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Cannabis potential part 2

Cannabis, or how to restore the Forests ‘The Why’

Continued from PART ONE of “Cannabis Potential”  If you need to read that one, the link will take you there.  Go ahead.  I’ll wait for you to return….   Welcome back.  Before that though, its good to see why we need it to happen.  This is a ‘Weeducation‘ class, by the end I hope you know Cannabis Potential

Prelude to why we need Cannabis

Perhaps as early as 1940 or sooner, the industrial impact on British Columbia’s (mis)managed forests growing in our province has made an impact on the world’s environment.  The forests are a form of life on the planet, with succeeding generations like us.  Fast forward to the year 2000 and 2 decades more, and we have threats like Old Growth Forests being harvested for their ‘Net Worth’ to the economies of BC and Canada.  It’s BC’s 2nd leading industry behind Mining, another forest damaging industry but resoritive in most cases, no threat to ‘Old Growth’ as far as I know.  Those Old Growth trees are very important to the entire ecosystem of the forest working in harmony with the rooted plants, animal births and while they grew, other trees of the forest.  It likely ‘fathered’ and sheltered multi species life for better than 2 centuries.

Random thought

When I die, I would like to be a tree growing wild.  If everyone had that thought, cemeteries could be new forests, trees lining streets providing shade began with bodies as fertiliser legally.  It worked for at least one gardner who was a Serial Killer who’s flowers grew strong and healthy in a competitive market before it was discovered, I read soon after he was caught.   Back to forests then Cannabis potential…

Back to the reason

The governments of BC over the decades have allowed the harvest of many of these founding trees to the detriment of the forests whole, it must end now.  A recent plan to cut them into pellets is so wasteful even for industry imho.  2020 sees many mill closures and raw log exports.  This leads to high unemployment, social discomforts and perhaps even poverty.  The forests need to recover, we need to step back industrially from the forests for at least 2 generations of humans.  Nature has a job to balance and we need to assist it.  But we need wood.  It has so many uses in our society.  Housing.  Fences.  Construction.  Toothpicks.  Toilet Paper.  Whatever would we do without Toilet Paper! Ok well bidets are popular in most parts of the world, we’d survive.  But what of the rest?  Do we have an alternative fiber that would replace our basic needs for wood c/w employment for the workers displaced?  This is the first Cannabis potential I’ll write about, but it’s not the first use BC will recognize shortly.

Cannabis leaf, full of its potential for earth and animal health including human

Cannabis, or how to restore the  Forests ‘The How’

Concrete traditionally made and widely used in construction alongside wood develops cracks over time, crumbles bad with water, not breathable and is not real good for the environment when disposed at the end of its usefulness.  Cannabis creates a perfectly recyclable “Hempcrete” replacementHemp lumber is a thing too.  Building with fire resistant Hemp materials makes sense living in flammable forests as they rebuild themselves naturally.  Even Hemp toilet paper.  This product as well can be infused with CBD and THC for a medicinal aid for problems at both ends of your plumbing. Top it with Hemp foods for complete health through the digestive track, clean with a medicated wipe to make your butt happy.  Your mouth and butt and everything between will thank and be smiling with you!  Oh, and you mentioned employment…  There is a ton of employment from supervisors to laborers from seed to consumer, with every processed use of Cannabis to Hemp.  Don’t forget the spin off businesses perhaps selling Hemp food and clothing (and the million other items made from Hemp), they need employees too.  As this happens, less people work in the forests.  Work in the forests becomes research as it regrows naturally with our educated assistance, recreation becomes the forest’s main industry.  Stay tuned for part 3 arriving soon!

 

Education-Lessons learned…

Education.  Bleh.  Even I can learn lessons.  Yea. I’m Supposed to be ‘educating you’ with the blog.  More education. OK, Teachers themselves can make mistakes with education and we’re all teachers for sure, we are always learning too. I do not consider myself a ‘Professional’ in the field respectively just because I have a blog, that profession I do respect.  That does not mean I cannot teach.  A fish cannot learn to climb a tree but the simpleset of the creatures can teach others of the same or predatory species how to do new things, sharing new knowledge in familiar medium.  This includes the human collective. We all accept education in unique ways.  Right now I’m focused on the Cannabis thing, but I’ll need you to ask questions in your comments to inspire new posts, or deeper into the posts I do write.   This is education for me, then hopefully education for you.  Those will be limited as I see interests sway, or perhaps put new series inspired by you on a new schedule of posts or adventure in my MS’ed up life!. Thank you for staying tuned. Just spent the day installing server recommended plugins changing the seat (always read server emails of support and follow simple instructions) is my first lesson if I don’t have to upgrade vi emails warning me of the restrictive limits * Limits Exceeded* sorry if you got that message sometimes.  They are very touchy on a basic ‘shared’ account.  I’ve got a feeling I’ll be learning lots through this host and the info for your questions, a part of my education.

