Opening A Grow Facility Can Be More Difficult Than Juggling Chainsaws

Would you rather juggle running chainsaws or try to open a commercial cannabis grow facility? After trying to open a facility, many of our clients would happily pick the running chainsaws. The complexity of the commercial grow facility has layers like an onion and when it’s not managed correctly you’ll shed more tears than peeling an onion might elicit.

A cannabis entrepreneur came to me after working unsuccessfully to open for more than 6 months. Not being open was costing him at least $10,000 between cash and lost opportunity and his open date had already been extended another 6 months and possibly even longer. After more than 6 months he was still dealing with the local municipality, at least 7 different trades, egos, regulations, inspectors and no one seemed to be getting along. Going in he knew he could easily handle all the trades for the simple reason the professionally he dealt with orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, chiropractors and insurance companies and he felt like as long as he could work with them he could work with anyone. That turned out to be anything but the case. That’s when he made the decision to get my team on it.

We determined what the challenges were, created a plan he agreed with and we got to work. I have had a B contracting license in California since I was quite young and I’ve learned who to talk to and what to say. I’m also an experienced Project Manager. I know that any project losing $10,000 or more every day needs serious attention to every detail and lots of great communication.

I loved the smile on his face after we got our final approval from the municipality (I helped him there as well) and approval from the building department less than 90 days after I started. I live in a confidential world and this is one of those times where I’d love to give the name of this man because he is a very happy business owner. I am in the middle of a second project for him and he wants very little to do with the construction and regulation aspects of this one. He his however looking forward to starting production very soon!    Cannabis Grow Builders have been involved in the emerging legal Cannabis Industry as a builder and developer of grow facilities since 2016. Daniel Stevenson and his team work with Cannabis Entrepreneurs and Solopreneurs to maximize the potential in their business while remaining on the cutting edge of constantly changing governmental regulations. Please reach out to us at 916-933-7333, via e-mail at

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