The marijuana industry has gone through a rapid expansion, especially following the 2016 election. And, with the expansion comes an increase in grow & extraction facilities. But, as with any industrial process, marijuana production comes with an assortment of hazards.
So, what is currently being done to address the fire hazards at marijuana grow & extraction facilities?
Chapter 38 - Marijuana Growing, Processing, or Extraction Facilities was added to the 2018 Edition of NFPA 1, Fire Code.
Read more on the NFPA Today blog.
From NFPA Journal®
- The New Face of Pot, July/August 2018
Experts and investors are convinced that legal marijuana will soon be one of the world’s largest industries. With millions of square feet of growing and processing facilities being built from Newfoundland to California, fire safety officials across North America face steep learning curves and many unknowns.
- Welcome to the Jungle, September/October 2016
With the marijuana industry poised for a rapid expansion, Colorado — epicenter of the country's pot business — offers a host of lessons learned, including safety practices at commercial grow and extraction facilities, inspection protocols, and more.
NFPA Journal's Jesse Roman takes a trip to Colorado to report on the the burgeoning commercial marijuana industry and how public agencies are battling to ensure that marijuana grow and extraction facilities are safe for employees, firefighters, and the public.