Marijuana Facility Dangers

Marijuana Facility Dangers Marijuana facility dangers are a surprise to many, but not to a fire fighter. Preventing marijuana facility fires and other safety concerns offer good incentives for marijuana facility managers to hire staff who have some formal education in marijuana.  Marijuana facility dangers are everywhere so safety in all respects is a concern.  In particular, fires are a major threat. As a result, Arizona officials are warning about marijuana facility dangers, most critically, fire risks.  Arizona alone, has had several incidents including 2 fires at medical marijuana facilities and a chemical spill at another facility. Dangers Marijuana facility dangers vary in growing, processing and sale facilities.  These facilities can contain chemicals of varying danger if inhaled and chemicals that are flammable or that may explode.  Marijuana itself which, if burning, would require fire fighters to use their breathing apparatus or get lit themselves. Marijuana facilities commonly contain fertilizers which can be very explosive. Butane or other flammable solvents are often used to manufacture certain marijuana products and must be stored and handled carefully.  Dangers include chemicals like herbicides, insecticide and fungicides and even mold.  In one case, a fire fighter became ill several days after fighting… 

The Stigma Attached to Marijuana

The Stigma Attached to Marijuana There is a stigma attached to marijuana.  I know this is true because i feel it.  My husband thinks its hysterical that I have an interest in marijuana.  I feel the stigma attached to marijuana even though my interest is not so much in the weed itself, but in: business; economic development in NY; jobs in NY; criminal justice reform as it relates to the racial injustice perpetrated by prohibition. The weed itself is not my cup of tea right now but my husband still thinks it’s funny.  He wishes I would get another interest. There was a really awesome piece in the Poughkeepsie Journal News last month.   It made a strong impression on me even though it is a letter from a politician and I have little use for politicians generally.  In this letter from the local politician to the person at the newspaper “who decided what words to use where.” He tells them to stop using the term “recreational “ as it applies to marijuana legalization. “Decriminalized, legalized, regulated, state sanctioned marijuana distribution, use and possession is not about encouraging or even a benign acceptance of a “recreational” use of the substance.…