Currently Montréal - le 21 avril 2022

☔️ Pluie - 🌡 10°C - 💨 50 km/h

La météo, aujourd'hui.

Ce soir: dégagé puis ennuagement cette nuit. Rafales de vent d'ouest à 40km/h.
🌡 Minimum 2°C.

Jeudi: nuageux en début de journée. Pluie débutant en après-midi. Rafales de vent du sud à 50km/h. Indice UV de 4 ou modéré.
🌡 Maximum 10°C

Jeudi soir: pluie cessant tard en soirée. Dégagement par la suite.
🌡 Minimum 6°C

Nous aurons 13h47 (+3 minutes) de lumière du jour demain.

— Francis L

The weather, currently.

Tonight: clear then partly cloudy tonight. Westerly wind gusts at 40 km/h.
🌡 Low 2°C.

Thursday: generally cloud in the morning. Rain starting in the afternoon. Southerly wind gusts at 50 km/h. UV index of 4 or moderate.
🌡 High 10°C

Thursday evening: rain ending late in the evening. Clearance afterwards.
🌡 Low 6°C

We will have 13h47 (+3 minutes) of daylight tomorrow.

—Francis L

What you need to know, currently.

Happy 4/20! If you’re with it enough, this is a great day to call your representatives and encourage them to support the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act. The legislation would legalize weed nationwide, expunge the records of those arrested on cannabis offenses, and set up a trust to fund services for communities that have been impacted by over policing.

Were it to pass, it’s also likely to make the marijuana industry more sustainable. States that have legalized weed are better able to regulate its production (ensuring that pesticides and fertilizer used in growing cannabis don’t pollute local waterways, for example) as well as regulate its carbon footprint.

Because weed is often harvested in growhouses, it uses up an enormous amount of electricity. Colorado—with harsh winters—was the first state to legalize weed, but its carbon footprint there is substantial. A study published in Nature Sustainability last year showed that the state’s cannabis industry produced more emissions than its coal mines.

“The emissions that come from growing 1 ounce, depending on where it’s grown in the US, is about the same as burning 7 to 16 gallons of gasoline,” Hailey Summers, one of the study’s authors, told New Scientist. Legalizing weed nationwide and creating incentives to grow it outdoors could reduce its expanding carbon footprint.