Comparing Cannabis Cultivation Energy Consumption


  • Indoor cultivators use 18 times more energy to produce one gram of cannabis than outdoor cultivators use (kWh/gram)
  • Lighting demand for indoor cannabis cultivation operations is 70 times more energy intensive than commercial office buildings
  • While outdoor may produce more grams per kWh of energy, indoor cultivation produces more grams per square foot
  • Indoor cultivation produces nearly 25 times more carbon (lbs CO2/gram) than outdoor cultivation