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.
Ok. What is it? Basically, you ask a question common in many minds and discover the answer beyond doubt through research. If you wanted to know the frequency of the local bus transit route to determine if it keeps a regular clock work schedule down to the millisecond for one example, you would have to do research with perhaps some equipment to monitor all hours it operates in all weather, at the stop outside your window if it exists or another you can monitor 27/7/365 at bus times. I would say that over a year, you would get a pretty specific result. That answer became no, it has some flexibility at arrival times per stop. It often adjusts time along the way so they don’t arrive too early at stops found ahead between the transfer stations at a specific clock work schedule for departure. All times listed are departures from stops and stations. I forgot to mention this study also involved riding many individual runs from a transfer station back to the same transfer station and timing the stops and time at. There are also speed calculations etc, breakdowns, sudden trip emergencies, they cater to public transit where anything can and usually happen tragically so often. This is a type of Citizen Study someone like me would undertake. It could be anything. It could be you ‘Studying’. You could study your life condition from any angle you question, even as far as your medical life. It’s basically the same as studying your boss’s schedule or the bus. A question you have needed an answer. If you use a scientifically proven and creditable checkable and verifiable method of answering, you become a Citizen Scientist
My latest research, in case you didn’t guess it already…
Cannabis has been a lifelong study of misinformation sounding truths, and law-abiding Reefer Madness encouraged in many of the societies’ influences. Now more recently since about 2005 with Medical because of MS and Recreational since legalization, it kind of took new angles. I was growing up around it and a Reefer Madness infected father, towards the very end of the 1970s in a small Northen British Columbia Town. I had my first puff there, behind the pool room as an early teen. According to one thought I’ve had on it, that’s where my ‘Weeducation’ began. My ‘discussions’ with my father on the subject met animosity fast, so I became a rebel without a clue for a lot of years, discretion saved lots of arguments. Tobacco was OK past 16 though, dad allowed that after ignoring it since I was 5. I ended that ‘study’ at 39.
A sea of results
Cannabis is a diverse study. It has many results, no end. The biggest thing I discovered about Cannabis and its effects on my body was that we contain a very important system in our body called an Endocannabinoid System. It’s this system recently discovered in almost all animals that control so much in bodies from the spark of life to its end and cannabis affects it positively. Yea dad, smoking the Marijuana did way more than not kill me. It ended the tobacco addiction in my body that was killing me 39 years after, actually longer. You and mom smoked tobacco when I was born 56 years ago as I type all MS’ed up now enjoying life as best I can. More than a huff and puff puts smiles on my face, I am free of Tobacco. It caused the Multiple Sclerosis and mental health challenges; That I figure resulted from the Tobacco and Alcohol studies I did with negative results that ended before my 40s.
Public sales. What’s the difference?
Since public sales started selling in 2018 in Canada, many regarding Medicinal and Recreational Cannabis have asked this question. Canadians above a certain age were suddenly allowed with various restrictions, with no medical restriction or reason needed. People as a collective play with pharmaceutical-grade drugs, some facing addictions with deadly consequences for nations. It does not only affect addicts. Pharmaceuticals sometimes kill simply by using as directed. Canada was overly cautious about Refer Madness infused Cannabis. It has undergone many changes and laws since that day, thanks partly to being spearheaded by Canada’s former ‘RCMP Drug Task Force’ heads. They and their staff were also called the Gestapo by many Canadians puffing and growing the weed through prohibition. It funded the force promoting Refer Madness. That affected society at large, thanks largely to educating youth about fears about Cannabis among other not-so-natural drugs. Those are now killing young adults today with programs like DARE, and adult programs like MADD, which focus on Cannabis above other drugs when driving and promoting it as a ‘starter drug‘. It’s not, according to studies in legal areas and Canada. Here, it harms young minds.
