Bad News, Libs: Smoking A Joint Bad For Your Carbon Footprint

Oh, all right, yes, I know and have known plenty of right leaning folks who smoke pot. I don’t hang with them because, personally, I don’t smoke it, do not care for the way it makes me feel. And, as a sidebar, as I’ve said many times before, I could care less whether it is legalized or not. But, that is a post for a different day. Because right leaning folks are not worried about their carbon footprint. Liberals are (though, they rarely do anything to reduce their own): Smoking a joint could ruin your carbon footprint

Marijuana growers are responsible for 1 percent of all energy consumption in the U.S. according to a new report.

Evan Mills, a longtime energy analyst at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, recently completed a study aimed at quantifying a previously undocumented component of energy demand in the United States: the marijuana industry.

That’s quite a bit of energy just so you liberals can get high, isn’t it? Haven’t these pot growers switched over to alternative energy sources yet….hey, I wonder if we can turn pot into fuel? You can hear liberals screaming at their computer screens about now, eh?

These findings become even more remarkable when Mills breaks them down into easy to visualize terms. For instance:

  • Smoking a single Cannabis cigarette represents 2 pounds of CO2 emissions, an amount equal to running a 100-watt light bulb for 17 hours with average U.S. electricity.
  • A four-by-four-foot marijuana production module doubles the electricity use of an average U.S. home and triples that of an average California home. The added electricity use is equivalent to running about 30 refrigerators. Processed Cannabis results in 3000-times its weight in CO2 emissions.
  • For off-grid production (i.e. secret grow houses in the woods), it requires 70 gallons of diesel fuel to produce one indoor Cannabis plant, or 140 gallons with smaller, less-efficient gasoline generators.

Yikes! Those kinds of stats can really ruin your buzz.

Who knew that marijuana production and use could be so bad for globull warming? Funny that one joint is worse than a light bulb. Both are banned. Though, there are no penalties for possession of incandescent light bulbs. Yet.

Unfortunately, switching to solar just wouldn’t work, according to the study (insert sad face emoticon here). And “The yearly greenhouse-gas pollution (carbon dioxide, CO2 ) from the electricity plus associated transportation fuels equals that of 3 million cars.” Time to give up smoking pot, Libs!

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