, including services and critical technology for national defense requirements;
(d) Improve the efficiency and responsiveness, to defense requirements, of the domestic industrial base; and
(e) Foster cooperation between the defense and commercial sectors for research and development and for acquisition of materials, components, and equipment to enhance industrial base efficiency and responsiveness.
Sec. 104. Implementation. (a) The National Security Council is the principal forum for consideration and resolution of national security resource preparedness policy.
(b) The Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency ("Director, FEMA") shall:
(1) Serve as an advisor to the National Security Council on issues of national security resource preparedness and on the use of the authorities and functions delegated by this order;
(2) Provide for the central coordination of the plans and programs incident to authorities and functions delegated under this order, and provide guidance and procedures approved by the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs to the Federal departments and agencies under this order;
(3) Establish procedures, in consultation with Federal departments and agencies assigned functions under this order, to resolve in a timely and effective manner conflicts and issues that may arise in implementing the authorities and functions delegated under this order; and
(4) Report to the President periodically concerning all program activities conducted pursuant to this order.
(c) The head of every Federal department and agency assigned functions under this order shall ensure that the performance of these functions is consistent with National Security Council policy and guidelines.

PART IX - GENERAL PROVISIONS (e) "Food resources" means all commodities and products, simple, mixed, or compound, or complements to such commodities or products, that are capable of being ingested by either human beings or animals, irrespec tive of other uses to which such commoditie s or products may be put, at all stages of processing from the raw commodity to the products thereof in vendible form for human or animal consumption. "Food resources" also means all starches, sugars, vegetable and animal or marine fats and oils, cotton, tobacco, wool, mohair,


flax fiber, and naval stores, but does not mean any such material after it loses its identity as an agricultural commodity or agricultural product.

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The following are two examples of the nutritional profile of Cannabis seed. As with any fruit, there is variation in content, depending on many factors including cultivar, soil, climate, time of harvest, cultivation method employed and ambiant pollution levels. Clearly, a food of this nutritional stature is an essential agricultural resource, critically needed during these times of national and global emergency.

This complaint is based on the readily available science of health and nutritional prevention of disease, substantiated conclusively by the following information. Any person or organization in a position of responsibilty for perpetuating the failure of this information reaching the common public by interfering with widespread communication of the true value of Cannabis seed, can reasonably be considered a party to the increasing number of premature, agonizing, illness and deaths of millions.

(with sincere thanks and reference to the
Hemp Foods Industry Association
for the use of this information)

Nutrition analysis for hemp seed

Last updated 05/08/2000
g/100g Hemp Seed (fresh, organic, non-sterilised)

(data Supplied by NewTech Laboratories)

Protein 23.04
Carbohydrat e 52.67
of which sugars 2.47
Fat 9
Sodium (mg/100g) 17.7
Dietary Fibre 35.36
Kcal 384
Kjoules 1606
Saturated fatty acids 1
Mono unsaturated fatty acid 1.1
Poly unsaturated fatty acid 6.5
Trans fatty acids <0.1>Hemp seed does not contain the anti-nutrient trypsin inhibitors as found in soy milk.

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Nutritional analysis for Polish hemp seeds
Last updated 20/6/99

The following figures have been supplied by a Polish company for Polish Seeds

E 30 mg/g
C 14 mg/g
B1 9 mg/g
B2 11 mg/g
B3 25 mg/g
B6 3 mg/g

Amino Acids (mg/g of seeds):
Alanin e 9
Arginine 18.8
Cystine 19.8
Glutamin Acid 34.8
Glycin 9.7
Histidinc 2.5
Isoleucinc 1.5
Leucine 7.1
Lysine 4.3
Methionine 2
Phenylalanine 3.5
Prolamine 7.3
Serine 8.6
Treonine 3.7
Tryptophan 0.6
Tyro sine 5.8
Valine 3.9

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In some varieties of Cannabis four essential fatty acids can be found. The following information has been copied from

http://www.hempfood.com/I HA/iha03114.htm l

Cultivation of Cannabis oil seed varieties in Finland
J.C. Callaway1 and T.T. Laakkonen
21 Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry,
University of Kuopio POB 1627, FIN-70211 Kuopio, Finland
2Palkkila Farm, Hatsinant ie 219, FI N-16 710 Hollola, Finland

Table 2. FIN-314 Seed Analysis Results (means of 2 analyses each of 2 random samples, standard deviation in brackets)

