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THE PROFITEERS IN THE MARIJUANA INDUSTRY PROMISE RICHES FOR STATES THAT LEGALIZE MARIJUANA BUT MAKE NO MISTAKE

 the only ones getting rich are the marijuana industry. State governments and society lose money whenever pot is legalized. Whether it is costs to employers, increases to social service costs, the rise in homelessness or the regulatory system created to manage the marijuana program, the marijuana industry doesn’t pay these costs. Instead, we all pay:…
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The ongoing environmental catastrophe of marijuana cultivation (Bioscience)

High Time for Conservation: Adding the Environment to the Debate on Marijuana Liberalization The liberalization of marijuana policies, including the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana, is sweeping the United States and other countries. Marijuana cultivation can have significant negative collateral effects on the environment that are often unknown or overlooked. Focusing on the state…
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Study: Deadly pesticide use increases at illegal cannabis farms

But when they become legalized, these practices disappear. Legal pot grows are pure as the driven snow. Yea right. SACRAMENTO — Researchers and federal authorities are finding what they say is an alarming increase in the use of a powerful pesticide at illegal marijuana farms hidden on public land in California. The pesticide residue is…
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Chicago has nothing on Sonoma, Another home invasion

I forget if this is Sonoma County home Invasion #5, 6 or 7 I’M LOSING COUNT. Yes, I am losing count of the number of times murdering thugs have broken into peoples home, while they are home and beaten, robbed, tied up and killed the occupants. Isn’t that quaint. I’m sure tourism will be up.…
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Humboldt County marijuana industry faces lawsuit by environmental group

By Will Houston, Eureka Times-Standard POSTED: 06/06/18, 11:25 AM PDT | UPDATED: 10 HRS AGO 0 COMMENTS An Arcata-based environmental organization filed a lawsuit Wednesday claiming the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors’ recent expansion of the local cannabis industry violated state laws by allowing for new and larger farms in watersheds without first studying the impacts. “The impacts of…
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Shutting down illegal marijuana grows benefits all (Press Democrat)

Shutting down illegal marijuana grows benefits all At this weekend’s Cannabis Cup festival at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, growers and consumers will celebrate California’s arrival as the world’s largest legal recreational marijuana market. But as they savor the results of their victories, they’d be wise to acknowledge a lingering threat — black market operations that…
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Property Value Impact When You Live Close to a Grow

http://www.sacbee.com/news/business/real-estate-news/article173621656.html If a marijuana grow warehouse opens nearby, will your home value suffer? By Hudson Sangree hsangree@sacbee.com Recreational weed is now legal in California. So what does that mean? In January 2018, state and local authorities will begin issuing licenses for the sale of legal recreational marijuana. But what do you need to know before…
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If a marijuana grow warehouse opens nearby, will your home value suffer?

Sacramentoi Bee Recreational weed is now legal in California. So what does that mean? In January 2018, state and local authorities will begin issuing licenses for the sale of legal recreational marijuana. But what do you need to know before you rush to the dispensary? Information courtesy of Ballotpedia.com. McClatchy Video produced by Emily Zentner/The…
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Cannabis-Related Lights Polluting SoHum Skies

North Coast Journal Once again spring brings light to the hills of the Emerald Counties — large industrial lights that flood valleys, glow into neighbors’ windows and possibly confuse wildlife, disrupting natural cycles. Rural communities complain that greenhouses constructed specifically for growing marijuana bring unwanted light into rural areas usually only lit by the stars,…
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Pot Stinks – Southern California flower town wrestles with odor amid shift to marijuana

Press Democrat CARPINTERIA — This picturesque coastal town cradled by mountains and sandy shores is a scene out of a Southern California postcard. Residents of Carpinteria say they feel lucky to live in what they consider a slice of paradise. But change is in the air. And sometimes, they say, it stinks. That’s because marijuana…
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