“If they do a good job and if the cultivar is good, generally you will to get 300 to 500 gram per plant on average,” he said.
“If it’s $10 a gram for the top quality, then you’re looking at $3,000 to $5,000 per plant.”
The number of targets has been increasing steadily as companies realize the massive cost savings associated with outdoor growing thanks to free sunlight and lower labour requirements.
Health Canada only began issuing outdoor cultivation licenses in 2019, but told The Canadian Press that it has given outdoor cultivation authorization to 56 companies, up from 28 last December.
Home gardeners are often targeted by rippers because it’s hard to hide the smell and sometimes, the sight, from neighbours in densely packed residential areas, said Zheng.
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