Services

 

Design

Over 2.2 million square feet of designs as of July 2018.

Facility Design

  • New State of the Art Production, Research, and Test Facilities
  • Troubleshooting / Remodeling
  • Site Development
  • Product Engineering
  • Process Engineering
  • Turnkey Grows

NEW TO THE INDUSTRY?

We consult with individuals and teams who have the desire and resources required to enter the cannabis industry. Often, it’s a matter of building your experience on the “How To’s” of designing and operating an efficient cultivation facility or dispensary. Our consulting and business planning experience will support you in expanding that knowledge specific to your needs.

EXPERIENCED IN THE INDUSTRY?

We understand that your business is unique and requires personal, customized, and in-depth knowledge of the industry in order to gain and maintain a competitive advantage. We invest time in learning about your company, your culture, and your goals to help you build a successful and sustainable business.

Our individual, yet customizable, service options in the cannabis industry can be incorporated into an all-inclusive package that walks you through dispensary business planning, grow-house consulting, accounting, and outsourced human resource services.

Services

Compliance Assessment

Compliance is something commonly overlooked until you are being inspected, investigated, and under threat of being fined or put on probation. We pride ourselves on having a thorough understanding of regulated markets to help our client’s cultivation and retail infused-product businesses meet and maintain regulatory compliance. We work with our clients to maintain standard operating procedures in accordance with any states or province regulations.

Are you an existing operator? Our compliance auditing and monitoring helps experienced clients navigate rapidly evolving laws and regulations that may leave you at risk. These regulatory topics include:

  • License Renewal Requirements
  • Water Disposal Procedures
  • Transportation Procedures
  • Record Keeping and Documentation Requirements
  • Seed-to-Sale Inventory Tracking
  • Packaging and Labeling Requirements
  • Security Requirements
  • Product Storage
  • Mandatory Signage

Applications & Licensing

We walk our clients through the facility design process to establish a clear operation plan that is submitted in your application. Handling application can be costly; this is why our top priority is to help make business planning a positive experience by teaching our clients how to produce the highest quality products with the lowest cost of production. When a license has been secured, our team will support you in becoming fully operational in this emerging industry.

Business Structure and Registration

We assist clients in determining the best business structure for your cannabis business in order to protect your assets and limit personal liability.  Other issues to take into consideration in determining the best structure for your business include transferability, privacy, and raising money.  Once we have determined the best structure for your business, we will assist in forming your business and draft all necessary documents.

Business Plan:

Getting your business started can be a difficult task.  With a concise business plan in place, the process of getting your business off the ground will be much more seamless. We can help lay the foundation of your business by putting together a plan that achieves your unique goals and provides credibility to your business and confidence to your potential investors.

Facility Planning & Design Services

CULTIVATION

We assist clients in determining locations that best meet their needs by facilitating walkthroughs and assessing utilities. For existing facilities, we cultivate the schematics by ensuring the existing layout is designed to operate at maximum efficiency.

  • Site selection
  • Space planning
  • Lighting specifications
  • Building system and coordination
  • Oil and distillates quality control components
  • Equipment recommendations
  • interior/exterior renderings

DISPENSARY

We consult with new and existing spaces to build and attract a sophisticated shopping experience that will give you a competitive edge in retaining customers.

  • Space planning
  • Architectural evaluation
  • Lighting design
  • Custom casework design
  • Furnishing
  • Fixtures
  • Equipment specifications
  • Oil and distillates quality control components
  • Market research
  • Interior graphics and branding
  • Website Design

Operation Plans and Procedures

CULTIVATION

We help our clients build the framework for a detailed and tactical business plan. We will assist you in understanding and meeting the goals of:

  • Operations timeline
  • Cultivation facility layout and constructions
  • Odor management plan
  • Employee Roles, duties, responsibilities, and qualifications
  • Creation and implementation of standard operating procedures
  • Plant/Product timeline
  • Production Control
  • Best practices in cultivation and methodologies
  • Sample medical marijuana strain list
  • Nutrient and Additive practices
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Cultivation equipment list
  • Inventory control
  • Packaging and Labeling
  • Storage
  • Transportation Policies and procedures
  • Sanitation Plan
  • Waste Disposal Management
  • Workplace safety and emergency response
  • Diversion Prevention
  • Recordkeeping policies and procedures
  • Complaints, returns, and recalls

DISPENSARY

Our staff will help you understand and build a detailed plan for dispensing cannabis. This includes:

