With nearly half of American adults now living within a jurisdiction that has legalized the recreational use of marijuana at the local level, U.S. cannabis sales are booming.
Legal sales reached $20 billion in 2020 and increased to $26 billion in 2021. Experts predict those numbers to hit a whopping $45.9 billion by 2025, making the cannabis industry larger than the craft beer industry.
To keep up with growing demand, cannabis growers and dispensaries are looking for storage solutions for their products. This article offers information on how proper organization and storage methods will help streamline your cannabis operation and protect your products.
Special Considerations for Cannabis Storage
Many new growers fail at their first attempts because they have not researched the needs of the cannabis plant. Preparation and the right storage equipment are critical to a successful indoor operation.
Here are some factors needed for optimal indoor growth:
- Water. Overwatering can cause the plant’s roots to choke. Under-watering can prevent the plant from regulating its temperature.
- Temperature & Humidity. Cannabis plants like things warm and dry.
- Soil. You need to maintain the correct pH levels and provide good drainage.
- Nutrients. Cannabis plants need nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.
- Light. As a photoperiodic plant, cannabis requires a balance of light and darkness that corresponds with its stage in the growth cycle.
- Airflow. A cannabis grow operation requires proper ventilation to keep the plants healthy and strong.
The correct storage supplies and equipment are also essential components of a successful cannabis dispensary.
Cannabis must be stored under specific conditions to ensure that its packaging, strength, quality, and purity are not adversely affected. It is equally critical for dispensary managers to follow their state rules and regulations.
Benefits of Good Organization and Storage
Whether you grow or dispense cannabis, your organization and storage methods can help streamline your operation, provide a quality product, and ultimately run a profitable operation.
The proper shelving and cannabis storage racks allow the following in the grow operation:
- High Density, High-Producing Yields
- Phased Growing Approaches
- Optimization of Available Space
- Increased Vertical Storage
- Proper Ventilation
- Adequate Visibility
- Efficient Use of Resources—Such as Power and Water
- Easy and Safe Access to Plants and Products
- Ability to Easily Expand the Operation
Correct organization and storage methods are just as crucial for a cannabis dispensary. When storing marijuana, the primary factors to consider are temperature, light, humidity, oxygen, and the material of the container. Cannabis flowers keep best in airtight glass containers placed in a cool, dark environment.
Storage Solutions for the Cannabis Industry
Speedrack West offers a selection of storage solutions that are ideal for the cannabis industry.
Pallet racks allow cultivators to maximize their indoor space and their use of resources by growing up rather than out. You can increase production by maximizing your cubic canopy footprint without increasing the square footage of your facility.
Our cannabis storage racks also are ideal for keeping track of your plants so that you know when they were planted, when they need watering or trimming, and when they will be ready for harvest.
For dispensaries, pallet racks and mobile pallet racks are the perfect shelving solution for storing and organizing inventory.
Selective Pallet Rack
Our selective pallet racks for marijuana plants are sturdy, easy-to-clean, and customizable to fit the space requirements of your operation. Pallet racking is comprised of upright frames, crossbeams, and wire mesh decking. Our consultants are happy to assist in determining the size racks you need for cannabis storage.
Mobile Pallet Rack
In addition to pallet racks that you can secure to your facility’s floor, we offer mobile racks. This type of storage system allows you to move the racks, making it easy to manage your space, organize, and water/trim the plants.
Pallet Rack and Mobile Pallet Rack are prime options for vertical growing systems for indoor farming and commercial grow operations.
Plastic Storage Containers
These sturdy, colorful storage bins are perfect for storing supplies and products at the dispensary. You can stack or hang the containers, and, unlike metal bins, they will not rust or corrode.
Giant Plastic Storage Containers
Need something bigger? These giant, stackable bins measure 17″ x 16″ x 13″ and are available in your choice of red or blue.
Wire Mesh Cages
We also offer wire mesh cages for you to store your product safely and with adequate ventilation. Our wire mesh partition cages are available in several sizes. Each enclosure features four sides—including a hinged, lockable door for security.
Speak With An Expert
We know that there is a big learning curve when launching or optimizing a cannabis operation. We are here to help.
Our team of experts are standing by to answer your storage questions and help you find the best solutions for your grow operation or dispensary. Please give us a call at Speedrack West today to schedule a free consultation.