Legal marijuana sales creating escalating damage to the environment
Marijuana sales have created an economic boom in U.S. states that have fully or partially relaxed their cannabis laws, but is the increased cultivation and sale of this crop also creating escalating environmental damage and a threat to public health?
Cannabis and The Environment
Outdoor cannabis cultivation in northern California has damaged forestlands and their inhabitants. Will legalization of recreational marijuana make things worse or better?
Environmental Impacts of Outdoor Marijuana Growing
Growing Weed Is Pretty Bad for the Environment
The problems go way beyond the amount of water and electricity needed for marijuana crops.
Marijuana’s hidden price: Environmental impact
A new survey of marijuana grow sites in California demonstrates the potential environmental impact of marijuana farming and provides an example of the survey and analysis needed as farming expands.