Guest essay by Eric Worrall
The Daily Climate reports that global warming is set to make Californian marijuana a lot stronger – if we let it happen.
According to the Daily Climate;
Global warming may give a minor twist to that classic hippie bumper sticker that quips “Acid rain: Too bad it’s not as much fun as it sounds.” Turns out a warming climate could boost the medicinal and psychoactive properties of plants including cannabis.
But that’s not all: Climate change will also open up higher elevations to growing weed clandestinely on public lands, a practice that’s putting increased strain on fragile ecosystems. Some say relaxed marijuana laws exacerbate the problem by bringing in more growers; others argue increased regulation and oversight will eventually lead to more responsible growing practices.
One prominent researcher who specializes in weed migration patterns in…
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