Very few plants used by humanity have quite the potential cannabis does. With our population ever increasing, earth conservation awareness becoming a global emergency, and the anxiety and stress at pandemic levels across the world, we really ought to say yes to cannabis. This miracle plant is eco-friendly and has the potential to be sustainable, conserve resources, and reduce plastic waste that takes years to decompose.
Eco-Friendly Cannabis Can Be Sustainable
Hemp by nature is a hardy plant and doesn’t need a lot of attention to grow and thrive. In fact, hemp grows in the wild in almost every country in the world. Historically, it’s been a part of every civilization too and used in every culture since the beginning of recorded time. It literally grows like a weed; that’s probably how it got that nickname—weed.
Cannabis grows in a wide range of climates. It only needs the basics any plant would need–water, sun, and a bit of good soil. A little bit of organic cannabis could meet today’s consumer’s needs and tomorrow’s.
However, when commercial farmers turn to petrochemical fertilizers and pesticides to increase crop yields by reducing pests and diseases the soil is damaged. Sacrificing our resources today to bolster sales and increase crop yields will ultimately put them out of business tomorrow. For more information on chemical soil damage, click here.
Don’t Panic RVD’s CBD is Organic
What does organic mean? Organic has two definitions. First, organic means it comes from living matter. Second, organic also means it is produced without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or other artificial agents. Cannabis consists of carbon compounds, so naturally it’s organic.
And rest assured RVD cares about what goes in his body and will not market anything he won’t use. As such, RVDCBD always strives to start with the highest quality raw organic cannabis. Nothing comes into our manufacturing facilities without being approved and double checked. Check out our CBD here.
If you’re totally against pesticides, you should know the EPA has a list of approved Pesticides specific to cannabis. See the list here. All dispensaries must have a full panel, and you can check with them, to find out if your CBD has pesticides or not.
No Waste, What?
Throughout history, literally, every part of cannabis plants has been used, and that is conservation at its core. Let’s talk about the plentiful, wonderful uses of cannabis. Because it has a fibrous composition, cannabis was used for the first papers, textiles (aka clothing), and now—biodegradable plastics. But let’s not box it into one corner.
Cannabis has also been a food source, and its chemical makeup is compatible with the human nervous system. So, it’s used as medicine and psychoactive inducers for religious ceremonies. What’s not to love about cannabis?
However, the boatload of regulations on how and where to grow hemp, and how to package the products cause a lot of waste. So, what can we do? Drop the legislation for indoor growing. “Weed” cultivated outside uses far less energy and it thrived outside for centuries. Also, drop the single-use packaging. Not only is bulk cheaper, but it reduces waste. And everyone loves cheaper prices.
Eco-Friendly Cannabis is Biodegradable
Finally, let’s get rid of carbon-based plastic packaging altogether. From the Earth’s point of view, plastic is like the Covid-19 pandemic; we just can’t seem to eradicate it. Global plastic consumption is in nearly every home. That’s over eight million metric tons of plastic. What’s worse, most plastics take 100 to 1,000 years to decompose in landfills, and a lot of it ends up in our oceans.
Hemp plastic is eco-friendly, biodegradable, recyclable, and surprisingly old news. Before the mid-1930s, hemp was used in cellophane film, some forms of Styrofoam, and Henry Ford even built a car out of hemp plastic. Also, compared to 1000 years to decompose, Hemp plastic only takes about 3 to 6 months, and there are no limits to its recyclability. Hemp is also non-toxic as opposed to petroleum-made plastics. Want to know more, check out The Plastic Hemp Company here.
So why should we say yes to cannabis? Cannabis has the potential to reduce many of the environmental concerns facing the world currently. With our population ever increasing, earth conservation awareness becoming a global emergency, and the anxiety and stress at pandemic levels across the world, this miracle plant can help. It is eco-friendly and has the potential to be sustainable, conserve resources, and reduce plastic waste that takes years to decompose. But, we’d love to hear your thoughts. Message us or comment below. Would you say yes to cannabis?