Now that cannabis is on track to see wider legalization laws in more states, the growing industry can progress in its efforts to promote skin cancer protection and melanoma awareness. The lights used to grow cannabis crops indoors give off powerful radiation that may be good for the plants, but not for your skin. The industry is still learning about the effects of light radiation caused by modern grow lights, while science is still redefining what radiation is harmful and what isn’t. With the ever-changing future of the industry, companies and grow operations are learning more about how they can protect their workers from developing skin diseases, like melanoma, due to long term exposure to grow lights.
Back when cannabis was largely illegal in most places throughout the United States, growers were unable to access proper safety equipment to cultivate the plants without exposing themselves to harmful radiation. Law enforcement agents that assisted in cleaning up cannabis-related busts would be given proper clothing to protect their skin from the radiation, but the growers that were around the lights regularly were left to hope that there wouldn’t be any adverse health effects. Legalization has allowed for the development of new technologies that boost cultivation processes and growing operations, causing rapid expansion of the workforce into these harsh environments. Legalization has also given companies like RayWear the opportunity to educate an ever-increasing demographic about the real risks in cultivation and how they need their products the most.
As more states legalize the product, awareness about the health impacts of working near grow lights has increased. Regulating the cannabis industry is necessary to be able to help protect the workers from developing light radiation-related illnesses. Of course, these aren’t the only risks involved with growing, but it’s the most commonly overlooked and under-protected. RayWear is focusing its efforts on changing the dialogue so that workers’ health is at the forefront of the conversation regarding cannabis distribution and growth as an industry.
Cannabis companies like Rare Dankness and House of Dankness are utilizing technology in a way that’s becoming increasingly popular among the cannabis market in states that have legalized the product. Rare Dankness, which started on a small loan and grew into one of the biggest and most technologically advanced dispensaries around today, knows that worker safety is one of the most important aspects of running a successful grow operation. Most recently, Scott Reach, Founder of Rare Dankness, was featured in the Growers Network YouTube series Canna Cribs. In this episode, RayWear was featured for its amazing protective factors and seamless integration into modern cultivation operations.
RayWear isn’t just committed to promoting worker safety, it was founded on the idea that skin cancer is something no grower should have to experience. Aside from the physical impact of the illness, the emotional impact can leave lasting devastation on growers, their friends, and their families. The problem with many other types of protective clothing is that they only protect against UV radiation. Unfortunately, most grow lights also expose workers to three types of radiation—UV, Visible, and IR. RayWear is the only product on the market tested against all three and designed specifically for modern cultivation.
RayWear is focused on providing an effective and affordable way to prevent these diseases from ever becoming a problem. Their light, breathable, patent-pending fabric is specially designed to block UV, Visible and IR radiation. RayWear clothing let’s growers forget about the radiation so they can focus on the plants. Growing is your passion, protecting you is ours.