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Utilities Struggle to Cope with the Energy Demands of the Marijuana Industry

Utilities Struggle to Cope with the Energy Demands of the Marijuana Industry

Where Marijuana Plants Flourish Under Energy-Saving LED Lights New York Times, November 25, 2016 As cannabis has increasingly gone legitimate — about two dozen states had already legalized it in some form before several others eased restrictions on Election Day — electric utilities have struggled to cope with the intensive energy demands of the proliferating

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Lighting and Indoor Agriculture

Todd Winner for Zondits. January 12, 2016. Image credit: fotobias The retail marijuana market is booming. Among the 23 states that have legalized cannabis for medicinal purposes, as well as the 4 states (and Washington D.C.) that have legalized cannabis for recreational use, the demand is rising. And with other states currently looking to legalize

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The Pot Industry’s Electrical Demands Soar

Power-hungry pot industry taxing U.S. electrical grids The Seattle Times, December 22, 2015. Image credit: EnriqueMendez The facilities in the 23 states where marijuana is legal are responsible for greenhouse-gas emissions almost equal to those of every car, home and business in New Hampshire. The $3.5 billion U.S. cannabis market is emerging as one of the nation’s

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HVAC for Indoor Agricultural Applications

Daniel Stewart for Zondits, December 1, 2015. Image credit: Miguel Peixe The legalization of medical and/or recreational marijuana in twenty-seven states has paved the way for a boom in the growing of cannabis, and growers in large numbers are the latest addition to the indoor agriculture industry. Currently, they account for nearly 2% of all electric