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Marijuana Crops In California Threaten Forests


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Marijuana Crops in California Threaten Forests

Arcata, Calif. -- It took the death of a small, rare member of the weasel family to focus the attention of Northern California’s marijuana growers on the impact that their huge and expanding activities were having on the environment.

The animal, a Pacific fisher, had been poisoned by an anticoagulant in rat poisons like d-Con. Since then, six other poisoned fishers have been found. Two endangered spotted owls tested positive. Mourad W. Gabriel, a scientist at the University of California, Davis, concluded that the contamination began when marijuana growers in deep forests spread d-Con to protect their plants from wood rats.

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i'm glad they figured out it was rat poison in marijuana grows and not the rat poison that every farmer uses in his horse barns.

you know, with the rats and the animal grains that the rats eat, and the owls that eat the rats that are in the barn...

 

but hey, its all them marijuana fault!

 

california is a desert and has always had water issues.

napa valley vineyards anyone?

 

i hope everyone practices water retention soil additives to conserve water.

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So the bottom line we all get to share the D-con.  That's why I quit giving it to my mice. They loved the stuff. If I was going to be gone, I would get a box of it with like 12 packs in it, open one, then they started  opening  them for  themselves. All was great till I started checking around. They had the stuff stashed in my bed, the pillow cases, my clothes, etc. 

 

Thats when I started getting traps, no lethal chemicals. No more poop.  Just little bodies. 

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