Safe and Sustainable Cannabis Cultivation Meet Up


Please be aware that cannabis and related laws vary. Programming in this track is designed to inform attendees about this fast-changing industry, and does not promote the use or sale of illegal drugs.

Sustainability in cannabis has never been more important to the industry. As regulations become more stringent, a pursuit of sustainable cultivation practices helps cannabis growers survive the significant business pitfalls that new operators will see in this industry. Additionally, the cannabis industry will be judged for years to come on its environmental stewardship. Come to this Meet Up to discuss and learn about safe and sustainable commercial cannabis cultivation in a post-regulatory world.

When Dr. Robby Flannery began his career in the cannabis industry, he quickly recognized there were two primary problems with typical cannabis cultivation practices: (1) the careless use of poisonous pesticides and plant growth regulators, and (2) the lack of efficiencies that are normally utilized in commercial cultivation of other crops. As more states legalize the sale of cannabis, the allowance of pesticide use in cannabis has all but been eliminated; however, many cultivators still rely on outdated modes of production that are not as efficient as they could be. The unfortunate side effect of inefficiency in cannabis cultivation is a lack of the pursuit of sustainability.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Meet Up
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner