In 2022, Outdoor Cannabis and Hemp Growers Braced for and Encountered Climate Change Effects

In 2022, Outdoor Cannabis and Hemp Growers Braced for and Encountered Climate Change Effects
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<![CDATA[A region of California known for some of the world’s best cannabis continues to experience drought and high heat. Wildlife in parts of Oregon is, for now, less vibrant than it once was. And East Coast hurricanes are decimating crops in a pinch. These are realities for cannabis and hemp growers growing outdoors in 2022. The few sources Cannabis Business Times spoke with for this story say weather catastrophes are becoming more frequent and severe than has been the norm for decades, and that climate change is the culprit for many of those shifts.Humboldt County comprises part of a temperate rainforest that stretches from near Prince William Sound, Alaska, to south of California’s San Francisco Bay, according to Radford University. RELATED: 6.4-Magnitude Earthquake Reported in Humboldt County, CaliforniaLindsey Renner, owner of Native Humboldt Farms, says that when she grew up in Humboldt, it used to rain all fall and winter, often downpouring. That’s no longer the case.“Almost every year for the past seven years, we have had these extreme heat waves during the summer, and those have been producing lightning storms that have been the cause of [wildfires] up here,” Renner says, adding that weather conditions are becoming more abnormal and are on track to become more extreme.In 2022, Native Humboldt Farms, located in Southeastern Humboldt, experienced an unexpected late snowfall in May and rains throughout June and early July, Renner says. Then, a heat wave blanketed the region in the second half of July and all of August.“It had been pretty wet, and when everything heated back up, it seemed to be more humid this year than it’s been in the previous like five, seven years,” Renner says. “So, we actually had a lot of issues.”RELATED: 2022 Cannabis Leadership Awards – Lindsey Renner – ‘Cannabis Led Me Home’Mold crept in on the cannabis,…

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