RESTORATION, as proposed by THE REPORT, is endorsed and supported by Honest Citizens, judges, professors, doctors (of Medicine, Jurisprudence, Psychiatry, Physiology, Philosophy) Ecology and Economics' experts and other academics. In the Cannabis context, Restoration is comprised of Relegalisation, Amnesty and Restitution.
Relegalisation: legislation for the Restoration of the normal status
of Cannabis to that which obtained before the introduction of any
Amnesty, an act of oblivion: retroactive legislation containing explicit recognition that Prohibition of Cannabis was and is Tyranny, its enactment and every prosecution being the commission by the state, of Crimes; Crimes Against Humanity, Crime Against Peace, of ex parte Tampering, Perjury and Subreption, amongst others, and that all of enforcement against, and penalisation of, solely Cannabis related activities were and are Malicious and wrongful;
the immediate unconditional release of all imprisoned solely for cannabis related activities; the expunction of all state-held records Cannabis related activities.
Restitution: retroactive legislation; the act or restoring that which was taken away; return of fines and refund of Costs (at current value); indemnification, reparations to make good for damage done; redress by monetary Compensation (as for other Wrongful Penalisation);
Restitution also includes:
1. State-funded, mass public education to disperse essential knowledge and restore the esteem due cannabis for its benign, life saving, Health promoting qualities as a Personal Relaxant, as Preventive Measure, as Preventive Medicine and as Curative Medicament; public recognition, including at ministerial level, of Cannabis as the single safe Personal Relaxant, and recommended recreational substance of sensible choice.
2. A. State funded, mass public education on the formulation in this application: The Cannabis Biomass Energy Equation (CBEE) which demonstrates Cannabis-Methanol (etc.) the production-cost-free (cheap) resource and economic replacement for costly pollutant fossil fuels and uranium in the generation of electricity and provision of fuels for all requirements, domestic, industrial and transportation; education on CBEE and CBRPF to include dispersal of the knowledge of how Cannabis contributes positively and Ecologically to the stabilisation of Global Warming.
B. State funded, mass public education on the numerous normal market macro-economic applications of Cannabis, e.g. as seed staple food; the standard fibre of textiles; cheap source of paper-pulp superior to wood of trees; renewable, cheap and high quality resource to compete with and thus replace present uses of lumber (trees); economical and superior 'mineralised' concrete building materials; and, as explicated by this application, the production-cost-free resource to plastics and petro-chemical products; etc.
3. The socially beneficial deterrent to recurrence of restrictions on Cannabis: The evolution and execution of Procedure whereby the Crime of Tyranny of Prohibition of cannabis be terminated; and by which to determine and bring before the public those responsible for the said crime; and where appropriate, do justice.
A. Where a law and its enforcement are illegal, as with the Prohibition of Cannabis, all those people persecuted under its prosecution are due compensatory Restitution for their Grievance. Insistence on Justice is essential - it is incumbent upon all Citizens to unite and resolutely demand the end of the malignant Tyranny of Prohibition of Cannabis which is a money-motivated corporate profit-protection Conspiracy. When the law is wrong, i.e. illegal, it is weak, inconsistent and wrong not to insist upon consummate Restitution.
B. No Special Taxes Required for Implementation of Restitution:
(i) Re-legalisation produces great savings to the Department of Finance. The state currently expends huge sums annually on Prohibition enforcement. Savings would also be made which are now spent on unnecessary police deployment, prosecutions, Legal Aid defenses, and on the courts. Re-legalisation leaves vast sums available for Restitution.
(ii) In re Cannabis: on health grounds, duties, special taxes, zoning requirements, affirmative action, BEE, VAT, qualifications and /or trading licenses (and the like) can never be justified. Such 'pre-sale' fiscal measures are merely schemes to protect profits and sales of inferior and toxic products by making benign Cannabis more expensive to consumers, more difficult to obtain and impossible for the 'average man' to sell, thus technically making it 'illegal' once again. These vitiate the good herb's demonstrated beneficial and life-saving potential to achieve mitigation, moderation and replacement of use of both the legal and the illicit drugs, the addictive pathogens alcohol, tobacco, herion, morphine, etc.
(iii) The CBEE will deliver substantial revenue to the State. The reliance on OPEC oil and unstable high prices hinders every economy. The cost free production of Methanol from Cannabis is cheaper, cleaner and greener then purchased oil. Those 'savings' would be converted to huge profits, and the consumers would not notice anything except stable fuel prices and inflation. Also, as Cannabis cultivation results in a process called 'Carbon sequestration' by removing fossil fuel carbon from the atmosphere and replacing it back into the ground in the form of roots. This form of 'carbon capture and storage' can generate for South Africa 'Carbon Credits' which can be sold to other nations.
(iv) However, normal corporation and income taxes levied on profits from trade in commercial products of Cannabis will also render significant monies available to pay compensatory Restitution. Their are only a finite number of Grievances to be processed. Once compensatory Restitution has been made, the funds from savings described in (i) above, and from income and corporation profit taxation, will continue to be available to the Department of Finance for the other good social applications.
it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a
last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human
rights should be protected by the rule of law."
THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS.
Remember, if there was any REAL danger, the government would be able to show it to you empirically (not hypothetically or by using their own, grant-paid 'scientists' (read prostitutes)). The fact that they cannot show you the harm empirically means they are deliberately lying to remove your freedoms which is a crime against humanity that the government must be held accountable for. We can never negotiate with the government until those who implemented and enforced these tyrannical laws are brought to justice.