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
 

 

Modern Marijuana More Potent, Often Laced with Heavy Metals and Fungus

Modern Marijuana Is Often Laced With Heavy Metals and Fungus

smithsonian.com In the U.S., legal hurdles have long hampered research into marijuana. But as more states approve medical and even recreational marijuana, scientific inquiries have spiked, especially studies aimed at finding out what exactly is in today’s weed-and what it does to our bodies.

 

 

Back Country Drug War — The Atlantic

Illegal Pot Farms Are Poisoning California’s Forests

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. Forest Service, National Guard, California Fish & Wildlife, Plumas County Sheriff. Most have blackened faces and assault rifles at the ready.

 

 

A VIEW INTO LEGALIZED MARIJUANA 20 YEARS FROM NOW

Parents Opposed to Pot | JANUARY 9, 2017 

Drug Policy Alliance, NORML and Marijuana Policy Project are optimistic. They’re huffing and puffing now, having won 7 out of 8 states with marijuana ballots in the November election. They also smirk knowing that President-elect Trump supports states’ rights for marijuana. In 20 or 30 years, they’ll have freedom and no one else really matters.  Pot lobbyists don’t explain the real picture. What if the whole country ends up just like Humboldt County? (Photo Credit: Weed bust photo comes from the sheriff’s department, originally published by Lost Coast Outpost.)

A View Into Legalized Marijuana 20 Years from Now –

Please share this post with every concerned parent you know! Spread the Word about Pop Pot! Drug Policy Alliance, NORML and Marijuana Policy Project are optimistic. They’re huffing and puffing now, having won 7 out of 8 states with marijuana ballots in the November election.

 

 

24 Mind-Blowing Environmentally Destructive Facts About Marijuana Production in America

See Mother Jones Article

The only thing green about that bud is its chlorophyll.

Josh Harkinson, Brett Brownell, and Julia Lurie March/April 2014 Issue

You thought your pot came from environmentally conscious hippies? Think again. The way marijuana is grown in America, it turns out, is anything but sustainable and organic. Check out these mind-blowing stats, and while you’re at it, read Josh Harkinson’s feature story, “The Landscape-Scarring, Energy-Sucking, Wildlife-Killing Reality of Pot Farming.”

 

 

Mother Jones Magazine Memes

Sources: Jon Gettman (2006), US Forest Service (California outdoor grow stats include small portions of Oregon and Nevada), Office of National Drug Control Policy, SF Public Utilities Commission, Evan Mills (2012).

CO2

Electricity

Emissions

Household Electricity

Indoor Grows

Lightbulb

Power Output

States that Grow

Trash

Trespass

Water

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