Marijuana growing destroys the environment. But it’s green, and it’s from nature, the marijuana activists tell us. The “greenest” thing about marijuana is its color. Mother Jones has an article highly critical of the marijuana growers. The story is told vividly in these pictures and charts.
It’s time we wake up to how much it contributes to the DROUGHT. In California, the growers 1) divert water and worsen drought conditions; 2) use pesticides which also harm the water supply; 3) threaten the salmon supply, as explained in the Oregonian, and 4) threaten other species with the use of rat poison.
Indoor growing warehouses include round-the-clock lighting and climate control. They put extreme drain on the electric grid, and marijuana growers have been asked to change their energy-hogging ways. Another article describes how much electricity it really takes to grow in the warehouses. A study will be released soon, explaining the energy requirements.
Few people realize how the growers have modified the plant and cross bred it over the last 30 years. This process has intensified recently. It is not evolving over time like the corn plant did in Mexico. Instead there has been an aggressive attempt to bring out more THC, and the marijuana of today is up to 10x stronger than it was in the 1980s.