Monthly Archives: April 2017

PA Releases Draft of Medical Marijuana Regulations for Doctors

The Pennsylvania Department of Health issued draft regulations on Tuesday that would govern how doctors become registered to prescribe medical marijuana and certify patients to receive the drug when it becomes available. It's the most recent step in the effort to provide medical marijuana to patients by next year. The state legalized medical cannabis in 2016. This article was originally...

Energy use by cannabis industry declining with increased efficiency, outdoor grows

With local restrictions on marijuana easing across the U.S., power suppliers from California to Maine were expecting a little buzz of their own from newly legitimate pot farmers. After all, a 5,000-square-foot warehouse filled with hydroponic growing systems can draw five times the electricity of a typical industrial user. But after an initial jolt in electricity use, when Western states...