Data centers may be more ubiquitous than indoor grow operations for marijuana, but the latter are as energy-intensive as the former, according to a new report by EQ Research.
Indoor grows can have an energy intensity of about 2,000 watts per meter, according to the report, A Chronic Problem. A 2012 study from Berkeley Lab found that indoor marijuana production could account for as much as 1 percent of U.
An animal cruelty investigation in rural Valley Center led to the discovery of an indoor marijuana growing operation with $20,000 of equipment and pot worth $300,000, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said.
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A staff scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found growing marijuana indoors accounts for one percent of the nation's energy use. Criminalizing the plant, he writes, has made growing it more inefficient.