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The Climate Footprint Of Growing Cannabis Indoors

Marijuana plants. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Marijuana plants. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

A new study by Colorado State University confirms that growing cannabis indoors in huge enclosed warehouses has a massive carbon footprint in Colorado. But researchers also found some unexpected ways growers could help shrink it.

Colorado Public Radio’s Sam Brasch reports.

This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration of more than 400 news outlets committed to better coverage of the climate crisis. This year’s theme is “living through the climate crisis.”

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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