Ok for my future reference and your knowledge, here is a list of plugins I recommend, some were recommended by my server and I used them successfully while sitting on this host.  Note, some if not used will generate intensive sales pressure for site upgrades as a ‘Shared Domain’ can affect other sites on the host when approaching server limits

    • Akismet Anti-Spam  This plugin keeps your site free of spam, hackers looking to break into my website’s inner workings and typically ruin your visit here by placing spam comments. Search for it in your WordPress Plugin directory.
    • AMP  This plugin manages your small browser when you view my posts on your cellphone or mobile device.  Designed for developers down to siteowners with less experience then me, it’s very simple to install and use.  It installs another theme to host an identical accessible version of your website.  Search for it in your WordPress Plugin directory.
    • Broken Link Checker This powerful plugin scans your website for links that are broken.  Sometimes site owners change their sites from ‘HTTP’ to ‘HTTPS’ which is a more secure domain setting. Sometimes site owners change site names.  Often their site goes down sometimes permanently.  You linked to those sites from somewhere in your ramblings and without this plugin Google gives you a bad report for broken links that you have to manually find in perhaps a thousand ‘Text Links‘ a very simple way to add to your Search Engine Optimisation (SEO).  As soon as you notice the bad link through the report, you search for a new one if it exists and repair remove your link before Google notices.  Your website’s integrity is safe. Search for it in your WordPress Plugin directory.
    • Classic Editor.  In Late 2019 or early 2020, WordPress auto installed the Gutenberg Upgrade with version 5.5 for all the dashboards hosting a WordPress website.  Some users like myself and perhaps you are unfamiliar with ‘Block’ style writing found in this upgrade.  This plugin allows the writing field to look familiar to old time users like me. Search for it in your WordPress Plugin directory until 2022, it could be supported past then if needed and we support it.
    • Creative Email by Constant Contact is my mass mailer, automatically sending my posts to you who subscribe to the website, when it is written.  Look for it in your WordPress Plugin directory
    • Jetpack.  This is a very powerful multifunction plugin created by WordPress.com.  It is a ‘must have’ plugin for your WordPress website.  Defiantly install this first before other plugins; easily found in your Plugin’s directory.
    • Loginizer This plugin secures your site against Brute force attacks as its main goal but has other security features you should have.  It is free in your WordPress Plugin directory.
    • Smush This plugin was suggested by my server.  It takes your images and compresseses them to sizes your shared server doesn’t complain about and enables you to stay within limits imposed by your ‘affordable’ server.  It can also be found within your plugin Directory and does so much more
    • UpdraftPlus – Backup/Restore This is a plugin I’ve used for many years.  It backs up my website and some others I manage using WordPress.  Very reliable with the backups and quick restores, even when transferring hosts which I’ll try on the next host in just over 2 years.  Make it your second installation of a plugin, backups are so very important to do.
    • W3 Total Cache.  Every time your website is viewed by a ‘Unique’ user, it uses resources of the server.  If the page is not stored in memory each visit is ‘new’.  With an influx of visitors it can overwhelm servers and visitors, search engine traffic can get error pages throughout all the websites on the server.  It is imperative to Cache your webpages and posts which makes your website more attractive and smoother for all visitors.  This was the other one recommended by my server who also mentioned one I already had above, I think it was Jetpack.
    • Just added Yoast SEO, a plugin I discovered on my last host and remembered as I put it on the other WordPress websites I manage.  It makes good authors better by adding SEO reminders to posts and pages as you write or edit them.  Better SEO with focused and high ranking keywords some linked, better rankings at search engines!  It is free in your WordPress Plugin directory.  Hey- I just remembered a post I wrote on SEO as one of the first ones on this server, I’ll have to link it here to remember to update it! 

That concludes the plugins I recommend so far.  I’ll take this opportunity to say ‘Thank You’ to my server for leading me to those plugins.  Which ones do you use and what do they do?  Comment on my post below, perhaps subscribe as well!  My site will change from the Cannabis theme after a short series finishes.  OK, here’s an Image for SEO…

A nice summer late morning shot, what can you see in the clouds? Some say a dog. Educate yourself by studying the sky. That’s education?

 

Cannabis potential part one

Back in history, this could be a prehistoric scene of life before it crawled ashore.