Palmitic acid (C16:0)
Palmitoleic acid (C16:1)
Stearic acid (C18:0)
Oleic acid (C18:1)
Linoleic acid (C18:2)
GLA (C18:3)
Linolenic acid (C18:3)
Arachidic acid (C20:0)
Eicosenoic acid (C20:1)
Eicosadienoic acid (C20:2)
Behenic acid (C2 2:0)
Lignoceric acid (C24:0)

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Much more information, and detailed explanations in this area can be found on the internet at the following websites in several languages:






Stop The Drug War Free The Peaceful People

This is a collection of documents passed on with permission by the authors for inclusion of their perspectives on the drug war. As a medicinal user of Cannabis for more than twenty years, I would like to publicly thank these people for their courage, wisdom, and understanding, swimming bravely against a tide of lies, greed, prejudice and ignorance.

Dr. Johanna Budwig, Freudenstadt, Germany
Jack Herer, California
Elvy Musikka
Chris Conrad & Mikki Norris, California
Valerie & Michael Corral, California
Henk Poncin, The Netherlands
Dr. Udo Erasmus, Canada
Dr Andrew Weil
and many many more...

Stop the federal war on medical marijuana Andrew Weil Thursday, June 6, 2002

TODAY, in dozens of cities and town s across the United States, something remark able happened: Thousands of people battling cancer, AIDS and other terrible illnesses, their families, friends and supporters delivered cease-and-desist orders to the federal Drug Enforcement Administration to stop it from blocking their access to a needed medication.

Their request was so simple, so obviously correct that it is heartbreaking that people -- many very seriously ill -- were forced to deliver their message in this way, with many risking arrest. But as individuals who have found that medical marijuana relieves their symptoms when conventional medicines fail, they felt they had no choice: The federal government continues to fight an irrational war against medical marijuana, and the sick and struggling are its principal victims. Make no mistake: The government's demonization of marijuana is irrational.

When I first published a study in the journal, Science, on marijuana's physical and psychological effects back in 1968, I was certain that medical use of the plant would be legal within five years. This is, after all, a medicinal plant for which no fatal dose has ever been established and that has been used in folk medicine for millennia. Like all medicines, marijuana has its drawbacks, particularly in smoked form. It is not a panacea. I support research into safer delivery systems such as low-temperature vaporizers or inhalers, which offer the fast action of inhaled medicine without the irritants found in smoke.

Still, I have seen in my own studies that marijuana is less toxic than most pharmaceutical drugs in current use, and is certainly helpful for some patients, including those with wasting syndromes, chronic muscle spasticity and intractable nausea. Unfortunately, the only legal substitute available now -- a prescription pill containing a synthetic THC, marijuana's main psychoactive component -- is not EFFECTIVE enough for many patients. I hear regularly from patients that the pill does not work as well as the natural herb, and causes much greater intoxication. I am far from alone in this view.

The Institute of Medicine, in a report commissioned by the White House "drug czar," concluded in 1999 that there is convincing evidence of marijuana's value in relieving nausea, weight loss, and other symptoms caused by diseases such as AIDS, cancer and multiple sclerosis, as well as by the harsh drugs often used to treat these conditions. The institute concluded that for some patients the potential benefits clearly outweigh the risks, and that ways should be found to make marijuana available to them. As a physician, I am frustrated that I cannot prescribe marijuana for patients who might benefit from it. At the very least I would like to be able to refer them to a safe, reliable, quality-controlled source.

But both the Clinton and Bush administrations have pursued a policy that the New England Journal of Medicine has called "misguided, heavy-handed and inhumane." They have declined to act on the Institute of Medicine's recommendation, and have conducted a series of raids on medical marijuana cooperatives operating legally under California law.

Sick people are forced to turn to street sources, or simply suffer without relief. So it comes to this: Desperately ill people, their friends, families and loved ones, standing outside DEA offices, pleading with their government not to deprive them of medicine that relieves their suffering. It should never have been necessary, and one can only hope that the administration and Congress will listen. Dr. Andrew Weil, director of the Program in Integrative Medicine of the College of Medicine, University of Arizona, is the author of "Eight Weeks to Optimum Health" (Ballantine, 1997).

