Indoor cultivation methods are a byproduct of the illegality of marijuana. Once legal in Canada, it is likely the preferred growing method will be outdoor/sun-grown, which is less-energy intensive.
People smoking marijuana on Parliament Hill on April 20, 2014. Regulation related to the legalization of marijuana, if done right, could be beneficial to the environment, writes Kelly Coulter. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
VICTORIA—Last week was a good week for cannabis and climate.
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