Bummer: Marijuana Is Bad For The Climate Crisis (scam)

Again, I really do not care if people smoke marijuana, just don’t blow it on me. I don’t think it’s that bad, and the science says that many drugs, including alcohol, are far worse. Like Ted Cruz, I think it should be left up to the states to decide. That said, the Cult of Climastrology always finds a way to inject themselves into issues, being the big buzz kills they are, and this is no different. Previously, I’ve seen small websites jump in, now we have the big boys involved

An inconvenient truth (about weed)

Marijuana has never been more popular in the U.S. — and its carbon emissions have never posed a bigger threat to the climate.

America’s patchwork approach to legalizing weed has helped make cannabis cultivation one of the most energy-intensive crops in the nation. And as states increasingly embrace marijuana, a growing source of greenhouse gases is going essentially unnoticed by climate hawks on Capitol Hill.

Nationally, 80 percent of cannabis is cultivated indoors with sophisticated lighting and environmental controls designed to maximize the plant’s yield. It’s a setup that can consume up to 2,000 watts of electricity per square meter, 40 times what it takes for leafy greens like lettuce, when grown indoors.

“For being such a ‘green’ industry, there’s some skeletons in the closet,” said Kaitlin Urso, an environmental consultant with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

One recent model estimated that Massachusetts’ nascent cannabis industry represented 10 percent of the state’s industrial electricity consumption in 2020. Another study found that growing enough bud for a joint — a gram — consumes as much electricity as driving about 20 miles in a fuel-efficient car. Then there’s the still-vibrant illegal market — where there are no emissions rules whatsoever — that consumes fossil fuels at an even higher rate, often using standalone generators or stealing power from neighbors to fuel their operations.

The problem is only going to get worse.

Damned if you do damned if you don’t. I wonder what this will do to the Democrat’s push to legalize marijuana all across the country: which push is more important to them, climate crisis (scam) or getting stoned?

Over the past year, nine states, including New York, approved the production and sale of either medical or recreational marijuana. That means 100 million Americans — nearly a third of the country — now live in a state where weed is legal for anyone over the age of 21. But most cultivators in those states will be growing cannabis indoors because of climate, regulations or individual business preferences, laying the groundwork for skyrocketing electricity consumption created by the new markets.

They grow it indoors because it produces a better product, rather than outdoors. You can do this with pot, versus something like oranges.

Interstate trade is the backbone of efficiency for most products Americans consume. But cannabis, while now allowed in many states, remains illegal on the federal level, creating siloed markets that can only serve local demand and whose economics are difficult to calibrate.

I would have thought that would be better for Hotcoldwetdry, since it limits the fossil fueled transportation.

To reach Biden’s 2050 climate goal, the nation has to do just about everything right. Every fossil fuel power plant will need to close or capture its carbon emissions; millions of buildings will need to abandon fossil fuels for electric appliances; all new cars on the road will need to be electric. Any sector going in the wrong direction, especially a rapidly growing one like cannabis, will hamper progress toward that goal.

Or, you can just F off and mind your own business. Stop trying to push your cult on everyone.

Many climate advocates say legalizing cannabis on the federal level, especially before more states create new markets, would be the quickest way to ease the emissions problem, but the bill with the best odds is still a long shot. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) introduced a legalization measure last month that does not yet have the votes to pass.

This is really all about shifting control from state and local hands to the Central Government, yet another takeover by the federal government.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) had more specific concerns. As more states, and potentially the federal government, move toward legalization, the progressive icon said she would prioritize ensuring small businesses have an opportunity to grab major market share in the nascent industry and access to efficiency upgrades to make them competitive.

She does have a point. If Los Federales legalize it you’re going to see big companies get involved, driving out small business. But, small business would still be driven out as they wouldn’t be able to afford or comply with climate cult policies.

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14 Responses to “Bummer: Marijuana Is Bad For The Climate Crisis (scam)”

  1. John L Ryan says:

    Teach that study was done 10 years ago growing effiency has gotten much better no more hot ineffienct bulbs LEDA have taken over
    Now growers thumb rule at 1 gram per watt so that would work out to 500 watts per hour 10 kw per day or about 2$ per day for the 6bweek flowering cycle
    80 bucks for 500 joints

    • drowningpuppies says:

      And now we know why John L. Ryan aka Johnnie the retarded Buddhist or Hairy is so incoherent in all things except maybe marijuana horticulture.

      Explains a lot.

      Bwaha! Lolgf https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

  2. Professor hale says:

    Theres no way climate hippies are going to give up their weed. If needed, they’ll just buy come credits and call it net zero.

  3. Hairy says:

    Puppy boy hates me for being happy
    Hey here is one for you PB you
    Suzanne Morphews husband killed her, then used her ballot so he could vote twice for trumpy
    MAGA ! That is true Trump love

    • Jl says:

      No, John-we laugh at you for being so misinformed..

