What can be done to alleviate odor?

MicroCool’s Mark Stanley was featured recently in an OC Register article about what can be done to mitigate nuisance odors from cannabis cultivation. Our fog system have been used around the country for wastewater, transfer stations and other waste facilities to manage noxious odors.

Marijuana stinks. Here’s what cities, businesses and neighbors can do about it

By Brooke Staggs

Even the most ardent marijuana lovers can’t deny it: The plant, at least to some noses, stinks.

Marijuana odors have triggered lawsuits against cannabis companies. They’ve led residents to try to block commercial operations from coming to California and the other eight states where recreational cannabis is legal and, increasingly, big business.

Odor even has sparked some neighborhood friction, too, as marijuana smoke drifts from one apartment or yard to the next.

There are products on the market that claim to test for smells, block all odors from wafting out of indoor operations, and even help control the stench of outdoor marijuana farms.

Long before legalization, the cannabis industry grew accustomed to working underground — making growers and processors and distributors pretty good at hiding the smells associated with their businesses. While that might ease the possibility of odor-related friction, it doesn’t foster industry-wide communication about new ideas for tackling the issue, even as new anti-odor technologies are coming to market.

Only now — with odor control an area that’s both problematic and ripe for technical solutions — are marijuana entrepreneurs starting to share ideas about their industry’s stink factor.

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By Brooke Staggs | bstaggs@scng.com | Orange County Register PUBLISHED: September 10, 2018 at 5:11 pm | UPDATED: September 11, 2018 at 11:18 pm