Monday, April 20, 2015

One Toke Over the Line

There's some sad news
for any environmentally-conscious potheads

who want to toke the pain away
about California's drought.

The average marijuana plant
uses a whopping six gallons
of water per day

while wine grapes
by comparison
take only 3.3 gallons.

You may also be putting
freshwater salmon and trout
in danger

and since many other animals
feed on these fish
it could affect the entire food chain.

On the bright side
maybe some pothead
with a capitalist streak

can devise a synthetic
gluten-free "Paleo Weed"
based on what cavemen and -women
used to buy
from their friendly underground dealers

before plants were invented.

This poem © 2015 Emily Cooper.