Our focus is for the state to adopt sustainable and environmentally sound practices for producing cannabis using the sun as the primary energy source and to avoid the energy intensive and carbon emitting indoor grow methods utilizing artificial lighting.
The OCA supports the economic revitalization of Okanogan County by supporting small scale sun grown cannabis producers and the safe, secure production of the state’s legal cannabis crop.”
Total national carbon production from indoor cannabis production nationally was estimated by Mills to be 17 million metric tons in 2011, equal to 3 million additional cars on the road. Using Mill’s analysis would equal 560 million pounds of carbon emissions to produce the states crop estimated at 187,000 pounds, or 60,000 more cars on the road. These are astonishing numbers.
The paper also estimates that 3% of California’s power and 1% of the nation’s power is used in the production of indoor cultivated cannabis. Washington currently makes up 2.2% of the United States population. This translates into enough power to power 44,000 homes, which is likely an underestimate since Washington currently ranks within the top five cannabis producers and relies heavily on indoor production.
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The OCA supports the economic revitalization of Okanogan County by supporting small scale sun grown cannabis producers and the safe, secure production of the state’s legal cannabis crop.
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