Six ways cannabis growers can defend their farms against wildfires

By Bart Schaneman

As outdoor cannabis growers contend with wildfires ravaging the western United States, the need for preventative steps is even more important now that fire season starts earlier and ends later.

This year’s fires have torched roughly 6 million acres. They have destroyed cannabis farms and damaged crops, irrigation systems and facilities in California, Oregon and Washington state.

Cannabis growers don’t have the same insurance protections as mainstream agriculture businesses, so they often must take matters into their own hands to save their livelihoods.

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