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Marijuana Opponents Reveal New Report

August 11, 2010 by  

Marijuana Opponents Reveal New ReportA new report from the Opposition to the California Marijuana Legalization Initiative has found that cultivating cannabis indoors may have serious health and economic impacts.

In response to California’s Proposition 19—which legalizes marijuana-related activities and permits local governments to collect taxes on the drug’s sale—the organization’s representative Alexandra Datig said research has found that indoor marijuana cultivation creates ideal conditions for the growth of black mold, which can have devastating consequences for the home, its ventilation system, walls, floors and building materials.

Moreover, she said that “the campaign’s investigation findings have confirmed that the three most dangerous strains of Aspergillus fungus naturally exist in marijuana plants,” and that they produce a deadly afla-toxin.

According to the organization, in addition to health hazards, the passing of Proposition 19 would have serious economic consequences as it would force homeowners’ insurance rates to escalate due to the risk of contamination.

Proposition 19, also known as the Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010, will appear on the ballot in California on Nov. 2.ADNFCR-1961-ID-19916836-ADNFCR

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