Banned Pesticides From Illegal Cannabis Farms Seep Into California Water

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Banned Pesticides From Illegal Cannabis Farms Seep Into California Water

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Toxic chemicals from illegal cannabis farms hidden deep in California’s forests are showing up in rivers and streams that feed the state’s water supply, prompting fears that humans and animals may be at risk, data reviewed by Reuters show.

The presence of potentially deadly pollutants in eight Northern and Central California watersheds is the latest sign of damage to the environment from thousands of illegal cannabis plantations, many of them run by drug cartels serving customers in other states.

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