Oregon, Massachusetts and Illinois are among states taking steps to regulate energy use, according to a new report.

Cannabis cultivation in the United States this year will consume 1.8 million megawatt-hours of electricity, about as much as the nation’s 15,000 Starbucks stores.

And next year it’ll be even more, according to a report from analytics firm New Frontier Data estimating just how much power it takes to produce the nation’s cannabis crop.

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Nate Seltenrich ~ FairWarning via Energy News Network ~

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