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Supervisor Lynda Hopkins Fears Disruption of Sonoma Cannabis Market Following Edict

Maybe Supervisor Hopkins needs to hear that she is on the wrong side of the cannabis train. http://radio.krcb.org/post/supervisor-lynda-hopkins-fears-disruption-sonoma-cannabis-market-following-edict#stream/0  

The Unexpected Ways Growing Marijuana Impacts the Environment

Indoor warehouse grows use the most power Outdoor grows use the most water Greenhouse grows use less power and can be designed to have most of the advantages of an indoor warehouse grow https://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2016/04/27/the-unexpected-ways-growing-marijuana-impacts-the-environment/#3ef9cec31715

The Landscape-Scarring, Energy-Sucking, Wildlife-Killing Reality of Pot Farming

But of course, making it legal will make all the environmental issues go away. That will make it GREEN, and AG. Yea, right. The Landscape-Scarring, Energy-Sucking, Wildlife-Killing Reality of Pot Farming

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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