The scientific journal PLOSone recently published an article showing the impact of marijuana farming to be a potential death blow to the California watershed, as reported in USA Today: "Smoked dry: Massive marijuana cultivation has 'lethal' impact on California water supply — study"(March 29, 2015). As compared to almonds, marijuana is not a staple food product nor has it yet been shown to be medically essential for any condition that afflicts man. Why then would The Baltimore Sun not focus on the environmental harms of farming such a product? Because news of marijuana's environmental impact might upset their progressive worldview and give strength to the conservative political backlash currently underway in this country. Please editors, prove me wrong by running a series on the environmental impact of marijuana farming.