27 Apr '11, 3pm

Legalizing Marijuana Could Reduce Its Energy Consumption 75%

Legalizing Marijuana Could Reduce Its Energy Consumption 75%

Without running all the numbers myself I can't really comment on whether the 75% figure is accurate, but I have no reason to disbelieve it on its face; This all assumes that growers wouldn't continue with cultivation under lights for horticultural reasons; While reducing energy use is a good reason on its own to legalize marijuana, even if the potential reductions weren't so dramatic or even nil, marijuana (as well as industrial hemp, a different thing, remember) ought to be legalized and one of the most tragically counterproductive, pointless prohibition campaigns the world has seen put behind us.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/04/legalizing-mariju...

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