A Zombie Democracy

A long time ago, but not so long that people don’t remember, many people died in the name of “a better way”. I’m referring to the democratic process of modern war since the days of sandals and togas. This stupid habit of inciting enough fear in order to generate enough hate to kill is now ‘business as usual’ by the capitalist today. They know that the human animal is a collective mind that can be whipped into a frenzy using a formula… oh how our minds deceive us.

War is all around us. Not just in the Middle East or Africa, but everywhere. When people are invaded by outsiders with domineering intentions, they have no choice but to stand their ground. Reciprocity turns to genocide anytime possession intersects with freedom. The invaders take the children and make the village believe it is for their own good. The children are abused, their rights removed and forced to work for nothing for the rest of their lives. Slaves. As we continue to be today.

If incarceration replaces debate (“because it’s the law” who cares about “justice”) you can be certain that war exists. Here’s a quick test to see it for yourself:

  1. Look udownloadp the prison sentences for cannabis in your region and compare the terms with crimes of violence or deprivation of liberty like rape, assault and murder.
  2. Ask yourself, why is growing a plant considered criminal when no harm is done?
  3. Why do we not even discuss the benefits to textiles, construction, biomass energy or soil rejuvenation? Is it because Cannabis is a nutritional and medicinal super plant that the Corporate Earth could do without?

If yes, then what else has our species had to endure so the rich could get richer and consign us all to a regulated, monitored, and constricted life? Energy? Could it be that Tesla did harness the energy of the vacuum of space safely and wanted humanity to have it? Are the wires and mines, the frequencies filling the air and fracking even necessary? Is the ozone depleting gas released by nuclear power really necessary?

For someone to stand up and ask these questions, along with questions about why coal fly ash riddled with Aluminium, Strontium, Barium and other toxic metals is being released for solar radiation management over cities and agricultural/water catchments, life is never dull. Today though, the war I am discussing is one where the coward’s weapon of choice is used; poison.

I am hearing more and more reference to the synthetic molecules filling our water cycle as ‘Traditional Medicine’ residual waste. Apparently people are moving away from these traditional medicines and looking to ‘alternative medicines like Cannabis’. I am pretty sure Cannabis is actually the traditional medicine and the mass produced synthetic poison killing the Earth is the not very well thought out ‘alternative medicine’ only recently on the scene.

I have it on good authority that this documentary about to show in Australia has been key in waking us from the hypnotic trance of modern chemical warfare and debt-slavery-induced Cannabis policy. A film that even those that are hardcore on the opposition are unable to spin. I will leave you with this short preview and look forward to thoughts about changing the perception of those still in a trance. Those who hear the word Cannabis and their eyes glaze over with obedient ignorance must be reached for real change to occur. Not just for Cannabis’ sake, but to regain our sovereignty as a people.

Not only do we propose that all nations with unjust policy on plant prohibition are in breach of human rights law, we propose that our education of the people with regard to traditional medicine and economics is our final front in this war.

We will not take up arms and allow their media to target us in small groups with drones and chemical weapons. We will simply make them obsolete in our daily lives while retaining the technology for peaceful purposes as they fade from our future.

We can not surrender to ignorance and fear, only zombies can fuel a zombie democracy.


J. Richter, Co-Founder Hemployment Australia

Sustainability and Cannabis


How much of what we accept as being possible or viable in developing solutions for the challenges we face as a global community is based on half-truths and undone science?

Tanami Sunrise 27.4.15Could it be, that some companies simply prefer that no solution be found whilst good profits are being made from us in medicine, energy and nutrition? How long do we sit around and just accept that our leaders know what they are talking about without questioning their motivation for such ignorance? CHEN RS 1990, Global agriculture, environment, and hunger: Past, present, and future links appears to be the bible of Agenda 2030 advocates, and it needs to b
e re-written.

For Biomass energy to be discounted as a sustainable option in the race against environmental toxicity due to ‘over-population’ is an example of ‘undone science’. It does not consider using Cannabis as fuel or Cannabis for anything for that matter. Their bible, like most bibles, has been corrupted by the influence of people who stand to gain from it.

