California Cut Flower Production Not Affected by Legal Cannabis in CalFlowers-commissioned Study of Top Producing …

CAPITOLA, Calif., Nov. 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A new study to understand the potential impact of cut-flower agribusiness land usage with the January 2018 legalization of cannabis production in California concludes there is no evidence it will affect the state’s ability to produce nearly 80 percent of the nation’s cut flower production. The study by Dr. Daniel Sumner of the University of California Agricultural Issues Center (AIC) at UC Davis points out that economic barriers will continue to limit how much greenhouse space is actually converted into legal cannabis production and concludes the state’s cut-flower output should generally remain stable.  

Even though cannabis has been a cash crop in California for decades, licensed production in the near future will be contained by the necessary costs to comply with the new regulations and with social and political factors, according to the report commissioned by the California

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