Power Shutoffs Hurt NorCal Pot Businesses

The blackouts resulting from PG&E power shutoffs across Northern California have hit one heavily energy-dependent industry hard: cannabis.

Thousands of cannabis business licensees have already been affected, reports Leafly. They stand to lose millions of dollars. Worse, “the PG&E power outage is occurring during the month of October, when the bulk of this year’s multi-billion dollar outdoor crop comes in from the field for processing and drying.”

Businesses in Sonoma, Mendocino, and Humboldt are among those affected.

Read more at Leafly.