Lawmakers Propose Disaster Relief to Cannabis Industry with New Bill

On September 24, Congressional Democrats out of Oregon proposed a bill that may bring crucial relief to many cannabis operations across the country in the wake of not only the COVID-19 pandemic but the recent destructive wildfires that have burned large portions of the American West. Sponsored by … Read more about Lawmakers Propose Disaster Relief to Cannabis Industry with New Bill

DEA Announces Increased Access to Marijuana Research

On August 26, 2019, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) issued a press release stating that DEA will be undertaking steps to increase access to DEA registrations required under federal law to cultivate and/or manufacture marijuana for research purposes. In making this … Read more about DEA Announces Increased Access to Marijuana Research

Clean Energy Financing & Colorado’s Cannabis Industry

Cannabis cultivation in Colorado is energy-intensive. Colorado’s cannabis grow operations consume a total of ~300 gigawatt-hours of electricity per year, which is about 0.6% of Colorado’s total electricity consumption.1 In fact, grow operations accounted for around 4% of Denver’s total electricity … Read more about Clean Energy Financing & Colorado’s Cannabis Industry

Nearly 4% of Denver Electricity Use Now Devoted to Marijuana Growth

According to Colorado Public Radio News (CPR), data from the Department of Public Health and Environment in Denver indicates that 4 percent (4%) of the city's total electricity use is now devoted to the growth of marijuana. Cannabis, which has been legal in the state for medical use since 2000 (with … Read more about Nearly 4% of Denver Electricity Use Now Devoted to Marijuana Growth