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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Now I get to tell the dope-smoking eco-tards to fuck off

 Growing weed in Colorado produces more CO2 than COAL MINING!

Legal cannabis production in Colorado emits more greenhouse gases than the state’s coal mining industry, researchers analysing the sector’s energy use have found.

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They found that emissions varied widely by state, from 2.3 to 5.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per kilogram of dried flower produced.

In Colorado, the emissions add up to around 2.6 megatonnes of CO2e, which is more than that from the state’s coal mining at 1.8 megatonnes of CO2e.

“The emissions that come from growing 1 ounce, depending on where it’s grown in the US, is about the same as burning 7 to 16 gallons of gasoline,” says Summers.

I wonder how many hippy vegan eco-freaks I can get to cry with that news.  Their tears of soy and sadness will make me smile.

4 comments:

p2 said...

Dammit! This puts a serious damper on my retirement plan of opening a chain of drive thru lingerie pot shops.

Ragin' Dave said...

Grow it outdoors. Uses less energy. Of course, there's the whole "people running away with your primo bud" thing, but hey, the planet is worth it, right? Heh.

p2 said...

You do know where I live, right? I've got a 25 year old sugar maple that's about the size of a pencil. Things don't grow well when it's dark for 3 months. 😂😂😂

Ragin' Dave said...

Yeah, but this stuff is pretty much a weed. Grow it during the other nine months!

In all seriousness, I don't know how the hell ANYTHING grows up there past a certain point.