9 billion gallons of water are diverted to trespass grows in California each year

Despite legalization in 11 states and the District of Columbia, there’s still a thriving black market for pot and illegal pot grows on public lands continue to poison wildlife and water.

Water and wildlife in the nation’s public forests are slowly being poisoned by insecticides and other chemicals used in illegal marijuana operations, say forest police and researchers. They warn that the potential environmental damage could last generations.

LINK (via: NPR)

A team of diverse cooperators removed over 12 tons of refuse and 21 miles of irrigation pipe from nineteen trespass cannabis cultivation complexes on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.

LINK (via: Redheaded Blackbelt)

 

 

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