An worldwide survey goals to uncover new details about small-scale hashish cultivation world wide, and the analysis workforce’s findings could present invaluable info for each industrial marijuana producers and companies that serve the house MJ cultivation market.
More than 3,000 individuals have already responded to the most recent International Cannabis Cultivation Questionnaire from the Global Cannabis Cultivation Research Consortium (GCCRC), mentioned researcher Daniel Bear, a GCCRC member and professor of legal justice at Humber College in Toronto.
The survey is supposed to seize details about all kinds of small-scale growers, not giant industrial producers.
“Anybody from the individual who’s got two plants in a tiny homemade grow tent to the person who has, maybe, 40 or 50 plants on the back of a rural property,” Bear mentioned.
He mentioned the analysis workforce is particularly excited by studying extra about how and why small-scale growers domesticate and what they do with their harvests, with an eye fixed to enhancing authorities hashish coverage in a largely unstudied space.
A earlier survey in 2012 captured information about private marijuana cultivators, Bear added, however the authorized hashish panorama has modified considerably since then.
Even although the survey isn’t supposed for industrial functions, Bear believes the analysis workforce’s findings could in the end present necessary insights to companies that serve the house hashish cultivation market with rising provides or beginning supplies.
“I think there’s a lot of opportunities to engage with this market of home growers, to understand what that market looks like, and to understand their needs better,” Bear mentioned.
For industrial hashish producers, Bear believes the survey outcomes could make clear why some customers want to develop their very own marijuana as a substitute of shopping for from licensed producers.
“People who grow cannabis because they’re dissatisfied with the public offerings are potentially lost customers,” he mentioned.
Anonymous, country-specific surveys can be found for respondents in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Uruguay and the United States, with a common survey accessible to respondents elsewhere.
The analysis outcomes must be launched late subsequent spring, Bear mentioned.
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