The 5 Legal Cannabis Grow Operations in the World

The 5 Biggest Legal Cannabis Grow Operations in the World

Cannabis history is being made daily in North America, as state policies and public opinion tilt the scale towards the end of prohibition times. Since the ‘green rush’ attracts some of those established players have started to peek between the podium of the industry giants.

Still, however large some of the largest cannabis grow operations might be, it will take decades (or even centuries) for them to achieve the size of some of the biggest grow operations in the world. The Bom Futuro Farm in Brazil is the largest soybean farm in the world, covering over 550,000 acres (23,958,000,000 sq.ft), making it fifteen thousand times larger than the first grower of our listing. Leaving the realm of agriculture, we can even locate dairy farms a large as 22,500,000 acres, such as the Mudanjiang City Mega Farm in China, which covers roughly the size of the country of Portugal. When compared to other markets, as is can be observed though the cannabis market is reaching unprecedented levels of growth, the size of its production is still at stages.

One of the main sources we used in putting together this list, has been the Growers Network’s 2018 report on the biggest cannabis manufacturers in North America. According to the study conducted by the network, of the many factors, the can be considered in measuring the size of a grow operation, such as the number of plants or yield capacity, the most dependable in building a safe comparison is the square footage, since it offers a constant and verifiable criteria for measurement.

This family owned and operated farm rankings on our list, with 1,428,000 square feet of land outside the town of Pueblo, Colorado. It encompasses four Colorado licensed marijuana cultivators . This number may sound like it would occupy a large proportion of the state’s licensed growers when thinking of the number of cultivation licenses granted to states like Ohio, with only 12 licenses, or New York, with as few as 5. However, more than manufacturers, which accounts for the reason why the Centennial State is home to some of the operations in the country are allowed for by the situation in Colorado. Los Sueños manufactures edibles and pre-rolled joints and creates mostly organic cannabis.

Launched in 2012, The Green Organic Dutchman’s flagship facility is the second largest grow operation on our list and the first one from across Canadian borders. The business holds a strategic partnership with Aurora Inc., the 2nd largest cannabis corporation on the planet , and among the nation ’s biggest producers of medical marijuana. TGOD’s main operation covers 620,000 square feet of land in the Montreal region of Quebec, and the firm has already invested in an 820,000 square feet lot in Valleyfield, Quebec, which will also be completely dedicated to organic and sustainably grown cannabis.

Canopy Growth Corporation

Canopy Growth is the biggest cannabis corporation on the planet concerning share value. It has invested in cannabis ventures in over 10 countries, owns some of the company best-known brands, such as Tweed, Spectrum and Leafs by Snoop. It has spread its seed to every corner of the industry from cultivation to manufacturing and has even struck a $4 billion deal with Constellation Brands (makers of Corona beer) last year.

Its 598,000 square feet grow operation in Smith Falls, Ontario ranks third on our list of the biggest legal cannabis grow operations in the world.

Copperstate Farms

Located in the town of Snowflake, Arizona, Copperstate Farms focuses primarily on the creation of medical marijuana. Its grounds cover 348,000 square feet of land used and is now planning to expand its operation to 1,700,000 sq ft.

The farm has been welcomed by the community as a leading regional employer and plans to continue its growth, as it recently made a deal with Aphria inc.. , among Canada’s main medical cannabis providers, to produce medical marijuana under its supervision, using Aphria’s own intellectual property.

The Supreme Cannabis Company owns one of Canada’s biggest hybrid greenhouses, located at Kincardine, Ontario. The 7ACRES centre is a foot greenhouse dedicated to the cultivation of premium buds with sun-grown characteristics. The facility now produces 10,000 kilograms of blossoms annually and plans to elevate its production capacity to 50,000 kilograms over the next few years. The business holds strategic partnerships with some of Canada’s largest players and is expanding internationally, with investments in the African legal cannabis market in countries such as Lesotho and South Africa.

Published at Mon, 19 Nov 2018 16:46:34 +0000

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