An Inconvenient Weed

Our local Sheriff finds these ‘grow houses’ regularly.


If the latest news out of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in San Francisco is accurate, those who both worry about the dangers of manmade climate change and support the legalization of marijuana are going to have to make a tough choice.

According to a report by Evan Mills, an energy analyst at the lab, the growing of marijuana indoors uses 1 percent of the U.S. electricity supply and creates 17 million metric tons of carbon dioxide every year. That’s not including the carbon dioxide produced by exhaling pot smoke.

Attempts to reach Green Party leader Elizabeth May for comment on a potential party rift were unsuccessful, as Ms. May is in Labrador convincing her members to vote for a Liberal.


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