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Plants growing at Nature's Herbs and Wellness in Colorado. John Rotherdam estimates his electric bill at this facility is between $20,000 and $25,000 a month. Photo by Dennis Flippen.

Marijuana’s Electric Bills Are Sky High

Pot is a booming business in Colorado, selling more than 112,000 pounds of bud in 2015. But growing weed takes loads of electricity, racking up high energy bills for growers.