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Growing cannabis emits highly reactive volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Marijuana Infused Product (MIP) facilities also emit VOCs from solvent extraction processes.
Both types of VOCs from the cannabis industry contribute to ozone formation in Denver's ozone nonattainment area. We have recommended best management practices for both grow and MIP facilities to reduce their air quality impacts.
Cannabis Cultivation Emissions Reduction Fact Sheet
Best management practices. Emission reduction tips.
Solvent Emissions at MIP/Hemp Facilities Compliance Guidance
Emission requirements, compliance tips, solvent extraction use.
CO2 Capture and Reuse Pilot Project
First commercial exchange of recovered carbon dioxide.
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Colorado tests program that recycles CO2 from beer breweries for cannabis grows
The Impact - marijuana grows and extraction labs harm our air - but here's how pollution is being mitigated
Greener Industry Resources