Cannabis has traditionally been cultivated in what most agree is one of the least efficient manners imaginable. In horizontal setups, where plants grow side by side under direct light, much of the usable light is lost to the environment, and does not reach the plant. Also, more space is needed to grow in this fashion, and more energy is needed for the process. Which begs the question: why do most cultivators continue to grow cannabis plants on horizontal tables?
Commercial cannabis cultivation is an energy-intensive enterprise. As companies around the world establish massive indoor production facilities, the electricity consumption associated with growing cannabis is astronomical. As one example, a 2014 survey found the electricity consumption of the average 5,000-square-foot facility in Boulder County, Colorado, was 41,808-kilowatt hours. Meanwhile, the average house in that county used about 630-kilowatt hours in the same period.
The endocannabinoid system is found in all vertebrate animals and even some invertebrates are reported to have an ECS. According to some reports, the number of endocannabinoid receptors in the human body is greater than all of the other neuromodulatory systems combined, including serotonin and dopamine. In other words, the endocannabinoid system is critically important to maintaining health and homeostasis.