October 2017

Commercial Cannabis & Hemp Clones

Growing Healthy Cannabis Clones

Growing healthy cannabis and hemp clones is an extreme undertaking. Understanding what commercial farms need for their upcoming grow season is only the first step when dealing with corporate cloning. The 2017-2018 cannabis growing season has met many difficult moments, starting with who farms were sourcing their clones from. Oregon farms were scrambling this grow season to find methods the OLCC would approve to spray and eradicate pests farmers were picking up from local clone companies who did not monitor what they were shipping out. Local clone companies made millions while the farms receiving product were bound to suffer from extremely difficult pests like the russet mite. Other factors such as multiple large fires caused the UV light spectrum to be diluted and thus the yielding of the cannabis and hemp plants has also been reduced. Fortunately with companies changing their grow around, from decon-rooms, to purchasing cannabis and hemp clones from reputable companies, the following years look extremely profitable for these companies.

CBD Clones or THC Clones

The big question these days is what type of clones should a farm purchase? From CBD to THC, the types of clones are changing, and so are the products that are coming to market. For example CBD also known as Hemp or Cannabidiol, is the medicinal end of marijuana and lacks the psychoactive elements the feds are out to get rid of. Thus allowing for easier transportation, cultivation, including licensing for farms who want to grow CBD. The downside to CBD is the fact that once you grow CBD on your farm, you cannot grow THC plants as the CBD will ruin your THC plants. Growing CBD means your farm is going to be strictly CBD and not a combination of the two. The good thing is, you’ll have an easier time getting your product to market since the laws are less-strict on the item when compared to marijuana. Processors are actively purchasing CBD in flower and trim form and processing into isolate or distillate form for consumption of humans and animals. Ironically enough, animals are becoming the larger market for ingesting CBD, specifically due to illnesses and other issues like anxiety, people are starting to actively seek out CBD oil online for their animals.

Purchasing Clones in California

Unfortunately, the cloning laws have not been defined in California yet. Oregon has already started and almost expired their “no questions asked” policy in regards to purchasing clones from unlicensed producers. Come 2018 all clone growers in Oregon, regardless if they are hemp or cannabis, must have their license per item being sold. All items must enter a software called METRC, which tracks the cannabis or hemp, from “seed to sale” is what they call it. This gives local legislature plenty of oversight to tax and monitor the process, and thus impacts those cloning companies who are trying to transfer from medical cloning to recreational cloning. California cannabis still has a year or two to fully mature and become defined. Cloning companies are staying tight and undeterred since they can function under the MMJ act of CA proposition 64. The state seems to fall slightly behind Oregon, who is still struggling to figure their own situation out – by only a year or two. Sadly California cloning might become more strict with such defined legalities. The paperwork to file as a licensed cloning company in the state of CA is almost 2-3x more tedious than that of other states like Washington, Oregon, and Nevada.

Cannabis & Hemp Clone Investors

After the recent 2017 win for recreational cannabis in California, has become the time for companies who would not typically jump into the cannabis market, doing just that. Cannabis and hemp investment companies are serious about their money, and are coming from industries not typically expected. With the expansion of the new industry is new business opportunity, such as B2B efforts like growing for other farms, renting farm equipment, processing services, and many other items including licensing and compliance consulting. Companies are enjoying the room to move and the amount of profits to be made from the industry. Everyone expects the industry to filter itself out in regards to those “un-motivated” cannabis farms, who cut corners and provide an insufficient product. Over the next 5 years companies will gain capital from sales including investors to help fund their start operations. Investors have been waiting for this moment for some time are now starting to take a look at future potential.…