Check out our slide show on why cannabis may be the next big crop for greenhouse growers.
As marijuana production and use continues to top news stories, I am curious to know what the greenhouse community thinks of these new marijuana trends.
I came across this article on the expansion of the medical marijuana market in Canada, following regulatory changes that will come into effect this year:
The Canadian government is changing regulations on growing marijuana for medicinal purposes, and many current growers will need to retrofit or build new greenhouse structures in order to comply with the strict guidelines. By March of 2014, individuals will no longer be allowed to grow medical marijuana in their homes for personal use, nor can the plants be grown by a designated small-scale producer.
I came across this article about the recent legalization of medical marijuana in Colorado and the complications associated with safety/health regulations, taxation, and the fact that state law is in direct opposition with US federal law. Despite these barriers, more and more states are beginning to legalize the production of marijuana for medicinal purposes.