Growing marijuana on a commercial scale isn’t cheap.
Startup costs for cultivation sites can run well over $1 million in heavily regulated states, while monthly expenses can easily stretch into six figures, according to data from the 2015 Marijuana Business Factbook.
With wholesale markets in competitive states such as California, Colorado and Washington driving prices downward, controlling costs at professional grows is a must for cannabis cultivators that want to remain competitive.
To that end, Marijuana Business Daily consulted some industry experts to see what steps they rely on to control costs at their grows. Here’s what they suggested.
Dan Grace, President of Dark Heart Nursery in San Francisco
One thing I’ve seen over and over again in grow rooms is bad lighting. People are not checking their lighting levels, they’re not replacing their bulbs on suitable schedules, or sometimes, they have lenses, and they’re just not cleaning the lenses frequently enough. To me, that’s one of the biggest no-brainers.
Read John Schroyer’s “Five Cost-Saving Strategies for Commercial Cannabis Growers”: http://mjbizdaily.com/five-cost-saving-strategies-cannabis-growers/