About a year and a half ago, CBD boutique Ounce of Hope's owner Collin Bercier opened an indoor aquaponic cannabis farm. The farm is open for tours "This tour provides an in-depth look for visitors to see how our indoor aquaponic cannabis farm functions. Visitors will also learn the different life cycles of fish and the cannabis plant, from clones and seedlings to flowering buds on mature cannabis plants," the company's website says.
"Our indoor aquaponic farm offers a scalable vertical approach to high-quality fish, cannabis plants, and products. We are committed to transparent end-to-end (farm-to-shelf) supply chain management to add trust for our customers and industry partners. Using our Controlled Environment Cannabis Production methods (CECP), we are continually monitoring and changing the environments for our fish, plants, and facility. In turn, this allows us to bring our customers and partners a consistently high-quality end product while minimizing environmental impact."
According to the company, the growing methods that their aquaponic farm utilizes lends them to a quick turnaround compared to current crop varieties that take between 8-10 weeks to grow and harvest. "As a result, this means our end consumer product is never older than a few months. Currently, we can harvest about 6 times per year, and we grow plants and raise fish 365 days per year."