“Unlike other agriculture, there is no crop insurance for marijuana growers. That means that many farmers will use any means necessary to guarantee a return on their investment — even when it means spraying harmful chemicals or draining a creek dry that is home to endangered fish. This needs to change,” he writes in a companion article for Huffington Post. “... we must move beyond debates on whether or not it should be legal. It is time we start discussing how we can guarantee that marijuana is not destroying the environment or poisoning the people who smoke it.”
Rather's three teaser clips from AXS.TV's YouTube Channel are a great window into what's going on just north of the Bay Area, and a great companion to East Bay Express October feature “Greenwashing the Drug War”.