'Growing outside is a dream': Asparagus makes way for cannabis in Canada's fields

Growing outdoors can cost as little as one-fifth that of greenhouse production and one exec says it makes for 'tastier' buds
Financial Post (Canada)
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

cannabis bud2The amount of outdoor-grown cannabis will make up a small portion of the market this year — less than 10 per cent of the cultivation licenses granted in Canada are for outdoors — but many more are in the pipeline after the Canadian government changed its rules last year to allow pot farms. Growing outdoors eliminates the need for costly lighting, heating and cooling systems. WeedMD CEO Keith Merker said it can grow for about 20 cents at its farm versus $1 a gram in a greenhouse and $2 a gram for a typical indoor site. (See also: Cannabis can be grown outdoors for pennies on the dollar. So why is hardly anyone doing it?)