… a single joint contains …

Quote of the Day — 13 April 2011

… a single joint contains the equivalent of roughly two pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, the equivalent of running a 100-watt bulb for about 30 hours on the California grid.

“Current indoor cannabis production and distribution practices result in prodigious energy use, costs, and greenhouse-gas pollution,” Dr. [Evan] Mills wrote. “The hidden growth of electricity demand in this sector confounds energy forecasts and obscures savings from energy efficiency programs and policies.” …

— John Collins Rudolf
— “Marijuana Growing Gobbles Electricity, Study Finds
Green Blog, New York Times


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