Proposed Energy Requirements Could Cost Indoor Marijuana Growers Millions

The California Energy Commission is considering new efficiency requirements for indoor cannabis cultivators that could end up costing the industry some $255 million.

In a report, the Codes and Standards Enhancement (CASE) Program recommends that indoor cultivators transition to LED lighting by 2023.

With around 70,000 feet of indoor marijuana canopy, NorCal Cannabis government affairs director Amber Morris told Marijuana Business Daily it would cost her company roughly $5.6 million. NorCal Cannabis has already spent millions on its project.