Marijuana Cultivation Linked To Deforestation

The Forestry department’s issue with the cultivation of marijuana is more about the practice of deforestation than the actual growing of the crop.

Cornelius Richards, a senior Forestry Supervisor, spoke on the topic on a recent NBC radio programme. Richards said that the cutting down of trees to plant marijuana causes harm to the environment.

Richards added that the cultivation of marijuana is not the focus of the Forestry Department, but an issue for law enforcement. He said that his department is more concerned with the destruction of the forest and would treat the cultivation of any mono crop in the same way.