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Information and statistics related to everyone's civil rights, are to be found at the following Drug War Facts website. This information is submitted as a part of this document, to substantiate the degenerative sociological condition that exists as a direct and in tolerable result of prohibition.

My complaint and Constitutionally empowered formal demand is that the non-violent prisoners of the drug war be released with support and avenues of application for reparations due, coming from the government budgets and corporate accounts of the political prison industrial complex, including government officials in colusion with punishment-related economic entities, legally judged to be culpable for the unjustifiable incarceration of so many, for much too long. The release of non-violent "Green Prisoners" must be effected immediately, as they have committed no crimes in recognizing and profiting in various ways from the value of this plant.


The following is re-written using information from:


"Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) are essential nutrients which perform key functions in our cells and tissues. The body cannot live without EFAs. We must have them to attain optimum health, and our bodies cannot produce them from other substances. Therefore we must injest them from either whole foods or dietary supplements. In other words they are essential food. Renowned for their remarkable healing and balancing properties, EFAs assist in the proper functioning of our digestive, cardiovascular, immune, nerve and glandular systems.

Listed are other functions that EFAs assist our bodies with.

* EFAs work at the cellular level and carry oxygen to all our cells, so that food can be burned as energy.
* Oxidation rate
* Metabolic rate
* The brain, retina, inner ear, adrenal gland, male and female organs all NEED EFA's
* EFAs act as carriers for fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, & K; these vitamins are removed without them
* Hormone function
* Recovery from muscle fatigue
* Hemoglobin production
* They are a precursor to Prostaglandins which help to lower blood pressure and inhibit blood fats from sticking together*
* Mental Vitality
* Healing
* Muscle Heart function
* Shinny full bodied Hair and Nails
* Healthy youthful skin
* Blood pressure*
* Vasodilator*
* Inflammation
* Pain Reduction
* Blood Thinner*
* Fitness and Health
* Cholesterol levels
* Immune function
* Weight Loss
* Deficiency diseases
* Help the body absorb and store sunlight
* Anti-aging
* And much more...

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The Fundamental Challenge of Our Time

The following is a portion of an essay sent to Mr. George Soros, the White House, and the United Nations, by registered mail on July 4th, 1998. The United Nations had just finished champagne-toasting to the global drug war they had just agreed to unleash on the world. This conference benefited only the "black market" and other historically proven, predictable repercussions of prohibition.

The Fundamental Challenge of Our Time was translated into Nederlands and adopted immediately as the manifesto for the Cannabis College in Amsterdam:

To The Honorable George Soros
Open Society Institute
New York City

The United Nations
Office of the High Commissioner
Geneva, Switzerland

President William J. Clinton
The White House
Washington, D.C.

Paul J. von Hartmann
Project P. E. A. C. E.
Planet Ecology Advancing Conscious Economics

29 June 1998

The Fundamental Challenge of Our Time

Cannabis prohibition is transcended by understanding Truth.


The "green herb" Cannabis, is a unique and essential Natural resource.

Corollary Understanding

The 'marijuana' plant (Cannabis, hemp, hennep, hanf, canvas, ma,"Santa Maria"...) has never been, is not, and can never be objectively judged as truly illegal.

Strength of Law, Bias of Reason

Considering the primary, abiding consequence of Natural Law; and by weight of reason in ancient theological traditions, common law, the Republic of the United States Constitutional Law, the Sherman Anti-Trust Act, the United Nations International Declaration of Human Rights, the U.N. Single Convention Treaty of 1961, the U.N. Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights, and the U.N. Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

The Natural Right to farm "every herb bearing seed" is immutable, beyond morally accountable government jurisdiction.

Formal Challenge of Judicial Authority

On behalf of All Our Relations, this is a formal and public individual challenge of the legitimate authority of any government or individual who presumes to prohibit or otherwise constrict availability of the Cannabis plant, for any reason. In the absence of government accountability for supremely relevant, abundant, factual, ancient knowledge and wisdom; and considering the apocalyptic consequences of prolonged, imposed essential resource scarcity.

There can be no truly legal obligation to obey disingenuous prohibition statutes, devolving mankind through spiritual fraud to eventual extinction.


The intrinsic Natural right to grow "every herb bearing seed" has always superseded government jurisdiction. Global agricultural freedom is a fundamental Natural condition that is integral to quality of life and sustainable human existence.

Freedom to farm is essential, for mankind to evolve successfully within Earth's supremely significant Natural Order.

