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Permanent signing locations for The Missouri Cannabis Restoration and Protection act (MCRPA) SOS #MO 2016-013

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The Hempeneers Feb 21st 2016 interview

Let’s talk about the most misunderstood plant in the world. The cannabis plant. How much do you really know about it? Listen in and learn more.

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Get involved with the total re-legalization cannabis petition

Get involved with the total re-legalization cannabis petition

How to get involved.

2016-013 initiativeYou, too, can become a part of the hottest Cannabis movement in Missouri, for the grassroots campaign that is growing faster than the corporate world can contain it. The Missouri Cannabis Restoration and Protection Act has become the foundation of more than just a cause for a plant. It is getting people to talk about the world issues for the first time in their lives and they are seeing a central hope for the rebuilding and restoring our world back to it’s healthy self. If you are ready to get involved, and you are a registered voter, I would suggest to contact one of the names listed on the map, sign the petition for 100% re-legalization of the cannabis plant.

Even if you are not registered or have a record you can still help. Get trained to help gather signatures on your own, and use whatever skills you are good at to help spread the word. Help us share this cause with everyone you can. None of us can do this alone. We need you to join in our numbers and get this world re-educated. Together we can change the world, but we’ll need your help to do it. Are you ready?

Lets do this thing. 

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If you would like to become a petitioner and help gather the signatures needed to get this onto the ballot Contact Pat or Lynn at or if you prefer on-line training  go to janemerryIf you would like to add your name onto the “Permanent stations” page, for free, email

Patrick Kempen, aka, The Hempeneer

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Cannabis or calamus? What’s really in the bible? | The Hempeneer

Cannabis or calamus? What’s really in the bible?


Written by Pat and Lynn Kempen

How many times have you been told that the use or consumption of the cannabis plant is a sin or of the Devil? The next time someone says it’s the Devils weed, correct them, for they know not what they say.

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With the Hebrew words for “calamus” and “cannabis” so similar, and the fact that calamus is of lesser value and also toxic, we must question the validity of the term “calamus” in English versions of Scripture. 

The word calamus is found in the KJV three times:
bibleExodus 30:23 God telling Moses the formula for the anointing oil (250 shekels worth.)
KJV-sweet calamus
NKJV-sweet-smelling cane
ESV-aromatic cane
NASB-fragrant cane
Song of Solomon 4:14, speaking of it in a refreshing garden
Ezekiel 27:19 speaking of cane as merchandise.

The KJV translates the Hebrew word “qaneh” (pronounced kaw-naw’) into “calamus.”  Per Strong’s Concordance, “qaneh” means “a reed (as erect); by resemblance a rod (especially for measuring) shaft, tube, stem, (the radius of the arm) beam (of a steelyard): – balance, bone, branch, calamus, cane, reed, spearman, stalk.”

The Hebrew word for “calamus” is “kanah bosm,” which is plural.  The singular for this is “kaneh bos,” which sounds remarkably close the modern word “cannabis.”

According to Webster’s New Hebrew dictionary, the current Hebrew word for cannabis is “kanabos.”
Thus, contentions that the KJV possibly interpreted the Hebrew word incorrectly as “calamus” warrant consideration.

Exodus 30If Exodus 30:23 is referring to a monetary value of calamus or cannabis, the “250 shekels” is approximately $125.00 worth (which is 2.5 cents/gerah X 20 gerahs/shekel X 250 shekels in Ex30:23) which is a considerable amount.
* Per the ATS Bible Dictionary (and others), a shekel is a term for either weight or currency (a coin.)  A shekel is worth 20 gerahs.  A gerah is the smallest weight or coin among the Jews, and worth about two and a half cents.

If the 250 shekels is referring to weight, instead of coinage, it is a considerable amount of whatever it is the KJV is referring to as “calamus.”

While cannabis is non-toxic (not a single death has ever been directly attributed to it, despite much effort being given to document such a fatality), calamus is most definitely a toxin. The FDA banned calamus from uses in food and medicines in 1968 as calamus contains more than 75% asarone.  Asarone is a poison which has been shown to cause cancer, and has ill effects on heart, liver and kidney functions.  This toxin in calamus is used for pest control.  Why would God specify a large quantity of a poison be used in holy anointing oil?

