Pot uses 1% of USA Power

Pot Uses 1% of USA Power

Lighting, fans, dehumidifiers, climate control – indoor marijuana production consumes 1% of the nation’s energy supply, enough to service two million homes. In Snohomish County, law enforcement reported theft of electricity in the tens of thousands of dollars by growers trying to avoid detection. Now, with the legalization of recreational marijuana use in Washington State, there is a push, especially by growers in the eastern part of the state, to move the operation outdoors to reduce energy consumption. The state Liquor Control Board will make that decision as they issue grower licenses. A spokesman for a cannabis security company seems confident that the greenhouse operations can be made secure.

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