FEBRUARY 11, 2018 EDITOR

The Marijuana Environment is Hazardous to Human Health

All creatures great and small are being poisoned by the pesticides and rodenticides in the water they drink, and in the food they eat. This polluted water from the northern California marijuana environment eventually flows to much of the State. The lawless pot industry is nothing less than purveyors of poison.

The recent scientific study “Cultivating Disaster: The Effect of Cannabis Cultivation on the Environment of Calaveras County,” points out that the cultivation of the drug was allowed by the State of California without adequate understanding of the impact on the environment and public health, welfare and safety. The chemicals that flow from the grow sites to the watershed had never been approved for these crops.

California classifies as an agricultural product. However, pot growers do not have to meet the same stringent requirements for chemicals and fertilizers as do all other farmers.  Local water providers conduct limited testing to see if dangerous chemicals are leaching into water supplies or waste treatment systems.

However, independent water experts tested water samples in Calaveras County.  They found that two-thirds of the samples contained chemicals proven to be deadly poison to humans, fish and animals.

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