The Economy for Cannabis Garbage

The Market for Cannabis Garbage

Do we really need to follow obsolete Soviet practices regarding our sanitation services? Our landfills, recycling centres, junkyards, transfer stations, and toxic waste sites?

Why should BC Bud farmers always have to discard their stalks 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 induce Canada’s licensed producers to destroy their waste? Between them, hemp farmers, and Canada’s underground cannabis market, tens of thousands of kilograms of cannabis/hemp byproduct gets destroyed each year.

There are opportunities for products like clothing, animal feed, paint, body lotions and essential oils, hemp-derived vinyl, 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. At the moment, the prices of CBD are shocking. Yet, unlike with its psychoactive cousin, THC, individuals fearful or with bias of cannabis are finding medicinal relief.

CBD relieves pain and inflammation, regulates THC to remove any paranoia or anxiety, reduces anxiety in general, and helps fight cancer.

But similar to how Big Pharma will use intellectual property rights to artificially inflate the prices of the drugs, the government is prohibiting CBD from reaching the market sooner and in larger quantities.

How? By enforcing cannabis prohibition in regards to recycling and waste.

Farmers need to be able to publicly sell their waste in a free and fair marketplace. There is, after all, already private trash and recycling services. There is not any need for government to monopolize sanitation services.

Indeed, it’s nonsensical that such a very important aspect of our civilization gets handled by such an inefficient system as government bureaucracy. This isn’t the 20th century anymore. We can’t afford to hold onto these socialistic ideas.

A free and fair market for cannabis includes what we do with its waste and byproduct. Like with crap — there are opportunities to discover other applications than dumping everything into a landfill.

Without Health Canada — British Columbians can begin to use their economy’s natural resource to grow and industrialize without the need for fossil fuels.

Will it be hard at first? You bet, but with a robust set of property rights and economic liberties once guaranteed to our ancestors but increasingly verboten, we will prevail.

Published at Wed, 30 May 2018 16:14:58 +0000

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