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Re: “The First California Marijuana Legalization 2016 Video Is A Bad Joke

Cheri Sicard inquired recently:

1.What do you feel is the biggest challenges we have in legalizing in 2016?

It is not so much as about what needs to be added in to the legislation as regulatory cannabis laws, but what we can prevent legislating into law to begin with. The biggest challenge for people is their concern about licensing and the over-regulating of their grows. Then there is the ongoing conflict between Federal & State Law, which is being addressed. The grows and patients are deeply concerned that any new regulation might find them in more of a Black market business and more likely to go to jail over issues concerning licensing fees and regulations, which they do not presently have. Jack Herer's CCHI 2016 sets Licenses at $1000 USD, 10% sales tax on recreational, 0% sales tax on medical, protects Prop215 patient rights.

2. If for whatever reason CCHI does not make it to the ballot. what are the things you personally have to see on an initiative in order to support it?

I would not support any initiative that would require state licensing of mom and pop grows. My biggest concern in voting for an initiative is how it may regulate and tax current cannabis businesses back in the Black market or Bankruptcy.

3. "Critics of CCHI say it has elements that will never sell to the general public, they also say it lacks the necessary funding to get on the ballot and then win the election. Care to comment?"

My comment on this is "So did Prop 215 and we were fighting millions of dollars put in against us by both the Democratic and Republican parties who both led a campaign, of frying eggs on tv commercials "this is your brain on drugs" and direct drug programs taken into the schools like DARE that promoted not just vote no on 215 but also acquainted 215 with heroin addiction and crack. We were Victorious in Prop215's passing from our penny less pockets from our Hopes and Dreams - all about Grass Roots and in the name of the Patients of whom are my Congregation of the Lord, whom I represent in this matter. -Amen

Brother Newcomb
Melchizedek Priest
VIP Spokesperson - CCHI
707-407-0807
@brothernewcomb

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Posted by Mark D. Newcomb on 02/24/2015 at 3:48 PM

Re: “The First California Marijuana Legalization 2016 Video Is A Bad Joke

Cheri Sicard inquired recently:

1.What do you feel is the biggest challenges we have in legalizing in 2016?

It is not so much as about what needs to be added in to the legislation as regulatory cannabis laws, but what we can prevent legislating into law to begin with. The biggest challenge for people is their concern about licensing and the over-regulating of their grows. Then there is the ongoing conflict between Federal & State Law, which is being addressed. The grows and patients are deeply concerned that any new regulation might find them in more of a Black market business and more likely to go to jail over issues concerning licensing fees and regulations, which they do not presently have. Jack Herer's CCHI 2016 sets Licenses at $1000 USD, 10% sales tax on recreational, 0% sales tax on medical, protects Prop215 patient rights.

2. If for whatever reason CCHI does not make it to the ballot. what are the things you personally have to see on an initiative in order to support it?

I would not support any initiative that would require state licensing of mom and pop grows. My biggest concern in voting for an initiative is how it may regulate and tax current cannabis businesses back in the Black market or Bankruptcy.

3. "Critics of CCHI say it has elements that will never sell to the general public, they also say it lacks the necessary funding to get on the ballot and then win the election. Care to comment?"

My comment on this is "So did Prop 215 and we were fighting millions of dollars put in against us by both the Democratic and Republican parties who both led a campaign, of frying eggs on tv commercials "this is your brain on drugs" and direct drug programs taken into the schools like DARE that promoted not just vote no on 215 but also acquainted 215 with heroin addiction and crack. We were Victorious in Prop215's passing from our penny less pockets from our Hopes and Dreams - all about Grass Roots and in the name of the Patients of whom are my Congregation of the Lord, whom I represent in this matter. -Amen

Brother Newcomb
Melchizedek Priest
VIP Spokesperson - CCHI
707-407-0807
@brothernewcomb

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Posted by Mark D. Newcomb on 02/24/2015 at 3:26 PM

Re: “The First California Marijuana Legalization 2016 Video Is A Bad Joke

"Jack Herer was Inspired by the Holy Spirit in a vision which set the course for his life and the lives of all who would take heed of the Word of God."
- Brother Newcomb
Melchizedek Priest
VIP Spokesperson - CCHI
707-407-0807
@brothernewcomb

Libertarian Party of Humboldt in collaboration with the VIP spokesperson for California Cannabis Hemp Initiative 2016 Mark Newcomb went to the Ganjier Spring Kick off in Redway. Our goal was to gain support for the Libertarian Party and CCHI2016 through networking. It was great to see so many familiar faces at the event, everyone from the security Scot Kendall, to Aficionado's "Frenchy", who's excellent brand of concentrates had been cured for five years, He was quite the charmer with the ladies, telling us tales about his wife whom he obviously loves and adores.

Unlike the Emerald Cup in Santa Rosa where 10,000 people tried to cram into a building built for hundreds or San Bernadino where it was estimated 40 to 60 thousand attended, this event was on a much more intimate level. The Ganjier Spring Kick off was especially geared towards growers. It offered classes on growing and panels on legal issues as well as live music and a very special VIP tent.
The VIP for CCHI was seen strutting his stuff in the VIP tent. He and I where both going slowly table to table chatting directly with crafts people and grows and talking about the importance of CCHI. Several of the people we had met before in our efforts to get CCHI on the ballot for 2014 where there offering us hugs and handshakes. As VIP ticket holders we received free concentrate samples and a complementary eighth from the SoHum collective.

