With recent reports that the federal government plans to legalize cannabis by next summer, entrepreneurs and enthusiasts alike are preparing for new opportunities. With the emerging cannabis industry estimated to be worth up to $22.5 billion, Canadians who want in are asking themselves what can be done now to reap the most benefit.
On this question, and many others, the knowledgeable people at BFT Consulting can help. Drawn from the team at Toronto’s Grow-It-All hydroponics and organic supply store. BFT Consulting can advise personal and commercial growers on the right cannabis cultivation equipment, techniques, and processing methods, to ensure the highest quality in the plants they grow.
“Growing the best cannabis is akin to brewing craft beer,” said Trevor Wilkinson; owner of Grow-It-All. “By choosing quality ingredients and using the right equipment, you can focus your techniques to yield unique products that suit a variety of tastes.”
With over 60 years of combined cannabis growing experience, and a long history of helping medical marijuana patients solve their cultivation problems, BFT Consulting includes Wilkinson, Marshall Black and Paul Norton. Black comes with a significant understanding of cannabis genetics, breeding, and growing methods; plus a proven eye for detail and quality identification. Norton is a large-scale master cannabis grower with considerable experience in assisting licensed medical growing operations and assisting with licensed producer set-ups.
BFT Consulting has put together packages for prospective growers, including two recreational packages that are offered through Grow-It-All Hydroponics. These are being sold at affordable prices, and are designed to ensure success.
When it comes to return on investment, the numbers speak for themselves. Well publicized estimates for legal cannabis range from $5.00 to $10.00 per gram and even higher. BFT Consulting’s compact 3’x3’ kit generates yields of around 400 grams per cycle. Comparing $4000 of product to the kit cost of less than $1000 demonstrates the value generated by current hydroponics technology at current market rates.
Growers should also keep safety in mind. With proper guidance, planning and quality equipment, a home growing solution can yield high quality as safely as growing orchids, tomatoes, or any other plant. BFT Consulting’s kits are composed of CSA certified products, and with BFT’s help, growers can be sure their system keeps proper air circulation to prevent mould or fungus.
For entrepreneurs, the BFT Consulting team has the talent and experience to grow high quality cannabis, which is the best way to stand out against competitors in the predicted $22.5 billion/year marijuana market in Canada. “Whether you are in the planning process, have just received your license, or already have a licence and have operational/quality issues to tweak, the BFT Consulting team can do the job for you. The future is bright for creative entrepreneurs who can produce unique high quality products,” says Wilkinson.
For serious growers, BFT Consulting’s cannabis consulting process begins with the space a client has allocated for their operation; be it a small-scale medicinal grow-op or a larger commercial facility. BFT Consulting can review a prospective grower’s proposed facility, and come up with a plan that describes the various equipment, lighting, and HVAC options needed.
In addition to advising on equipment and infrastructure, BFT Consulting can also help with the subtle processes involved in cultivating a variety of strains that will make cannabis an interesting field. Looking forward, Wilkinson sees the same opportunity for diversification that has spurred the growth of craft beer in the past few years. By cultivating specific strains and applying techniques, the possibilities for flavour profile and potency are broad.
Once a plant has fully grown, the next step to ensuring a successful grow is implementing good post harvest procedures and “curing”. BFT consulting walks growers though this phase to bring out the cannabis’ highest potential.
Whether the goal is a specific flavour, effect, or yield, BFT consulting can match growers’ goals with the right grow and nutrient plan. Trip Tonic™, for example, is a craft raw salt mix developed by Grow It All that has benefited local medical growers for a number of years. With many hydroponic and organic formulations available, entrepreneurs can benefit from product insights offered by their consultant.
For more information on BFT Consulting’s services, visit www.growitall.ca/pages/bft-consulting.