Organic pest control for Cannabis
Growing organic means eliminating any chemical pesticides. The microorganisms in your compost help by acting as natural deterrents, but if you need more help, a natural way to deter pests on plants can be made with a combination of pressed garlic, cloves, anise, lavender oils, hot pepper juices, and water. Simply spray in a mister on plants to kill and deter pests. Spinosad is an organic pesticide that uses a fermented bacteria which attacks the central nervous system of caterpillars and other pests if you are desperate.
Cannabis Oil Pricing
So what is a reasonable price for investors, buyers and sellers to work when planning projects and negotiating deals in the regulated legal cannabis market? To a large extent on 3 factors.
Legal status determines which markets the product can be sold in. Currently the vast bulk of world production of cannabis flower (eg: including all THC and CBD produced in the US) is technically illegal, distorting price expectations. Most of this product is also poorly regulated for safety and quality leading to the second factor.
Quality and Safety also impact which markets the product can be sold in, and significantly raise the cost of production. Exporting to highly regulated markets such as Canada, Europe and Australia requires a consistent product produced in a controlled environment to a defined standard following cGAP and cGMP and relevant food safety and consumer health standards. Currently few nations meet this standard of production.
Quantity also has a huge impact on pricing. While consumers may pay $100 per gram of cannabis oil in medical products, most dealers and distributors are buying by the kilogram and paying closer to $20 per gram of oil when buying wholesale. At the other end of the spectrum large companies are spending tens of millions of dollars to buy up the entire contracted production for cannabis oil from low cost producers in South America and elsewhere for as little as $1 to $5 per gram. It should be noted that this product may not meet the legal and quality criteria above to be sold in the most profitable markets.
The bottom line is correct price to pay to buy depends on what you can sell it for, and this depends primarily on where you can sell it, to who and in what quantities. Obviously if you are buying 1 kg of oil you will pay more per gram than when will when buying 10 kg, 100 kg or 1000 kg of oil.