With many states continuing to adopt laws that make cannabis use legal – both medical and recreational – Americans are reporting more regular use than before. In 2013, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration issued a study pointing to a 7.3 percent increase in usage just between the years of 2011 and 2012.

In 2016, the CDC reported that older and middle aged people are increasing their overall usage, and daily usage is also on the rise. In addition, between 2002 and 2014, the number of U.S. cannabis users overall jumped from 3.9 million to 8.4 million.

With more and more people opting to use cannabis, odor control is going to be a key challenge for commercial facilities – especially for hotels, resorts and casinos. This can be a difficult issue especially in states like Colorado where “pot tourism” is on the rise, and there are even “cannabis tours” available to visitors of Colorado.

Thankfully, Fresh Wave IAQ has been on the forefront of providing eco-friendly odor control for facilities that deal with smoke odors, whether from cannabis, cigarettes or cigars. Over the past several years, Fresh Wave IAQ products have been proven to remove not only odors from cigarette smoking in hotel rooms, but also have been recently put to the test with regards to cannabis odors.

For example, several major Las Vegas casinos have used Fresh Wave IAQ M130 Vapor Phase Units to keep guest rooms free of these severe odors. They have also incorporated Fresh Wave IAQ products into their every day cleaning strategies with Fresh Wave IAQ Air & Surface Spray on their housekeeping carts – ensuring that the cleaning staff is safe from chemicals found in traditional cleaning products.

Fresh Wave IAQ is engineered from a unique and simple formula, based on a proprietary blend of plant oils, food-grade surfactant, and water, that is environmentally friendly and contains no harmful VOCs, alcohol, or fragrances, making it safe to use in any commercial environment – especially in facilities that deal with smoke odor.

Fresh Wave IAQ has also been highlighted in the press for helping commercial facilities fight cannabis odors safely and effectively. Sanitary Maintenance Magazine ran this feature story about how Fresh Wave IAQ is the ideal solution for this burgeoning odor challenge.

Fresh Wave IAQ will be offering more insights about its brand new solutions for best fighting smoke odors in commercial facilities leading up to and at ISSA/INTERCLEAN 2017. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, if your facility is challenged with odors from cannabis, cigarettes and cigars, please contact us here. We welcome the opportunity to help you develop the most sound odor control plan to fight the harshest of smoke odors.