Jan 19, 2022
Decriminalization of cannabis in hundreds of countries across the globe has led to extensive research and investments into the medical benefits of cannabis.
Following this, countries around the world have now legalised cannabis for medical use.
The list is ever changing as more countries perceive additional health related benefits to the consumption of cannabis.
A large majority of countries around the world are in the process of legalizing cannabis or medical use through trial periods.
As more and more countries are legalising marijuana for medical use, there is a new waste challenge to deal with. Large amounts of organic compound are left as waste from this farming practice.
Cannabis derived waste is categorised as specialized waste, which means the transportation and disposal requires licensing and compliance.
In some states/countries, failure to meet cannabis waste disposal requirements can lead to fines up to $15,000 and/or cancellation of license.
Cannabis waste can typically be categorised as:
*Any plant waste processed with solvents is classed as hazardous waste and therefore must therefore be disposed of through a licensed landfill, or better yet, through incineration.
The growing of medicinal cannabis results in large amounts of waste and plant matter as a result of large scale production. Most countries require this waste to be ground up and mixed prior to destruction.
Comply with legislation by using an incinerator to destroy your cannabis waste. Using one of our specialized incinerators, you can burn your cannabis waste with other non-compostable waste (such as cardboard, paper and plastics). This should be approximately 50/50 in order to comply with regulations.
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They will assist you step-by-step through the process, understand your needs and help you to specify the optimal solution for your project and waste streams.
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