As if they weren’t sufficiently complicated already, the political and policy issues that surround the legal marijuana industry may be reshaped in the not-distant future by the politics of water.
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In California, Gov. Jerry Brown has recently signed into law a bill, SB 212, which increases the penalties on individuals caught manufacturing marijuana concentrate products through Butane Hash Oil extraction. Using the BHO extraction process in a residential area will become an aggravated felony.
Global climate change is good for cannabis. According to a recent study published in The Daily Climate, global warming could catalyze the already rapid increase in the potency of marijuana’s medicinal and psychoactive properties. However, there are two sides to this ironic story.
Marijuana is green, but how green is it? Environmentally, marijuana is not very green at all. Marijuana grow operations may not be as directly responsible for environmental damage as a chemical plant or oil refinery might be … .