Cannabis Potential part 3 A

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 promoting my vast awareness of the plant with my limited understanding someone askes about land needed.  Most of my early knowledge I learned 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 rumored to have supplied the Cannabis to Prince George and points east west north and south of the hub city during many of the Prohibition years ending in 2018 in Canada.  In return, before the hype of today with the opiate problem, Cannabis was often traded for Cocaine and Heroin and the community was said to be layered a foot thick with those drugs.  It has grown up since then but that 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 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 in 2 parts so you see my reasoning of where to grow and how it adds, not takes away from, exising Biomass by filling a niche in agriculture today.

Cannabis in the wild

Early settlers to North America first settled here because the land was prime to grow Cannabis for the homeland and their own needs as they settled.  Land was hard to secure and grow Cannabis in the ‘Homeland’ due to conflicts changing borders and taking prime farmland during times of conquest.  In the decades before the ‘European invasion‘ created the United States which used Cannabis in part to break free from Europe and become independent, the plant was used diversely and for the most part, needed very little human intervention allowing settlers to shape the country.   Cannabis’s end product of Hemp was needed for war efforts at home and supplied material 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 to 1899 to well after 2000 in North America, law enforcers took care of ‘ditch’ or wild Cannabis with prejudice where and when they noticed it.

It still grows all the globe including North America. Unseen in a ditch, spread free and proud perhaps on a remote mountainside or sheltered in an unseen valley it grows.  Studies show the Feral Cannabis to be very low quality and could be industrial class for at least the seeds, much more with awareness.  Seed eating small animals sitting around the bottom of the food chain and birds love Cannabis seed in their diet.  So do larger creatures who eat seed and those also eat those creatures.  Cannabis Seed survives the digestive track and is deposited in a smelly pile of nutritious fresh fertiliser, even when going through the predator as a second digestive track.  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 by 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 any human intervention.  Including in North America where Refer Madness laws calls it a ‘Noxious Weed’, but not officially as the Google keyword used on Google brought up all sorts of government websites and info suggesting toxic and 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!

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