Cannabis Activists Point to Outdoor Farming To Combat Climate Change

By Shabnam Danesh, The Outlaw Report - 10/6/20
“As cannabis emerges from illicit to the legal market, there is an opportunity to embrace ecologically responsible ways of doing it,” said Andrew Black, executive director of Sun+Earth, a nonprofit cannabis farm certification organization launched on Earth Day 2019. The young organization has certified more than 40 farms so far, mainly in California and Oregon. Sun+Earth’s mission statement is to “certify cannabis under the sun, in the soil of mother earth, without chemicals by fairly-paid farmers,” as described on its website. “Beyond organic” regenerative farming practices are emphasized, including mulching, crop rotation and reduced tillage.