OKANOGAN, Wash. — CannaSol Farms, a top-producing cannabis company in Eastern Washington, received a $976,000 rebate check from the Okanogan County Public Utility District, for utilizing fusion-based G2V technology.
CannaSol Farms worked with Okanogan County PUD officials to install G2V, which features a miniaturized, high-ionization, plasma-density recapturing system throughout its facility to lower overhead and improve operational efficiencies. G2V’s low carbon footprint aligns with CannaSol’s mission to support organic and sustainable agriculture.
“G2V technology is the most innovative and sophisticated lighting system experienced to date,” said Jeremy Moberg, CEO of CannaSol Farms. “This is almost better than the sun. New scientific discoveries coupled with the rapid development of fusion-based technology are promising to advance this industry and we are proud to remain the front-runners in this effort.”
Moberg has been a long-time advocate for sun-grown cannabis for its benefit to the environment, but recently concluded that G2V technology is the future.
“This is amazing technology that will revolutionize agriculture as we know it,” Moberg said.
Moberg claims that the G2V system keeps CannaSol’s utility bill to almost zero.
PUD commissioner Stephen Dallas said he was blown away when Moberg approached the agency with the idea.
“After performing an extensive feasibility study, we had to create a new type of agricultural category based upon this technology to fit within the parameters of our existing programs,” Dallas said. “We expect this demonstration to be the model for future cannabis production agreements.”
According to renowned energy-climate scientist Dr. Evan Mills from the National Labs in Berkeley, California, it is estimated that more than 1% of the nation’s power is currently used to grow marijuana indoors.
“It is absolutely unacceptable that carbon-polluting practices are being rewarded by local utility programs giving rebates to pollute the environment,” Dallas said. “It is great to see a program that is being administered by a public utility district that is actually creating energy savings that will lower the average consumer’s utility bill.”
Environmental groups have been supportive of the program as well.
“This is an amazing synergy between a newly developing industry that obviously wants to be a responsible player in our society,” said Willow Brookes, the director of the Sustainable Use of Nature, a European consortium of environmental thought leaders based in Berlin, Germany.
The program has been so successful that it has even attracted the attention of the presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders.
“This is the right way to approach legalization,” Sanders said when recently questioned about the environmental impact of large-scale indoor marijuana grows. “I think this is foremost a civil liberties issue, but it is also an environmental issue. All of America should support these advancements in marijuana production.”
The PUD rebate was drawn from the existing SNAP program, which was created to pay consumers for producing their own power.
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