FOCUS has been at the forefront of addressing the massive energy use, costs and environmental impacts of the cannabis industry. The FOCUS’ sustainability committee includes experts with decades of experience in sustainability, energy efficiency, and utilities. Our sustainability committee members follow the energy demands and corresponding environmental impacts of the high energy use and cost, and recognize the need for cannabis specific standards across all areas of the industry.
Committee member Lori Glauser, COO of Signal Bay, Inc., and producer of the conference regarding this topic says “Exorbitant energy cost is a consequence of growing methods learned from the black and grey market where grows were forced indoors, margins were extremely high, and there were no standards available. As growers recognize both the economic and environmental benefits of implementing energy efficient practices, and new standards emerge, I believe we will see the industry implement much more energy efficient growing practices, ultimately reducing the cost of cannabis.”