Greenest Cannabis Must Start Now

Greenest Cannabis Must Start Now

If you wish to re-publish this story please do so with following accreditation AUTHOR: Heather Allman PUBLISHER:  CANNABIS LAW REPORT Cartridges, Batteries and Waste, Oh My! — Part 2 What about sustainability in the U.S. cannabis industry in 2018? The scary question as discussed directly in Ryan Miller’s June 2018 article on Recycling in the Cannabis Industry: Nipping a cannabis garbage problem in the bud. Eaze’s 2017 State of Cannabis report claims: “According to BDS analytics, in April of 2018, $52.3MM in vape products were sold in California, representing 25% of overall cannabis market sales.[i] While it’s hard to break that dollar figure down into actual units (especially since it contains cartridges, batteries, and all-in-one units) lets estimate that represents over 1 million items purchased that need to get disposed of.[ii] “The material in them, with the exception of the actual part holding cannabis, is completely recyclable or reusable. The body is made of recyclable plastic, the battery inside can find life in another product, and the electronics can be reused in another device. “Many of these same folks have a box of used cartridges in their home, since they have no idea what to do with them. And this isn’t for lack of want — in fact in 2017 some forward thinking dispensaries had collection boxes for these products, although without scale they wound up just hoarding them as well. “Since this issue is particular relevant to us and our customers, we knew we have to take the initiative. We…

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