It is not surprising to learn the U.S. cannabis industry has soared over the last few years. According to the 2015 Marijuana Business Factbook, medical dispensaries and recreational shops grew from $1.6 billion in 2013 to a predicted $3.1 billion in 2015. With such rapid growth, business owners and investors are fast discovering that legalization was just one of the many obstacles on their journey to a profitable business.
Odors are like love. Undeniable, but impossible to measure. Food processing plants, animal hospitals, and even your favorite Mexican restaurant all need odor control. However, this is a growing concern in the cultivation of cannabis, where odor control is making news.
Not only are odors a concern for grow facilities, but fears of cross pollination and mold control rank as leading contenders . CosaTron offers a solution with low operational costs that is more effective than carbon filtration. Better yet? There is no annual part replacement.
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Reduce Pot holes with Air Purification
Over the last decade, the marijuana industry in the United States has done a 180. As states chose to deregulate and growers decide to go into business, many challenges face the industry. A simple Google search quickly uncovers the need for precise facts and myth debunking. As of now, regulations on odor control for the production of cannabis is uncertain, yet seemingly impending.
According to an online article posted to help combat and demystify available HVAC technologies groweasy.com posted the following solutions:
• Carbon Filter/Scrubber
• Odor Neutralizers
• Air Purifiers
• Ozone Generators (not recommended by the author)
CosaTron’s technology has been providing clean air and odor control for casinos for decades.
Cannabis Growers Making Smelly Headlines
The Oregon city of Medford, where officials say residents have long grumbled about the odor of marijuana growing operations, is considering a regulation that would fine pot growers if their marijuana is too smelly, city officials said on Wednesday. Read more here.
Medford City Council bans the growing of both medical and recreational marijuana. To read more, click here.
In an attempt to appease residential neighbors, San Luis Obispo passed an ordinance to control “offensive and persistent odors” in March 2015. Violators are subject to fines. Read more here.
Washington State requires businesses that may create air pollution — including the emission of strong odors — to get air quality permits. “Washington State specifically identifies smell as an air contaminant in the Washington State Clean Air Act”, said Carole Cenci, senior engineer with the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency. “If you’re going to grow or process marijuana, you need an air quality permit, before you buy equipment, before you even design your system,” Cenci said. Read the full article here.