Article by Caleb McMillan, Cannabis Life Network
It’s 2018. Do we really need to follow outdated Soviet practices regarding our sanitation services? Our landfills, recycling centres, junkyards, transfer stations, and toxic waste sites?
Why should BC Bud farmers continually have to discard their stems and other byproducts clandestinely, in black garbage bags, to landfills?
Garbage doesn’t disappear into the aether. Figuring out our waste situation will do more for the environment than any amount of carbon taxes.
Why should Health Canada force Canada’s licensed producers to destroy their waste? Between them, hemp farmers, and Canada’s underground cannabis economy, tens of thousands of kilograms of cannabis/hemp byproduct gets destroyed each year.
Yet, cannabis waste is recyclable. There are opportunities for products like clothing, animal feed, paint, body lotions and essential oils, hemp-derived plastic, paper, construction materials like insulation, and even fuel.
Cannabis and hemp (technically the same thing) can even reinforce cement.
Cannabidiol (CBD) derives from cannabis byproduct. Right now, the costs of CBD are staggering. Yet, unlike with its psychoactive cousin, THC, people fearful or with prejudice of cannabis are finding medicinal relief.