"The Herb" for Thai Chickens!!
Gotta love Thai people - only a month since the delisting of cannabis as a narcotic nationally, and we're seeing ganja food vans, all things ganja and edible, mobile dispensaries, home delivery services and ganja products popping up faster than noodle vendors at a temple fair....
But the biggest surprise? cannabis being promoted for chickens!!
The farm that is being quoted and used as the example in a lot of international media is about 45 mins from our home, in the neighbouring town of Lampang. It is part of a serious clinical study being conducted by Chiang Mai University in conjunction with the Thai Ministry of Agriculture.
Lumsangkul said the workers produce the birds' special food by adding crushed cannabis to their feed and water. The workers do not use antibiotics or medicines on the chickens during this time.
Besides healthy chickens, the experiment has also allowed the farm to sell its birds for higher prices to consumers seeking organic poultry.
The birds are fetching double the regular price — about $1.50 per pound — mostly because buyers want organic chickens that haven't been administered antibiotics, Lumsangkul said. She also claimed that the chickens' meat — which they call "GanjaChicken" — is more tender and tastes better than regular chickens. source
Ms Sirin Chaemthet, president of the Peth Lanna community enterprise, said on Saturday (June 11) that the experiment was conducted in cooperation with Chiang Mai University's Faculty of Agriculture.
She said farmers opted for marijuana after their brood was found to be suffering from avian bronchitis despite being injected with antibiotics.
Upon consuming cannabis, the chickens developed higher immunity against disease and were able to withstand inclement weather.
Eventually, the community enterprise decided to do away with antibiotics and only feed their chickens cannabis, she said. source
There has been LOTS of local speculation about whether the cannabis feed actually makes the chickens high, and lots of local, pompous (and actually hilarious) local media reports that the chickens seem sober and walking normally.
What really excites me about this, is that it draws on a very rich herbal heritage in Northern Thailand which has always included Ganja. It was seriously common - even before the decriminalization - for ancient looking Thai grandmas to drink "tea for long life" from some dried cannabis that emerged from an old brown paper bag.
But changing it up for livestock and agriculture? Actually, that practice dates back thousands of years!!
Pigs have traditionally foraged on high-plateau Ganja fields right across Bhutan, Nepal and Tibet, and those practices were introduced into Thailand via the travelling monks from mountain monasteries as Buddhism also was introduced to the dominant animist culture here. With Chiang Mai being an hour's drive from the officially southern-most peak of the Himalayas, it makes sense that the old ways are also followed here.
I'm buzzed (pun intended 😆) by Ganja and herbal medicine starting to overthrow decades worth of Big Pharma antibiotic abuse. Not just for personal health reasons, but for the health of our waterways, rivers and streams where these drugs do untold - and unseen - damage to our environmental microbiome.
And in the 2 days since I started this blog post?? I was chuckling to see THIS advertised on my mainstream social media newsfeed.
Herbal Munchies! 😆
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Wow! Love to try some herbal snacks!lol
Have no fear that I shall be on the lookout for various "herbal snacks" and posting a review in Hive. 😆
That's so great to hear that Cannabis has been delisted, it is such a powerful healer and the plant itself has so many amazing uses. Lucky chickens lol.
It is a plant that should be respected as well. You can't even grow hemp here cos the police think it is cannabis and destroy the plants xxxx
It's such an integral part of the herbal culture in this part of the world so yes, I am glad common sense has prevailed.
Are you back in Spain?? Last I saw you were visiting back in Ireland. Sorry I've been "off" in terms of keeping up. It was this way here too, for the last 20 years that hemp oil was suddenly illegal cos the US insisted it was a narcotic. I'm REALLY looking forward to learning to work with organic hemp oil.
It's a great herb really. When my aunt's dog, who was rescued from a puppy mill when it was 4 years old, started having more frequent seizures, she decided to give CBD a try. After that, the dog would be able to go outside and play.
It's so KIND to give animals a painless treatment for troubling conditions like seizures - I can't imagine the fright an animal would have on having a seizure and no awareness of what it is. Bless your aunt for her intelligent and kind-hearted choice. Smiling at the thought of one happier, healthier dog.
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Ah this is a classic, ganjachicken! You might enjoy this one @jonyoudyer @bluefinstudios @amberyooper ... that last photo of the green chicken doesn't look entirely palatable 😂 But great to see Thailand leading the world on a FAR better way to raise chickens.
haha - great GIF to be sure.
Yup - thse "snacks" look seriously dodgy and nothing I'd ever put in my mouth. 🤢 but "green" snacks are definitely flavour de jour.
Here in the U.S., hemp seeds were often a part of some commercially available 'Bird Feed' at pet stores; even with other hemp/cannabis products banned at the time. Parakeets seemed to love the stuff...
I have a nephew who began to use CBD oil in an attempt to ease debilitating pain from a long suffered Immunological Disorder, which subsequently cured his illness within a few weeks. He's gone from being weak and crippled, to running a vending machine route and working out at the gym with weights.
Hemp has also been illegal here for the last 25 years (thank you USA, NOT!) but is recently also being planted all over.... as a commercial crop. YES to help seed and hemp seed oil for health and longevity!!! I'm really looking forward to have access in the next few months to such amazing things, organic and locally grown.
Your nephew is one of arguably hundreds of thousands - if not millions - who have been healed and cured really simply and painlessly. Big Pharma NO LIKEY. And suddenly all the prohibition makes sense. 😞
The biggest culprits (on record) in the U.S. behind pushing for a ban on hemp years ago appears to have been, The Dupont Corp. with the advent of their new synthetic fibers (nylon e.g.) in order to help eliminate competition, along with a major publishing and paper manufacturing conglomerate. Those behind the growth of allopathic medicine for profit factored in as well.
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