We never really considered this before, but illegal land clearing will need a massive dose of roundup at the least.
This describes what else likely goes on as well.
So yes the illegal industry is just too big to not be a serious problem and needs to be cleaned up legally.
In states that allow legal cannabis cultivation, growers are required to follow strict environmental regulations on water and pesticide use.
One teaspoon of carbofuran is enough to kill a 600-pound black bear.
Jodi Helmer is a North Carolina-based journalist who writes about farming and the environment.