Articles | Volume 19, issue 22
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 13973–13987, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-13973-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 13973–13987, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-13973-2019

Research article 20 Nov 2019

Research article | 20 Nov 2019

Potential regional air quality impacts of cannabis cultivation facilities in Denver, Colorado

Chi-Tsan Wang et al.

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The legal commercialization of cannabis has created a new and almost unregulated industry. Here we present the first inventory of volatile organic compound emissions from cannabis cultivation facilities (CCFs) for Colorado. When applied within a regulatory air quality model to predict regional ozone impacts, our inventory results in net ozone formation near CCFs with the largest increases in Denver County. However, our inventory is highly uncertain and we identify future critical data needs.
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