Ecologically destructive practices and mistaken views about the climate emergency are rife among the Cannabis tribe. Ceaseless extolling of the very real virtues of hemp has meant too little awareness that most commercial pot production right now is apocalyptic.
Hemp is not a fig leaf with which to cover the fact that the pot industry is currently complicit in rendering the planet a living hell for future generations.
Crucial reading for everyone involved is Ernest Small’s paper Marijuana – unsustainable, unecological and unnecessary cultivation in energy-hog greenhouses. As the study sets out, everything can easily be improved – to the point where it is actually on a par with hemp.
That way, the new era of legalization can start out on the right foot.