Earlier today, local weed farming lobbyist Hezekiah Allen appeared on HuffPost Live, along with Mother Jones reporter Josh Harkinson, to address questions about marijuana’s impact on the environment, with special focus on the Emerald Triangle.

Actually, the question superimposed on the video — “Is Pot to Blame for California’s Drought?” — is pretty moronic. But Allen and Harkinson manage to dig down to the tangled roots of this complex issue. Check the video above.