Marijuana Business Magazine August 2019

Marijuana Business Magazine | August 2019 118 E ven if you love the smell of can- nabis, your neighbors or nearby business owners might not. Depending on where a marijuana cultivation operation is located, local ordinances might require business owners to mitigate or control the odor. Businesses also might want to control odors just to be a good neighbor and foster positive relationships in the community. A number of options exist for odor control, but cultivators will want to find one that doesn’t negatively alter the environment in the grow facility or affect plant health and product quality. Growers also want to be aware of construction quality at the grow site. Corners should be square, and doors and windows should seal to prevent any telltale marijuana smells from escaping. “Keep in mind that, no matter what, there’s no odor control out there that’s going to be 100%,” said Dr. Laura Haupert, director of research and development for OMI Industries, a Rising Sun, Indiana-based company focused on controlling odors for a variety of industries. Selecting the Right System In Portland, Oregon, Cody Kimmel, director of facilities and construction for Stem Holdings, a cannabis real estate company specializing in acquiring and improving properties within the cannabis industry, and Yerba Buena, a marijuana cultivation operation, uses two systems: one for an indoor grow and one for a greenhouse operation. He opted for a carbon filter system connected to exhaust fans on his indoor grows. Porous carbon filters Stop Making Scents How to control odors coming from your cannabis cultivation operation Best Practices In Cultivation | Bart Schaneman Yerba Buena runs air through a dehumidification system, where it undergoes carbon filtration. The dehumidification system is stacked on the air conditioning unit in a closed-loop setup. Courtesy of Yerba Buena