Pot’s Carbon Footprint

April 25, 2011

It’s a delicious irony that the pot smoking, long haired, maggot infested hippies who worry overmuch about man made climate change themselves hold much of the blame.

According to the Department of Energy:

The analysis performed in this study finds that indoor Cannabis production results in energy expenditures of $5 billion each year, with electricity use equivalent to that of 2 million average U.S. homes. This corresponds to 1% of national electricity consumption or 2% of that in households. The yearly greenhouse-gas pollution (carbon dioxide, CO2 ) from the electricity plus associated transportation fuels equals that of 3 million cars. Energy costs constitute a quarter of wholesale value.

And California is by far the worst offender!

This stuff is just too good to make up.

via Freakonomics.

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