Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey’s largest lake, has been in the headlines all summer for the large blue-green algae blooms forcing beach and lake closures. This blue-green algae, called cyanobacteria, produces cyanotoxins under heavy rain and high temperature conditions. Cyanotoxins can have severe human health effects, including fever and blisters to liver failure and respiratory

Often forgotten in the rush to expand the cannabis industry is the environmental impact of indoor cultivation operations and environmental considerations for the engineering and design of cultivation facilities. This article will briefly address environmental impacts of cannabis cultivation, specifically energy usage, in various states and how cultivators looking to the emerging New Jersey market