Cannabis Potential part 3 B

If you missed the first episode in the series, it can be found here.

If you missed the first of Part 3, it’s here.  The second part is here.  The 3rd Part A is here.

This is:

Where do we grow all this Cannabis?  Part ‘B’

Uses

Fuel

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 in that purpose is 100% useful as fertilizing material for new plants, it could also be used in heating to replace coal use, being very similar but being wasteful not worth thinking about. Same as for capacitor use where Carbon Graphite (from the remains of burned Cannabis fiber) rods make 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 completely 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, an alcohol 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 some endanger communitiesDeciduous trees and shrubs are eradicated 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, 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 employmentWe 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 about Batteries and a Capacitor which is all it can be at present, but I won’t on this post.  I hope it inspired you to do some research and expand your ‘Weeducation‘, it isn’t always learned on 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 fertil soils overall excluding ferial…  Subscribe if you haven’t yet.  Next week that post will be uploaded

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!