Essential Cannabis Nutrition

Knowledge of the unique nutritional value of fresh, fertile, organic Cannabis seed is ample reason to simply transcend prohibition of this essential herb:

"Cannabis is the only common seed that contains three essential fatty acids (EFAs) in proper proportions for long term consumption." -- Udo Erasmus

Revolutionary Wisdom

The Declaration of Independence: A Transcription

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world."
(End of Document)

``Make the most of the hemp seed and sow it everywhere."
--George Washingt on (1794)

"We shall....want a world of hemp more for our own personal consumption." --John Adams (1783)

"Hemp is of first necessity....to the wealth and protection of the country." --Thomas Jefferson (1791)

"Hemp is an article of importance enough to warrant the employment of extraordinary means in its favor."--Alexander Hamilton (1791)

"Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action." --George Washington

"When the people fear the government you have tyranny...when the government fears the people you have liberty. --Thomas Jefferson

"Of all the enemies of public liberty, war is perhaps the most to be dreaded, be cause it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies. From these proceed debts and taxes. And armies, debts and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the dominion of the few. . . . No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare." --James Madison, principal architect of the U.S. Constitution, 1795

"The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by... Prohibition. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this." --Albert Einstein, My First Impression of the U.S.A., 1921

The Limit of Law

"Prohibition...goes beyond the bounds of reason in attempting to control a man's appetite by legislation, and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded." -- Abraham Lincoln

"Cannabis prohibition stretches the limit of man's law,
beyond credibility, and overextends the jurisdiction of
shamelessly unobjective and unaccountable courts." -- PvH

Collective denial of individual responsibility for supreme Natural Laws, have afforded a few decades of decadent convenience, comfort, and temporary material gratification for the privileged few.

Our denial of their accountability is being paid for with accelerating, synergistic environmental, economic, social and spiritual devolution of All. The predictable result is a toxic society, imprisoning its gardeners, poisoning itself to spiritually desolate extinction. " -- PvH

Summary Statement

This document has been compiled by cutting and pasting (with some format changes) information found on the internet. It is intended to serve as a formal, public, individual statement of truth to power. The purpose of this complaint is to consciously advance the social evolution of our species, by transcending the false information and misguided values that have been used to deceive much of mankind, specifically regarding the true value of the Cannabis plant.

This is a formal complaint about violations of human rights obligations, for which the United States government is legally accountable (see above EXECUTIVE ORDER 13107 IMPLEMENTATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS TREATIES) . This complaint has been registered through electronic mail to the following responsible offices and organisations using e-mail addresses provided on their websites.

Note : Inclusion in this listing in no way implies previous knowledge of, agreement, or support of this individual complaint, by those organizations or individuals listed.

For peace,

Paul J. von Hartmann
Project P.E.A.C.E.
Planet Ecology Advancing Conscious Economics


with links to other sites,
of photographic beauty
and possible interest.

e-mail: projectpeace@yahoo.com

The following is being added in its entirety to this on-line complaint after being formally submitted to the Bayefsky.com site
at http://www.bayefsky.com/tree.php/area/complain

Complaint Form to the Human Rights Committee

Table of Contents

1. Information concerning the author of the communication
2. Information concerning the alleged victim(s) (if other than the author)
3. Information on the State party concerned
4. Articles violated
5. Domestic remedies
6. Other international procedures
7. Facts of the claim
8. Date and signature
9. List of Documents Attached

Date: 22 July 2005

1. Information concerning the author of the communication

Surname (Family Name) von Hartmann
Given Name Paul
Nationality California Republic, United States
Profession Cannabis scholar & minister/journalist, filmmaker
Date of Birth (dd/mm/yyyy) 16/07/1955
Place of Birth California Republic

Please specify how you are submitting this communication:
Victim of the violation(s) (set forth below)

2. Information concerning the alleged victim(s) (if other than the author)

Surname (Family Name) All Our Relations
Given Name
Nationality All nations are being effected
Date of Birth (dd/mm/yyyy)
Place of Birth
Present address or whereabouts The whole world, and every individual on it is being effected. The sacrifices of previous generations are being disrespected, and the future quality of life on Earth is being degraded. Whether we realize it or not, we are all being aggressed, threatened and sickened by prohibition in one way or another.

Presently I am visiting France, but conditions are more extreme in countries such as the United States, Colombia, and Bali where prohibition-related human rights violations are an on-going condition of day-to-day life, and economic dominance.

