Thursday, April 2, 2015
Water Water Nowhere
It's time to piss off libertarians (A favorite thing of mine.) while asking an obvious question. California is in an ongoing, epic drought. Governor Jerry Brown has signed an executive order mandating a 25% reduction in water use. If we don't have enough water to grow tomatoes, can we allow water to be used to grow marijuana? Environmentalists (I consider myself an enviro.) love to point out that it doesn't make a lot of sense to grow things like rice and almonds, two water intensive crops, in a semi-desert place like California's central valley. How much sense does it make to brew beer during a drought? It's not like we can't truck in Bud from the Midwest.