Canna Advisors has deep expertise and demonstrated ability in marijuana facility design and construction. With a background in commercial construction and engineering, we know how to set-up your facility for the most efficient operation and fastest return on your investment. We have proven facility designs that give you an edge on the competition, so you can be first in your market with all the right pieces in place.
Each state has unique requirements for licensing, each written independently and modeled differently. You may need multiple licenses: one for cultivation, another for manufacturing, and a separate one for distribution. Other states allow all three operations to be combined under one license. We can help you navigate your state’s regulations and licensing requirements.
Hiring key talent with the experience you need is necessary in setting up a productive and efficient cultivation process. There is great demand for knowledge from commercial greenhouse growers for responsibly produced marijuana and research is currently being conducted to find the optimal combination of light, energy and biology that will yield the best and most sustainable return.
Canna Advisors has experience in cultivation and understands the different cultivation methods that can be used today. Having experience in areas such as organic nutrients as well as hydroponic and soil-based growth, Canna Advisors can assist you with all your cultivation questions and desires.
The type of equipment for cannabis manufacturing depends on the size of your operation and the production levels you need to achieve. Your requirements may vary depending on which strains (and how many) you plan to produce, the area you live in, your production goals and your future plans.
Irrigation: Special equipment for manufacturing cannabis depends on the size of your operation. In any case, you’ll need to control the air temperature, quality and circulation in your facility. Exhaust fans will pull in fresh air and remove warm air and provide the circulation your plants need.
Lighting: How much lighting you’ll need depends on the size of your cultivation area. It’s important not to crowd a lot of plants under a small number of lamps so they get as much light as possible. A full lighting system requires a hood, ballast and bulb.
Temperature Control: Keeping the temperature constant is a product of how much light you have, the air circulation, the time of year and your facility’s insulation. Too hot and the plants begin to stress and could die as a result. Too cool and you encourage mold and mildew, which also causes stress. Having reliable HVAC controls is critical to growth and predictable yield.
Odor Control: Charcoal carbon filters are effective in removing most odors. If you need to remove an odor very quickly, ionizers are good back-up solution.
Sensors, Controls and CO2 Emitters: Sensors alert you to changes in conditions, when CO2 is needed, how moist the soil is, etc. Controls automate the lighting, air conditioning, fans, etc. Having a system in place to control your growing environment ensures a more reliable yield and better return on your investment.
Learning what works, who to hire, what security controls need to be in place, what products to sell, how to transport/take delivery of your products, and much more, are all part of getting your retail operation set-up and running efficiently. Canna Advisors will help you brand and market your business, provide options for operating manuals, security camera placements and tracking systems for future audits as well as help you prepare for recalls if there is a product defect.
You’ll need security, employee handbooks, detailed knowledge about the strains to use for various medical conditions, as well as the composition of the compounds in each (for example, THC to CBD ratio). Each state has unique requirements for compliance. Packaging and labeling must meet regulatory requirements and you must have cameras in all areas of your dispensary.
Canna Advisors can assist you in managing all the requirements as well as producing pro-forma financial statements required for licensing. The start-up process, including licensing, is complex and covers a lot of ground… but the potential is huge and the industry is expanding into ancillary businesses, legitimate research and medical breakthroughs.