Smoke-exposed Crops Are More Vulnerable To Disease , Which Could Lead To Unhealthy Levels Of Mold, Mildew, And Fungus.

marijuana plant fire wildfire The number of farms in Mendocino County, where the illicit market thrives, is unknown. Both the California Cannabis Industry Association and the California Growers Association reported ” several dozen ” members that lost their farms in the blazes. It’s too soon to say what percent of grows in California were affected by the fires, though it appears to be a minority. Smoke also blanketed huge swaths of Northern California last week, which presents a more widespread concern for the marijuana industry, according to Nick DiNicola, whose company, DiNicola Insurance Services, brokers insurance for companies in the cannabis space. “A lot of the farms weren’t destroyed but may Medical marijuana stocks not be able to sell their product because of all the pollution that came down from the fires,” DiNicola told Business Insider. Smoke-exposed crops are more vulnerable to disease , which could lead to unhealthy levels of mold, mildew, and fungus. The marijuana might also smell like fire, which causes it to lose value if it’s meant to smell like “lemon haze” or “blueberry kush,” according to the San Francisco Chronicle . Flames surround a marijuana plant as a wildfire burns near Oroville, California, on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Noah Berger/AP Still, the fires reached only a small section of the Emerald Triangle, which also includes Humboldt County and Trinity County. Local dispensaries that source their inventory from the counties affected by the fires are more likely to experience higher prices.

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