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.
- 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.