Getting Baked: Can Legalizing Marijuana Help Fight Climate Change?

Scott Greaten, Executive Director, Friends of the Eel River
Michael Sutton, Former President, California Fish and Game Commission

Growing pot indoors consumes large amounts of water and energy. Growing illegal weed outdoors often involves trespassing on national or state parks. Runoff from cannabis farms pollutes streams and ecosystems. Could legalizing marijuana in California result in more efficient harvesting that uses less water and results in less environmental destruction?

California voters will have a chance to weigh in on legalizing marijuana on the November ballot. Join us for a conversation about the climate, energy and water impacts of changing the way one of the state’s biggest crops is produced.