3. State concerned

What is the name of the State concerned? United States; Bali, Indonesia; United Nations

4. Articles violated

Articles of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights allegedly violated:
Article 1
Sub-sections 1, 2 and 3

5. Domestic remedies

Steps taken by or on behalf of the alleged victim(s) to exhaust domestic remedies-recourse to the courts or other public authorities, when and with what results.

If possible, enclose copies of all relevant judicial or administrative decisions.
For the past thirteen years I have taken individual responsibility for the whole truth about the Cannabis plant and have repeatedly demanded that the United States government and the United Nations do the same. 'ganja', etc.) is the most ancient, and most useful agricultural resource known to man.

Considering all available objective ecological evidence, and present conditions threatening synergistic collapse of the Earth's Natural Order, human social evolution, and extremely disparate global economics; it is quite apparent that Cannabis is an essential, critically determinate resource, without which mankind cannot achieve sustainable existence on this planet.

Please see the websites listed below for referenced rationale and a complete account of the activities of Project P.E.A.C.E.

The Fundamental Challenge of Our Time
Mailed to the White House (Washington, D.C., USA) and the U.N. High Commissioner (Geneva, Switzerland), by registered post, dated 04/07/1998

Formal Individual Complaint to the U.S. Government
posted on-line and globally distributed on 29/07/2003

webpage for Project P.E.A.C.E.
Planet Ecology Advancing Conscious Economics
with links to other relevant websites and blogs
Document(s) to be attached
Title and description of the document to be attached Format Date
"At What Cost Prohibition?"
The greatest failure of current global agricultural policy is not commonly discussed in the context of farming issues. By failing to distinguish between "drugs" and "herbs" the worst tragedy of the 'drug war' has been the nutritional empoverishment of hum
Electronic 2005-07-22
"Hempseed as a nutritional resource: An overview"
Summary The seed of Cannabis sativa L. has been an important source of nutrition for thousands of years in Old World cultures. Non-drug varieties of Cannabis, commonly referred to as hemp, have not been studied extensively for their nutritional potential
Electronic 2005-07-22

If domestic remedies have not been exhausted, explain why:
In addition to being convicted as a "tax protester" in Federeal Court (October 1996), I have repeatedly attempted to bring attention to this matter. There has been no reply from either the U.S. government, nor the United Nations. In the absence of response or acknowledgement of my efforts to date, I am running out of the individual and financial energy required to continue further domestic remedies.

Please see:

The Fundamental Challenge of Our Time

Formal Individual Complaint to the U.S. Government

6. Other international procedures

Has the same matter ever been submitted for examination under another procedure of international investigation or settlement (e.g. the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, the European Commission on Human Rights)? If so, when and with what results?
The Fundamental Challenge of Our Time
was submitted under the U.N. 1503 procedure in 1998

7. Facts of the Claim

Detailed description of the facts of the alleged violation or violations (including relevant dates).
Relate the facts to the relevant articles of the treaty

"Article 1 (Sub-section 1)

"1. All peoples have the right of self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development."

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P.E.A.C.E. Complaint in reference to Article 2::

Regarding freedom to pursue "economic, social and cultural development"

It is well-documented that a Cannabis agricultural tradition, in some form, has been a part of human social and spiritual development, since time immemorial (C.Sagan). Cannabis use today transcends religious, international, chronological, economic, gender, political and philosophical boundaries, making the Cannabis plant the foundation of the world's only truly global culture.

Yet, in spite of all available spiritual, moral, scientific and legal rationale, and a significant percentage of the national (U.S.) and global general public opinion; A natural (agricultural, manufacturing and free market trade) relationship with this valuable and ancient "herb bearing seed" (Genesis 1:29), is being suppressed through an intransigent and counter-productive "drug" (actually an herbal) prohibition.

