CCHHI 2012: Based on Jack Herer's Vision, Movement, and Ballot Initiative

Jim Finnel

Fallen Cannabis Warrior & Ex News Moderator
California, the largest political unit in the USA and eighth largest global economy, can show the way to the future by re-legalizing the ultimate sustainable domestic resource.

The California Cannabis Hemp & Health Initiative 2012 would create millions of jobs with a new, truly green economy with valuations in the trillions of dollars.

This vital natural resource Cannabis Hemp, which was made illegal under a false propaganda campaign in 1937, can provide multitudes of non-toxic products, perhaps most importantly bio based oil/energy/plastics without the tragic loss of life, security concerns and wars due to foreign dependence, or catastrophic toxic ocean spills.

This is the ultimate renewable resource, way more efficient than corn or anything else.

It can also provide building materials, insulation and even paints/varnishes that are green, biodegradable, and non-toxic.

Its seeds can provide a super-food balanced in all amino acids and providing omega 6 and 3 in the perfect 3-1 ratio.

It is so resilient and easy to grow that it still grows feral in all 50 states and improves soil as it grows.

The petrochemical industry has had a good run- they've made their billions and have us on the edge of a dangerous cliff. They did it all by making a simple plant illegal for pure greed and profit for a mere 75 years.

Won't you help us start to right the wrongs of Hemp prohibition? Won't you help us end this lunacy once and for all? Enough is enough.

Our initiative is simple- make Cannabis Hemp 100% legal the way it used to be- and save our economy and our environment.

- CCHHI 2012 Team

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We need donations big and small primarily to hire professional signature gatherers.

Donate to Jack Herer's Political Action Committee (PAC) called the California Hemp Initiative via Paypal.

Any donation $100 and over must specify either employer's name, self-employed, or unemployed.

or mail checks or MO's to:
California Hemp Initiative
2242 Ralston St
Simi Valley, CA 93063

Please contact us to be involved with the campaign in any way you can.


What kinds of issues does Hemp involve?
A variety of issues affecting our future.

The Economy:
-Hemp can create tons of green energy jobs.
-Currently Hemp is imported from other countries.
-Hemp fuel is not subject to global politics or peak oil price spikes.

The Environment:
-Hemp can be an environmentally friendly bio-fuel.
-Hemp can make a biodegradable plastic and paints.
-Hemp can make sustainable paper and textiles.
-There are over 25,000 clean and green product applications.

Safety and Security:
-Reduce dependence on chemicals.
-Reduce dependence on foreign oil.
-Reduce pollution and contamination.

-Hemp seed is one of nature's super-foods.
-Hemp oil has been proven to reduce tumors.
-Medical Cannabis legal in 15 states and DC.



California Cannabis Hemp & Health Initiative 2012


I. Add Section 11362.6 to the Health and Safety Code of California, any laws or policies to the contrary notwithstanding:

1. No person, individual, or corporate entity shall be arrested or prosecuted, be denied any right or privilege, nor be subject to any criminal or civil penalties for the possession, cultivation, transportation, distribution, or consumption of cannabis hemp marijuana, including:

(a) Cannabis hemp industrial products.

(b) Cannabis hemp medicinal preparations.

(c) Cannabis hemp nutritional products.

(c) Cannabis hemp religious and spiritual products.

(d) Cannabis hemp recreational and euphoric use and products.

2. Definition of terms:

(a) The terms "cannabis hemp" and "cannabis hemp marijuana" mean the natural, non-genetically modified plant hemp, cannabis, marihuana, marijuana, cannabis sativa L, cannabis Americana, cannabis chinensis, cannabis indica, cannabis ruderalis, cannabis sativa, or any variety of cannabis, including any derivative, concentrate, extract, flower, leaf, particle, preparation, resin, root, salt, seed, stalk, stem, or any product thereof.

(b) The term "cannabis hemp industrial products" means all products made from cannabis hemp that are not designed or intended for human consumption, including, but not limited to: clothing, building materials, paper, fiber, fuel, lubricants, plastics, paint, seed for cultivation, animal feed, veterinary medicine, oil, or any other product that is not designed for internal human consumption; as well as cannabis hemp plants used for crop rotation, erosion control, pest control, weed control, or any other horticultural or environmental purposes, for example, the reversal of the Greenhouse Effect and toxic soil reclamation.

