marijuana legalization

Price is Right for Storage, or Is It? Utilities' Pot Power Problem

November 1, 2014 by Lexie Briggs

Indoor Plant Growth and Resource Consumption


Managing the resource and power needs of marijuana growers is quickly becoming an issue that needs to be addressed for utilities in Washington and Colorado, states that, quite famously, recently decriminalized the recreational use of the drug.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: Cannabis Growing Uses 'A Staggering Amount of Electricity'

July 10, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Changing Drug Policy and Energy Usage

As states decriminalize marijuana use for personal consumption and several states move forward with medical use legislation, the subsequent explosion of indoor grow operations has gotten utilities’ attention. There is a concern the energy-intensive “indoor agriculture” could strain the grid.[read more]