The Marijuana Industry’s Dirty Little Secret
OILPRICE-By Ian Jenkins – May 13, 2019, 6:00 PM CDTJoin Our
The cannabis industry is hiding a dirty little secret.
According to Evan Mills, a California-based energy and climate change scientist, the marijuana industry has a major problem…and it’s likely to get worse before it gets better.
“Legislators and energy agencies have largely turned a blind eye to the carbon footprint of indoor cultivation, which already belches out greenhouse-gas emissions equal to that from 3 million cars in America,” says Mills.
In fact, just one marijuana cigarette creates over 10 pounds of carbon dioxide pollution.
An entire kilogram of finished product?
That produces a staggering 4600 kg of CO2 emissions to the atmosphere.