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Let Me Show You the Real Green Boom

Written by Keith Kohl
Posted September 20, 2017

Picture yourself in your kitchen.

The sun has barely showed itself above the horizon, and you’re busy flipping pancakes for your kids when the DEA bursts through the front door.

Within the blink of an eye, the handcuffs are on and you’re officially in custody.

It wasn’t the burnt pancakes they were there for, however; it was the millions of dollars' worth of marijuana you were growing.

Although it went down a little differently for Andrea Sanderlin back in 2013, the agents who arrested her that day discovered that the New York mom was growing roughly $3 million worth of marijuana.

In total, the feds cleared the place of about 3,000 plants.

But it wasn’t some snitch that dimed her out in a plea deal, nor was it a random phone call to a police tip line that caught her.

No, it was something much simpler than that.

It was energy.

Her downfall in the end was the local power company.

After the company noticed the exorbitant amount of electricity she was using, it didn’t take long before someone put two and two together.

I’ve told you before the kind of energy monster these grow operations truly are.

And the numbers are simply staggering…

More than one-third of the marijuana grown in the United States comes from indoor operations like Andrea’s.

In fact, the electricity it takes to grow this indoor crop is enough to power an additional 1.7 million homes!

In states like California, indoor growing operations account for 9% of household electricity use.

Xcel Energy’s power consumption jumped nearly 2% the year Colorado legalized recreational marijuana.

And yet, I still don’t believe the market understands the kind of growth we’re talking about.

Just take one look at the battleground right now:

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Over the next few years, you’re going to see ALL of those dark green states above legalize marijuana for recreational use.

That should be obvious to everyone by now.

Once a tremendous amount of tax revenue comes pouring into states like California that legalized it recreationally last year, the rest will fall like dominoes.

And that, dear reader, opens up a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for anyone able to see the telltale signs of the marijuana industry.

Pot Power Stocks

There’s a lot of hype behind the pot industry.

Just a few weeks ago, I was chatting about the permitting process for would-be dispensaries here in Maryland.

But I want you to forget all of that.

Forget the hundreds of shady pot-growing stocks that are set up for failure.

Look beyond those traditional investments…

There’s a win-win situation you may not have seen yet, and our friend Andrea Sanderlin almost gave up the secret: energy.

Six months from now, it’ll be too late. By then, we may have learned just how big the pot industry has grown in California, and the news will be picked up quickly by the mainstream media.

We’ll start seeing clickbait articles, ads, and hyperbolic headlines reminiscent of those the Bakken generated eight years ago.

You see, the elephant in the room that nobody is talking about is the extraordinary energy consumption required by these indoor grow operations.

That’s not speculation.

It’s inevitability.

And every time you see a new state legalizes marijuana, you’ll be walking right to the bank. Over the next few weeks, I’m going to personally show you how to spot the real winners in this green boom.

Why fight inevitability when you can capitalize on it?

Until next time,

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Keith Kohl

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A true insider in the energy markets, Keith is one of few financial reporters to have visited the Alberta oil sands. His research has helped thousands of investors capitalize from the rapidly changing face of energy. Keith connects with hundreds of thousands of readers as the Managing Editor of Energy & Capital as well as Investment Director of Angel Publishing's Energy Investor. For years, Keith has been providing in-depth coverage of the Bakken, the Haynesville Shale, and the Marcellus natural gas formations — all ahead of the mainstream media. For more on Keith, go to his editor's page.

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