If you’re a vegan, then you might automatically assume that smoking weed is a great way to relax without the looming specter of animal cruelty or byproducts. After all, since it’s a plant that grows out of the ground, how could it not match your vegan lifestyle? It’s not like they soak the buds in cow’s blood, is it? Well, it turns out that the stuff you get from weed delivery might not be 100% vegan, so you will have to start paying closer attention to the label. Let’s take a closer look at how all this works.
To get at the heart of how your weed may or may not be vegan-friendly, we have to look at the soil from which it grows. It turns out that many growers are utilizing animal parts to get the best combination of nutrients. Specifically, ground up bones, blood, and fish parts.
Leading the charge for this kind of fertilization is Jorge Cervantes, author of Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor / Outdoor Medical Marijuana Grower’s Bible. He advocates for using these materials in your soil, and since many growers rely on his texts, a lot of them follow his lead.
What’s the Alternative?
Thankfully, since many vegans are also weed enthusiasts, there is a burgeoning industry that is ensuring they can smoke in peace. The term “veganic” weed is becoming a thing, which promises to utilize only plant materials, not animal parts. The name is a portmanteau of vegan and organic, and the whole process is 100% animal-free.
Also, it turns out that making weed without blood and bones is better for the environment and cost-effective, so score another win for vegans!
Unfortunately, if you had no idea about this before today, there’s a good chance that you’ve smoke weed that used animal parts as fertilizer. It seems counterintuitive to have to watch out for your medical cannabis, but that’s just the way things go.
Be sure to look for veganic weed, and if you use a cannabis delivery company, tell them that you want the good, cruelty-free stuff.