A tour of the largest cannabis facility in New Jersey

What does it take to produce over 100,000 cannabis plants?

A 120,000 square foot facility in Winslow, New Jersey is the largest in the state, operated by Curaleaf. Kristin Fitzpatrick, Compliance Manager, gives a tour of the facility and a glimpse at what it takes to produce over 100,000 plants. 

Mom Room
The first step of the tour is the Mom Room, where cuttings are taken from the mature plants. "We currently have around 24 strains in production. With each strain we get varying numbers, depending on how many cuttings we can get off each type of plant. The Mom Room holds about 800 plants in total." Danielle Walmsley, Propagation Worker, adds: "It's our job here to maintain the health of the plant so that we can get great cuttings and thus great new stock for our production."

Clone Room
The Clone Room is where the cutting from the mother plants get their start. "They are genetic cuttings off of our mother stock, so we are basically recreating the exact same plant multiple times over. They are stuck in rooting hormone and then get placed in media cubes. They take about 2-3 weeks to root."

Veg Room 
The next step in the plant's life cycle is the vegetative process. "The clones plants get transplanted into larger containers in the Veg Room, where they will stay for about 3-4 weeks to fill out a root base that supports the flower."

Flower Rooms 
The final stage before harvest: flowering. This Curaleaf facility has 11 Flower Rooms with about 4000 plants in each. After two months in here, they are harvested and de-leafed.

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