Marijuana Carbon Footprint: Indoor Pot Production Uses 1 Percent of U.S. Electricity, Study Says

by on 24 April, 2011

Pot-smoking environmentalists take note: Grass might not be green. A new study reveals that indoor marijuana production carries a shockingly large carbon footprint.

GOOD reports that Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researcher Evan Mills, Ph.D., has released a surprising new independent report, “Energy up in Smoke: The Carbon Footprint of Indoor Cannabis Production.” Mills reports that indoor Cannabis production uses 1% of the nation’s entire electricity consumption. This comes to energy expenditures of $5 billion per year.

While 1% may not seem like a lot, the report claims that smoking one single Cannabis joint is equivalent to running a 100-watt light bulb for 17 hours. That Cannabis cigarette carries two pounds of CO2 emissions.

You can read the remainder of the huffington Post article here.

Not a lot of “Green” in smoking the “Green”.

So does that make Nimbin Australia’s no1 CO2 emissions emitter?

Via the Huffington Post

Andy Semple

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