When the legal industry began to emerge, indoor cannabis grow facilities were considered ideal for optimal growing because of the ability to control the environment entirely. However, the industry is seeing a steady decline in cannabis prices so it’s becoming increasingly expensive to operate an indoor grow facility. As such, more and more growers are turning to greenhouse structures for their cannabis grow operation.
Justin Trudeau recently announced that recreational cannabis will finally be legal across Canada as of October 17th. This is a very exciting time for Canada as advocates and businesses around the world are watching. With just over three months to go until the official legalization date, we’ve created a timeline of cannabis legalization in Canada:
Industry leading licensed cannabis producer and GGS client, CannTrust Holdings Inc. held the official grand opening for their Perpetual Harvest Facility earlier in the week. The goal of the facility is to have a harvest every day and their team is working quickly to make that happen.
The facility is located in the Niagara Region, Ontario, and currently sits at 450,000 square feet of cultivation space and outputs roughly 50,000 kilograms annually of dried product.
Leigh Coulter, president of GGS Structures, recently met with BNN Bloomberg at CannTrust’s Vaughan facility for a look at the inner workings of a commercial cannabis growing facility and to discuss what’s involved in being a top supplier for the legal marijuana industry.
Learn why cultivators are seeing the benefits of designing the ideal greenhouse facility to produce top quality and high yield crops. There are many considerations to be made and there is no “one size fits all” solution.
Women have always played an important role in horticulture as business leaders, breeders, growers, marketers, researchers and owners of commercial businesses. As the industry continues to evolve, more and more women are being recruited into the workforce and into leadership roles.
As a top manufacturer of commercial greenhouse facilities, structures and equipment, GGS is proud to use the talents and fresh perspectives of our female employees.
GGS is 75% women owned, and 50% of our senior management are women.
Competition in the cannabis industry throughout recreationally legalized States is becoming tougher. Many believe that the growth of the industry is being hindered by policies that won’t allow for an increase in the number of cannabis retailers despite the need. Though the prices have dropped, the demand for the product is still extremely high, meaning that improving both efficiency and productivity in your marijuana greenhouse is more important now than ever.
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In designing an efficient facility to grow medical marijuana, it is important that a well thought out plan is prepared and agreed to. Without this the cost of the project will escalate far above the budget. This plan needs to take into consideration all the requirements outlined in the regulations prepared by the governing body and the regulations of the municipality where the facility will be constructed.
If you are getting your benching from one supplier, irrigation from another, and lights from someone else. Who is coordinating everything? Did you make sure that the benches are being designed to suit the irrigation system you chose? Did you make sure to define all the sensors you are using, and did you make sure not to forget to qualify whether the irrigation sensors are supplied by the irrigation company or the computer company. Is the company who is installing your air filtration and cooling systems completely aware of every detail in your lights, or did you forget something that will create a difference in the heat output and throw off your whole system? The automated growing equipment available to commercial growers when properly designed as an integrated system can not only provide better traceability and uniform quality, it can increase the amount of production.