I’m sitting here in Northern British Columbia watching the news about increasing fuel costs. I listen to the sound of vehicles on the main artery road in my city. Electric and hybrid vehicles are much better for residences along these roads and highways. Quieter. An ICE (or Internal Combustion Engine) stands out. As the news plays out, I imagine the lives of the people behind the wheels I hear. Emergency vehicles just passed. An ICE. Well, it could’ve been a hybrid, using ICE, but I doubt that. The government will take a little longer to upgrade emergency vehicles. Electric in a different life could have feelings of relief, not being a slave to that pump. Hybrid vehicles visit the pump less.
So for the last post on Cannabis I’ll write it’ll be on its most basic use and likely the most important use. Food. We all need to eat. Not only do we need to eat, the food must be wholesome and filled with nutrients. Most food today meets that criteria but something genetically altered and suspected much of that to cause many ills in consumers. The consumers are also the domestic animals we eat, like bovine and sheep, pigs. Pesticides meant to kill pests infused within the growing plant and more chemicals to preserve the food so it’s fresh on the table are suspected of making more and more people sick. Returning to basic farming to provide local vegetables and other produce with none of the added chemicals or preservatives and livestock and fowls fed organically to local Farmers markets and to feed their families makes sense. Consumers have a choice and local is reputably better. Cannabis should be available there, imho as it is grown locally. Did you know cannabis oils both activated and raw can be infused into or onto any food and many recipes replacing butter and blended into most, if not all beverages? It is a healthy additive in pure form.
Cannabis, the diet for wellness
Well, a Cannabis plant starts as a seed, which in itself is food. It can also make a beverage, a ‘Nut Milk‘. Its use into other products like fuel for your vehicles creates an editable Hemp Seed Cake for humans and animals both domestic and ferial. That seed is full of everything an animal IE the human animal could need in nutrition and minerals. But it’s not the only part to eat. The whole plant, both genders, can be eaten from the roots & stalk to leaf and Cola.
None of it will make you high unless it’s a female plant, and the Cola is prepared ahead of time by Decarbing, which removes an acid molecule that prevents the psychotropic effects of Cannabis, and CBD (Cannabidiol) Oil will not make you high even after Decarbing. For medicine, it’s only part of the complete picture. The plant defines what it means to be sustainable for our use, fast growing, versatile/diverse in its use providing employment for generations of humans from seed to consumer with thousands of end products helping communities and individuals.
Cannabis was perhaps the first plant in history on the planet. That’s just a thought in my mind, perhaps alone again. No one knows for certain when plant life grew on earth first or which plant, but it came long before and grew before any animal came ashore and crawled upon the rocky or early sandy beaches. It fed on the new, toxic to the first life on earth gas filling the atmosphere, oxygen. The animals and oxygen-breathing fish came ashore in search of air, freedom of mobility and perhaps another creature for a multitude of reasons. They might consume the other who may have been looking for seeds or another creature to consume, or to mate with a like species creature, perhaps dropping eggs or birthing on land. With an educated guess, many of them began fertilizing the rocky shores with faecal matter, exiting the slimy froth of the edges and inland of land outcroppings, creating soils for early plant life, expanding the land surface in part. What we suspect with another educated guess is that Cannabis would have preceded animal life 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 probably it preceded other plants. It contains a high concentration of all the essential nutrients needed for 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 fibres 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. They employed cannabis in many human rituals, plus making hempen materials to prosper and explore the planet. Rope, for example, sails way more on land, which includes 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, it is 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 ‘Hemp’ end product once harvested either as seed or fibre 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. The man 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). Those thoughts swayed away before 1945, likely because of advisory board decisions. We began the short run to today’s environmental problems that we see no end to, thanks 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 takeover. Predictions have it phased out of most nations by 2040. Certainly, by 2100, we may all be using autonomous electric vehicles, which are a combination of technologies developing individual power sources for all our power needs, individual to national willpower. That dream is in another post I’ll make. We have so much more awareness now about clean renewable energy. Is 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 is temporary as the ICE may fade into human history in a predictable future, although perhaps as a heating oil that use will continue. The fuel is multipurpose, non-toxic, but unpleasant to consume. A spill would help the environment, fertilizing the soil for other plants. It’s not the only thing Cannabis can do. Stay tuned, and subscribe for more!
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 predictable 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. It is odd that the law enforcement of North America considers 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. It’s a good idea to know your protein substitutes as a vegan vegetarian 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 that I am not familiar with I first saw on Facebook was “Hello Fresh“. They 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, and Provincial is second. Nation should be the 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 flavours you desire, perhaps deliver, and as above homemade is always best.
It seems in the city of Vancouver, BC there are 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
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 Dial a Bottle company delivering anywhere in Canada sometimes with more than just alcohol via deliveryservices listed below, or even your buddy Ralph who charges a gas fee and the local Booze Can epense after hours… Here in Canada, we have services such as “Uber Eats” where they operate, as Skip the Dishes operates in more communities sometimes delivering groceries through phone and computer apps like Instacart. Pizza 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 Caesars“, “Dominos Delivery (avoid the ‘noid, order tonight) and others in a chain across the nation