In an industry where the adjective “green” is commonly used, many people assume that environmental consciousness simply comes with the territory. Unfortunately, running an eco-friendly dispensary is anything but a certainty—in fact, it comes with a fair amount of legwork.
Because cannabis is still not federally legal, dispensaries are ineligible to take advantage of tax credits and other incentives made available by the federal government. That means that an environmentally conscious dispensary is left to foot the bill for everything from their LED light bulbs all the way up to new HVAC systems with little to no assistance.
With all of this in mind, the obvious question is, “how can a dispensary afford to be eco-friendly at all?”
At Life Flower, we don’t pretend that prioritizing the environment is easy (or economical), but we feel that it’s our duty as global citizens to keep our footprint as minimal as possible, and there are a number of ways we achieve that goal.