Processing and Storage of Medical Marihuana

As medical marihuana gains a stronghold in B.C. Canada, its production and processing is sure to become less of a mystery. After marihuana is grown in good soil, at warm temperatures, and under fluorescent lights, it is harvested, processed, and stored. Growing the marihuana is already a task in itself, but the processing, drying and storage stages are also crucial to having a high-quality supply of medical marihuana for your patients.

Drying and Curing Marihuana

Because 70 to 80 percent of the weight of marihuana is from water, you need to dry your marihuana before it can be used for medical purposes. The drying process can take a couple of weeks; rushing the process can lower the quality of the final product.

The drying process of marihuana leads the final harvesting stage of curing. Drying is just removing the excess water from the cannabis. This is usually done by hanging the branches or entire plant upside down; a stainless steel wiring mesh makes a great hanging system while Shelving that is accessible from both sides will make the best use of your space.
For the best use of vertical space, combine your shelving system with pull out drawers. The modular drawers will give you the flexibility to customize your own drying process according to your quantity requirements.

Securing Medical Marihuana

To secure the product at the facility, you must follow security requirements specified in the MMPR (Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations), however the list below may play an important role in complying with the physical security measures.

•    Stationary Shelving
•    Locking systems and
•    Security Shutters

For companies ready to compete in this mult-billion market, we recommend to seek expert security and storage advice.

For pics on some of our experience with Medical Marihuana Facilities click here