Absent prohibition the following harms would be eliminated:

1. Induces essential resource scarcity of fuel, food, and shelter for humans, animals and future generations.
2. Institutes a black market economy.
3. Corrupts governments, locally and globally.
4. Creates essential resource disparity, that inevitably leads to wars over energy, water and other essential natural resources.
5. Creates an economic vacuum that has addicted and corrupted our economic system to be dependent on toxic, evenly distributed and finite resources for our essential needs.
6. Degrades the environment on regional and global levels. "Global Broiling" is the best example of the far reaching effects that mankind's addiction to chemicals is already having.
7. Creates poverty, where abundance could easily exist.
8. Causes malnutrition, illness and death from nutritional deficientcies.
9. Threatens everyone's food security
10. Perverts human social evolution toward violence.
11. Responsible for the rise of GMOs, having created protein shortages.
12. Economically empowers the least conscious
13. Disrepects Science
14. Institutionalizes Disrespect for Nature
15. Inhibits free spiritual evolution.
16. Robs us of our Natural Rights, upon which our government was founded and ultimately.
17. Robs other creatures, with whom we share this planet, of an unique and essential resource.
18. Creates conditions of misinformation, which ultimately harm people.
19 Accelerates the spread of HIV/AIDS between infected mothers and nursing infants.
20. Creates a "forbidden fruit" which makes adolescent experimentation and possible abuse by people of rebellious character more likely.
21. Comprimises the legal distinction between "herbs" and "drugs," institutionalizing control of all natural products, both poitically and economically.

The illegality of Cannabis prohibition goes beyond mere legislation. Prohibition of the world's most ancient and useful agricultural resource is a violation of the Natural Order, upon which all creatures have always depended for survival. Mankind is far beyond its rightful authority in legislating scarcity of an unique and essential natural resource, upon which other species also depend for their survival.

It has been repeatedly and conclusively determined, through mulitiple credible scientific investigations, objective government commissions, learned legally relevant counsel and a broad base of respected individual opinion, that Cannabis prohibition is a counter-productive, waste of resources; that is having catastrophic repercussions impacting conditions of the global environment, human economics, natural rights and, consequently social evolution. In order to avoid synergistic collapse of integrated systems and accelerating decline in the quality of life on Earth, and "Global Broiling" in particular, it is undoubtably within the best interests of our own species, and each and every one of us, as individuals, that the prohibition of the Cannabis plant be ceased, and discarded immediately as acceptable, morally accountable, respected legal policy. Prohibition is, in fact, a failed and critically dangerous public policy, and a violation of everyone's natural, human rights.

(End of P.E.A.C.E. statement)

"Article 1, Sub-Section 2

"2. All peoples may, for their own ends, freely dispose of their natural wealth and resources without prejudice to any obligations arising out of international economic co-operation, based upon the principle of mutual benefit, and international law. In no case may a people be deprived of its own means of subsistence."

(End of document)

If you were on an island in the middle of a vast ocean, and someone offered you a barrel oil petroleum or a bag of fresh fertile Cannabis seed, which would you choose to open? Mankind is floating out in space, with an open, almost empty, barrel of petroleum. I was born in the California Republic, and have the natural right, and moral obligation, to grow Cannabis as the basis of my naturally thankful, spiritual, nutritional, moral and economic right-livelihood.

Using petroleum, as I am being forced to do in order to travel by public transport, is offensive to me, on a profound and terrifying level. I recognise the connectedness of all things, and feel conscripted into supporting an \\\\\\\"extinctionistic\\\\\\\" economy by being denied a free choice between natural, sustainable products and chemical products.

Absent Cannabis prohibition, people all over the world could plant Cannabis to produce sustainable fiber, fuel, oil, food and cellulose, while conditioning the soil, providing wind-breaks, dust and pollen screens, detoxing contaminated soils, breaking the cycle of invasive pest species, manufacturing organic biocides to replace toxic agricultural chemicals and eliminate the spraying of \\\"drug war\\\" herbicides on defenseless populations, fragile ecosystems and unstable economies. (Lessman, Jelsma)

(End of P.E.A.C.E. comment in reference to Article 1, Sub-section 2)

\\\\\\\"Article 1, Sub-section 3:

\\\\\\\"3. The States Parties to the present Covenant, including those having responsibility for the administration of Non-Self-Governing and Trust Territories, shall promote the realization of the right of self-determination, and shall respect that right, in conformity with the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations.\\\\\\\"

(End of document)

P.E.A.C.E. comment in reference to Article 1, Sub-section 3:

To \\\"promote the realization of the right of self-determination, and shall respect that right, in conformity with the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations...\\\" means to leave people alone if they are not harming anyone. If I grow, manufacture, trade in and consume Cannabis in a respectful and responsible way, then the government has no business in interfering with my life, my spiritual development, nor my material productivity.

