Air Purifiers for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Cannabis plant.

As state after state has legalized medical marijuana, dispensary facilities are becoming ever more common. These  businesses are, in many cases, just starting out, and are still in the process of properly equipping their facilities. In this article, we will take a look at the benefits of using commercial air purification systems in medical marijuana dispensaries.


  Mold and Mildew in Medical Marijuana Dispensaries


Most dispensaries grow their marijuana hydroponically. That is to say that nutrients are delivered to the root systems of the plants via constantly flowing water. This type of growing is incredibly efficient, eliminating as it does the need for both containers and soil. It does, however, create its own unique set of problems.


Marijuana plants grow best in temperate climates, and the moisture from a hydroponic system can make a grow room very humid. Unfortunately, this also creates ideal conditions for the growth of certain types of fungus. Powdery mildew, in particular, is know to grow extremely well under these conditions, and can adversely affect marijuana plants. The mildew starts out as spots of a scaly white growth on the leaves and stems. As time goes on, however, it can spread and kill the plant by parasitically sapping nutrients from it. Such damage, of course, negatively impacts the crop yields in medical marijuana dispensaries, and the mildew can spread quickly if left untreated.


How Can Air Purifiers Help?

Spores from mold and mildew in the air spread fungal infections. Therefore, the best way to contain an outbreak of powdery mildew in a medical dispensary is to remove the spores from the air before they have a chance to infect the plants, rather than attempting to treat the infection once it has already started. The latter method is costly and must be executed before the infection reaches a critical stage.


Some commercial air purifiers are also equipped with UV lights that can neutralize fungal spores in the air. When used consistently, a good air purifier can greatly reduce the potential loss caused by powdery mildew in medical marijuana dispensaries.



In the operation of a marijuana dispensary, a good air purification system in invaluable for preventing crop loss due to mold and mildew. Fortunately, US Air Purifiers offers a complete range of air purifiers suitable for this task. In particular, the Electrocorp RSU model is recommended for this application.