Marijuana Destroying The Climate

It requires 70 gallons of diesel fuel to produce one   indoor Cannabis plant, or 140 gallons with smaller, less-efficient gasoline generators.  In California, the top-producing state, indoor cultivation is responsible for about 3% of all   electricity use or 8% of household use, somewhat higher than estimates previously made   for British Columbia.  17 This corresponds to the electricity use of 1 million average   California homes, greenhouse-gas emissions equal to those from 1 million average cars,   and energy expenditures of $3 billion per year. Due to higher electricity prices and cleaner   fuels used to make electricity, California incurs 70% of national energy costs but   contributes only 20% of national CO2 emissions from indoor Cannabis cultivation.  From the perspective of individual consumers, a single Cannabis cigarette represents 2  pounds of CO2 emissions, an amount equal to running a 100-watt light bulb for 17 hours   assuming average U.S. electricity emissions (or 30 hours on California’s cleaner grid).   The emissions associated with one kilogram of processed Cannabis are equivalent to those   of driving across country 5 times in a 44-mpg car. One single production module doubles   the electricity use of an average U.S. home and triples that of an average California home.   The added electricity use is equivalent to running about 30 refrigerators. Producing one   kilogram of processed Cannabis results in 3,000 kilograms of CO2 emissions.

h/t to Marc Morano


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6 Responses to Marijuana Destroying The Climate

  1. gator69 says:

    Free the weed, and it can be grown outdoors. Planet saved!

  2. Scott Scarborough says:

    Good! Keep growing it indoors. If Co2 emissions keep up and it has a positive effect on temperatures I won’t have to move to Florida when I retire.

  3. Kaboom says:

    How can Obama still resist the green pressure to legalize? He must not be serious about fighting climate change.

  4. Olaf Koenders says:

    Those courageous evil, evil growers. They won’t be paying a tax that can’t</strike may could WILL absolutely, definitely save our planet.

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