Between energy-intensive indoor grows and the mountain of plastic packaging, legal weed is not as green as you would think. But some producers are leading the way to sustainability.

Cannabis is a pretty eco-friendly plant, all things considered: It’s versatile, it’s one of the fastest-growing commercial crops, and it may even help clean up soil that’s been contaminated by other farming practices.

But despite all that, not to mention its perception as an Earth-loving agro-business, the legal cannabis industry isn’t all that green.

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Cady Drell ~ RollingStone.com