Earth Day Marijuana: How To Deal With Your Weed In A Green Way
It’s Earth Day, which means our planet is in the spotlight and (hopefully) encouraging us all to pay a little more attention to the issues affecting it. The tradition began in 1970 when Earth Day was celebrated and over 20 million people were mobilized to demand more protection for our planet.
Cannabis is usually not associated with environmental hazards. on the contrary, it is an activity that has long been associated with the good things that come from the earth. Now that we are more aware of the threat posed by global warming, a large percentage of society is looking for ways to protect the environment in every possible way, whether through recycling or reducing waste.
When it comes to cannabis, there are a few things that conscious consumers can do to be more environmentally conscious and really know where their product came from. Here’s how to use marijuana responsibly.
Avoid baggies and recycle bottles
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Packaging is a problem with most consumer products. When it comes to cannabis, one of the benefits of legalization is the increased use of glass containers and the disregard for plastic, one of the most difficult elements on earth to process. If possible, use glass containers as these can be washed and reused. When you are done with them make sure you recycle them at the nearest pharmacy or have your community recycle glass and throw them in the trash.
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Cannabis remains illegal nationwide, which means no organic certification is available. Still. Certifications like Clean Green and Sun + Earth are some of the equivalents to organic certification and were developed by farmers and activists who want to grow and grow products in ways that are least harmful to the environment.
Know who is growing your weeds
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One of the biggest problems with black market weeds is the fact that there is no regulatory process behind the growth of this product, which sometimes contain synthetic pesticides and can harm animal and water supplies. Legal marijuana companies are often required to sign up for energy-saving programs that reduce their energy consumption and limit the amount of toxic elements they use. This is better for the planet; Supporting these programs is one of the easiest ways to get this type of business to thrive.
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