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Able to avoid the watchdog scrutiny of regulatory agencies monitoring and controlling other high-level polluting and environmentally exploitive industries and their constituent members, the indoor cannabis production industry has been allowed to ravage natural resources and leave a trail of toxic deposits in the land, air and water. READ MORE.

More Numbers:

    What is the costs to the environment and society to sell one gram of your top shelf flower?

  • 1 Gram of Flower = 1.6 pounds of carbon
  • 1 Gram of Flower = 1.5 pounds of burnt coal
  • 1 Gram of Flower = 23 gallons of water needed to create the electricity to power the light
  • 1 Gram of Flower = Breathable Air pollution =125 grams of toxic coal ash,
    250 grams of Methane,
    25 grams of Sulfur Dioxide,
    and 50 grams of other toxins including mercury, uranium, and lead
  • 596 Flower Grams in grow cycle = 20 trees per grow cycle or 104 deciduous trees per year

The average flower lamp emits 956 pounds of carbon per grow cycle = 4,971 pounds of carbon per year per lamp.

The average grow lamp uses as much electricity as the average single-family home.

The average 350 grow operation uses more energy than a small subdivision.

There are only two other non-industrial energy consumers with a higher carbon footprint: Big Data Centers and Crypto Coin Mining.