Welcome to Silent Poison

Marijuana Cultivation:
POLLUTING OUR ECOLOGY

MARIJUANA CULTIVATION IS SERIOUSLY  DAMAGING THE ENVIRONMENT OF CALIFORNIA AND THE WEST 

SILENT POISON PRESENTS THE FACTS




CHECK OUT LATEST NEWS ON CANNABIS IMPACT ON ECOLOGY

WELCOME TO SILENT POISON: THE WEBSITE THAT BRINGS THE FACTS ON THE IMPACT OF MARIJUANA ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY


MORE THAN 20,000 PEOPLE HAVE NOW USED SILENT POISON. 

WE ARE GRATIFIED WITH YOUR SUPPORT. 


THE IMPACT OF POT GROWERS: VIDEO

Watch this Video with Calaveras County Supervisor Dennis Mills 

as he takes you on tour of one polluted site. 


Calaveras County Bans Pot Cultivation 

Calaveras County has joined all Sierra Foothill Counties in banning marijuana cultivation. 

The media has given it wide coverage.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/01/17/calaveras-county-once-pot-friendly-bans-marijuana/


POT INDUSTRY REQUIRES HUGE AMOUNTS OF ENERGY

Read this interesting piece how the pot industry has dramatically increased electricity demand. 

https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060036287


University Study Finds Pot Cultivation Hurts the Environnment

https://ourenvironment.berkeley.edu/news/2017/10/cannabis-crop-expansion-threatens-wildlife-habitats

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171031202705.htm


Download the Report

Cultivating Disaster: 

The Effects of Cannabis Cultivation 

on the Environment of Calaveras County


Prepared by The Communications Institute 

Commissioned by Calaveras County Supervisor Dennis Mills


This report was carefully researched and includes data and background from officials from federal, state and local government. It has been heralded as really the first clear presentation of the ecological damage of the cannabis growing in the Sierra and rural areas on the environment.


Supervisors from 12 counties and numerous members of Congress and the State Legislature including their staff 

are now relying on the clear facts brought by this report. 


 It also includes a 30 page bibliography of articles from leading academic and media organizations.


We are pleased that Ascent Environmental, the author of the county's own EIR, commented on our report  “…the document provided by Supervisor Mills is considered to be an accurate accounting of the literature and information available regarding unregulated, illegal, illicit and potentially trespass cannabis operations.'"  The Ascent Analysis said the  environmental problems were caused by only illegal grow sites. That is an error by the environmental firm since our report deals with both legal and illegal grows.






About Us

Protecting the Environment: Delivering the Truth

Silent Poison seeks to bring the truth about the serious environmental damage Marijuana cultivation has brough to our state's forests and hills: The Cultivating for Disaster  Study lays out the facts about the serious ecological damage caused by marijuana cultivation

Marijuana Sites: legal and Illegal

Estimates of marijuana growing sites justin Calaveras County are as many as 1200 with projected clean up costs in the millions, if not billions of dollars according to top experts. There are thousands of more sites in Sierra Foothill counties.

Keeping Rural California Clean and Beautiful

We need public policy that protects the environment and quality of life of Calaveras County and other rural counties including local government, the state of California and the US Government.

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