A guest post by A Harel, Thanks A Harel
My first encounter with Cannabis was through a story I was told by my father who grew up in Fez, Morocco.
The story, which dates back to 1942, is a tale of young boys ? my father and his brothers – who decided to horse around with their mother.
Somehow, the three oldest brothers managed to buy Hashish and on Friday night dinner they put the hashish on their mother?s plate. She ate it with her dinner without noticing anything at all.
The food she had prepared for the family was enough for both Friday and Saturday for 9 people (parents and 7 children) since cooking on Saturday ?the Sabbath- is prohibited in the Jewish religion. The family woke up on Saturday only to discover that both the entire prepared and raw food had disappeared from the house.
All the pots and pans were empty!
It turned out that the mother of the family, under the influence of the Hashish she had eaten at dinner, woke up in the middle of the night and ate everything in sight…..without knowing it.
For a long time I was against marijuana.
I had been under the influence of all who opposed cannabis, without offering any good reasons why.
I have since changed my mind.
Last summer my wife went to Europe and I asked her to buy a few cannabis seeds.
She bought three and brought them back on August 4th. On August 5, 2019, I planted one seed in my garden. It grew into a beautiful cannabis plant.
I showed it to a few people who commented that it was a model plant that could be on a poster.
Unfortunately, frost came very early in 2019 and before the frost I dug out the plant (very carefully) and put it in a huge planter. It continued to do beautifully indoors but I noticed that its growth had slowed.
I did not provide special lighting to the plant. It also did not help that my little 12Lb dog started feasting on the bottom leaves and behaving very strangely!
Eventually I did put a fence around the plant to protect it from the dog.
The winter in New York is very long and although the cannabis plant survived for another 3 months indoors it stopped growing and eventually died. I did realize I needed 2 more months for a cannabis plant to mature but I did not have that time.
Now some of my seeds are in the ground, two full months earlier than last year?s experiment.
I truly hope to succeed this year!