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How much money can you make growing weed?

Growing weed is lucrative, as you may already know. But just how lucrative?

How much money can you for instance make with a spare room? Remember some UK police forces have pretty much claimed they are no longer pursuing small scale cannabis growers. There are even cannabis clubs operating with the agreement of progressive thinking local police.

A program on the BBC ‘hash in the attic‘ revealed all. This is quite an old program now so you can probably add a little to the projected income figures.

You could have 3 or 4 plants in a wardrobe, generating £2-300 every 3 or 4 months.

Using a spare room you can generate £10-15k ($16-24k) ever year.

You could generate 1 kilo every ten weeks, selling a little to friends (that’s what the program said!)

If you used a whole house you could have 5 crops per year at around £15k per crop – adding up to a pretty massive £70k ($116k) per year.

Industrial operations can easily make £400k ($663k) per year. That would be generating 30-50 kilos per crop. Each crop could be worth around £120k.

Another interesting fact the program brought up was that 1900 cannabis plants can make a huge £500k ($829k) every eight weeks!

And it’s so easy to buy your own cannabis seeds! Maybe they are trying to tell us something.

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is this a joke? this is more illegal than rape.

I’m not quite sure how one thing is more illegal than another – it is either legal or it is not.

I think if you look at the harm caused to people from either one rape is a whole lot worse than growing some weed.

It’s a plant, and if you have some space I would encourage you to grow some. It can save you having to come into contact with those ‘criminal elements’ that the government force us to go to by making a plant unlawful.

So no, it’s not a joke, it’s quite useful information actually.

And obviously, growing it is one thing. Moving it all, in such large amounts is a completely different affair (though certainly not impossible).

very nice blog DP
soon to come a website for activism – incredible how slow we all got politically here in the uk. look at norml in the US… – Nu labour has betrayed the pot people

@dope smoker
true shit, I like to save my weed seeds and put them in the dirt at random places I go. I’m kind of like a modern day Jonny Appleseed, if you will.

Thanks anon, I’m ready to help fight the good fight!

I grew some hydroponicly (6 plant crops a few times in my cupboard)
the cuttings were from a top quality Big Bud mother plant and those fuckers yielded huge returns.
Kept them small and compact via pruning/cutting back and they ended up as 1 massive bud
bout 2 oz a plant 😀

Hydropnics is easy to set up and maintain.real anal growers will say you have to have the PH at exactly 7,you must clean and re-feed the water every few days and have temprature control & fans etc

Yes this is true but for a small scale operation in a cupboard then it really isnt an issue.
Afterall weed and most variants are actually weeds and will thrive as long as they have light/CO2 and nutrients (either via hydroponics or the old fashioned potted with compost type)

Illegal does not = wrong, Legal does not = Right

Never a truer word (or two) spoken.

@Dick Smallington
Is it still good bud thou?

And if they made the wardrobe legal, problem solved, everyones happy. 😀

arrrrrrrrr the romance. i think most smokers like to ponder the idea of growing, but sit and think carefully, have u a loose tong, do u like showing off, have u got warrants, have u got gas/electric checks, do u have a private landlord? the list is endless, growing in this economic climate is risky stuff, also there are plenty of random events that can bring your grow to the attention of the law. what im saying is just flirt with the idea of doing a bit of jail, cause dude u gotta be prepared to do the crime and do the time (like me)and to finish this little chapter of realism if u own your home and have alott of STUFF they can confiscate the Lot under proceeds of crime(twats leave u with nothing)in it great growing, wait theres some one banging on my door……………………………………

Haha that’s funny u can make 12.grand every 3 months from just 2md100 trays and 2 600 watt lite in a decent size bedroom.

It’s such an established illegal market now, thanks to prohibition.

If you have a big private back garden you could probably do the same with virtually no costs..

More illegal than rape….I don’t think you would be spouting that if your sister, mother, or wife was brutally raped. Nothing to joke about a-hole.

I think he means that you would get more jail time if you were caught growing than you would if you actually raped somebody. Yes our priorities and justice system are pretty screwed up when growing or selling weed is considered more serious and more deserving of jail time than raping somebody.

How much money can you make growing weed? Growing weed is lucrative, as you may already know. But just how lucrative? How much money can you for instance make with a spare room? Remember some

How much money can you make growing weed

Indoor cultivators produce year-round and can generate between 1 and 12 harvests per year. Main indoor cons include:

  • Maintaining proper ventilation is difficult
  • Higher household energy costs
  • Pumped with fertilizers
Cannabis Cultivation Business Setup, sample

Warehouse 7,700 sq.ft. for about 1,000 plants with estimated yield of 350 lbs., 4 harvests a year.

Cannabis Cultivation Initial investments:

  • Warehouse rent – $50,000
  • Build out, improvements – $60,000
  • Growing equipment – $150,000
  • Lighting system – $120,000
  • Alarm & Security System – $45,000
  • Licensing & legal fees – $55,000
  • Direct costs (first months before profit) – $200,000
  • Administrative expenses – $50,000
  • Other expenses, incl. salaries – $100,000

Total = $830,000.

Cannabis Cultivation Direct & Operating Costs

Direct expenses include electricity, water, labor and packaging costs.

Good lights are one of the most important factors when growing cannabis indoors. You can achieve yields of around 1.3-1.5 gram per watt of light.

Lets try to calculate how much electricity does it take to grow cannabis indoors for our scenario:

  • Cost Electricity – $0.1478/kWh
  • Number Hours: 1,440 light hours:
    Vegetative Stage 720 hours: 40 days of 18/6 schedule
    Flowering Stage 720 hours: 60 days of 12/12 schedule
  • Wattage: We supposed to use 145,000 W system.

$0.1478 kWh x 1,440 hours x 145 kW = $30,870

However, one thing that’s very important to remember when doing any estimations is that although your grow light may account for a lot of your electricity bill, fans and pumps and other things in your grow room also take electricity. These other items cost 3/4 as much electricity as the grow light. It will be plus about $23,150.

So, total electricity costs will be about $55,000. Water costs will be no more than $700.

  • Growing solutions, including nutrients – $7,000
  • Cloning – $1,500 (excl. labor and electricity)
  • Lab testing – $5,250
  • Packaging, transport & storage – $3,000
  • Grow Light Bulbs – $1,500
  • Other Supplies – $1,750
  • Direct labor – 7-8 employees, $50,000
  • Taxes – about $55,000

Thus, the direct cost of growing the cannabis will be around $180,700 or $516 a pound (42% of wholesale price). It doesn’t include administrative, marketing, distribution costs and taxes, which varies depending on the location.

Cannabis Cultivation Annual Gross Profit, sample

Sales are about 1,400 lbs. per year:

  • Revenue + $1,750,000
  • Direct costs – $750,000 (42.8%)
  • Gross Profit = $1,000,000 (57.2%)

We offer The Cannabis Cultivation Financial Model which is a fully-functioning Excel financial model that uses a mix of assumptions to estimate cannabis yields, all revenue and cost line-items monthly over a flexible seven year period, and then sums the monthly results into years for an easy view into the various time periods.

We also offer The Cannabis Cultivation Business Plan Template which will help you to create professional cannabis business plan for indoor, outdoor or green-housing cultivation facilities to break down your costs, so you know how much it will take to get into the cannabis business.

The following example demonstartes How much does it cost to grow cannabis indoor if you intend to start a cannabis cultivation business