April 14, 2011

"Marijuana causes global warming, uses 1% of U.S. electricity."

Allegedly!

19 comments:

shoutingthomas said...

Yes, but it's worth it.

ampersand said...

This should cause the first major schism in Warming theology. Orthodox Puritans versus Reformed Potatarians.

AJ Lynch said...

Dude, this is yooge!

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Shhh! You're harshing their mellow.

MadisonMan said...

(not counting the smoke exhaled)

Bad journalism. Exhaled smoke will not increase carbon dioxide levels -- they decreased when the plant grew.

Unless the pot being smoked is fossilized.

Revenant said...

Legalize it so people grow it outdoors instead of using grow lights.

Problem solved.

shoutingthomas said...

Legalize it so people grow it outdoors instead of using grow lights.

Problem solved.

Not entirely. The indoor stuff can be cultivated more carefully to maximum bud production and THC content.

Sigivald said...

Can anyone find the actual "study"?

All I've been able to find is this half-assed report, and it's dubious as hell.

That's just an insane amount of electrical demand.

DADvocate said...

The lady from whom I bought my house had a small growing system in the crawl space, basically a couple of three foot long shop lights with grow light bulbs in them. I took them out to avoid any suspicion on me since I don't live in California.

DADvocate said...

Not entirely. The indoor stuff can be cultivated more carefully to maximum bud production and THC content.

Maybe so, but this shit is so easy to grow and so cheap to grow worrying about maximum bud/THC production is ludicrous. Just take a couple of extra puffs.

TMink said...

I think this is from the same place where they got the "statistic" about women being abused more during the Superbowl.

From their anus in other words.

Trey

Lincolntf said...

I'm usually a big fan of defending the principle over a compromise, but if everyone was allowed to grow a reasonable amount (10-20 plants), whether inside or out, it would solve half the problem. You'd still have the crime and "gateway" issues, with people stealing from growers, 12-year olds smoking, etc, but it would be a start. I endorse any State's move in that direction.

Revenant said...

Not entirely. The indoor stuff can be cultivated more carefully to maximum bud production and THC content.

While that's true, it isn't worth the effort -- in exchange for not needing as much land, you spend a LOT more on electricity. People would grow it in greenhouses, but grow lights aren't economical.

Michael K said...

Legalize it so people grow it outdoors instead of using grow lights.

Problem solved.


Lots of people grow it outdoors. That's why it is not a good idea to go hiking in Humboldt County. If the dogs don't get you, the guns will.

ET1492 said...

I would support legalizing marijuana only if they allowed people to grow their own.

The Crack Emcee said...

First, potheads vs. global warmists is a battle royal I'd like to see happen.

Second (regarding Michael K's comment on dogs and guns) yep. I used to work with those guys and guns were everywhere. I got invited to play private shows for them and, along with a great fee, they'd give everyone in the band at least an ounce.

Working up there was a trip: everyone - and I mean everyone, even kids - would have these gigantic rolls of bills, but they were all hundreds, so no one could break a twenty. It started off as funny but, over time, became a real frustration.

They deserted me, ruthlessly, when I came out as a Republican.

The Crack Emcee said...

Oh, and Global warming is a fraud.

jim said...

GOTCHA FAIL. First I LOLed ... then I facepalmed.

Lighting has seen the best improvement in efficiency of any retail electricity-based tech: LED lighting is close to 100% conversion of power to light. Plants take in CO2 & fix carbon - yes, even "The Devil Weed."

Global Warming is a fraud.

I'm sure the Inuit will be absolutely delighted to learn this wonderful news ... please feel free to go up north & tell them so in person.

Thermal satellite mapping doesn't have an agenda, & it tells a much less comforting story - North America is the only sizeable region on the planet that's undergoing cooling now: enjoy it while you still can, because I kind of doubt it's going to last.

Albedo doesn't have an agenda either: glaciers & the Arctic icecap are white, rocks, soil & open sea are dark ... & positive feedback is a bitch.

Eliu S. Grullon said...

@ ET1492 I totally agree with you...Don´t worry, we´re definitely getting close to that :-)