Amendment 64: Communities in Transition

The environmental impact of marijuana

March 19, 2013
As Colorado's legal marijuana industry grows in the coming years, one issue likely to get increased attention is the environmental impact of growing pot. And if the drug's price falls as the market expands, growers may be scrambling to reduce both their environmental footprint and their hefty energy bills.

In the latest installment of KDNK's "Communities in Transition" series, Nelson Harvey looked into the environmental cost of marijuana cultivation, and what might be done to make the process of growing the green stuff just a little bit greener.

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The environmental impact of marijuana, part one

In part one of an investigation into the environmental impacts of Amendment 64, Nelson Harvey looks into the energy cost of marijuana cultivation, and what might be done to make the process of growing the green stuff just a little bit greener.
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The environmental impact of marijuana, part two

In part two of an investigation into the environmental impact of marijuana, KDNK's Nelson Harvey considers some reforms that could make growing weed just a little bit greener.

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