Next time you light up you may want to think about the damage you're doing to the environment, at least that's what politician Cheryl Gallant says. The Conservative MP blames weed for greenhouse gas emissions in a recently surfaced video that has garnered attention on Twitter.\nIn the video that has been seen by over 9000 Twitter users so far, Cheryl Gallant, the Conservative MP for the riding of Renfrew-Nippissing-Pembroke describes what she calls the "Pot Paradox." She goes on to say that it's ironic that Justin Trudeau is imposing a carbon tax to lower carbon dioxide emissions while also legalizing marijuana.\nGallant says in the video that "by lighting up a joint...we have a new law that promotes the emission of carbon dioxide." She also mentions all the "negative health benefits" of lighting up a joint but doesn't go into what those "negative benefits" are.\nIn the most recent tweet that is circulating, it's not clear when exactly this video is from or the context of these comments, but with an election coming up, it's not surprising that it has resurfaced recently. In response to the video, Canadians are left wondering about the logic behind these statements. Some are wondering how Gallant even got elected in the first place.\nConservative MP Cheryl Gallant says the legalization of #Marijuana has increased #Greenhouse Gasses in the atmosphere#stopscheer #cdnpoli #cdnmedia #elxn43 pic.twitter.com/srnDzARhPW— G.T. Lem (@gtlem) August 24, 2019\nCanadians have a lot to say about it and they are not holding back with the gifs.\nIncessant blathering of utter nonsense also increases greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere.— Paul F (@DaSchwantz) August 24, 2019\nDoes it seem you have to be dumb to be a Conservative?— Jeffrey Luscombe (@JeffreyLuscombe) August 24, 2019\nLolz. She has said some pretty interesting things over the years but this one takes the cake. I’d like to know what she’s smoking.— Greg Johansen 🏳️🌈 🐓🍷 (@johangreg) August 24, 2019\nDear gawd how did she get elected? pic.twitter.com/gHnz0XC02q— (((Isabella Bardoel))) 🍁🌷 (@IsabellaBardoel) August 24, 2019\npic.twitter.com/lD5ABCWFLD— Barney Panofsky's Best Intentions (@mynamesnotgordy) August 24, 2019\nAt what point do we declare that they’ve attained peak stupid?— Adam Gladstone (@Adamgladstone) August 24, 2019\nIs she ok mentally or is she advocating for the carbon tax to be placed on cigarettes and pot ? This is ridiculous. If you want to pick on pot there are actual valid issues that could be brought to light . This lady is not doing her side any favours— Sean (@Max_TO) August 24, 2019\npic.twitter.com/1aWOhwK11M— Sharna Sugarman (@SugarmanSharna) August 24, 2019\nIn fairness to Gallant, there is an environmental impact from the Cannabis industry, but it doesn't come from lighting up a joint.\nAccording to Cannabis Tech from 2018, the main carbon dioxide emissions from the cannabis industry are related to the indoor growing of plants, since this generally takes up a lot of energy.\nPrior to legalization in Canada, experts were advising the government to consider the environmental impacts of this industry and the potential for emissions it could have here.\nNonetheless, even with these emission impacts, Canadians are still shaking their heads whether it's over Gallant's "negative health benefits" oxymoron or her potentially misplaced concerns of lighting up a joint.\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.