In 1936, Sula Benet, a Polish etymologist from the Institute of Anthropological Sciences in Warsaw revealed solid evidence of the Hebrew use of cannabis.  The word “cannabis had previously been thought to be of Scythian origin as Scythians first brought the plant to Europe, but Benet showed it has much earlier origin in Semitic languages like Hebrew. Sula Benet “In the original Hebrew text of the Old Testament there are references to hemp, both as incense, which was an integral part of religious celebration, and as an intoxicant.”  Benet demonstrated that the word for cannabis is “kaneh-bosm”, and in traditional Hebrew “kaneh” or “kannabus.”  The root “kan” here means “reed” or “hemp”, while “bosm” means “aromatic.”  This word appears five times in the Old Testament (Exodus, Song of Solomon, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel) and has been mistranslated as “calamus”, a common marsh plant with little monetary value that does not have the qualities or value ascribed to “kaneh-bosm.”  The error occurred in the oldest Greek translation of the Hebrew bible, the Septuagint in the 3rd century BC, and was repeated in translations that followed.

It is illogical to assume that a plant as important as cannabis, which is such an incredibly useful source of fiber for textiles, loaded with nutritive oils and medicinal properties while also being non-toxic and ridiculously easy to grow, would have gone unnoticed and would have been ignored by the Judaic religion.

With as many benefits (medicinal and utilitarian) that cannabis has to offer humanity, I contend humanity needs to expedite the end of prohibition of this non-toxic plant, and have it removed from the governments drug scheduling listing. There is no valid reason to have our brothers and sisters jailed for consuming this “NON-TOXIC” plant. There is no need to have lives ruined for trying to be healthy.

Bible-believers, specifically, need to thoroughly examine this issue in light of the etymology (the origin of a word and the historical development of its meaning), and the likelihood of mis-translation of “qenah” in the King James Version. WHAT IF God intended cannabis (as opposed to calamus) to be part of the anointing oil?


What do you truly know about this plant?

It’s time we talk about this. 

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We support the Missouri Cannabis Restoration and Protection act, SOS #MO-2016-013. You should too. Sign the petition or become a petitioner today. Ask us how.

Source: Cannabis or calamus? What’s really in the bible? | The Hempeneer

Poll Position.

Poll Position.

By The Hempeneer(Pat Kempen)
public opinionIMHO> Polls should be irrelevant to the subject of cannabis prohibition. Cannabis prohibition should be considered to be a tortuous act, being inflicted upon us by politicians, big corporations, prohibitionists, doctors, lawyers and anyone furthering the cause of these experiments and profiteering. Polls should have nothing to do with re-legalizing the cannabis/hemp plant. People trying to keep this plant prohibited from us need to be educated, if not arrested. They are taking away our right to it and that should not be accepted anymore.
Reefer madness poster 1.pngIt doesn’t look like many people are looking at the evidence of the cannabis/hemp plant, they only seem to believe the propaganda that has been around for decades, provided by our own government. More evidence is being gathered to show just cause that the schedule program must be stopped, immediately on this plant! What evidence do you want us to show you? That we are the guinea pigs of the Big Pharma world? Or that the cannabis plant is considered to be non-toxic? Or maybe the fact of profits getting in the way of the true potentials? Did you know there many studies to show we have been lied to about the cannabis/hemp plant?
cchealPlease, show me the evidence, that people speak of, that we need be a world that needs to regulate the cannabis plant. Teach us how important it is to use our children and the ill as pawns for the money hungry, by forcing them to take toxic prescription drugs. Tell me why, you shouldn’t be the people that are to be arrested. You are the people that take others untested experiments and force us to live with the outcome. Who’s harming whom here?
It’s time to talk about the facts. 

Prohibition is killing us and many of you don’t seem to care. Many of you only seem to care about what the polls say. Are you one of those? Do polls tell you what is right or wrong? Can polls be spun to get the required results? Stop listening to polls and start to do what you know is right.

truth will be knownLearn what is going on in your area and read the proposals that are put forth. If they do not fight prohibition 100% you should not be backing them, plain and simple. The better of two evils is still evil. Are you ever going to back what is truly just? When are you going to stand up for the truth? Or is the truth just not worth fighting for anymore?
Help the people get their healTHCare back. Sign the MCRP act and become a petitioner to help get it onto the 2016 ballot.

Ask us how.
Read the MCRP act # 2016-013 here. 

Read more of the Nam proposal #2016-134 and 135 here