While the marijuana growing industry is growing, so is the interest of the public.
Many people want to be sure that the marijuana they are getting is grown in an eco-friendly environment.
As you may know, a few things we are trying to avoid as a growing population is plastic waste, use of non-renewable resources, and antibiotics in our food source. As a population, we have done a great deal of damage to the planet thus far. We are now making an attempt to reverse this damage by reducing the use of these items. Many people have banned single use plastic in restaurants, and they are not above banning it on our pot farms. A single plant can require up to 3 bags of potting soil. Many of these soils are sold in plastic bags. If marijuna farmers were to purchase their soil in individual bags, they would never hear the end of it. Many marijuana cultivation companies outsource their soil who are able to deliver the soil by the truckloads. Most of this soil is composted from biodegradable foods, thus naturally fertilizing the soil they use for the pot growing process. My nieces’ 7th grade class recently took a field trip to a pot farm where they got to learn the basics of growing marijuana and all the time and work that goes into it. Although they are young, I think this is a valuable experience for the students and hope that it sheds some light on the eco-friendly nature of growing marijuana.