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


Environment  (tags: habitat, habitatdestruction, pot farming, environment, destruction, ecosystems, pollution )

Cal
- 184 days ago - motherjones.com
This is your wilderness on drugs.



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John S. (303)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 4:29 am
Good to know it's all not a bed of roses.
 

Jeaneen A. (129)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 5:38 am
Noted, No matter what man"kind" does it always finds a way to destroy the environment and kill the animals. Maybe we should be the drug again and not allow any growing.
 

gabriele jefferson (147)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 6:33 am
noted, shared in fb, twitter, google
 

Winn Adams (192)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 7:22 am
Noted
 

Yvonne White (232)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 2:59 pm
Keep Big Agri out of it, get rid of illegal growers & cartel camps, Legalize & allow small farmers to buy licenses to raise pot & hemp Organically. Pot grew WILD here - so it Really Doesn't Need excessive water consuption & growing in place of cotton, etc. would be fairly easy (and out of the wilderness!)
 

Yvonne White (232)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 3:04 pm
This is another angle for anti-drug politicians & Big Pharma to go at pro-pot supporters - ruining the environment..because Big Pharma & Big Agri would "never" do that! ;) But Legalizing & Regulating like tobacco would make it MUCH safer for us AND for the environment! Then scientists could study everything they need to!
 

tasunka m. (334)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 3:28 pm
time for us all to grow our own,indoors,
thanks
 

tasunka m. (334)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 3:30 pm
not growing isn't the answer,the herb is vital,there are receptors in our brains, we need it to stay healthy
it is just time to be responsible,about it,and sacrifice convenience for integrity
don't let anyone take this away from us,let them take the alcohol and cigarettes first!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Terry King (109)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 4:49 pm
My question is: If law enforcement knows of 600 illegal grow sites.... Why don't they simply raid them and shut them down? The simple answer... Because it isn't true! I live in the middle of the "Emerald Triangle" and I can tell you first hand that this is overblown bullcrap! Wineries in our area are responsible for far more deforestation, water usage, pollution, and environmental damage. Don't even get me started on Golf courses!
 

pam w. (191)
Wednesday March 19, 2014, 7:40 pm
Yvonne is SPOT ON (look up there a few posts) when she says this is ILLEGAL pot!

Make it possible for us to grow our own and see what happens!
 

Frances Darcy (219)
Thursday March 20, 2014, 7:12 am
noted
 

Sarah Baker (40)
Thursday March 20, 2014, 7:22 am
Noted; thanks for sharing!
 

Chaz Berlusconi (73)
Thursday March 20, 2014, 8:53 am
its crazy they want to ban smoking and now they want to legalise pot.. they are so deceived... what are they smoking
 

Patricia E. G. (51)
Thursday March 20, 2014, 1:36 pm
The illegalization of marijuana should never became a law.
The US government has skirted it's beneficial qualities for decades.
The destruction of the environment, land and wildlife was never the
intent when the original agenda was designed for legalization and
proposals for farming projects. The intrusive present day growing
operations are criminal and should be punishable as such. The Federal
Government could back-off and allow the states to control the laws.
Ideally, at home hydroponics is preferable. The availability of Pot Stores
is a necessity for non-do-it-yourself users. As the author concludes,
"The future is, the small family farm".
Thank you Cal for posting.
 

Inge Bjorkman (142)
Thursday March 20, 2014, 3:28 pm
MOST GROWERS JUST want to be left alone

Love, Peace and Understanding
 
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