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.
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, 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” replacement. Hemp 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!