Due to false stigmas and stereotypes, the cannabis industry has been considered environmentally sustainable.

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Cannabis is a sun-loving annual producing flowering herb. The cannabis plant is sustainable by thriving in a variety of conditions. Cannabis can also clean and preserve the soil through bioremediation.

Since cannabis has become commercialized, the industry has used harmful practices which have contributed to excessive pollution and the use of resources. Energy consumption, water usage, and waste management are the areas of concern. Lighting, ventilation, and climate systems required to grow cannabis indoors use an exceptional amount of energy. Excessive water usage from the water-demanding…

Legal cannabis is a rapidly growing, billion-dollar industry showing no signs of slowing down as legalization advances.

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The cannabis industry is broken up into three different sectors including recreational marijuana, medical marijuana, and hemp. Recreational marijuana refers to the intentional use of cannabis for intoxication and enjoyment. Medical marijuana refers to cannabis use recommended by a physician to treat certain health conditions. Hemp is the industrialized version of cannabis used to create an array of products.

Retail cannabis sales reached almost $20 billion globally in 2020 and are expected to more than double by 2025. A little over $18 billion…

Christina Gallo

Sunset Lover | Cannabis Enthusiast | Equestrian | Conservationist

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