What do you think? Will legalization help the environment by removing wild land grows? Or will it hurt because of modern farming techniques and shipping?
If it can be run on real farmland - instead of having to have hidden forest grows - it can be managed much better.
It doesn’t have to be destructive - but the situation of illegality has pushed it that way. Organic Cannabis grown in an ecologically conscious and regenerative fashion could help a lot of broken farmland heal…
One of my clients, an environmental magazine, did a highly critical story about this topic: http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/eij/article/the_green_rush
Same as with many other farming, it CAN be destructive. But it CAN be done in harmony with the earth too.