From Seed to Success With Author Ryan Douglas
From Seed to Success: How to Launch a Great Cannabis Cultivation Business in Record Time with author Ryan Douglas. Ryan provides cannabis consulting services through his company, Ryan Douglas Cultivation, LLC. He has worked in commercial horticulture for 23 years and specializes in legal cannabis start-ups. Before entering the cannabis industry, Ryan spent 15 years as a commercial greenhouse grower of ornamental and edible crops, growing up to 600,000 plants annually. As Master Grower from 2013 to 2016, Ryan directed cultivation for Tweed Inc., Canada’s largest licensed producer of cannabis and the flagship subsidiary of Canopy Growth Corporation. Ryan now provides cultivation advice to cannabis companies worldwide. Launching a cannabis cultivation facility is no different than starting any other commercially produced agricultural crop, but the excitement and potential for big profits can lead to lapses in judgment that prove devastating for many start-ups.
It’s common for new cannabis companies to raise millions of dollars, only to squander it away on poor hires, confusing management structures, and outlandish cultivation strategies. In a short time, these factors come together to form a perfect storm of mistakes that cause many cultivation programs to crash before they really even begin. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way. An entrepreneur does not need to be an expert grower to launch a thriving cultivation business, and most problems can be avoided through the application of basic business principles and good management practices. By utilizing the advice, checklists, and templates found within this book, cannabis entrepreneurs will skip the typical start-up mistakes and enjoy the shortest path from seed to success.