Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, August 07, 2017

Pollution from illegal marijuana farms deep in California's national forests is far worse than previously thought, and has turned thousands of acres into waste dumps so toxic that simply touching plants has landed law enforcement officers in the hospital. The volume of banned or restricted pesticides and illegally applied fertilizers in the woods dwarfs estimates by the U.S. Forest Service in 2014, when a top enforcement official testified that the pollution was threatening forest land in California and other states.

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According to unpublished data seen by Reuters, Gabriel, who has visited more than 100 sites in California and is widely considered the top expert on toxics at marijuana farms, calculated that federal land in California contains 731,000 pounds of solid fertilizer, 491,000 ounces of concentrated liquid fertilizer and 200,000 ounces of toxic pesticides.

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Back in my smoking days, it was easy to tell when something bad was used. Problem is, with it being illegal I didn't have many choices so I had to put up with it. Just another example of how making something illegal that millions want and society deems is not a critical problem just makes things worse, not better. Of course, Prohibition taught us that but since when did Americans ever use our failures to learn anything?

#1 | Posted by humtake at 2017-08-07 11:55 AM | Reply

These illegal growers are Ayn Rand supermen. Just look at all the laws they ignore in search of personal gain!

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-08-07 12:30 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Hooray for prohibition!

#3 | Posted by qcp at 2017-08-07 12:49 PM | Reply

There's toxic waste from all non organic farms.

But let's just focus on weed since they're threatening the profits of big political donors.

#4 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-08-07 01:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

total --------

#5 | Posted by ABlock at 2017-08-07 03:07 PM | Reply

So, at least they aren't wasting water like the almond growers. Those selfish b*****ds need to go.

#6 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-08-07 03:13 PM | Reply

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