Marijuana cultivation is estimated to use one percent of America’s electricity output. That’s enough juice to power 1.7 million average homes.
And as more states make the drug legal in some form, that power consumption is expected to soar. Northwest energy officials project cannabis grows will suck up three percent of the region’s power by 2035.
Now, efforts are underway to get growers to reduce their energy use.
John Kagia cuts right to the chase.
“Indoor cannabis cultivation is extraordinarily energy intensive," he flatly states.