So, you walked into your local dispensary, had a quick look around, and if you were anything like us, your jaw dropped at the mere sight of all various cannabis products you had to struggle to get just a few years ago? Where do they get all of that, and how does it affect dispensaries?
Well, most people think the government just has a bunch of pot farms laying around growing the most potent stuff they can, but that’s not quite how it works.
Let’s take a look at it.
1: Dispensary Gardens
Some dispensaries bypass middlemen altogether, and they simply grow most, if not all, of their own cannabis.
These gardens are often held on-site in a special area, and customers typically aren’t allowed access. This is possible for smaller dispensaries due to the ease of growing cannabis plants in confined places, and sometimes it helps lower costs.
However, dispensaries that do this have to be licensed to grow their own plants in most places. This is achieved separately from simply getting a license to sell cannabis. It’s also not practical for larger dispensaries that handle a lot more customers every day.
All plants grown in a dispensary’s personal garden must comply with legal guidelines and regulations.
2: Local Growers
Believe it or not, you can actually sell your own weed to some dispensaries. It’s a bit more complicated than growing a few illegal plants and dropping them off for a huge payday, though.
Local growers have to produce their plants according to any regulations that apply to them, and they usually have to have an expensive grower’s license on top of that. So, growing your own crop isn’t something everyone can do.
Furthermore, you have to have an ongoing relationship with whatever dispensary you plan to sell to. Dispensaries will usually only purchase certain strains of cannabis, have strict quality standards, and will only purchase cannabis in certain amounts. These are all things local growers have to consider before entering a deal with a dispensary.
However, this allows dispensaries to offer locally grown cannabis with special traits such as organic growing methods, higher manicure standards, and practically any strain or potency a grower can produce.
3: Commercial Growers
Most large dispensaries with a lot of customers will take this route. Like most things, the commercial sector hopped on the cannabis industry the second it started being legalized, and now there are tons of massive commercial pot farms specifically to supply dispensaries.
These commercial farms offer an unmatched level of consistency, even when they don’t offer the most potent strains, and they make it easier for high-traffic dispensaries to meet the demands of their customers.
Commercial growers may grow a large number of plants at indoor growing facilities, or they may be simple commercial farms that rotate cannabis in between their normal food crops. Regardless of the method used, the volume of cannabis plants grown is extraordinary, and the higher amount of manpower commercial businesses can afford allows for a far more consistent product.
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