72% increase in energy use by Denver marijuana cultivation sites since 2012

Screen Shot 2015-08-05 at 10.20.20 PM8/3/15–Power use by commercial marijuana growing sites in Denver surged an estimated 72% from 2012 to 2014, stuff according to data obtained from Xcel Energy by city officials. The increase reflects the rapid expansion of the state’s medical marijuana industry in 2013 and the emergence of recreational cannabis businesses in 2014, which led to a sizable spike in cultivation activity. Read