Have you ever thought about the environmental impacts of growing Marijuana? As a plant stereotypically enjoyed by folks who are more environmentally conscious, it's easy forget how impactful Marijuana grows can be.
As discussed in "Highs and Lows of the Booming Marijuana Industry" written by Jacob Flaherty, Marijuana grows, or "cannabis crops" are often in rural areas. The small communities in these areas can suffer from the large amount of water used by these farms, especially in times of drought.
Cannabis crops environmental impact goes past only water use. Energy use and the use of pesticides, and the specific pesticides marijuana requires also effects local flora and fauna. The above mentioned article goes even more in-depth on these topics. It's an interesting read, and it's important for both cannabis growers and even casual users to understand the impacts cannabis has on our environment. You can Read the Article here.