GOP Lawmakers Urge Dems To Consider Environmental Impact Of Cannabis Legislation

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How will growing energy demands from the marijuana industry affect the reliability of our electric grid? What impact do illegal marijuana growing operations have on the country’s water supply? RELATED: Is Growing Marijuana Really That Bad For The Environment? How would federal legalization of marijuana affect national energy consumption and emission levels? What is the anticipated growth of energy usage and emissions from the marijuana industry?

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The letter claims that indoor cannabis cultivation accounts for 10% of overall energy consumption in Massachusetts and cannabis grow emissions in Colorado are on par with trash collection and coal mining.

By Joana Scopel

Republican Reps. Earl Carter of Georgia and Doug Lamborn of Colorado urged Senate Democrats to conduct research into the environmental impact of their proposed cannabis legalization bill.

“The American people must have a better understanding...

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