Dr. Kevin Sabet: Cannabis industry causing ‘huge’ environmental problems
Report calls out ‘inconvenient truth’ about marijuana and carbon emissions
Smart Approaches to Marijuana CEO Dr. Kevin Sabet told “Fox & Friends” on Friday that the cannabis industry is being a “huge problem” for the environment when it comes to water and electricity usage. Sabet reacted to a Politico report calling out the “inconvenient truth” about carbon emissions from the cannabis industry.
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KEVIN SABET: It’s affecting it in a huge way. First of all, marijuana is an extremely thirsty plant. It takes extreme amounts of water indoor and outdoor. Outdoor about twice as indoor to grow it. We are seeing major water depletion in states like California that are already struggling with water issues. And by the way, this is happening both the state’s legal grows but also in the state illegal grows. It’s not just an illegal problem.