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Month: March 2018

University Study Finds Pot Cultivation Hurts the Environnment

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171031202705.htm  

THE IMPACT OF POT GROWERS: VIDEO

Watch this Video with Calaveras County Supervisor Dennis Mills  as he takes you on tour of one polluted site. 

Colorado struggles with marijuana’s huge carbon footprint

One of the immediate problems of the target-setters, however, is that the state lacks plans from its fastest-growing, most energy-hungry users: owners of indoor marijuana farms. https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060036287  

Marijuana Growers Warned Against Use of Illegal Pesticides

“The federal government puts pesticides through tests that determine in what context a chemical may be used in agriculture and how much may be used. Those accepted uses are then listed on the label of the pesticide. However, because cannabis is an illegal substance according to federal laws, there are no approved pesticides to use…
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Many in law enforcement opposed Prop. 64 – that would legalize recreational marijuana – but lack funds to fight

The California State Sheriffs’ Association opposed the ballot measure, in part because of concerns it would lead to more crime.   Many in law enforcement oppose Prop. 64 – that would legalize recreational marijuana – but lack funds to fight A proposition to legalize pot raises DUI concerns: ‘We are going to start losing folks…
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Cloverdale pot home-invasion similar to earlier Sonoma County crimes

Armed men looking for marijuana, cash and guns broke into a Cloverdale home earlier this year, a violent intrusion with striking similarities to a series of other violent and deadly home-invasion robberies in Sonoma County. Detectives are looking into whether the cases involve some of the same suspects. http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/8118759-181/cloverdale-pot-home-invasion-similar-to

Botched Sonoma County pot home invasions appear to be related

“A connection between Monday’s violent predawn home-invasion robbery in Petaluma and a similar deadly confrontation last month in Santa Rosa emerged in court Wednesday when a deputy public defender told the judge her office was not available for appointment because of an undisclosed conflict. Both incidents involved suspects from the East Coast, and the Public…
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Pot-related home invasions in Sonoma County spur call for new restrictions on cannabis cultivation

“Residents voted to legalize marijuana for adult use — they did not vote to have them in their neighborhoods next door to where they raise their families,” said Penngrove resident Cindy Schellenberg. http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/8106412-181/pot-related-home-invasions-in-sonoma

Old marijuana farm may have been target of Petaluma home invaders

“Everyone is pretty shaken up,” said Percell. “There were kids in two of the homes.” “We knew this was going to happen,” said Lisa Delzell, who left the neighborhood in 2015 — in part to get away from the unwanted activity on the farm off Petersen Lane. http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/8108329-181/neighbors-old-marijuana-farm-may?ref=most

POT INDUSTRY REQUIRES HUGE AMOUNTS OF ENERGY

https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060036287