Robert's Rants
Robert's Rants
A personal blog on the Canadian pesticide industry and other pet peeves and interests

A HEADS UP….Marijuana and Greenhouse treatments

I have had hundreds, well 6 so far, of Pest Control dudes asking about this marijuana business and if there is an opportunity there for pest control.


BUT if you live in Ontario, where the seem to be Production Facilities popping up everywhere, and they’re all stoned in the liberal party, you need to have a GREENHOUSE license.

That includes outside the structure, the walkways and the whole shebang.

If you only have your STRUCTURAL –  you cannot treat inside or outside.

Treating on plants is an entirely different matter.  I would stay away from that entirely.  Although the PMRA has issued a letter on the approved organic products, there are a lot of other things that could go wrong.  If the plants are infested with spider mites, treated legally, and 2 weeks later have damping off disease or something, you don’t want the finger pointed at you.

If you are going to go into the greenhouse market:

1.)  Get you Greenhouse Pesticide license

2.)  Get a rapid education on horticulture, and every thing that could go wrong.

But check with your licensing folks for your province.

If one plant produces 100 grams, and at the targeted price of $8.00 per gram, you’re looking at $800 a plant!

But I’m just guessing, ahem.