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Will California's power grid be able to keep up with legal marijuana's demand?

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Mar 2, 2017, 7:17am PST
Riley McDermid, Digital Producer
San Francisco Business Times

California energy regulators are warning marijuana farmers that the state's power grid does not have the capacity to support the increased demand it expects from electricity-hungry growing operations now that weed is legal in the state.

The California Public Utilities Commission met this week in San Francisco with marijuana farmers and utilities, to figure out how the state will be able to provide the 1 to 2 percent spike in electricity demand it expect to see from pot farms. Local CBS affiliate KPIX reports that regulators were clear that they aren't sure how they will be able to supply the energy needed . . . .

Colorado, which legalized weed for recreational purposes in 2012, saw about a 2 percent increase in electrical demand from marijuana being grown indoors.

(But) the industry is increasingly turning to solar and wind power . . . .
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfranci...615&j=77532201
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That is an absolutely rediculous amount of energy for a silly purpose.

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It's green vs. green in the Golden State.
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