Energy conservation efforts are being thwarted in states that allow the open sale of marijuana, according to Bloomberg Business.
In Colorado, half of new electric energy use can be attributed to pot growers.
Here’s the paragraph that caught my attention:
In Colorado, more than 1,234 licensed grow facilities compose almost half of new demand for power. In 2014, two years after residents voted overwhelmingly to legalize the drug for recreational use, growing sites consumed as much power as 35,000 households.