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