Medical beginnings to legalization and sales
Before 2018, medicinal allowances were confusing. Legal for very few since the mid-1970s at least, and had exploded to many patients by 2009 for many people with diverse life and medical experiences in Canada. Strata’s and other multi-family dwellings tried to ban Cannabis consumption inside and were often ‘successful by society restrictions’ (IE; tobacco-consuming neighbours complaining about ‘Marijuana’ smoke) banning Cannabis above any smoking laws in public or rented areas inside before legalisation. In years before legalization, many patients had to provide the Doctor’s actual prescription for proof of need. Civic properties outside like parks and courtyards post-legalization imposed complete smoking bans, and before legalization had the law backing them with draconian actions when enforced and allowed tobacco only. Any law does not restrict true medicine when prescribed by forward-thinking medical professionals. Above that, all use is somehow medicinal in more than my thoughts. For a short time after legalisation and long before that, a patient could authorize a grower to supply their daily amount locally. Some patients could even grow their own according to their daily limit. Since then, the patients have had to go through a registered Licenced Producer or their doctors became the foundation for the only legal way to obtain Medical Cannabis. That same product from those LPs filled the shelves for recreational public sales after 2018. More on that next para. I saw that patient medicine was reduced from the federal supply, well at first. There is a form on Health Canada’s website which is the official medical document authorizing the use of cannabis for medical purposes. It’s recognized Canada-wide and we need another form to authorize growing. Someone may only submit once the property is properly prepared with security through environmental design in mind, focused on refer madness thoughts of high-profile crime attractants. Long-term patients still have designated growers locked in thanks to an Injunction made by Cannabis Lawyer John Conroy before 2010. The growers became federally licensed producers if they qualified.
One source for all legal Cannabis, Medical and Recreational
With Legalization, you are allowed to grow 4 cannabis plants per household, but they must not be visible to anyone public, particularly those under the legal age of the province. Canada has a set of laws, provinces handle Cannabis laws provincially and local communities have their regulations concerning sales and use. Legalization became Prohibition 2.0. Some Strata, other multi-family dwellings and individual rented living spaces can outright ban growing even one plant, even as a regular attractive house plant. Only plants that grow from ‘starter material’ (IE seeds and clones) must be from a licenced producer whose starter material was from the same national stockpile of starter material. I think it’s the final version of that medical form, which is strictly used for research with controlled subjects from a controlled supply. There is a larger ‘weeducation’ research project using the public with recreational cannabis in the wild to which the conclusion might be proven ‘all use is medicinal’. They halted efforts to research its effects on the Opium epidemic in the East Vancouver Community Safety Unit AKA ‘the Gestapo‘ and other branches in the 2 police forces (City Police and RCMP) of Vancouver.
Beyond Recreational and Medicinal
In previous posts, I covered some of the industrial benefits. Housing, food, vehicles, and fuel, replacing our demand for forests. That’s just a start, a way we can make more products. The food and shelter forms of it will increase health. Recreational may just provide a defence against the need to use it medicinally. With society’s health, we can be more productive in many areas beyond the Cannabis field.
Where do we grow all this Cannabis? Part ‘B’
We suspect that Cannabis could reduce our dependence on “Big Oil“, with just one use. Some call it a wasteful use, as there is information out there that claims a ton of dry biomass is burned to produce about 80 US Gallons of Gasoline type fuel and a pile of charcoal is produced referring to Cannabis Fuel. The charcoal for that purpose is 100% useful as fertilizing material for new plants. They could also use it in heating to replace coal use, being very similar but being wasteful and not worth thinking about. Same as for capacitor use where Carbon Graphite (from the remains of burned Cannabis fibre) rods makes the components of that device. However, that is not how hemp biofuel is made, that thinking is archaic and reminiscent of a Refer Madness infection. Any vegetation could be our Biomass, but in this example, our Biomass is Cannabis DBA Hemp. The pluses outweigh the negatives as far as I can see, just the seeds are used with the oils squeezed out. This produces a ‘cold-pressed seed cake’. This Seed Cake is entirely editable, it’s sold as domestic animal feed but it is edible for us as well. The fuel itself is non-toxic and can be consumed, but is said to be unpleasant in taste. Alcohol is stronger and less toxic than rubbing alcohol. A spill would be good for the environment, fertilizing soils, leading to the next part where Cannabis will help.
