博士. Kevin Sabet: Cannabis industry causing ‘huge' environmental problems

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KEVIN SABET: It’s affecting it in a huge way. 首先, 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. 顺便说一下, this is happening both the state’s legal grows but also in the state illegal grows. It’s not just an illegal problem.

We are seeing huge electricity usage. The marijuana industry essentially consumes the same amount of electricity as the computer industryas home computers. Everyone owning a home computer, or laptop, and using it in the house or apartment. It’s much more than even cars and energyefficient cars. It’s like running your dishwasher every day three times. It’s a big, big problem.

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