Cannabis agriculture is essential to stabiliztion of the Earth\\\'s ecosystem, which makes possible \\\"the realization of the right of self-determination.\\\"

Remedy requested:

a) Interim Remedies

This case is urgent in nature, and I ask that the Committee request that the state party take interim measures prior to the Committee\\\'s final determination of the case.

Mr. Brian Epis, an honorable man, a peaceful and productive citizen and devoted father, is in court for using and growing medical \\\'marijuana\\\' in compliance with California Stae laws. (Please see
http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/258/bryanepis.shtml for details)

Please intervene by contacting the following concerned parties
regarding the case of theUNITED STATES OF AMERICA vs. BRYAN EPIS
(Appeal No. # 02-10523; USDC No. CR S 97-381)
The Honorable Frank C. Damrell, Jr.
United States District Judge, Presiding

265 Miller Avenue Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 380-9108

\\\"Interim measures are only requested for the purpose of avoiding irreparable damage to the victim of the alleged violation.\\\"

Mr. Epis is threatened, again, with the loss of his freedom after two years alraedy spent in prison. Last week, Mr. Steve McWilliams, who was also a Cannabis patient/activist, committed suicide under similar circumstances. The pressures are enormous for people who are committed to freedom, being threatened with having theirs taken away as punishment for their activism.

Project P.E.A.C.E. is formaly requesting that interim measures involve a stay of prosecution, or deferral of sentence in Mr. Epis\\\' case. Also I am requesting the immediate release of Schapelle Corby who is currently imprisoned in Bali.

b) Final Remedy Requested
Remedies which the Committee is asked to request of states parties include: payment of a specific sum of compensation to victims of Cannabis prohibition, making restitution in full for lost time and property; reinstatement in a position of employment at the same level of seniority; amendment of legislation to eliminate the possibility of future prohibition of Cannabis; and the immediate release of non-violent Cannabis \\\"green prisoners.\\\"
Document(s) to be attached
Title and description of the document to be attached Format Date
Facts of the Claim continued from electronic form, includes Epis brief in full.
Electronic 2005-07-22

8. Date and signature

Date 22/07/2005
Location France
Signature Paul J. von Hartmann

9. List of Documents Attached (do not send originals -- only copies)

Title and description of the document to be attached Format Date
"At What Cost Prohibition?"
The greatest failure of current global agricultural policy is not commonly discussed in the context of farming issues. By failing to distinguish between "drugs" and "herbs" the worst tragedy of the 'drug war' has been the nutritional empoverishment of hum
Electronic 2005-07-22
"Hempseed as a nutritional resource: An overview"
Summary The seed of Cannabis sativa L. has been an important source of nutrition for thousands of years in Old World cultures. Non-drug varieties of Cannabis, commonly referred to as hemp, have not been studied extensively for their nutritional potential
Electronic 2005-07-22
Facts of the Claim continued from electronic form, includes Epis brief in full.
Electronic 2005-07-22

List of recipiants of this individual complaint:

The United Nations
Office of the High Commissioner
Geneva, Switzerland

United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization
Legal Office

President George W. Bush

Natural Resources Defense Council

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), a component of the Executive Office of the President ondcp@ncjrs.org

United States Food and Drug Administration

Diana M. Bonta, RN, Dr. PH, Director

Relevant institutions, networks of drug policy reform communicators and other potentially interested parties have also been sent this document, to broaden the scope of its effectiveness. Anyone wishing to add their names and e-mail addresses to the list, or use this as in spiration for your own com plaint, is invited to do so. My sincere apologies for any unintentional transgressions, though I trust that people will understand the good intention of thi s process. Changes are sure to be required in th is document, which will be submitted periodically f or ame ndment and further review by responsible authorities. Updates to the form and content are to be found at this web blog for this document, though it is hoped that other peo ple will feel suffciently empowered by the simple truth of this, to file individual complaints of their own, using this idea as a point of departure.

George Soros
Open Society Institute, Justice Initiative
justiceinitiative @sorosny.org
Website: www.justiceinitiative.org

Ethan Nadelmann
Drug Policy Alliance

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Additional Articles regarding the nutritional value of Cannabis seed:

1. Hemp: Nature's Forgotten Nutraceutical (As Seen in Natural Pharmacy Magazine)
Darrell L. Tanelian, M.D., Ph.D.