As extreme weather events ravage the country from coast to coast – including wildfires, floods, and early freezes – marijuana growers are being forced to reevaluate their risks, Many growers are considering system altering changes to their cultivation practices. Outdoor marijuana growers, in particular, are vulnerable to severe changes in weather, prompting farmers to consider moving their crops inside depending on new cannabis varieties. Other cultivators are locating their operations on higher ground to avoid flooding. Others are considering growing shorter-cycle varieties of cannabis, including ruderalis, which is commonly referred to as autoflower, meaning it goes through its cycle no matter the variations in the amount of sunlight. Many producers believe such solutions can save cannabis companies money in the long run up and down the supply chain.
Marijuana Business Daily, 09/24/2020 06:30:43