I think Marita Noon had a lapse of logic. Pot has little to do with green. Green organic hippies also support pot legalization, but few of them claim that it is a big money maker, that can substitute in Humboldt county CA for the end of redwood cutting.
The Elitists who run our government have targeted some no-good industries. If places like East KY can find an acceptable substitute industry, good. Otherwise the elitists prefer to see those places revert to unpopulated wild wilderness, for the sake of a more perfect world ecology.