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

SCHOLARS FROM UC BERKELEY & ITHACA COLLEGE 

 RELEASE NEW PEER REVIEWED STUDY  THAT

CONFIRMS CANNABIS CULTIVATION DAMAGE TO THE ENVIRONMENT


Check out this CBS TV Story on Study


Another Academic Journal on the Study


Published by the Ecological Society of America, a new study from scholars at UC Berkley &  Ithaca College Report that confirms that "Planting cannabis for commercial production in remote locations is creating forest fragmentation, stream modification, soil erosion and landslides. Without land-use policies to limit its environmental footprint, 

the impacts of cannabis farming could get worse."


This is first systematic study looking at the impact on the environment by cannabis cultivation. They have found the construction of roads and groves is perforating our forests and open space. 


Check out the study published in the November issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment published by the Ecology Association of America.

Download the Report

Cultivating Disaster: 

The Effects of Cannabis Cultivation 

on the Environment of Calaveras County


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

Marijuana cultivation has brought major environmental pollution to our county's forests and hills: Our Study lays out the facts about the serious ecological damage caused by marijuana cultivation

Marijuana Sites: legal and Illegal

Estimates of marijuana growing sites are as many as 1200 with projected clean up costs in the millions, if not billions of dollars according to top experts.

Keeping Calaveras County Clean and Beautiful

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

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