Did you know that some of the Canadian weed is grown using fish waste? No, we aren’t being koi; aquaponics is a unique and environmentally-friendly way to grow cannabis.

The practice of aquaponics uses fish waste to naturally fertilize cannabis plants in a sustainable, closed-loop system. The setup is similar to hydroponics, plant roots absorb the fish fertilizer and then purify the water before outputs are returned to the aquarium. This means cultivation is self-sustaining; reducing water, waste, and greenhouse emissions outputs.

Cannabis producers like Aqualitas (koi), Green Relief (tilapia, Habitat Life (salmon), and Stewart Farms (tilapia) are using the power of fish feces to cultivate cannabis.

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