Here in Humboldt we are struggling against CCV which requires state licensing for every cultivator, something I am highly opposed to. I eagerly expressed my opposition to this and other CCV issues to each table. I introduced myself and my husband at each table, discussed my concerns with CCV and handed out full size color CCHI2016 posters for them to post up. The personal touch of slowly working the room and taking the time to chat with each vendor, really paid off in the end.
The goal here was to promote CCHI2016 as a good alternative to CCV and to encourage participation on a grassroots level. The goal also was to help people to understand that the Libertarian Party is the only major political party that supports the legalization of cannabis.

Since "The lieutenant governor feels that we need to get our arms around regulating medical marijuana before we can prove we are capable of regulating recreational marijuana," the likelihood of legalizing cannabis will continue to be jeopardized. The Democrats and Republican Parties have never supported the legalization of cannabis, back in my 215 days both big money political parties put millions into a campaign of frying eggs on tv commercials " this is your brain on drugs" and direct drug programs taken into the schools like DARE that promoted not just vote no on 215 but also acquainted 215 with heroin addiction and crack.

Today when you see the Democratic Party putting their money behind SB1262 you need to ask yourself, why? The fact is that SB1262 requires each cultivator to get a state license. This will only go to cause more people to find themselves in court, or worse jail, over not having the money to pay for licensing while still risking growing. There is a growing awareness that the over regulating of cannabis is an impending threat and several people I spoke with told me that they would not be buying licensing if required by law.

I am not only the Chairperson of the Libertarian Party here in Humboldt, I was also the Libertarian Party Chairperson of Marin County when we where pushing for Prop 215. Whenever you see the major two parties vying for position on an issue get ready for big money to do what it does best, make more money. The big money interests make money on the prison system, make money on the courts, make money off of the poor and needy. This is one reason it is so hard to get in roads with the growers because they have come to Humboldt to get away from the big city issues and politics often seems like just another issue to get away from.

The Humboldt Libertarian Party would like to thanks Mark Newcomb and the CCHI 2016 team for their efforts in supporting real cannabis protections. The growers of Humboldt are in need of legislative protections and the patients deserve to not be jailed over much needed medication.
Coming up! More movement on the CCHI 2016 front. KMUD is offering to arrange an interview, a small group of artisans want to support CCHI 2016 by creating themed items, one is a jewelry maker, one a botanical distributor, one draws amazing characters and the other writes music. These four people are each very talented in their own right individually and together they will form a core of Humboldt Artisans supporting CCHI 2016. Then finally the VIP was invited to speak to the Emerald Growers Association about gaining their support. The board member he was speaking too wanted to see him at their upcoming meeting for further introductions.

Thank you
Tammy Newcomb LDA HLP Chairperson

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Posted by Mark D. Newcomb on 02/24/2015 at 3:24 PM

Re: “The First California Marijuana Legalization 2016 Video Is A Bad Joke

California, the largest political unit in the USA and eighth largest global economy, can show the way to the future by decriminalizing the ultimate sustainable domestic resource- Cannabis. The California Hemp Act of 2016 creates funding for cannabis research, and for the development of new cannabis industries, creating millions of jobs with a new, truly green economy, with valuations potentially 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, and plastics without the tragic loss of life, security concerns, and wars due to foreign dependence, or catastrophic toxic oil spills. This is the ultimate renewable resource, way more efficient than corn, soy, or anything else. It can also provide building materials, insulation and even plastics, paints, and varnishes that are green, biodegradable, and non-toxic. Hemp seeds are a super-food providing 17 different amino acids and providing omega 6 and 3 in the perfect 3-1 ratio. Hemp-seed oil contains the highest total essential fatty acids at 80% of total. It is so resilient and easy to grow that it still grows feral in all 50 states. Cannabis adds nutrients and improves soil as it grows. Like firewood and whale oil, the petrochemical industry has had a good run- they've made their billions and now have us on the edge of a dangerous ecological cliff. It’s time to replace their fossil fuel with renewable ‘carbon neutral’ fuels from plant resources. It’s time to replace their oil based plastics and synthetic fibers with renewable ‘carbon negative’ plant resources, specifically Cannabis, the one plant uniquely qualified to fit the need. It’s not enough to just allow our citizens the right to legally use cannabis as other state’s have done. With the passing of the California Cannabis Hemp Act of 2016, California will be the first state in the country to re-assert our Sovereign right to decriminalize the cannabis hemp plant and restore it to it’s historic place in our world as the earth’s #1 renewable natural resource. Our initiative is simple- make Cannabis Hemp 100% legal the way it used to be- and save our economy and our environment.

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Posted by Mark D. Newcomb on 02/24/2015 at 3:23 PM

Re: “US Attorney Defies White House

Legalization in California has already begun. Come Join us in this Crusade to save Lives in the fight against Cancer, MS, EP and all those suffering needlessly.

Legalization is Critical to the Survival of Humanity as Fukushima continues to Impact Biological Life and Chain of Life (Food Chain). Contamination is reported throughout the West Coast of the U.S. Now. If in doubt, check the Web out or go to the CCHI 2014 Face Book Page where links to UN, USA, Japan and other sources are reporting from directly.

Get Involved.

Places to Sign right NOW: http://www.cchi2014.org/placestosign.html

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Posted by Mark D. Newcomb on 11/14/2013 at 11:00 AM

Re: “A Marijuana Ad During the Super Bowl?

That's right, Legalization in California by year 2014. The signature campaign starts October 1st and is being headed by the California Cannabis Hemp Initiative of 2014. We where successful with Prop 215 and we will be Win with CCHI 2014

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Posted by Mark D. Newcomb on 09/27/2013 at 7:58 AM

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