Marijuana in the United States seems poised to become our next cash crop, but alas, there is one real problem. The problem is that it can’t cross state lines, legally, at all. You see, when tobacco and cotton were our cash crops, we shipped them all over. You could buy them in North Carolina, ship them up to New York City, and then ship the finished product after it let the factory where you would like it, or you could buy the fines tobacco products from North Carolina and ship them anywhere in the country. Alas, marijuana doesn’t work that way. You see, when it comes to marijuana, the policy is basically that, according to the federal government, it’s illegal no matter what, and the moment that you take it across state lines, you are violating a federal law, and they can then act against you.
This being the case, if you are hoping to provide your local dispensary with marijuana, you’re going to have to operate your business within the confines of the same state, or, in some cases, even the same city, in order to be in keeping with the laws concerning the legal sale of marijuana. Again, you cannot legally transport it across state lines, or else you are guilty of a federal crime and can be charged and suffer a lot, really, that you don’t need to, and all for daring to grow and sell marijuana. It’s even illegal for you to take a shortcut across state lines, even if both states agree that marijuana is legal for recreational use. Crazy, right?
Now, if you’re looking to make money with your own grow room design, you should consider the followings things before, and during, the process of setting one up.
1. The laws applicable
The very first thing you need to do is figure out the laws that you’re going to be encountering. This is important for a lot of reasons, and one of the big ones is that, if you noticed what I said before, the fed isn’t really sold on this whole ‘legal marijuana’ thing. This means that if you don’t know what you’re doing, even if there was no malicious intent behind your law breaking, you can be raided, fined, shut down, denied the reapplication of your license to sell marijuana, or punished in any of the other ways that governments love to use.
You also need to be sure that you are paying your taxes appropriately on time, or are filing for an extension in a timely manner. If you fail to do this, the IRS will be sure to crawl into your business and completely ruin your day.
2. The equipment you’ll use
Growing marijuana in the United States allows you to use a lot of equipment that you aren’t going to encounter pretty much anywhere else in life. You’ll be using things like UV lights and hydroponic systems, and you’ll be able to get to figure out how to work with all these and to be sure that you’re going to be able to grow the marijuana the best that you possibly can.
3. Using a modular grow room design
Today, it seems like the big thing is modular everything. Body armor is modular. Lego is modular. Backpacks are modular. Literally everything is modular, and why not make you grow room modular as well?
The big advantage here is that, with a modular grow room, you’re going to be able to grow marijuana in way that is simple, and best of all, as your need for more production capability grows and grows, you’re going to be able to grow it easily and scale your business production up.
4. Growing indoors
Growing outdoors is a hassle. you have to fight with the environment the whole way through, you don’t have any control over wind or rain or snow or anything else, people can get to your plants, tornadoes can disrupt what you’ve got going on, there are literally a million things that can go wrong.
If you grow indoors, on the other hand, you have almost total control. You can give the plants the sun that they need, or the rain that they need, or the nutrients, and you can do so in your own time.
The top thing that you must do, the thing that you will fail if you don’t do, is to take this endeavor seriously. If you don’t take your work seriously, you are going to end up losing everything and you can be completely wrecked, fiscally speaking, in the process.