The Forest Industry
It could replace the need to rape the forests industrially as another use. Today, industry replants pure stands of Pine and Spruce trees after clearcutting, creating firestorms that grow humongous and endanger communities. It eradicated deciduous trees and shrubs with prejudiced practices done by industry that threaten natural forests. Feral animals are nature’s tools, the shrubs are berries and other seed-bearing plants planted by nature in the circle of life. Nature is out of balance. Any non conifer plant growing near a ‘treated pure stand’ is growing in pesticide residue, is usually deformed and is toxic to life. It struggles to exist in a pure stand. We do need big industry to step out of the forests for at least one generation of humans. But… We use forests for recreation, we use forests for employment. We use the resources the forest produces in construction, paper products, school projects, hygiene (toothpicks) and way more, even in some very wasteful ways, like toilet paper. With Cannabis: Hempcrete, Hemp Lumber, Hemp Paper, Hemp Toilet Paper, napkins and more paper products, no toxic chemicals needed. Everything wood can be replaced by a Hemp product. In fact, all that can be safely tossed when its useful life ends. It returns to the soil a lot faster than wood. Most won’t have been preserved in toxic chemicals. Every product employs an army in a sustainable workforce, from seed to consumer. There is much more it can do, I could describe Plastic and Food, The problems with Batteries and a Capacitor, which is all it can be at present, but I won’t in this post. I hope it inspired you to do some research and expand your ‘Weeducation‘. It isn’t always learned in the first puff. The Industrial end of things is a whole other class in the school of Weeducation Thank you for following so far. Hope you’ve been paying attention. Keep reading for Cannabis Potential part 3-c, it needs not cut into agricultural land, well fertile soils overall excluding ferial… Subscribe if you haven’t yet. Next week that post will be uploaded.
Where do we grow all this cannabis? Part ‘A’
If you need to start at the first post in this series, that is here. This is part A of Where to Grow, Explaining “Feral Cannabis” which is beyond first-generation growth and appears to be ‘naturally seeded’ by animal and bird droppings. Usually, when I start a conversation about Cannabis and promote my vast awareness of the plant with my limited understanding, someone asks about the land needed. Most of my prior knowledge I learned from listening to the stories of weeducated individuals in all sorts of worlds during the last of the illegal years from about 1977 in a Northern British Columbia small town, then researching truths online after 2005. The community I grew up in was rumoured to have supplied the Cannabis to Prince George and points east, west, north and south of the hub city during many Prohibition years ending in 2018 in Canada. In return, before the hype of today with the opiate problem, they often traded Cannabis for cocaine and heroin and they said it layered the community a foot thick with those drugs. It has grown since then, but I feel it created the problems today, entirely created by an insane law that lumped Cannabis worse than those 2 drugs. But that’s so far from the question I added it to show the background as I listened to many stories that were proven as fact as I became as weeducated with no growing experiences. I’ll break this into 2 parts so you see my reasoning of where to grow and how it adds, not takes away from, existing biomass by filling a niche in agriculture today.
Cannabis in the wild
Early settlers of North America first settled here because the land was prime to grow cannabis for the homeland and their own needs as they settled. The land in the ‘Homeland’ was hard to secure and grow cannabis, due to conflicts changing borders and taking prime farmland during times of conquest. In the decades before the ‘European invasion’ created the United States, the new nation used Cannabis in part to break free from Europe and become independent. They used the plant diversely, and it needed very little human intervention while growing, allowing settlers to shape the country. Cannabis’s end product of Hemp was needed for war efforts at home. It supplied materials like rope and sails needed to explore, food and materials for settlements among all the other resources the new land offered. Most of that early cannabis escaped the plantations, which were often abandoned and forgotten as generations progressed. Speed further from 1899 to well after 2000 North America, law enforcers took care of ‘ditch’ or wild Cannabis with prejudice where and when they noticed it.
It still grows all over the globe, including North America. It grows, unseen in a ditch, spread free and proud, perhaps on a remote mountainside or sheltered in an unseen valley. Studies show that Feral Cannabis is of inferior quality and could be an industrial class for at least the seeds, much more with awareness. Seed-eating small animals sit around the bottom of the food chain and birds love Cannabis seed in their diet. So do larger creatures who eat vegetation and those who also eat those creatures. Cannabis Seed survives the digestive tract and is deposited in a smelly pile of nutritious fresh fertiliser, even when going through the predator as a second digestive tract. They found the plant most often in areas of disturbed and compacted soils like ditches and industrial lands abandoned, perhaps deposited by a rodent or bird chasing a rodent, perhaps both while and after consumption of the smaller prey. Where Feral Cannabis grew, it tolerated other species native to the environment and appeared to improve the soil and enhance surrounding biodiversity. Refer Madness calls it invasive. In the wild it exists peacefully coexisting naturally globally, flourishing strong without human intervention. Including in North America where Refer Madness laws call it a ‘Noxious Weed’, but not officially as the Google keyword brought up all sorts of government websites and info suggesting noxious weed info links, but no mention of Ferial or wild Cannabis, Hemp at their websites on the subject. Stay tuned for part ‘B’ in about an hour!