Our colleague, Dr. Mourad Gabriel, is the subject of a recent feature article by bioGraphic, a part of the California Academy of Sciences. Dr. Gabriel is the executive director of the non-profit Integral Ecology Research Center (IERC), and is affiliated with the Wildlife Health Center at the University of California, Davis. He has been a leading voice in sounding the alarm over the environmental impacts of marijuana cultivation, and he actively assists law enforcement in studying and remediating illegal marijuana grow sites. This article provides a very good overview of the environmental harms of marijuana, and of Dr. Gabriel’s work.
The Rocky Mountain HIDTA has released a supplement to their 2016 evaluation of marijuana’s impacts on Colorado. This new report includes updates to the information featured in the 2016 report. The supplement may be read at RMHIDTA’s website.