08 Apr '11, 5pm

Marijuana Industry Responsible for 1% of US Electricity Consumption, Has $5 Billion Energy Bill

Wow! Talk about ways to reduce your carbon footprint! We've discussed before on TreeHugger the ways in which legalizing marijuana could potentially benefit the environment , because of the disastrous effect illegal operations have on forests, watersheds, and now CO2 emissions. Knowing these figures, it wouldn't be surprising if one day soon we're hearing about buying only sustainably grown marijuana in the same way we should only buy sustainably grown coffee or beef.

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