The next new challenge for the growing cannabis industry may be the energy required to produce the plant in indoor marijuana grows.
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BELLINGHAM, Wash., March 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Rubicon Organics (“Rubicon” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that its application to the City of Greenfield for a municipal cultivation and manufacturing permit has been approved.
On March 1, 2017, Pacific Gas and Electric Company announced that licensed medical marijuana cultivators are now eligible for PG&E’s agricultural energy rate and recreational cultivators will be eligible once they’ve been licensed under the Adult Use of Marijuana Act.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — While recreational marijuana cannot be sold in California until January 2018, existing medical marijuana growers and future recreational marijuana growers will be eligible as of March 1 for PG&E’s agricultural energy rate.
The Hawaii State Department of Health is on roll with its approvals for licensees to start growing medical marijuana. On Feb. 14, 2017, the DOH announced that Pono Life Sciences Maui had been approved to commence its marijuana cultivation operation, making it the second dispensary in Maui and the fourth dispensary in the state to be approved.
If the commitment to combat climate change is credible and sincere it should also impact the government’s regulations with regards to cannabis cultivation.
A task force of Oregon marijuana growers, state agency representatives, and legislators is studying the use of energy and water in pot farming. When grown indoors, marijuana farms can use enormous amounts of energy. Indoor marijuana operations use 2 percent of Colorado’s energy supply. Meanwhile, the amounts of water used per plant vary.
PORTLAND, Ore., May 14, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Hybrid Tech President, Dan Gustafik, will speak at the Indoor Agriculture Energy Summit, on May 17th.
KELOWNA, British Columbia, March 8, 2016 /Weed Wire/ —Lexaria Corp. (OTCQB: LXRP) (CSE: LXX) (the “Company”) provides an update on operations.
LAFAYETTE, Colo., Feb. 3, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — urban-gro, a leading value added reseller of the best product solutions for the commercial cannabis cultivator, has announced the release of a new LED product line by lighting partner PL Light Systems.
OAKLAND, Calif., Feb 1., 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The official 2015 ArcView market estimate is $5.4 billion; fueled primarily by explosive growth in adult use market sales
Weekly CannaBit for the week of Jan. 25, 2016: Marijuana cultivation for the adult use market in Colorado has exploded since the market opened in January 2014. According to Xcel Energy, cultivation facilities consumed 200 million kilowatt hours in 2014 alone.
Investors need to learn what’s underneath an image because even mainstream brands have been known to capitalize on subliminal stimuli as a means of attracting consumers.
In response to recent power outages caused by home-based cannabis cultivation, Pacific Power, an electricity provider in the Northwest, announced on Nov. 4, 2015, that it is offering utility consultations for its customers who cultivate cannabis at home.
PORTLAND, Nov. 4, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Legal indoor marijuana growing operations are a new electrical safety concern in both Oregon and Washington.
One area that has been quietly growing into its own in the second year of legalization is the environmental impact and regulations of cannabis cultivation.
On September 10th at 11:00 AM, RainMaking International will conduct a live demonstration of this new onsite energy solution, along with a proprietary vertical growing process.
The city of Denver is currently experiencing a spike in energy consumption, and just under half of the new increase is directly tied to marijuana production.
Surna Inc. (OTCQB: SRNA), a technology company that engineers, manufactures, and distributes state-of-the art equipment and systems for controlled environment agriculture (“CEA”) currently specializing in commercial indoor cannabis cultivation, has announced financial results for the first quarter.
Carbon pollution could be used as a powerful argument against legalization, but preventing it could also be a powerful principle for shaping the legal industry.
The appeal of LED (light-emitting diode) indoor growing lamps has always been to reduce energy costs. An indoor grow set-up with only four cannabis plants can suck as much electricity as 29 refrigerators.
BOULDER, Colo., March 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Surna Inc. (OTCQB: SRNA), an engineering, manufacturing, and installation Company specializing in commercial indoor cannabis cultivation technology, announced today that, over the course of the next two weeks, it will ship the beta version of its groundbreaking Surna Reflector.
LED lamps are one way for cultivators to be energy efficient, but heating, ventilation and air conditioning are also vital when crafting the ideal environment for cannabis cultivation.
The threat of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere is rising, and as it stands, the cannabis industry is a carbon emissions culprit.
With the advent of legal medical and recreational marijuana, growers and their backers are looking to optimize output in an attempt to capture market share. Within this, there also is an effort to solve the marijuana industry’s environmental issues.
Is this an oversold bounce or is the tide finally turning in the cannabis space? Investor interest seems to be hanging around again today, albeit not to the same degree as yesterday.
Marijuana is green, but how green is it? Environmentally, marijuana is not very green at all. Marijuana grow operations may not be as directly responsible for environmental damage as a chemical plant or oil refinery might be … .
One of the ways law enforcement catch illegal marijuana grow operations is through energy consumption. An indoor hydroponic grow operation requires a massive amount of energy … .
The August 28, 2014, issue of Rolling Stone has octogenarian Willie Nelson on the cover, calling him “America’s most beloved outlaw.” Within the story Willie says thusly, “You can bust me for weed, and I’ll pay my fine or go to jail.”
As companies start to grapple with the responsibility of adopting practices that are ecologically sound and efficient, the individual consumer will start to ask, “is your company green?”