Starting New Grow

img_1808Cut and rooted the clones myself (re: picture of grow table).   It took 2 full days of work to clean up and prepare.  I will be taking courses specializing in growing cannabis so I can be certified and qualified to give meaningful advice in the near future.   In the meantime I am happy to share my marijuana growing journey with whoever finds it helpful.   It gives my life meaning to be doing something productive and positive.  It’s therapeutic for me to spend time and work taking care of my medicinal herb plants.  I talk to them and refer to my cannabis plants as “my girls”.

 

I am looking forward to providing more pictures, videos and stories of my marijuana adventures and what lead me into where I am now.

 

The marijuana strains in the featured image which is my current project are “Double Bubble” and “Pot of Gold“.  I will be vegging big enough to cut clones for future use and store retail.  Started the off with Advanced Nutrients Iguana Juice Organic Grow and Ancient Earth Organic.  The products came with a 6 month money back  guarantee if not amazed.  So I am excited to find out how amazing this is.

 

So I have the flood table set for 2 hour cycles of 9 minutes each.  They lights are on 16 hours and I will be double checking the ph tomorrow.  It was higher then I like for hydroponics at about 6.8.  I may need to reduce it.   Has anyone else used advanced nutrients organic?  Let me know how it works for you.  More to come as this cannabis grow room project progresses.  Any advice or tips would be welcome.

 

 

 

First Nation Cannabis Culture Youtuber

This is my First Nation Cannabis Culture introductory YouTube talk  show about marijuana.

 

I am the creator of tokingteepee.ca and would like to see if I can make one YouTube video about cannabis per day to add here which would be about 10 to 12 minutes each.

 

I would prefer to keep my discussions about our First Nation cannabis culture informal and conversational but also informational and hopefully interesting.

 

Let me know if you would like me to discuss any specific marijuana related topics here as well as on my YouTube channel in the comment section.

Understanding First Nations Sovereignty

Understanding First Nations Sovereignty

We are the Anishinaabek, Mushkegowuk, Onkwehonwe, and Lenape Peoples – the Indigenous Peoples located within the artificial borders of Ontario.
As the sovereign Nations of Turtle Island, we possess inherent rights to self-determination.
Our right to self-determination means we have jurisdiction (the right, power and authority) to administer and operate our own political, legal, economic, social and cultural systems.
The recognition of our Nationhood through Treaty making is why the successor state of Canada must work with our Nations on the basis of a government-to-government relationship.
Treaties were made between Nations, establishing how Treaty partners will co-exist, therefore, granting rights and permissions to the settlers and their colonial governments, on areas such as land and resources.
The Spirit and Intent of the made Treaties must be honoured, respected and implemented (practiced) by all Treaty people.
The land is the founding source of our identity and culture. Great responsibilities to protect and preserve the land have been bestowed upon us by the Creator, and are captured in each Nations Laws. Through Treaty our Nations agreed to share the land, therefore, our free, prior and informed consent is required before any development or decisions are made which may impact our inherent and Treaty rights to land.
As sovereign Nations we have never surrendered our rights or title in right of the Crown or the successor state of Canada but, have maintained and solidified their inherency through the Treaty making process.
Prior to contact with the European settlers, our Nations and Peoples – the Anishinaabek, Mushkegowuk, Onkwehonwe, and Lenape – have thrived since time immemorial in what is now known as the province of Ontario on Turtle Island (North America). These Peoples make up 14 Nations: the Mushkegowuk (Cree), Mohawk, Tuscarora, Seneca, Cayuga, Oneida, Onondaga (the Haudenosaunee – Onkwehonwe Peoples), Delaware, Mississauga, Chippewa, Pottawotami, Algonquin, Odawa, and Anishinabe (the Anishinaabek Peoples).Our Nations possess distinct laws and governance systems, language, culture, territories, economic systems, a defined Peoples (citizenship), history and social structures. This is why we are not “Aboriginal” – a term constructed by the Canadian government which does not recognize the distinct rights of First Nations nor the distinct identities of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples.

