Friday, April 15, 2011
According to a report in the Denver Business Journal, authorized growers alone use $5 billion worth of energy. That works out to the output of seven big electric power plants. In Humboldt County, Calif., a center of marijuana production, per-person residential electricity use jumped 50 percent compared to other parts of the state after medical marijuana was legalized there in 1996.
Read more: Scientist: Marijuana causes global warming.
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