Cannabis is a plant that is well known for the ability to improve soil condition and assist in restoring biodiversity; a diverse range of organisms in the environment is essential in maintaining our soil resources. When used in rotation with grains and legumes, (amongst other agricultural staples), it has been shown to improve yields and lower the need for inputs such as Nitrogen and Phosphorus.

Both Nitrogen and Phosphorous have been abused as agricultural inputs for profit, and are now the primary reason for algal blooms destroying our waterways, and are contributing to the disruption of our rainfall cycles. Not to mention, the devastating effect this is having on aquatic life and the Earth’s atmosphere…

Cannabis, or Hemp as it is commonly known in its non-drug form, grows to maturity in 12-16 weeks and produces more than 4 times the pulp of trees per hectare in less than 5% of the time it takes for trees to mature. The seeds are a superfood with a diverse protein or amino acid profile and omega 3, 6 & 9 in perfect ratios for bioavailability in mammals. Chen also fails to mention how Cannabis is better than fish for these nutrients and a worthy solution to declining global fish stocks.

Cells in most mammal tissue have receptors or ‘keyholes’ that match hundreds of beneficial compounds, or ‘keys’ found in Cannabis. Recent findings in medicine show that Cannabis, when used whole and unprocessed, has the ability to promote homeostasis, or balance in the body, through efficient management of available resources.

Everything from Inflammation (including weight management) to skin cancer, depression, epilepsy and much, much more are now being treated (often illegally) with Cannabis by many people with incredible success.

Isn’t that what this whole ‘Sustainability’ song is all about?

I wish you, and us all, well on rediscovering real health and well-being. Hope is turning off our TV’s and using common sense. Sustainability doesn’t have to mean cramming into steel and concrete jungles, eating GMO and artificial everything, destroying the immune system through toxic chemicals and getting a radio frequency RFID tracking chip to administer medications.

Sustainability and it’s bible are ‘community driven’. The community once driven by the ‘talking heads’ is awakening and re-writing the words of Chen in a way that provides hope.

Education and discussion are more important now than ever before in our history. There’s a war on for our minds. Cannabis is not for everyone but the choice absolutely should be.


John Richter BSc.

Founding Partner

Hemployment Australia

Free Cannabis Community 420 Picnic!

Hello Everyone!

Exciting news for anyone near the Gold Coast this weekend (or even anyone wanting to be near the Gold Coast this weekend, here’s your excuse!), our friends at Free Cannabis Queensland have organised a community picnic for us today at Albert Park in Broadbeach Waters!

The event kicks off at 11:30, going until at least 4:20 pm – there will be live bands, live comedy, heaps of new friends, and of course, lots and lots of love (as it’s probably the only thing that lingers around a Cannabis plant more potently than its stink…).

I caught up briefly with Chris of Free Cannabis Queensland  to get the low-down on the event:

HA: First of all, thanks for doing this, and setting up this event! What is Free Cannabis Queensland, and why here?

Chris: We started with Free Cannabis NSW; and so far, we’ve held two of these same events down there. The first picnic was a bit disorganised, but then PR for the People got involved, and we had a huge success with the second. After the last Free Cannabis NSW picnic, I was being contacted by heaps of people on the Gold coast wondering when we’d come up to host an event up there. I mean, if there are people up there willing to come out and support the cause then why the fuck not!

HA: Cool, we’re glad you did!

Chris: So this is the first event for QLD, its going to be a bit of a test, but I’m hoping its going to go well. We’re following a previous model, with bands, etc, because we want the whole public involved. This is for everyone. We don’t want it to just be a ‘smokers’ event because there’s already been to much segregation – we want inclusion – this is an event for anyone who believes we should have the choice. Simple.

HA: Why do you think its important to “come out in public” as a Cannabis user/supporter/enthusiast?

