Tar and Abby

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

This is why the West gets a little crazy once and a while

"Delivering a major blow to state-licensed pot growers in Washington state and Colorado, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation said today it will not allow any federally-controlled water to be used on marijuana crops...."

"...The decision could hit particularly hard in Washington state, with the federal agency controlling the water supply for two-thirds of Washington state’s irrigated land."

Even though many of us work in the nuclear power, cold war cleanup and scientific research this area is huge for agriculture - both irrigated and dry land wheat. We have one of the country's biggest rivers which runs right thru the middle of it all plus two good sized rivers that empty into it within a 20 minute drive between the two rivers. This isn't about conservation, it is about the federal government not getting its act together and thwarting the direction that the people of WA decided to take it. I did not vote for the legalization of pot but my fellow citizens did and we all agree to get along after the decision is made.

Original story here



Read more here: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2014/05/20/2979512/feds-wont-allow-water-for-pot.html?sp=%2F99%2F177%2F&ihp=1#storylink=cpy


Read more here: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2014/05/20/2979512/feds-wont-allow-water-for-pot.html?sp=%2F99%2F177%2F&ihp=1#storylink=cpy

3 comments:

Bob Slatten said...

Just circumventing the law, ma'am.

S'A said...

Anything to make it difficult, it seems these days.

Jeanne said...

This decision has been all over the news here for the pat few days. It will be interesting to see how it all shakes out...