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10/30/2018

10/30/18

In a recent op-ed the U.S. attorney for the District of Colorado notes several disturbing facts and trends: “Colorado’s youth use marijuana at a rate 85 percent higher than the national average; marijuana-related traffic fatalities are up by 151 percent; an indoor marijuana grow consumes 17 times more power per square foot than an average residence while each adult marijuana plant consumes over 2.2 liters of water per day; and Colorado has already issued over 40 recalls of retail marijuana laced with pesticides and mold. And now Colorado has a booming black market including Mexican cartel growers for that black market who use nerve-agent pesticides that are contaminating Colorado’s soil, waters, and wildlife.” Is this really what we want for California and the Mother Lode?

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