If you’re considering getting into the marijuana industry, you are not alone. Many people in states like Colorado and Washington are salivating at the chance to make money in an extremely new market. Things won’t be easy along the way, even if you’ve got the money and the business sense to open your very own store. First you’ll have to deal with local and state regulations. You better believe there’s a lot of red tape when it comes to a substance that was illegal only a few short years ago, and is still technically illegal according to the federal government. Of course they haven’t seemed to mind letting the experiment play out as they collect tax dollars. Beyond that, there are important facets of your business that will literally make or break you in the industry. The key to everything is going to be your grow room, its design, and ultimately the buds that come out of it. There are many ways you can ensure that you have a successful room and grow, but you’ve got to start somewhere. You definitely don’t want to skimp on money when it comes to the grow, so don’t be afraid to bring in a professional if needed. If you aren’t skilled in designing and building rooms, or growing cannabis, you’re probably going to need help along the way.
First let’s discuss the importance of a master grower who is capable of putting out a quality product. Having average buds just won’t cut it in the market. After less than a year of legal pot stores in Colorado, competition is tough. If you’re cannabis doesn’t make the grade, you quickly see a drop in customers. Nobody wants subpar product when they can travel a block down the road and find something better. If you don’t know how to grow the best buds, hire or partner up with someone who does. Just because you grew a few plants in your basement doesn’t mean you know what you’re doing. This is something that cannot be taken lightly. Once you’ve got your growing situation ironed out, you’re be ready to start on your grow room’s design.
Again it would be wise here to bring in a professional. First of all, a grow room builder who is experienced is going to make sure your room is completely up to code. Building codes can be a nightmare, and it’s hard to figure them out if you’re not well versed in the subject. Additionally, there are other regulations that your grow room will need to meet to be in compliance with state and local standards. Make sure you go with a builder who is familiar with the regulations in your area. It can be a major setback when you have to deal with getting things up to snuff after a regulation. It can extend the wait time for opening for your shop by a wide margin, and as they say, time is money.
A more recent company on the scene is actually providing modular grow rooms to its customers. This can be an excellent way to go as the company addresses several concerns that you’ll need to think about when it comes to your grow room. For one, they make hanging lighting and fans simple. They feature track systems that allow you to mount lights safely on. They can then be moved around the room as need, since they’re on the track system. This can be great as you configure your room differently for different strains. Another advantage I enjoy about these custom marijuana grow rooms is that they are completely air and light-tight. Being able to control your climate is the key to a successful room, and an air-tight room is perfect for that. You won’t have to worry about invisible air leaks that change your temperature and gas levels when you’re not around. And of course you need your room to keep out extraneous light, especially during dark cycles. We all know how bad light flashes and leak can be for a crop. These are just a few of the reasons a modular grow can be advantageous.
If you’re consider getting into the marijuana industry there are a lot of bases to cover. One of the most important, however, is going to be your grow operation. It’s going to provide a solid base for you to grow your business on. Make sure that you take the time, care, and investment needed to be set up for success. If you don’t make sure that you have a great grow room and fantastic product, you’ll go nowhere fast.