Sativa has progressed plans to construct dedicated plant cultivation facilities in the UK, where industrial hemp and cannabis plants can be grown and high-quality CBD wellness and medicinal cannabis products can be produced. This enterprise has been named Sativa Grow and on November 1st, Charlie Stratton was selected as Project Director.
The glasshouse will be erected on a 7.53-acre plot in Wiltshire. As well as the glasshouse, there will be an extraction facility and offices on site.
The development site is located on a family run farm. which includes the operation of renewable energy facilities including an anaerobic digester and a woodchip boiler. The aim is for the glasshouse to sit beside and be powered, primarily, by the biodigester plant. This will, as far as we're aware, make it one of the most sustainable glasshouses in the UK.
Since his appointment. Charlie has undertaken extensive research into the differing methods and costs involved with harvesting industrial hemp and medicinal cannabis. Recently, he embarked on a successful research trip across Canada and the USA to investigate cost effective ways of building and running the most efficient glasshouse. On this trip Charlie visited various types of growth facilities, that are similar in size to the plot in Wiltshire, to gain a stronger understanding of how to run a plant cultivation facility. These onsite visits exposed him to the importance of ensuring all elements in the production processes are working in harmony to optimise growth. Humidity, light, nutrients and sufficient biocontrol, amongst other things, must be just right to assure the end product is as pure as possible.
As well as visiting established and fully functioning facilities, Charlie also attended MJBizCon - the world's largest cannabis industry conference. At this event it was visible just how many different market verticals can be entered and the colossal boost to turnover they can offer. These diverse verticals will be explored as Saliva looks to the future.
"This position as Project Director of Sativa Grow was an opportunity l couldn't turn down. Every person that I have spoken to about my role in the development of these cultivation facilities has commented on how interesting and exciting it sounds. l am enthralled to be responsible for nurturing the seed of the project and witnessing first-hand the growth of the glasshouse, as well as being involved in the wider progress of Sativa Investments."