Chris: Well, as I said, there’s been way too much segregation already. We want it to be normalised. We want people who don’t smoke to be within the circle with those that do; so when you’re sitting around having a coffee, one guy pulls out a cigarette, one guy pulls out a joint and no one flinches – it should just be like that, normal.

It’s also about the fact that, in general, as people, we’re not who we really are when we’re out in public. We’re one thing at home, then when we’re something else out there if we feel like we have something to hide; and that’s not fair. Not on ourselves, or, really, on the people we meet; they’re not really meeting us anyway if we’re constantly portraying this lie because we’re worried about what they will think of us. Realistically, we are photo-shopping ourselves every day.

HA: Oh man, I know what you mean – you know, when I’m stoned, its probably the closest thing I’ve found to a “truth serum” if that exists. I feel like those facades become so obvious; and it works the same if I’m the one portraying the lie, or if I’m watching someone else hiding behind their own. I feel like you can’t really bullshit someone who’s stoned.

Chris: Exactly, I feel like I’m more real when I’m stoned. I’m the type of guy that speaks from the heart and just says whatever I’m thinking – my wife calls me out for it all the time – but I think weed has really helped me become that open; I’ve always been pretty outgoing but I think it’s really helped me let go of that shell so I can just genuinely be me.

HA: I couldn’t agree more. That’s why I think it’s so important to be able to have the choice to explore our own consciousness’ as informed adults, with whatever methods we chose. When we understand ourselves, we can finally work to let down that wall which then results in better connections to our own lives, to our value, and to the people around us. That, I believe, is why we exist; to connect and grow.

Chris: For sure. Its about basic freedom and rights. Its about having the choice. That’s why we do this, and why we want people to feel supported in coming together to express who they are.

HA: And what about those who don’t support the idea so much? Do you have any tips or advice for people who are worried about police at the picnic?

Chris: Well, first, as Cannabis activists, we shouldn’t be saying that Cannabis is good for everyone, we’re just saying that everyone should have a choice.

Having said that… if you are charged with possession of under 50g, the police have to offer diversion. That’s if you get caught. Some people at the last picnic were even smoking billies – obviously discreetly and respectfully, but the cops didn’t bother anyone down there. Obviously if you’re blatantly breaking the law, the police will do their job, and we have to respect that.

HA: Yep well that makes sense, and until the people at your picnics are heard all the way up there in Parliament, we’ll have to work with it. I asked the guys at Community Law Resource Association if they could give us a quick breakdown of our legal rights and this is a quick summary of their response:

  1. If you are not under arrest, nor suspected of having committed a crime, nor being interviewed in their investigation of a crime, you do not have to give them your name or address. If they ask you for these details, and you meet the 3 criteria above, you should only say, “I’m sorry Officer, have I committed a crime?”
  2. If they say you are suspected of having committed a crime, they must provide you with sufficient grounds for the suspicion.
  3. The police can only search you if 1) you consent to be searched, or 2) if they have shown you that they have probable cause that you’ve committed a crime.
  4. Everything that you say can, and will, be held against you in court if you are charged with anything, so remember to be kind, respectful, and remember the first 3 points – if you haven’t committed a crime, and they have no reasonable suspicion that you have, you can politely refuse to engage.*

All that aside, it remind’s me that I had one last question before we go, hypothetically speaking of course, what’s your favourite way to top-up your Cannabinoid deficiencies – vape, edibles, joints, juice?

Chris: Well a year ago, I would have probably said just smoking it any way, but now with all the different products out there, dabs and wax and edibles, it’s a whole different world. My favourite, right now, is mixing oil from the flower with a terpene extract in a vape pen. The flavour is amazing, its un-explainable.

HA: Woah that sounds exciting – I’ll have to hypothetically give it a try when we see each other next! Thanks so much for your time, for organizing the event, and spreading the love to our community!

*For more information about your rights, you can read the CLRA’s response in its entirety here, or visit the CLRA on facebook, or their website.


Thanks again to Chris and Free Cannabis Queensland for setting up this event; hopefully we’ll see you all out there!


