Earth Day Highlights the Conflicting Environmental Impact of Cannabis

  • Earth Day Highlights the Conflicting Environmental Impact of Cannabis
  • Earth Day comes two days after April 20, so the fifty-year-old celebration of environmental awareness isn’t exactly top-of-mind with many cannabis users.
  • Thinking about the cannabis plant usually conjures up thoughts of marijuana leaves and burning joints, but the species also includes hemp, the non-intoxicating version of cannabis with strong industrial fibers and the ability to produce other cannabinoids such as CBD, CBN and more CB-whatevers (as long as the plant’s THC content is 0.3 percent THC or less, according to the feds).
  • The average electricity consumption of a 5,000-square-foot indoor grow in Boulder County was 41,809 kilowatt hours per month, according to a report from the National Conference of State Legislatures, compared to an average household’s use of 630 kilowatt hours.

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