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        nuCons are drawn to false information and conspiracy mentality. That’s a fact.

        The question is why. It’s from the comfort derived from the certainty offered by conspiracies – the easy answers assuage your anxiety of uncertainty. There is also an intersection between conspiracy mentality, nuConservatism and religion.

        The world is run by evil, cannibalistic pedophiles, so no matter what you think about them or do to them is justified. It’s not your fault!

        The Covid vaccines kill more people than Covid itself. The vaccines change your DNA and cause mutations. The vaccines have not been evaluated and are experimental. The vaccines don’t work! It’s not your fault!

        The Covid virus is a bioweapon created by the Chinese lab. All your hatred for Asians is justified. They tried to kill you and America. It’s not your fault!

        Masks make Covid spread worse! At best, they have no effect. Schools and businesses that mandate masks are violating the Constitution! It’s not your fault!

        The loose association of an international communistic/authoritarian cabal (run out of China) have created the global warming “evidence” out of whole cloth to control the global population.

        Donald J. Trump received millions more votes than his opponent in the last election – the only explanation for his “loss” is that the other side created millions of fake “votes” out of whole cloth to continue the domination of the world by the international/authoritarian cabal.

        Look around you. There is no doubt that white people are superior, smarter, more industrious, more inventive, more civilized than “others”. Political correctness, then “wokeness”, keeps us from expressing this. Now, there is a great replacement movement, genocide even, against the white “race” that only the brutally honest patriots are allowed to discuss.

        JFK was assassinated by a cabal that included LBJ, Russia, Cuba, the mob, Jack Ruby – Oswald was the patsy.

        Water fluoridation and chlorination and chemtrails are used by “them” to make the population docile, compliant and controllable.

        There are evil, satanic, powerful forces aligned against you, trying to control you, with the eventual overall goal of eliminating you and your kind! It’s not your fault.

        • Kye says:

          We see you’re off your meds and doing your impersonation of a deranged monkey at your keyboard again. Good job. Reading that incoherent, insane rant gave me an idea. Is there any way you could try to make your bullshit rhyme? Think how much better all that nonsense would sound if you could do a Dr. Seuss job on it. Then we could read it in an Uncle Remus voice to add authenticity to the nonsense.

          You deranged monkey.

        • Jl says:

          “The vaccines change your DNA…’”. Our resident genius doesn’t know that the “vaccine” technically isn’t a vaccine at all.

        • est1950 says:

          The left’s conspiracies:

          The world is run by the Koch Brothers. Unlike the leftists CEO’s of twitter, facebook, google. Unlike George Soros, warren buffet and bill gates who only have the benevolent interests of the world in mind. Let us not forget the WHITE PRIVILEGED JOHN KERRY who bought him some billions and now jet sets around the world telling us not to use jet fuel.

          The world is full of black hating Cops, even though half the cop shootings are black cops shooting other black men.

          The world is going to die because Chinese paid professors tell us that is so.

          Communism is good. Socialism is good.

          Capitalism is evil because you have to work hard to achieve.

          There are 150 genders.

          UFO’s are real, because you have all seen them.

          Satanic powers are usually reserved for the Atheist Left not the Christian right.

          JFK was assassinated by a single gunman who incidentally happened to go to Russia for a couple years, return and then put a bullet in the president.

          Only leftist elites think they are better than everyone else because they HAVE THE SCIENCE.

          The left believes Joe Biden won the election despite nearly losing the house which is what really determines where the people are voting.

          ASK the people in democratically controlled Flint, Mi. about water problems.

          Mask OF INFERIOR QUALITY are not healthy. Masks that are soundly made which generally means not from Your motherland, China, are generally going to slow the spread? By how much and the question is not about masks, the question is about IF we are vaccinated why should we have to wear a mask as well.

          The left owns the WOKE WALKING ZOMBIES, because they believe that 14 percent of the worlds population is evil. A minority by the way, but that’s what RACIST LEFTIST ELITISTS DO.

          Conspiracies. YES. SOME, but most of them are on the left not the right. Elwood you believe the right is a conspiracy. I believe that you are paid by China. Were even.

        • drowningpuppies says:

          Looks like Rimjob got into Johnnie’s stash.

          One would think he couldn’t be any more of a dipshit but there you have it. https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_scratch.gif

          Bwaha! Lolgf https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

  4. Hairy says:

    Oh also now those commie hippies are now exporting high quality pot to Mexico could help our balance of payments thst Trump so screwed up with his tariffs

    • drowningpuppies says:

      Yeah man, like Trump’s pot tariffs certainly screwed up our “balance of payments” with Mexico or something.

      More stoner logic from Johnnie the happily retarded Buddhist from Queens. https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_wacko.gif

      Bwaha! Lolgf https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

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