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The 2018 Cannabis Energy Report

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The purpose of this report is to inform public policy, utility program design and industry best practices by providing a data-driven, contemporary, and comprehensive assessment of the cannabis industry's electricity-based energy use and associated carbon impacts.

The 2018 Cannabis Energy Report is the combination of two original works: The first includes the U.S. cultivation estimates for both the illicit and legal markets (all estimates being based on New Frontier Data’s analysis of legalized production in legal states, as well as careful assessment of illicit activities in the non-legalized market); the second work includes energy consumption metrics based on data input by cultivators to the PowerScore tool. The total U.S. industry electricity consumption estimates, and the estimated electricity-based carbon emissions, are derived from those two sources.

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