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Illegal Grows Overrun a County in California

This letter was sent by a local activist to her neighbors regarding the proliferation of illegal marijuana grows in San Bernardino, a California county.

She wrote to PopPot: “The illegal marijuana grows in San Bernardino County are trashing our environment, overusing our limited water supplies, leaching dangerous chemicals into the soil, terrorizing residents with guard dogs, and bringing in a criminal element to our once peaceful desert community that is seriously impacting quality of life and the safety of residents.”

Subject: Speak up and Demand Action against the Illegal Marijuana Grows Destroying our Community

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Is Marijuana eco-friendly?

Marijuana is hazardous to your health and the earth.

The only thing green about marijuana is the color. Otherwise, it is an environmental disaster.

Whether grown outdoors or indoors, it is dirty agriculture and negatively impacts air & water quality, robs the electric grid and watersheds, and  produces greenhouse gases. The industry uses heavy pesticides which put wildlife at risk. It was never meant to be a large scale agricultural product. The end product contains mold and toxins that are harmful to humans.

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A Poem in honor of International Survivors Of Suicide Loss Day

Suicide, such a loss.                                                                                           Marijuana taking our children, oh at what a cost!

Grieving, yet driven, to let all be told. There’s a price to be paid, all is not gold!

Mothers and Fathers are hurting, yet staying strong, to spread the word. Marijuana can be dangerous, it’s hurting our world.

Pain relief is great, except when it starts to abate. Then the demons take over, for some it’s too late!

Mental health and marijuana, “Buyer Beware”, it’s got a bite to take your life, not even all of the Doctors are aware.

Science is talking, but many people don’t care. The almighty buck, they’re taking more than their share.

Please start to pay attention, it’s taking our land, killing off nature, and placing a line in the sand.

It’s ok to want help, to be free from the pain. But let’s work together to research, to find the best plan.

Please, please remember, there’s families grieving all around the land, another child buried, help us to take a stand!!

By Sharon Southard  11-20-2020

In memory of Tyler Southard who died on July 28, 2018, and the other parents who shared a memory of their sons who died because of marijuana-related suicides.

                     Plus all the families and children remembered here and on the MomsStrong.org website.   Shane’s story, as well as Andy’s storyes, and all the other stories.    

A special thank you, Sharon, and a shout out to all the other parents who have the courage to share your story.