This Pot Company Is Cleaning Up The Weed Industry With Aeroponics - Cannabis News

GrowX’s aeroponics-enabled cannabis cultivation system requires 95% less water than traditional agriculture, and yields up to 300% more green.

Continue reading

Farmers in Italy fight soil contamination with cannabis – Cannabis News

TARANTO, Italy -- Farmers in a region of Italy once known for cheeses have turned to cultivating a type of cannabis -- not to smoke or sell -- but to decontaminate polluted soil.

Continue reading

An idea's appeal grows: Farmers tout high points of industrial hemp – Cannabis News

With their water wells dropping, two farmers from the far southwest corner of Kansas flew a 1967 Cessna Wednesday morning to Topeka – all in support of hemp.

Continue reading

An idea's appeal grows: Farmers tout high points of industrial hemp – Cannabis News

With their water wells dropping, two farmers from the far southwest corner of Kansas flew a 1967 Cessna Wednesday morning to Topeka – all in support of hemp.

Continue reading

Legal Pot Farmers Hope to Grow a Green Energy Revolution – Cannabis News

Electricity-intensive cannabis production has a big carbon footprint, but with legalization, some eco-conscious growers want to make pot a shining model of sustainability.

Continue reading

Where Marijuana Plants Flourish Under Energy-Saving LED Lights – Cannabis News

As cannabis has increasingly gone legitimate, electric utilities have struggled to cope with the intensive energy demands of the proliferating industry.

Continue reading

Austin, Texas company lights way for cannabis industry – Cannabis News

For the third time in three years, Fluence Bioengineering, an Austin company that makes lights for indoor plant growing, has moved into a yet-bigger manufacturing facility.

Continue reading

‘Grand Designs’ TV program Features One of New Zealand's First Hemp Homes – Cannabis News

Hemp is turning a new leaf in Taranaki, with a house made of the marijuana-like plant featuring on tonight's Grand Designs NZ.

Continue reading

Hemp Could Help Solve Oil Spill Problems – Cannabis News

Hemp advocates say it is fast and cost effective in cleaning up oil spills on land or water.

Continue reading

High hopes for houses made from hemp – Cannabis News

A cutting-edge refinery is processing specially bred hemp and researching innovative new biomaterials that could help build future eco-friendly homes.

Continue reading

Hemp proposed as agricultural crop for Alaska – Cannabis News

Though commercial marijuana became legal in Alaska in February 2015, hemp is not yet legal.

Continue reading

Hemp proposed as agricultural crop for Alaska – Cannabis News

Though commercial marijuana became legal in Alaska in February 2015, hemp is not yet legal.

Continue reading

Now growing at the University of Louisville: Hemp – Cannabis News

In Kentucky, the University of Louisville's Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research has started growing industrial hemp in an effort to spur its fuels and manufacturing research.

Continue reading

Hemp and Heavy Metal Toxicity in Soil – Cannabis News

Environmental cleanup could be as simple as using natural resources, such as Indian mustard seed, sunflowers and hemp.

Continue reading

Task force looks at energy, water use related to marijuana production – Cannabis News

A task force in Oregon, studying energy and water use associated with marijuana production, is likely to recommend that the state do more to educate growers about existing agricultural rules and practices, as well as back a certification process that encourages Oregon's new industry to pay closer attention how it uses natural resources.

Continue reading

The surprisingly huge energy footprint of the booming marijuana industry – Marijuana News

As legal marijuana markets continue to expand in the United States, some experts are arguing that growers have both the need and the opportunity to make their operations, well, greener.

Continue reading

As Pot-Growing Expands, Electricity Demands Tax U.S. Grids – Marijuana News

A 1,000-watt bulb, Image: Matthew Staver, Bloomberg

Pot’s not green. The $3.5 billion U.S. cannabis market is emerging as one of the nation’s most power-hungry industries, with the 24-hour demands of thousands of indoor growing sites taxing aging electricity grids and unraveling hard-earned gains in energy conservation.

Continue reading

Oregon utility offers help to cannabis growers after wave of outages - Marijuana News

Cannabis buds at an indoor grow operation. Image: WeedWorthy.com

An Oregon electric utility said on Thursday that residents growing light-craving marijuana plants indoors have sparked a wave of small-scale outages, prompting the company to offer expert help in setting up their home-growing operations.

Continue reading

California Marijuana Growers Reel From Cannabis Farms Consumed By Wildfires

Mike Ray stands on what's left of his marijuana farm, following the Butte Fire in Calaveras County, California, in mid-September, 2015.  Image: Mike Ray via IBTimes.com
 
The 2015 wildfire season, among the worst in recent memory, took a major toll on the state’s marijuana industry.
Continue reading

California marijuana growers are new drought target

A dog patrols marijuana plants growing in Shelter Cove in Humboldt County, California. Water quality control boards around the state have begun cracking down on practices that affect local water supplies. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times
 
Pot growers have been put on notice by state regulators that they will have to follow the same rules as the rest of the agriculture industry in protecting the state's drought-stricken water supply.
Continue reading