As the marijuana industry expands worldwide, 32 states in the U.S. have legalized marijuana in some capacity, according to Medical Marijuana Inc. Industry experts expect that by 2025 the medical and recreational marijuana market will be valued at $25 billion in the United States and $146.4 billion globally.
Currently, 80,000 acres of hemp are growing in the U.S. across 23 states. In 2018, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) moved to increase the amount of cannabis that can be legally grown in the U.S. for research and industrial needs for 2019.
It can be difficult to compete in the growing industry, so you’ll need a high quality building to help you run your business. From smaller grow rooms to large scale buildings, SteelMaster’s metal Quonset huts can accommodate any size marijuana grow operation.
One of the benefits of using a steel Quonset hut for cannabis cultivation is the ability to create a custom floor plan to make the marijuana growing process as efficient as possible. The unobstructed interior space of SteelMaster buildings can provide the space needed for your crops and growing equipment, including:
- LED grow lights
- Fabric pots and containers
- Fans/Ventilation equipment
- CO2 systems
- Irrigation and dehumidifying systems
SteelMaster offers a blanket-style insulation that can help control the temperature of your grow building. This is especially important for grow houses located in areas with high humidity and warm temperatures. Insulated metal buildings are protected by a vapor barrier that reduces the amount of condensation inside of the structure.
Keeping marijuana plants pest and disease-free is a top priority for growers. Unlike SteelMaster’s metal Quonset huts, wood buildings can be destroyed by pests and will sometimes rot after getting wet. In addition to pests, powdery mildew can be detrimental to cannabis plants. Our steel buildings require little-to-no maintenance and can be easily cleaned with soap and water; whereas fabric grow tents must be cleaned frequently to prevent mold and mildew.
In addition to pests and diseases, security is a major concern for marijuana cultivators. The price of cannabis plants can vary depending on size, but larger plants can be worth thousands. Our buildings are made from commercial grade steel, making them durable enough to keep these expensive plants–as well as growing equipment–safe and secure.
If you’re interested in breaking into the booming marijuana industry, talk to a SteelMaster building specialist to find a custom grow building that will fit your needs!