History

Cannabis was perhaps the first plant on the planet.  No one knows for certain when plant life grew on earth first or which plant, but it came long before and evolved before any animal came ashore and crawled upon the rocky or early sandy beaches.  The animals and air breathing fish came ashore in search of air, freedom of mobility and another creature for a multitude of reasons.  They might consume the other who may have been looking for seeds, or to mate with a like species creature perhaps dropping eggs or birthing on land.  What we suspect with an educated guess is that Cannabis began like all life in the oceans and likely supplemented the health of first biological starts on earth before coming ashore.  It would have preceded life on earth on solid land, its seeds contain all the nutrients animal life would need when they arrived.  The nature of the plant is to terraform soil, kind of like dandelions so in all likelihood it joined with those ground breaking  first plants, creating soil from the bare surface of our dead planet preceding the advance of other plant and advanced tree species.  It contains a high concentration of all the essential nutrient needs of life. It likely prepared soils for the first plants too, the first trees, the first animals and ‘land fish‘  to feed on the seeds and green fibers of the first generation plants, or the animals that consumed them.  Consequentially most life today has Endocannabinoid receptors which accept Cannabinoids from the plant.  Eons after that, society was forming communities.  Cannabis was employed in many human rituals plus making hempen materials to prosper and explore the planet.  Rope for example, sails way more on land including homes and meals. We learned long ago how to separate the genders of the plant for medicinal and religious effects (all female for the stuff of ‘Reefer Madness‘ sorry for that link, a reminder of the “RM” years that we cannot forget for fear we repeat) and the value of a mixed stand now called ‘Industrial Cannabis’, not Hemp while growing but it creates a ‘Hempen’ end product once harvested either as seed or fiber or even both.

One use for Industrial Cannabis is Fuel

Around the time 1899 turned 1900 on January 1st & during the decades to come, Henry Ford was building vehicles out of Cannabis and fueling them with the plant.  He sold his vehicles amid the early electric vehicles that were threatening to take over the auto market.  He had the idea people could grow Industrial Cannabis to power his internal combustion engine (ICE).  He swayed away from those thoughts before 1945 and we began the short run to today’s environmental problems that we see no end to, thanks in a large part to fossil fuels being damaging from extraction to consumption.   We should return to that Biofuel to phase out the internal combustion engine and the EV’s take over. Predictions have it phased out of most nations by 2040, certainly by 2100 we may all be using autonomous electric vehicles, which a combination of technologies developing individual power sources for all our power needs, individual to national will power.  That dream in another post I’ll make, we have so much more awareness now about clean renewable energyIs it hype to think that can solve our problems?  Not in my thoughts and many thinkers like a forward thinking corporation in my community.  This one function temporary as the ICE may fade into human history sometime in a predictable future, although perhaps as a heating oil that use will continue.  The fuel is multipurpose in itself, non toxic but unpleasant to consume.  A spill would actually help the environment, fertilizing the soil for other plants.  It’s not the only thing Cannabis can do.  Stay tuned, subscribe for more!

 

Food services in Canada

Meals

There are food services actually “Meal Kit Food Delivery” services  that save you time from meal planning, targeted for the busy person perhaps with a family, with perhaps more than one mouth to feed.  Different services from raw ingredients with recipes to match, some provincial here in Canada to home delivery within an hour from local diners and grocery stores c/w alcohol and I hope in some near almost predicable future, ‘Cannafood‘.

Here in Canada, if one went out for Cannafood, they would have to walk home or hire a cab.  Driving while under the influence of Cannabis or ‘Drugged Driving‘ is illegal.  Odd that the law enforcement of North America consider Cannabis a drug in the same or worse category than Cocaine or Heroin particularly with driving but times are changing with what I call #Weeducation.  Nothing like home made though, while you wait for delivery.  In some areas, raw and concentrated Cannabis could be delivered too, locally and discreetly perhaps not legally but fresher and more affordable.  Stay tuned for the future!

Canada wide delivery

There is a particular service I used for a few months.  GoodFood I can truly rate.  Their food arrives fresh on Dry Ice, the recipes are easy to follow and depending on basic skill level, always comes out perfect.  They have a multitude of dinner meals, lunch brunch and breakfast beverages and meals including vegan/vegetarianism options to choose from.  Good idea to know your protein substitutes as a vegan vegetarianism diet is lacking as a major source of that overall, GoodFood has that info too as they appear to care about you.  They are just one federal service though.

Another one but I am not familiar with I first saw on Facebook was “Hello Fresh“.  They appear to offer the same services as GoodFood above, likely with different meal choices.  I would expect that most of them offer about the same service with their own diverse menus, but some are based within the province and imho better as the food does not travel as far from farm to table.  That has to be a consideration in this age of Environmental awareness as ‘Local’ is best, Provincial is second.  Nation should be last choice although some international foods are good as they have unique tastes.  Never get international food as a ‘Meal Kit’ unless it’s prepared fresh, flash frozen raw, cold transported and your tastes demand it.  There are stores and diners likely local to you with the flavors you desire, perhaps deliver, and as above homemade is always best.

