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PD Editorial: Safety must come first in cannabis rules

Residents, especially in rural neighborhoods, are justifiably frightened about being the next victims of a violent break-in at a home with no connection to the cannabis trade. “How many more of these need to happen before the board takes some kind of measure to revamp the ordinance that we have?” Chuck Pinnow, a Penngrove resident,…
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24 Mind-Blowing Facts About Marijuana Production in America

You thought your pot came from environmentally conscious hippies? Think again. The way marijuana is grown in America, it turns out, is anything but sustainable and organic. Check out these mind-blowing stats, and while you’re at it, read Josh Harkinson’s feature story, “The Landscape-Scarring, Energy-Sucking, Wildlife-Killing Reality of Pot Farming.” 24 Mind-Blowing Facts About Marijuana…
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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.