(c) The term "cannabis hemp medicinal preparations" means all products made from cannabis hemp that are designed, intended, or used for human consumption for the treatment of any human disease or condition, for pain relief, or for any healing purpose, including but not limited to the treatment or relief of: Alzheimer's and pre-Alzheimer's disease, stroke, arthritis, asthma, cramps, epilepsy, glaucoma, migraine, multiple sclerosis, nausea, premenstrual syndrome, side effects of cancer chemotherapy, fibromyalgia, sickle cell anemia, spasticity, spinal injury, stress, easement of post-traumatic stress disorder, Tourette syndrome, attention deficit disorder, immunodeficiency, wasting syndrome from AIDS or anorexia; use as an antibiotic, antibacterial, anti-viral, or anti-emetic; as a healing agent, or as an adjunct to any medical or herbal treatment. Mental conditions not limited to bipolar, depression, attention deficit disorder, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, shall be conditions considered for medical use.

(d) The term "cannabis hemp nutritional products" means cannabis hemp for consumption by humans and animals as food, including but not limited to: seed, seed protein, seed oil, essential fatty acids, seed cake, dietary fiber, or any preparation or extract thereof.

(e) The term "cannabis hemp euphoric products" means cannabis hemp intended for personal recreational or religious use, other than cannabis hemp industrial products, cannabis hemp medicinal preparations, or cannabis hemp nutritional products.

(f) The term "personal use" means the internal consumption of cannabis hemp by people 21 years of age or older for any relaxational, meditative, religious, spiritual, recreational, or other purpose other than sale.

(g) The term "commercial production" means the production of cannabis hemp products for sale or profit under the conditions of these provisions.

3. Industrial cannabis hemp farmers, manufacturers, processors, and distributors shall not be subject to any special zoning requirement, licensing fee, or tax that is excessive, discriminatory, or prohibitive.

4. Cannabis hemp medicinal preparations are hereby restored to the list of available medicines in California. Licensed physicians shall not be penalized for, nor restricted from, prescribing or recommending cannabis hemp for medical purposes to any patient, regardless of age. No tax shall be applied to prescribed cannabis hemp medicinal preparations. Medical research shall be encouraged. No recommending physician shall be subject to any professional licensing review or hearing as a result of recommending or approving medical use of cannabis hemp marijuana.

5. Personal use of cannabis hemp euphoric products.

(a) No permit, license, or tax shall be required for the non-commercial cultivation, transportation, distribution, or consumption of cannabis hemp.

(b) Testing for inactive and/or inert residual cannabis metabolites shall not be required for employment or insurance, nor be considered in determining employment, other impairment, or intoxication.

(c) When a person falls within the conditions of these exceptions, the offense laws do not apply and only the exception laws apply.

6. Use of cannabis hemp products for religious or spiritual purposes shall be considered an inalienable right; and shall be protected by the full force of the State and Federal Constitutions.

7. Commerce in cannabis hemp euphoric products shall be limited to adults, 21 years of age and older, and shall be regulated in a manner analogous to California's wine industry model. For the purpose of distinguishing personal from commercial production, 99 flowering female plants and 12 pounds of dried, cured cannabis hemp flowers, bud, not leaf, produced per adult, 21 years of age and older, per year shall be considered as being for personal use.

8. The manufacture, marketing, distribution, or sales between adults of equipment or accessories designed to assist in the planting, cultivation, harvesting, curing, processing, packaging, storage, analysis, consumption, or transportation of cannabis hemp plants, industrial cannabis hemp products, cannabis hemp medicinal preparations, cannabis hemp nutritional products, cannabis hemp euphoric products, or any cannabis hemp product shall not be prohibited.

9. No California law enforcement personnel or funds shall be used to assist or aid and abet in the enforcement of Federal cannabis hemp marijuana laws involving acts which are hereby no longer illegal in the State of California.

10. Any person who threatens the enjoyment of these provisions is guilty of a misdemeanor. The maximum penalties and fines of a misdemeanor may be imposed.

II. Repeal, delete, and expunge any and all existing statutory laws that conflict with the provisions of this initiative.

1. Enactment of this initiative shall include: amnesty, immediate release from prison, jail, parole, and probation, and clearing, expungement, and deletion of all criminal records for all persons currently charged with, or convicted of any non-violent cannabis hemp marijuana offenses included in this initiative which are hereby no longer illegal in the State of California. People who fall within this category that triggered an original sentence are included within this provision.

