While the marijuana growing industry is growing at a relatively fast rate, so is the interest of the public.
- Quite a few 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 the people I was with and I are trying to avoid as a growing population is plastic waste products, use of non-renewable resources, and antibiotics in our food source. As a population, the people I was with and I have done too much damage to the planet thus far. Every one of us are now making an attempt to reverse this huge amount of damage by reducing the use of these items. Many people have banned single use plastic in restaurants, and they are certainly going to make a ban for the use of these items in pot farms. A single plant can require as much as 3 bags of potting soil. Many of these soils are sold in plastic bags. If marijuna growers were to purchase their soil in individual bags, they would be given a hard time about it. Many marijuana cultivation companies outsource their soil who are able to deliver the soil by the truckloads. A vast majority of this soil is composted from biodegradable foods, thus naturally fertilizing the soil they use for the pot growing business. My nieces’ 7th grade class made the decision to take a field trip to a pot farm where they were able to learn the basics of growing marijuana and all the time and hard work that goes into it. Although they are young, I think this is a wonderful experience for the students and hope that it sheds a little bit of light on the eco-friendly nature of growing marijuana.