Glass Pharms, a UK-based firm, has achieved a milestone in producing the world's first carbon-neutral cannabis.
- Glass Pharms utilizes an anaerobic digestion plant for all its power and heat needs, making its cannabis production carbon-neutral.
- The company's approach could pave the way for sustainable practices in energy-intensive horticulture amid climate challenges.
- This innovation is particularly significant given the high energy demands and carbon footprint of traditional indoor cannabis cultivation.
"If we don’t do this – this kind of horticulture where the design of the greenhouse from its very fundamental principles is designed to be as energy efficient as possible – a future without salad is a real possibility for the country."
— Mark Heley, head of external relations, Glass Pharms
Why this matters:
Glass Pharms' breakthrough in carbon-neutral cannabis cultivation highlights the potential for sustainable practices in agriculture, especially in sectors with high energy demands. This development is crucial for reducing the environmental impact of horticulture and ensuring food security in the face of climate change.