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‘Strong indication’ Reclamation will forbid water for marijuana farmers

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The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is mulling the legality of supplying federal water to marijuana growing operations.

“At the request of various water districts in the West, Reclamation is currently evaluating how the Controlled Substances Act applies in the context of Reclamation project water being used to facilitate marijuana-related activities,” said Peter Soeth, a Reclamation spokesman at the agency’s Denver office. “We will work with our water districts once the evaluation is complete.”

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