Ultramodern sustainable facility
The ultimate goal for cultivation for medicinal purposes is to grow the highest quality crop - and specifically compounds - consistently all year-round. This is the only way to achieve approval to develop medicines that can be prescribed to patients. One factor is controlling all growing conditions in an indoor environment. Currently, the knowledge gathered by research on the effects of compounds was limited, because the consistency of the crop could not be guaranteed.
CannNext cultivates with a permit from the Dutch government in a very modern, highly secured and classified indoor location. The facility is equipped with innovative climate control, watering and lighting technology for very specific cultivation and research. The facility is environmentally friendly because almost all the water is reused, unlike many other traditional greenhouses. Of course, no pesticides are used in the cultivation of the medicinal product. The cultivation takes place in a completely closed climate system under controlled conditions, whereby all odors are eliminated.
“This is a new, rapidly evolving area that presents unique opportunities,” said Udo van Slooten, Business Leader Horticulture at Signify. “Growers have to meet strict quality standards to ensure the highest grade possible for patients who depend on the medicine produced from specific crops. Based on our long experience with other crops, our LED lighting solutions can help growers improve the quality, predictability and sustainability of their medicinal cannabis crop production.”
In the last few years there has been a surge in the legalization of medicinal cannabis in several regions around the world. This has led to growers seeking out more controlled and energy-efficient methods of cultivating these crops in greenhouses, including the use of LED lighting and tailor-made light recipes.