Here’s an excerpt from an article which argues that, as legalization continues, the South American nation of Columbia is going to become the source of the raw materials for medical marijuana.
Although cannabis flower buds and smoking marijuana for medical benefits might be here today it will be gone in a few short years. Of course, the stoner lifestyle will likely continue forever but only for recreation and not where health issues are involved and my discussion here only pertains to legal medical cannabis. Cannabis oil is cheap to ship globally, very inexpensive to produce when grown naturally outside and will become just another pharmaceutical drug in the near future. The lowest cost producing countries and companies will become real winners while the non-competitive, indoor producers will slowly die out.
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indoor grow facilities are all the rage for now but the grow facilities cost millions up front to build, remodel and turn into a grow facility. But note that growing indoors is almost ten times as expensive as growing outside in a perfect climate where sun, water and fresh air are free and there is no electricity required for grow lamps, heat in the winter, air conditioning in the summer and high power needs year round to drain the heat from the grow lamps.
This is why Colombia will become the Saudi Arabia of Cannabis oil. It has the perfect outdoor climate where cannabis can grow 365 days each year with multiple crops grown and harvested annually rather than only one crop a year in the summer in most temperate climates. More importantly none of the expensive energy requirements of artificial indoor grow facilities are involved.
Imagine if magically some country could produce a high quality automobile for $3,000 instead of $30,000. Can you imagine the company profit potential?
An interesting article and worth reading. Find the complete original post HERE.
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