Outdoor marijuana cultivation creates a host of negative environmental effects.These grow sites
affect wildlife, vegetation, water, soil, and other natural resources through the use of chemicals,
fertilizers, terracing, and poaching. Marijuana cultivation results in the chemical contamination and
alteration of watersheds; diversion of natural water courses; elimination of native vegetation; wildfire
hazards; poaching of wildlife; and disposal of garbage, non-biodegradable materials, and human waste.