Source: Understanding First Nations Sovereignty

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A Vision For First Nation Cannabis Culture

This is a message to the First Nation cannabis culture in Alderville:

We are now entering a time where cannabis has become officially defined as a medicine as well as a safe recreational consumable product. The Canadian federal government is in the final stages of activating Bill C45 whereby a large part of the regulatory control is to be in the hands of each province.  Say hello First Nation Cannabis culture in Alderville and others who are taking the initiative.
Under Bill C45 the First Nations People across Canada were excluded from the regulatory process which can only lead First Nation cannabis culture people to assume that the process of regulation is already in our hands. What have we been waiting for?

 

In many First Nation territories the stores are able to sell tobacco products separate from federal taxation regulations. Each First Nation when it comes to federal taxation laws are already functioning as a separate country. As such anyone from outside of First Nation Territory entering and leaving is required to declare tax free purchases and then pay the tax if they are following the law. That’s a good thing for First Nation cannabis culture dispensaries.
This leads to my vision for present and future growers of Alderville  First Nation cannabis culture. We start by gathering together in meetings to collaborate with each other sharing ideas and methods of production. We come up with a set of rules that we all agree to follow that will insure quality production that we can all benefit from. For example no unfair price gouging we need to be paid fairly for what we produce. There is more then enough wholesale business for everyone.
Personally I would like to see Alderville cannabis growers incorporate and pool our resources and knowledge together to build an acre sized indoor production facility.  We could then plan and design  a streamlined cannabis production system that we all agree would be the best way to go.   This could be a team effort reaping multiple times what we could produce alone.  Anyone on board with that idea get a hold of me. The sky is the limit.  Let’s put Alderville  First Nation cannabis culture on the map.
Marijuana production has the potential to literal transform the economy for Alderville making this Oasis our paradise on earth. We could afford our own security force. Finance our infrastructure through a tax that we agree is fair so that money is returned to the community productively.  This will be a win win for Alderville First Nation people both members and non members of the Alderville  First Nation cannabis culture are sure to be winners as this takes hold.
I see our Alderville  First Nation cannabis culture becoming known and respected for the quality of our cannabis products as well as for our innovation for being among the early pioneers of having a marijuana economy that lifts our First Nations people into a better life.

 

Migwetch

First Nations Cannabis Gold Mine

To First Nations members:

Do you grow your own marijuana plants to save money or for a hobby?  Why not turn your cannabis hobby into an income.  On reserve marijuana sales are booming.  The supply demand is virtually unlimited in the Alderville cannabis district alone.  Tobacco market already saturated folks; however this new green gold industry has the potential to create the biggest economic boom First Nations people have ever seen.

I can personally see this becoming like an unstoppable train with room for any First Nation member to get on board.  Some bands who are opposing this movement are depriving their own people of a momentous once in a life time opportunity for financial independence.  Isn’t that what we all want?  Financial freedom? The Canadian federal government sure dropped the ball when the new Bill C45 failed to include First Nations members into the regulation process.  This would have been undesirable in either case as we already have the right under self government treaties to set and enforce our own regulations without the need for government taxation involvement just like it is with tobacco now.

I have a vision of the First Nations marijuana industry opening the possibility for generating enough local sales tax revenue (if implemented) to become fully self sufficient as a self governing community.  Alderville First Nation is already generating an estimated $100,000 per day in cannabis related revenue which is still in the early growth stages.

Of course big gov can’t be too happy with on reserve cannabis dispensaries just like with untaxed tobacco sales.  The plan will likely be to step up enforcement against the off reserve clients of the marijuana dispensaries due to there being no tax revenue sharing arrangements in place with the Canadian or provincial government.  It’s all about the money to be generated of course and the government wants the lions share of it.  Should First Nations come to a revenue and common regulatory agreement that would be a bad thing for the stores and the customers.  It will put full regulatory control in the hands of the government which will eventually replace current cannabis strains with government  GMO Monsanto created “frankinweed strains” that don’t clone or generate seeds so you have to keep buying more seeds like it is now with GMO corn.

What are your thoughts or comments about the First Nations marijuana gold rush?