Medical marijuana grow operations in California can take various forms. In some cases, we are dealing with large outdoor grow operations that are similar to any other farms. In other cases, we are dealing with smaller indoor hydroponic grow operations. These grow operations can produce very high quality strains of marijuana in a heavily controlled environment, but cannot produce the quantities anywhere near a large outdoor grow operation.
There are grow operations that use massive indoor spaces, some as big as 200,000 square feet, which is around the size of a big box store, to grow marijuana in a traditional growing medium. These indoor grow operations are secure and have special features to keep any types of mites or other pests from getting to the plants. Modern ones require workers to wear clean suits with no pockets, and then they must go through a wind tunnel prior to coming in contact with plants to keep the pests away. The air in these large medical marijuana operations is recycled multiple times a day or even a few times an hour to make sure there is not any contamination. Continue reading