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Chemicals and Marijuana

There are two key health and environmental impacts of marijuana production: 1. Impact on the Environment – Land and water is being polluted by the often illegal and over use of chemicals notably nitrates. This is of direct concern to Calaveras County. We do not want to permit further contamination of our county by cannabis…
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Marijuana Growing and Air Pollution: Discussion Paper from The Communications Institute

https://silentpoison.com/air-quality-and-marijuana Denise Shandroff said. “It looked like an orchard. The larger they got and the closer to harvest, the smellier it got, and the odor was overwhelming.” City Attorney Christine Dietrick said that the Shandroffs’ concerns were enough to prompt the City Council to ask for an ordinance to be drafted. In describing the odor,…
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THE FAILURE OF ENVIRONMENTALISTS TO CONFRONT IMPACT OF POT GROWING

THE FAILURE OF ENVIRONMENTALISTS TO CONFRONT IMPACT OF POT GROWING

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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