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    by the time the feds legalize it the price will be too low. and backyard marijuana growing will be too widespread, for a large-scale (and quite expensive to set up and to operate) sealed-warehouse CO2 type environment to be cost-effective, in my opinion.

    You may be right.  I think it's going to be a long time (several decades) before it's legalized federally though.  And just to clarify, I didn't mean sealed warehouses, but sealed rooms/spaces within warehouses. Depending on how low you think prices will go, it may still be profitable even after set up costs, especially for connoisseur quality indoor organic.

    As for backyard growing, it'll be interesting to see how many people start growing if it becomes legal, and what type of quality they're able to produce.  Outdoor grows have issues with pests (as do indoor grows, but probably less with closed environments) and are obviously climate dependent, and they also tend to reek a bit. I'm sure some will grow instead of buy from dispensaries, but I think most people will still buy for a variety of reasons.  

    Personally, as an observer only (and reporter) of this most important industry here on the North Coast of CA, which has been hurt by indoor commercial grows in the cities, I consider such chemical bud operations to be the equivalent of factory farms. The carbon footprint is huge.

    Agreed on the carbon footprint.  Isn't the majority of outdoor weed from up north non-organic though?  

     

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