Estimated reclamation costs in Calaveras County California alone could reach $2 billion for 1,200 grow sites. 50,000 grow sites in the state could amount to over $50 billion, according to the Calaveras County study (www.silentpoison.com/CultivatingDisaster).
Aside from killing wildlife, fish and depleting streams and water tables, the poisons seeping into the ground are contaminating watersheds that serve farm animals and millions of people. Poisons are also decimating the famed spotted owl that shut down the lumber industry. Money and manpower for reclamation are non-existent.
Our national forests are no longer safe. Millions of birds, animals and fish are essentially murdered. Pristine ecosystems are being destroyed. Poisons and fertilizers seeping into the soil are contaminating streams that serve millions of people while our federal and state governments stand on the sidelines.
Under the guise of medicine, at the end of 2017, produced 8 times more pot than is consumed within our own borders. California supplies 60 to 75% of the entire US black market for marijuana, 93% of which is known to be contaminated with pesticides. Rather than limit production, in the 1st quarter 2018, the state issued 2,000 additional licenses to grow pot, obviously to serve export markets. In the meantime, Congress is withholding funds for federal enforcement of their own laws. The FDA and EPA have done nothing to protect the people and planet. Now, contrary to federal laws which he is supposed to enforce, the President unwisely says States have a right to set their own marijuana laws. Then, is it OK that California has become a cartel, bigger than all others combined?
The nation has been hijacked. We have become a lawless, narco nation where money for personal political futures is more important than an oath to defend the constitution and protect the people. To the chagrin or our international allies, the US is now a rogue nation in violation of three international treaties. Unless America returns to the rule of law, the America will never regain its former glory.
Don’t Believe It? Please take 11 ½ minutes and watch Youtube.com/Environmental Damage of Marijuana In the West.