With each new election cycle, the industry for marijuana emerges victorious, which means there is a mountain of cash to be made for investors. As a result, marijuana investments and cannabis investments have increased in demand. This industry consists of a wide array of different business opportunities, such as grow rooms, dispensaries, co-ops and more. Simply put, investors are making large profits in relatively short periods of time, which is synonymous with the business of marijuana. With over 23 states with legalized medical marijuana, one of the most profitable opportunities is operating a commercial grow room. Continue reading to learn more about what it takes to operate a commercial grow room.
Commercial Grow Rooms
Commercial grow rooms are the laboratory-like setups where the marijuana is grown. While the process of growing marijuana may seem simple, the type of high-grade product sold in dispensaries requires professional equipment, precision, and professional personnel. But before you purchase the building and equipment you will need to determine what type of grow.
While there may be several jobs within a commercial grow room, there are three key positions every profitable grow room needs. They are:
Grow Room Designer
Just as the name implies, this person helps get the facility started and off the ground. The grow room designer chooses the best location of the grow site, the optimum building design, and how to modify the building to best cultivate profitable plants.
Although the title is facility manager, this individual must be a jack of multiple trades. In charge of checking the air filters, checking the water, replacing sensors and lights, maintaining the environmental control system, this person is responsible for the overall maintenance of the facility. This professional must be able to manage the several mechanical and electrical issues that will arise.
Master Commercial Grower
The master commercial grower is responsible for developing and perpetuating different strategies and methodologies for growing the plant. This professional is responsible for waste prevention, optimizing yield planning, maintaining plant health, and discovering new ways to integrate the energy usage of the facility by creating new procedures and processes.