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GGS heading cannabis sessions at CanWest

September 27, 2017  By Nour Doumani GGS

Sept. 26, 2017, Abbotsford, B.C. – An increasing number of growers in traditional horticultural markets are looking into the burgeoning cannabis industry and deciding whether or not they want to take part.

Some 20.7 per cent of North American greenhouse growers say they are either already planning on growing cannabis or plan to investigate growing it in the next few years, according to a 2017 survey conducted by Greenhouse Grower magazine.

With the promise of legal recreational marijuana in Canada by July 2018, greenhouse growers who are already equipped with crop growing knowledge are now educating themselves on both the profit potential and the considerations that need to be made in order to compete in the ever-expanding cannabis market.


Later this week, the Canwest Horticultural Show will be hosting two sessions geared specifically toward greenhouse growers who are interested in learning more about the cannabis industry.

Leigh Coulter and Bryce Danbrook from GGS Structures Inc. will be leading these sessions, which both take place Thursday, Sept. 28. Here are the details:

Marijuana – The #1 Profit Opportunity for Greenhouse Growers in the Next Decade

Speaker: Leigh Coulter, GGS Structures

Session Description: The business opportunities becoming available as a result of the push to legalize large-scale marijuana cultivation are globally significant. This presentation provides a look into the state of the industry, as well as opportunities and obstacles that face both new and seasoned cannabis growers and investors.

Designing a Greenhouse for Cannabis Cultivation

Speaker: Bryce Danbrook, GGS Structures

Session Description: The cannabis industry is here to stay, and cultivators are seeing the benefits of designing the ideal greenhouse facility for growing this valuable crop. To achieve a highly controlled environment and harvest the best product, there are many considerations to be made and there is no “one size fits all” solution. Attend our lecture to learn how to design a greenhouse for commercial marijuana cultivation.
Additional Information:

• For tickets and event info, please visit the CanWest Hort Show website.

• GGS will also be exhibiting at the Canadian Greenhouse Conference in Niagara Falls on Oct. 4-5 (Booth #359), and the Marijuana Business Conference in Las Vegas from Nov. 15-17 (Booth #3629).

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