2. Within 60 days of the passage of this Act, the Attorney General shall develop and distribute a one-page application, providing for the destruction of all cannabis hemp marijuana criminal records in California for any such offense covered by this Act. Such forms shall be distributed to district and city attorneys and made available at all police departments in the State to persons hereby affected. Upon filing such form with any Superior Court and a payment of a fee of $10.00, the Court shall liberally construe these provisions to benefit the defendant in furtherance of the amnesty and dismissal provision of this section. Upon the Court's ruling under this provision the arrest record shall be set aside and be destroyed. Such persons may then truthfully state that they have never been arrested or convicted of any cannabis hemp marijuana related offense which is hereby no longer illegal in the State of California. This shall be deemed to be a finding of factual innocence under California Penal Code Section 851.8 et seq.

III. The legislature is authorized upon thorough investigation, to enact legislation using reasonable standards to:

1. License concessionary establishments to distribute cannabis hemp euphoric products in a manner analogous to California's wine industry model. Sufficient community outlets shall be licensed to provide reasonable commercial access to persons of legal age, so as to discourage and prevent the misuse of, and illicit traffic in, such products. Any license or permit fee required by the State for commercial production, distribution or use shall not exceed $1,000.00.

2. Place an excise tax on commercial sale of cannabis hemp euphoric products, analogous to California's wine industry model, so long as no excise tax or combination of excise taxes shall exceed $10.00 per ounce.

3. Determine an acceptable and uniform standard of impairment based on performance testing, to restrict persons impaired by cannabis hemp euphoric products from operating a motor vehicle or heavy machinery, or otherwise engaging in conduct that may affect public safety.

4. Regulate the personal use of cannabis hemp euphoric products in enclosed and/or restricted public places.

IV. Pursuant to the Ninth and Tenth Amendments to the Constitution of the United States, the people of California hereby repudiate and challenge Federal cannabis hemp marijuana prohibitions that conflict with this act.

V. Severability: If any provision of this Act, or the application of any such provision to any person or circumstance, shall be held invalid by any court, the remainder of this Act, to the extent it can be given effect, or the application of such provisions to persons or circumstances other than those as to which it is held invalid, shall not be affected thereby, and to this end the provisions of this Act are severable.

VI. Construction: If any rival or conflicting initiative regulating any matter addressed by this act receives the higher affirmative vote, then all non-conflicting parts shall become operative.

VII. Purpose of Act: This Act is an exercise of the police powers of the State for the protection of the safety, welfare, health, and peace of the people and the environment of the State, to protect the industrial and medicinal uses of cannabis hemp, to eliminate the unlicensed and unlawful cultivation, selling, and dispensing of cannabis hemp; and to encourage temperance in the consumption of cannabis hemp euphoric products. It is hereby declared that the subject matter of this Act involves, in the highest degree, the ecological, economic, social, and moral well-being and safety of the State and of all its people. All provisions of this Act shall be liberally construed for the accomplishment of these purposes: to respect human rights, to promote tolerance, and to end cannabis hemp prohibition.

Eddy Lepp

George Clayton Johnson

Michael S. Jolson
We are working on this right now. Mike Jolson was the #1 signature gatherer for Jack Herer and now the chief proponent of Jack's initiative.

This is for the later November ballot- and not to be confused with "Regulate Cannabis like Wine"

We need help- in any way you can!

Love and Light and Hemp Forever!
~Degauss aka Lee Mockton
Check out our exclusive videos, including:

Tony Serra, Esq
Mikki Norris
Chris Conrad
Heather Fry
Dan Herer
Eric Steenstra
Michael Jolson

Hello folks, you can view the updated initiative wording as of 11/12/2011 and see the latest news on our web site.
The final wording has been submitted to the AG of California. Get the pdf and other materials over at Support Hemp!
Signatures now being gathered, please help the cause... 99 plants for the 99% We know there are many initiatives but we hope you will also sign ours as it is the most liberal one for true legalization, and is the inherited Jack Herer initiative now led by Bud-y Duzy.

Look on the link near the top of our home page to see the previous CHI initiatives that Jack worked on in this same political action committee.. While some decided to splinter off and form their own campaigns, we decided to keep working on Jack's. Ours is a grass roots effort!

We have gathered thousands of signatures already but we need your help RIGHT NOW!
Signatures now being gathered, please help the cause... 99 plants for the 99% We know there are many initiatives but we hope you will also sign ours as it is the most liberal one for true legalization, and is the inherited Jack Herer initiative now led by Bud-y Duzy.

