Times are changing! Almost anything can be built today—thanks to the latest construction technology. A recent trend we see is building structures for cannabis production. That’s right! Buildings and factories efficiently designed to grow, cultivate, test, store, package, and ship this famous plant. Read on.
Cannabis! What To Know of This Market
Cannabis might make you think of drugs and Woodstock! But cannabis is a plant and non-addictive with many medicinal uses. Adult-use cannabis is the US’s 6th most valuable crop. Leafly’s data is limited to only the production of adult-use cannabis harvested in 13,297 active legal cannabis farms.1
Worth $6.2 billion in 2020, the wholesale harvest value of adult-use cannabis is now America’s fifth most valuable crop, trailing only corn ($61 billion), soybeans ($46 billion), hay ($17.3 billion), and wheat ($9.3 billion).
~Cannabis Harvest Report 2021
Cannabis includes hemp and marijuana. The psychoactive component of the plant, THC, is used for recreational purposes. Cannabis also contains non-psychoactive components, including CBD, which contributes to its medicinal uses.
Why should your next project be a Cannabis Grow Facility?
Large cannabis grow-houses are called Closed Growing Environments, or the CGE method. The global cannabis market is expected to grow tremendously in the coming years, and companies well-positioned in the U.S. could capitalize on these gains. The use, either for medical and recreational reasons is becoming more and more accepted in the U.S. As a result, there is a growing demand for cannabis products worldwide.
In the United States, sales of legal recreational cannabis are expected to reach an estimated 25 billion dollars by 2025. Legal marijuana sales are forecast to increase steadily with each consecutive year.
The cannabis industry has grown significantly in recent years in response to expanding legalization and a flood of capital from venture capital firms and other investors. Cannabis is the 6th largest crop and is only allowed in a few states! Imagine when it’s in all 50!
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As AEC futurists, our goal is to integrate the internal efforts of our industry and- more importantly- work together to reinvigorate the antiquated construction industry. Our expertise in the industrialization of construction remains unparalleled as we excel in modular, offsite, and prefabrication design and implementation.
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