Commander Cody

♫ Well my dog died just yesterday and left me all alone.
The finance company dropped by today and repossessed my home.
That’s just a drop in the bucket compared to losing you,
And I’m down to seeds and stems again, too.
Got the Down to Seeds and Stems again Blues. ♫

Commander Cody’s lament, poignantly twanged by Telemaster Bill Kirchen, harks back to a bygone era, before medical marijuana and the electrification of indoor victory gardens. Things are different now. Tea leaves are harvested in abundance.

But potheads, or at least those who worry about the “climate crisis,” may still need to sing the blues. A new study by Evan Mills of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory finds that indoor Cannabis production has a very large carbon footprint. If you’re too far gone to read the study, man, then, like, just look at the picture:

Reporter Colin Sullivan summarizes the study, titled “Energy Up in Smoke,” in yesterday’s E&E News (subscription required): [click to continue…]