Illuminating the Hazards of Residential Marijuana Grow Operations

Much has changed in the marijuana-production landscape in the United States and Canada in recent years, from the expanding legalization and decriminalization of marijuana use in the U.S. to changes in Canada’s regulation of how medical marijuana may be grown and sold. Amid these changes, recent research shows that growing marijuana within a residential setting continues to be a high-risk enterprise, with significant health, fire, electrical, structural and other safety
hazards that linger long after a grow operation has ceased. Further, Canada’s struggles with compliance point to the need for transparency and robust regulation when it comes to marijuana production.

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