LA Times: Santa Barbara Now Stinks

The world’s largest pot farms, and how Santa Barbara opened the door

In a sandy draw of the Santa Rita Hills, a cannabis company is planning to erect hoop greenhouses over 147 acres – the size of 130 football fields – to create the largest legal marijuana grow on Earth. Across the Santa Ynez River, two miles away, a farmer is planting the planet’s second-biggest grow, at 83 acres.

Marijuana’s Environmental Damage — video by Dr. Mourad Gabriel

Webinar: Marijuana’s Ecological Impact

The chemicals used to grow today’s marijuana are causing an environmental disaster. Carbofuran, for example, is banned in the U.S. Illegal marijuana growers are not concerned about poisoning the soil, water supplies and the wildlife. They’re in it to make money, no matter the cost to society.



Humboldt County Sheriff Details Problems Stemming from Legalized Marijuana



Environmental Impacts of Illegal Marijuana Cultivation

Click here to see report by the California Land Trust:
Calif has 50,000 marijuana cultivation sites –California Land Trust Frontiers 6.1.2017

See also the Silent Poison page


Back Country Drug War — The Atlantic

Illegal Pot Farms are Poisoning California’s Forests

Illegal Pot Farms Are Poisoning California’s Forests

Secret growers are taking advantage of the state’s remote stretches of public land-and the environmental impact is severe. In the gray half-light of dawn, eight figures creep through the dry pine forest near Quincy, California. Seven of them wear camo uniforms bearing the logos of various government agencies: U.S.

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