Cannabis is usually not associated with environmental hazards. Now that everyone is more aware of the threat of global warming, many percent of people are looking for ways to protect the environment in every possible way, whether through recycling or reducing energy use.
When it comes to cannabis, there are some things that conscious consumers can do to be more environmentally conscious and really know where their product came from. Here’s how to use marijuana responsibly.
Avoid baggies and recycle bottles
Packaging is a problem with most consumer products. When it comes to cannabis, one of the benefits of legalization is the increased use of glass containers and the avoidance of plastic, a very difficult element for the environment to process.
If possible, use glass containers as they can be washed and reused. When you are done with them be sure to recycle them at the nearest pharmacy when this service becomes available or by recycling glass and throwing bins in the trash.
Cannabis continues to be illegal nationwide in the U.S., which means that organic certification is not available. Still. Certifications like Clean Green and Sun + Earth are among the equivalents of organic certification developed by farmers and activists who want to grow and grow products in ways that are less polluting.
Know who is growing your weeds
One of the biggest problems with black market cannabis is that there is no regulatory process behind the growth of this product, which can sometimes contain synthetic pesticides and damage animal and water supplies. Legal marijuana companies are often required to sign up for energy-saving programs that reduce energy consumption and limit the amount of toxic elements they use.
It’s better for the planet. Supporting these programs is one of the easiest ways to make this type of business a success.