CLRA’s 101 On Your Basic Rights

Do you have to say your name if the Police ask for it?

If someone is questioned by police, and they haven’t committed a crime, but the police suspect they have, what obligation does that person have to speak to the police? Your rights change when you are “suspected” but how do we know what is legal “suspicion” as opposed to being intimidated into admitting guilt while answering unlawful questioning by the police?

In light of the upcoming Free Cannabis Qld Picnic, I asked the above questions to the Community Law Resource Association (http://clra.info/) and this was their response:

CRIMES ACT 1958 – SECT 456AA Requirement to give name and address

(1) A police officer may request a person to state his or her name and address if the police officer believes on reasonable grounds that the person—<

(a) has committed or is about to commit an offence, whether indictable or summary; or (b) may be able to assist in the investigation of an indictable offence which has been committed or is suspected of having been committed.
S. 456AA(2) amended by No. 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 36.12(b)).

(2) A police officer who makes a request under subsection (1) must inform the person of the grounds for his or her belief in sufficient detail to allow the person to understand the nature of the offence or suspected offence.
(4) A person who is requested by a police officer under subsection (1) to state his or her name and address may request the member to state, orally or in writing, his or her name, rank and place of duty.

(5) A police officer who, in response to a request under subsection (4)— (a) refuses or fails to comply with the request; or (b) states a name or rank that is false in a material particular; or . (c) states as his or her place of duty an address other than the name of the police station which is the police officer’s ordinary place of duty; or (d) refuses to comply with the request in writing if requested to do so— is guilty of a summary offence punishable on conviction by a level 11 fine (5 penalty units maximum).

CRIMES ACT 1958 – SECT 464I No power to detain person not under arrest

Nothing in sections 464 to 464H (except as provided by an order made under section 464B(5)) confers the power to detain against his or her will a person who is not under arrest.

456 / 464i is all you need to know; if they ask for name etc, just say… “Sorry officer have I committed a crime?” You can also quote them Kaba vs Watson and DPP vs Hamilton.


Letter from the Founders

Thank you for your interest in Hemployment Australia, and welcome!

We created Hemployment to help people find their way in this burgeoning industry; by empowering our people to be their best, together we will create a strong and sustainable foundation for the future of Cannabis in Australia.

With regulated Medical Cannabis systems now operating in Canada, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Czech Republic, Israel, most of the US States, and with the US Federal Government lifting the nationwide ban on Medicinal Cannabis use, we are looking at an imminent global Cannabis revolution.

Australia is poised to become a major contender in this new market, as New South Wales and Queensland have both given green lights to Medicinal Cannabis trials, and our aim at Hemployment is to provide a foundation of trusted and skilled professionals to the industry.

Hemployment was created by diverse interests united in one singular passion; to regain our sovereign rights to our bodies and our minds, and therein, re-connect to the planet we share.

Together we have created Hemployment Australia, the Education and Employment Network for the Australian Cannabis Industry. It is our hope, that by fostering relationships, facilitating connections, and expanding the skillsets of the thousands of passionate Cannavists this country has to offer, our industry can not help but succeed.

We are currently developing an online network where members can connect with each other, find businesses, join projects, purchase products and much more. Our member programs are tailored towards Individuals, Organisations, or Employers in the industry; each offering a specific set of tools to help you succeed. Depending on your desired career path, we will help you find what you need, incorporate your experience, and develop your skills. 

We want to talk about any barriers that may prevent your employment in the industry.

And we want to talk about managing a new business in the Australian hemp industry. Please contact us here to provide feedback on how we can best help you.

While the legality of Cannabis in Australia continues to be reviewed, our priority at Hemployment is the protection of our partners through strict legal adherence, and a dedication to Occupational Health and Safety. As this is a new industry, we would love your feedback to improve and develop our courses, and we appreciate your patience as we continue to learn with you.

Thank you again for your interest in Hemployment Australia, we look forward to helping you achieve your goals in this exciting new Australian industry.

Please click here to register your interest today and help us grow!