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(UPI)   New study finds marijuana farming is harming the environment. Mostly from the dense cloud of smoke that appears over the area around 4:20 every afternoon   ( upi.com) divider line
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2017-11-03 04:37:21 PM  
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2017-11-03 04:42:45 PM  
Hey, turns out cutting down trees and spraying pesticides is bad for the environment no matter what you're growing. Also, probably shouldn't limit pot farms to one acre per parcel of land, because that just means instead of one big pot farm, you've got lots of little pot farms all causing trouble.
 
2017-11-03 05:00:18 PM  

PirateKing: Hey, turns out cutting down trees and spraying pesticides is bad for the environment no matter what you're growing. Also, probably shouldn't limit pot farms to one acre per parcel of land, because that just means instead of one big pot farm, you've got lots of little pot farms all causing trouble.


Look on the bright side.. once it's legal at the federal level, we can look forward to ADM and Cargill making some environmentally friendly mega-farms.
 
2017-11-03 05:31:41 PM  
Eddie Adams from Torrance:
Look on the bright side.. once it's legal at the federal level, we can look forward to ADM and Cargill making some environmentally friendly mega-farms.

Round-op ready weed!  Just don't try to keep any seeds or we'll sue.
 
2017-11-03 06:56:29 PM  
The problem with this kind of article or study is that some derping prohibitionist might point to it as "justification" that pot should stay illegal.

Meanwhile, growing almonds is still hard on the environment.
 
2017-11-03 07:15:00 PM  
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This is both my rebuttal and my description of the article.
 
2017-11-03 09:42:07 PM  

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This is both my rebuttal and my description of the article.


Without corn, how are you gonna make all those tasty treats?
 
2017-11-03 10:07:31 PM  

nekom: Just don't try to keep any seeds or we'll sue.


Seeds in your cannabis? You're doing it wrong
 
2017-11-03 10:19:51 PM  
Uh oh. An article that says something bad about pot.

The fark pot heads should be along any moment to debunk it and point out all the things that are worse instead of just admitting that it's not the harmless, magical, fix-all plant they claim it to be.
 
2017-11-03 10:37:38 PM  
The person who wrote that had to be stoned.
 
2017-11-03 11:48:05 PM  
Growing Marijuana outside? With the sun? What kind of barbaric grow operations are they doing out there in California?
 
2017-11-03 11:49:31 PM  

whidbey: The problem with this kind of article or study is that some derping prohibitionist might point to it as "justification" that pot should stay illegal.

Meanwhile, growing almonds is still hard on the environment.


The pot growers use state land.  When the feds show up, the cost of returning the pot farm back to its native state is extremely expensive.  Did they give up on prosecuting these rogue farms?
 
2017-11-04 12:42:10 AM  
So let them grow legally.
 
2017-11-04 12:54:37 AM  

abhorrent1: The fark pot heads should be along any moment to debunk it and point out all the things that are worse instead of just admitting that it's not the harmless, magical, fix-all plant they claim it to be.


Please show the jury on this doll where the REEFER MADNESS touched you.

Also: "Previous studies have shown pesticide used to keep rodents from marijuana farms can harm local mammals. Irrigation can also rob local wildlife habitat of water."

DIAF you disingenuous douchebags. Nothing pot farms do vary, in even the slightest, from any other cropping operations.

Point of fact, lettuce does infinitely more damage because it does all of this for zero nutritional outputs.
 
2017-11-04 06:06:29 AM  
They wait until 4:20 pm to smoke? Really?
 
2017-11-04 06:33:40 AM  

casual disregard: They wait until 4:20 pm to smoke? Really?


It's always 4:20 somewhere.
 
2017-11-04 08:19:20 AM  
As opposed the mass spraying of Roundup and other poisons over huge areas of food crops, you know, the type of crops Jeebus doesn't have a problem with.
 
2017-11-04 09:34:20 AM  
agriculture is bad for the environment, news at 11
 
2017-11-04 09:52:45 AM  

whidbey: The problem with this kind of article or study is that some derping prohibitionist might point to it as "justification" that pot should stay illegal.

Meanwhile, growing almonds is still hard on the environment.


So... "no info that doesn't support what I like"?

Yep...sounds like you.
 
2017-11-04 12:37:56 PM  

whidbey: The problem with this kind of article or study is that some derping prohibitionist might point to it as "justification" that pot should stay illegal.

Meanwhile, growing almonds is still hard on the environment.


Exactly who do you think wrote the article? This is quite clearly propaganda.
 
2017-11-04 12:42:29 PM  

nulluspixiusdemonica: abhorrent1: The fark pot heads should be along any moment to debunk it and point out all the things that are worse instead of just admitting that it's not the harmless, magical, fix-all plant they claim it to be.

Please show the jury on this doll where the REEFER MADNESS touched you.

Also: "Previous studies have shown pesticide used to keep rodents from marijuana farms can harm local mammals. Irrigation can also rob local wildlife habitat of water."

DIAF you disingenuous douchebags. Nothing pot farms do vary, in even the slightest, from any other cropping operations.

Point of fact, lettuce does infinitely more damage because it does all of this for zero nutritional outputs.

I would venture the southeastern method of rice production which includes flooding fields would be far far far more destructive than anything pot farmers do.

 
2017-11-04 12:43:38 PM  

spacelord321: whidbey: The problem with this kind of article or study is that some derping prohibitionist might point to it as "justification" that pot should stay illegal.

Meanwhile, growing almonds is still hard on the environment.

So... "no info that doesn't support what I like"?

Yep...sounds like you.



Or alternately the article could just be bullshiat propaganda.
 
2017-11-04 02:56:17 PM  

swamp_of_dumb: nekom: Just don't try to keep any seeds or we'll sue.

Seeds in your cannabis? You're doing it wrong


CSB:
Many years ago I worked with a nice kid who was also a bit of a pathological liar. His odd stories weren't the kind that made him look cool, like he used to be a ninja in the special forces core, just pointless lying for its own sake. Like saying he taped an album for me off a CD, going on and on about CD quality, when it was clearly from a scratched record.

Anyway, he came over one day and said, "Hey - I got some sensimilla! Wanna try it?" Since Salt Lake in the early 90s often had long, long dry spells I was happy he came over to share his good luck. Then he said, "It's going to take a while to load a bowl; it's got a lot of seeds in it." My roommate and I shared amused glances, and let him continue.

I always chuckle when I hear the word "Sensimilla."
 
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