The jig is up , the news is out: Legal cannabis is contributing to the environmental degredation of the planet. “The cannabis industry is a huge source of plastic waste,” according to Tim Goncharoff, Santa Cruz County’s zero waste programs manager.
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- Flying in the face of trends that have cities and counties banning single-use plastic bags and straws and such are Bureau of Cannabis Control rules that have all products packaged to be child-resistant packaging. Disposable vape pens and manufacturer waste are other considerations. Gocharoff said state could make the industry confront the problem with “extended producer responsibilities,” which would make manufacturers deal responsibly with disposal.
- Programs such as Eureka’s CannaCycle accept from dispensaries all forms of cannabis packaging waste that has been emptied.
- In 2017, Kristi Knoblich Palmer and Scott Palmer had their edibles in 120 stores. Today the couple has 503 dispensary customers It was legalization that lifted Kiva, as well as attention paid to customer service and market strategies.
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