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Proposed Bill Would Put Cannabis Waste to Good Use

As building material, insulation and more.

A proposed bill in Washington is aimed at reducing the amount of cannabis waste in landfills and instead putting the byproducts to good use.

According to the Spokesman-Review, the bill would allow cannabis cultivators and processors to sell plant parts containing less than 0.3% THC.

That includes stalks, stems, leaves and roots, which lawmakers hope could be turned into lots of different hemp-based products.

Possible uses for the byproducts include hempcrete for construction and fiber for textiles and bedding.

The change could potentially have substantial impacts for cannabis operators in the state.

Blue Roots Cannabis told the publication that it currently throws out about 2,200 pounds of cannabis waste every month.

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