The cannabis industry is currently one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. Growing at a rate of 30% annually, BDS Analytics estimates it to be worth $22B by 2020, just 6 short years after the first state fully legalized.
Cannabis is quickly becoming one of the most high-value crops in the United States. However, as more states come online, the price per pound of cannabis continues to drop. This trend is normal - just a symptom of supply and demand - but is obviously concerning for cultivators. While there’s not much a cultivator can do to change supply and demand, they can ensure a high quality product (and thus, more profits) that is both disease free and pesticide free.