BC Provincial

It seems in the city of Vancouver, BC there is local BC Wide Meal Delivery Kits, a new one opened up delivering to Canada beginning here in BC.  Many Vancouver diners, grocery stores, and farmers markets appear to be listed to send meal kits to customers perhaps across our province.  Check the websites linked to those places in the above link for more info.  Google or use your favorite search engine the keywords “Provincial Meal Kits” for your province to see if you have any choices.  In grocery stores you may have other shops that deliver, but many “Save On Foods” have a delivery service available, most have park and shop online shopping too, select your groceries online through the app or website and select a time to park and wait for them to be brought to your vehicle

Local

Well, Local I will limit to Delivery services from Diners you might or might not have in your community, I am sure you know the minor strictly local services like the locally named Dial a Brew company delivering more than just alcohol or your buddy Ralph who charges a gas fee…  Here in Canada we have services such as “Uber Eats” where they operate, same as Skip the Dishes operates in more communities sometimes delivering groceries too through phone and computer apps like InstacartPizza Hut finally got delivery in my town likely had it in yours from long ago.  Pizza places of course you have your local shops delivering in all communities perhaps as well as the big name ones like “Little Cesars“, “Dominos Delivery (avoid the ‘noid, order tonight) and others in a chain across the nation

Search Engine Optimisation

What is Search Engine Optimisation?

It’s also called SEO.  You build a site.  That site has pictures, it has video, it has a theme.  You build it so people see it.  Simple huh?  Not really.  If you write what people are searching for, more search engines like Google, Bing and others which crawl your website and link the keywords the visitor writes to it.  The better your SEO, the higher you rank at the search engine your potential visitor uses.  The higher the rank, the more visits you will get.  More visits equals more return from your investment of a website, perhaps sales.

 

Why do we use SEO?

As hopefully explained above, the more visits your website gets the more its value increases. You can tell folks in your local community perhaps with expensive advertising without any knowledge of SEO, you will only get visits from a local community as far as the advertising reaches and they may or may not like what you offer affecting your investment negatively.  However with awareness of SEO style writing the search engines will drive global traffic your way, but the traffic that will make your investment positive as it’s targeted

How do we use SEO?

Again, hopefully as explained above, SEO style writing for your pictures in Alt Text, your first paragraph of text on the website which is used as a “snippet” at the search engine to attract the visitor who sees your link and the first part of your text.  The first 100 characters should be written Keyword Rich, and a focus keyword is needed to increase rankings in posts.  But how do you find keywords?  Simple.  Use a Keyword Research tool, found by searching at popular search engines, or other blog posts linked.

Will you see an increase in traffic?

Chances are much better.  I cannot promise you’ll rank high on your first website.  Best I made was 8th down the list on a Google Search, on my last host.  Not much traffic did I get but on my last host I had an average number of hits (below 100 to be honest) per week, it was steady daily traffic though and lots of subscribers.  My bad, I would do an average of a post every 6 months over 5 years.  Those have to be more frequent in a Blog style website to keep up SEO integrity.  Different hosts and hosting packages can help too but the main factors are using keyword rich text and having a good reputation online and live when dealing with visitors.  Good luck, keep up your integrity and be loyal to your visitors.

Added for SEO, Pictures are great tools!

Hello world!

Hi.  This is the very first post I am putting on my new server, hostpapa.com.  I have this one for 3 years, starting during the Pandemic in September 2020.  I still have a base of operations in Prince George BC Canada and now have a Canadian web host!  The editor I am using is the classic editor in WordPress.  That ‘Gutenberg‘ editor is confusing but I’m sure if I used it, I would get used to it.  Meh.  Do you publish in WordPress?  On a domain you own like I do or at the ‘dot.com’ free editor?  What are your thoughts on that editor?  Comment below or on the facebook post I hope autoposts.

What will this site be?  I’ve yet to find an affiliate market for my new server, but as soon as I do, I’ll be encouraging you to buy a 3 year website c/w domain.  Hmmm.  OK you’ll have to purchase through above for a bit.  This will turn from ‘http’ to https’ very soon.  Perhaps tomorrow’s project.  Meh, tomorrow never comes.  It will be done soon.  No time like now eh?  Hurry up and wait on my personal projects.  For you non-technical people, it simply means any links here will have to be changed when I do change to https, this site becomes more secure for your safety here as well as mine.  Minor unless breached, fast fixed.  Till I find an affiliate, check out the server with the link above and perhaps I can make a few bucks in my future with out using PayPal’s ‘Pay Me’ link.  That link has also been my attempt to educate you on how to get 1,000,000 people to send you a dollar on many posts at Facebook and here in my blogs…  Give me a buck and I’ll tell you.  So far I’ve helped 130 people!  So far, I’ve justified my ‘Info’ title a few times with SSL awareness for the website, how a website makes its first coin without that PayPal grab tool and a paid offer sure to net 1,000,000 dollars into your Paypal account.  Will you be next?  Only a dollar to find out!  Thank you in advance.  Anyway, new posts will be regular I hope a diverse collection of thoughts and intelligences. Stay tuned!