It’s harder than ever for homegrown farmers to compete in an industry full of commercial grow operations.
Huge companies come in and sweep in in addition to eliminate the little gentlemen who have been doing this single job for generations on properties passed down within the family.
Now there are so many large agricultural companies who have lobbied the industry for decades in addition to they all now have literal patents on odd seeds needed for huge scale farming. On top of that depressing fact, companies that build farm unit appreciate tractors in addition to combines that have made their unit impossible to service by honestly anyone but their own service techs. They have all rigged the system against family farmers, most of which have become indentured servants to the government because they can never get their way out of their mountain of debt. It’s concerning for everyone to see how things have developed for farmers over the past 50 years. Unfortunately, you know marijuana cultivation in my state has also been swallowed up by a few large corporations. The government here made it so all of the cannabis retailers must also go out and grow in addition to process all of the products they sell in their stores. This usually means the minimum requirements for starting a successful cannabis growing corporation involves millions of dollars needed to invest in the facilities to grow, to properly process, in addition to packaging the marijuana products sold. That’s why most of the modern legal pot farming is done by commercial grow operations that are far greater than what any person could achieve on their own with a limited budget. I’m not sure if it’s worth the effort. There isn’t much upward mobility as a grower at a cannabis dispensary.