Look on the link near the top of our home page to see the previous CHI initiatives that Jack worked on in this same political action committee.. While some decided to splinter off and form their own campaigns, we decided to keep working on Jack's. Ours is a grass roots effort!

We have gathered thousands of signatures already but we need your help RIGHT NOW!

Hi Degauss -

I posted similar questions when someone else from this group requested donations....

I was curious about a few things....

1) Where does the money from donations go and what percentage of money collected goes to "admin" (ie paying the people that are organizing your cause and for the supplies needed to continue your battle)?

2) Who holds the money donated? Personal? Bank institution?

3) How do you intend to use the money donated? What are your plans to achieve your goal of getting the legislation approved? Signature gathering, newspaper ads, radio ads, TV, letter writing campaign to Law Makers?? What are you going to actually do?

As an active donor to worthy causes and a CA resident interested in changing the Cannabis laws, I'm curious....

:peace: and :Namaste:
Thanks for asking I will do my best to answer, however please understand I am more of a technical volunteer.

Budy Duzy is the treasurer and handles all money and donations. The money collected thus far is 100% for a) printing initiatives and mailing them out, and b) paying professional signature gatherers that get paid per signature. For more detail on the money situation, you can contact Budy.

All of the people running the campaign are doing so out of personal conviction and with the current level of budget we will be donating our time. We have active signature gatherers up and down the state, however the grim reality is a huge ad campaign is going to take a lot more money than we currently have.

As an example I am updating the web site and while I wish the campaign could afford to give me a stipend to spend 40 hours a week on it, I will have to keep working nearly all the time to survive and donate as much as I can when I have free time.

We are reaching out to people such as Woody H., Bill Maher, etc., etc., and hope to have some more support soon, with several recent $5000 donations giving us hope, and money to pay for signatures, however we must assume this will be a grass roots effort on a shoestring budget.

Jack's initiative has never even made the ballot, and at this point all of the focus is on just getting to that point.

I encourage everyone to read the actual wording and compare it to other initiatives. This one lets anyone grow 99 plants. 99 plants for the 99%. It also is very explicit in support of industrial hemp. We are not opposing these other initiatives but we hope to get recognition for being the most liberal law for true legalization.

Check our website for various other opportunities. Since you are in N. Cali, we also have a weekly meeting in Oakland.

We're building momentum and we hope everyone reading this can help or at least sign the petition. Please visit our website for more information and stand for Cannabis!

It seems you have changed the details of Jack's initiative, so technically it's not Jack initiative anymore.

A quick Google search for Buddy Duzy brings up these photos.

Treasurer & Initiative Coordinator:
Buddy Duzy
Buddy Duzy (Buddy) on Myspace















I never saw one photo of him at a Cannabis related event, only thousands of pictures of drugged, drunk parties, hotel rooms bars and strip clubs.

He has one post on his Twitter, one connection on his LinkedID profile and 250 friends on his Facebook. How is he connected in our industry, who does he know and what will he actually do if we donate money?

While he looks like a very fun Initiative Coordinator and Treasurer, I think I would feel more comfortable smoking weed with him, than giving him donations to further his party fund.

Chief Proponent:
Michael Jolson with Buddy Duzy


Personally, I don't feel very comfortable with donating money to this organization, as it does not seen professional at all, nor is there any credibility to back up your claims. When Jack passed, there were a plethora of vultures ravaging over his estate and now there are several people taking donations in his name, and using them to pay their bills, without doing a single thing for our movement. While I'm not saying you are doing this, it sure doesn't look very good.
So you search google and post some weird pictures... way to help the movement.

Duzy was Jack's close friend, the one printing the actual initiatives and now the chief proponent, like it or not. We have turned in an initiative with only slight additions to Jack's original text.

We actually are running the same PAC that was Jack's while he was alive which you can see on our web site- so, Jack left this to Budy.

The funds go directly to ground operations. We have hundreds of professional petitioners right now gathering signatures every day, no thanks to the likes of you.

Behold the face of Budy Duzy, a true grass roots activist. He mailed out 2000 petitions yesterday, so I don't care if he has a big beard and took some drunk pics. Grow up.
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Folks, if you donate to Jack's initiative your money will go directly to hire signature gatherers. We need your help, and if you don't wish to donate you can at least sign the petition and help spread the word. Please join us on our web site!
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