Dr. Kevin Sabet: Hashish trade inflicting ‘enormous’ environmental issues

Smart Approaches to Marijuana CEO Dr. Kevin Sabet told Fox & Friends on Friday that the cannabis industry is a “huge problem” for the environment in terms of water and electricity consumption. Sabet responded to a Politico report that brought into play the “inconvenient truth” about CO2 emissions from the cannabis industry.

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KEVIN SABET: It has a huge impact on that. First of all, marijuana is an extremely thirsty plant. It takes an extremely large amount of water both indoors and outdoors. About twice the size outdoors to grow indoors. We are seeing great water shortages in states like California, which are already struggling with water problems. And by the way, this happens in both state and illegal growth. It’s not just an illegal problem.

We see enormous power consumption. The marijuana industry uses essentially the same amount of electricity as the computer industry – like home computers. Anyone who owns a home computer or laptop and uses it in their home or apartment. It’s much more than just automobiles and energy-efficient cars. It’s like running your dishwasher three times a day. It’s a big, big problem.

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