  • Operations Timeline
  • Employee Roles, duties, responsibilities, and qualifications
  • Creation and implementation of standard operating
  • Training plan framework
  • Dispensary daily operations
  • Dispensary equipment list
  • Odor management plan
  • Inventory control
  • Packaging and labeling
  • Storage
  • Sanitation plan
  • Waste Disposal Management
  • Workplace Safety and Emergency Response
  • Diversion Prevention
  • Recordkeeping policies and procedures
  • Complaints, returns, and recalls
  • Vendor Relations

Funding & Banking

  • Pitching for investment
  • Investor relations
  • Banking applications
  • Risk assessment
  • Readiness review preparation
  • Compliance monitoring
  • Compliance training
  • Tax compliance
  • Documented cash management supply chain

Needs Assessment

It is during this early stage that a requirement for either a “working” facility or a “touring” facility should be addressed. The need for a clean sterile environment is the priority and needs to be conveyed to the client to understand costs associated with different levels of cleanness and IPM (integrated pest management). A working facility is designed with minimal resources needed to produce product and is not open to the public. Whereas a touring facility is designed to accommodate more interaction with visitors, potential investors, tour groups, media etc. with more emphasis on IPM measures, processes and usually consists of “clean” and “dirty” zones that consists of more area for clerical, board rooms for example. Touring facilities carry a higher price tag.

At this point a study should be undertaken to determine the benefits to be realized by the new facility as well as the costs to be incurred. Costs arise not only from construction but also ongoing operation and maintenance. In addition, the day to day operation of the facility generally requires that special attire be worn. Also, special procedures, frequently more time consuming than those presently used, may be required. It is important that this information is complete and acknowledged by all parties to prevent any unrealistic expectations on the part of management and the cultivation personnel and to permit planning for revised procedures once the facility is in use.

The study should describe the goals of the cultivation program. Impact on present operations, budget restraints, tentative schedule, and path forward. It will serve as the basis for front end planning and will provide the standard against which the success of the program is measured.

Engineering

The Indoor Farmer is a firm with an engineering background specializing in efficiency, continuity, and quality.  This is where we lead the way in each process from the Cannabis engineering perspective.

Front End Planning

While the needs assessment and preliminary design may be conducted by a Cannabis Engineer the frontend planning process should be open to all. The A&E team will be responsible to generate final signed and stamped plans for construction including all local codes and regulations. The general contractor will be bearing the brunt of the responsibility for bringing the facility on line, on schedule and within budget. Cannabis engineers/build team and the project manager are responsible for insuring that the facility will adequately house the proper equipment and that the facility incorporates sufficient space, utilities, process flow considerations, and provision for flow of people and material to facility, either out of the requirements of potential employees as well as the conditions under which they will be working.

A budget based on the agreed upon preliminary design should be developed to make sure that the overall project is on course. This will minimize surprises further along in the design/build process phase. This permits the production work on the design documents to proceed unhindered. The more unknowns left at the end of the preliminary phase the more difficult it will be to complete design documents in a timely fashion.

Process

Using proprietary tools and software we are capable of assisting in the planning and building phases for new construction, renovation and retrofit.  We aim to get each facility to the desired degree of optimized operational and environmental output.  For instance, our Road-Mapping tool identifies the scalable costs of space, time, and manpower, enabling rationale to predict the thresholds for profitability, growth, and expansion.

unhindered. The more unknowns left at the end of the preliminary phase the more difficult it will be to complete design documents in a timely fashion.

Management

Our business management SOP’s implement gains in efficiency, and ecological improvements that will help pay for themselves.

Our core goal is to offer services and customized solutions that produce net positive results thru accurate Cost Benefit Analysis and Operational Efficiency Auditing.  We provide justifications for every improvement we recommend or advise for our clients, and perform check-ups to ensure our clients are reaping the benefits of increased efficiency, increased yield, and/or decreased environmental impact.

Construction Management

  • for MEP contractors
  • for general contractor
  • Capital investment sheets
  • Take off sheets

Procurement

A detailed scope of work describing the materials and services required is a vital part of the procurement process. There is no purpose to keeping the project bidders in the dark regarding what is required of them. The role of the procurement function is to obtain maximum value, that is, the best quality and schedule at the lowest price. The clearer the scope of work and construction documents the better will be the chance of this happening. A low price is not a good value if the schedule slips by several months as a result. A poorly built facility that does not maintain design conditions is a poor value even if it was delivered within schedule.

 

Software Development

We will work with your business to deliver the results you expect from the world’s leading supplier of centralized canna-business management solutions. We value each client and work to be your greatest advocate for success.

Our software clients enjoy a full spectrum of services including implementation, system configuration, custom development/reporting, support, general consulting, license application assistance and more.  We are here to help, don’t be afraid to ask and we shall do our best to accommodate your request.