Growers Network Staff

January 11, 2017 12 min read
January 11, 2017
12 min read

Scaling Up a Boutique Grow Operation

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In this Growers Spotlight, we interview Mike Leibowitz, one of the three partners of Veritas Cannabis. Veritas Cannabis recently doubled their grow operation’s size, and we explore this process in the interview.

Mike manages sales and operations. His background of 7 years in the real estate and finance industries helped him and fellow partners, Conor Scanlon and Tobias Ripsom, make their push into the commercial cannabis industry as Veritas Cannabis.

The following is an interview with an industry leader. Growers Network does not endorse nor evaluate the claims of our interviewees, nor do they influence our editorial process. We thank our interviewees for their time and effort so we can continue our exclusive Growers Spotlight service.

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  • Scaling Up
  • Veritas Cannabis
  • The Process of Scaling
  • Looking Forward
  • Resources
  • Comments

  • Scaling Up

    As most growers are aware, scaling up a grow operation is a daunting task. For that reason, this is one of the most requested Growers Spotlight articles.

    There are a large number of concerns that go into scaling up a grow operation, which we will explain in more detail below.

    Veritas Cannabis

    We treat every plant individually.Mike Leibowitz

    The Process of Scaling

    We knew exactly how we wanted to build, how we wanted to focus our efforts, how we wanted to scale up, and it was all very natural.Mike Leibowitz

    Looking Forward

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    About the Author

    Hunter Wilson is a community builder with Growers Network. He graduated from the University of Arizona in 2011 with a Masters in Teaching and in 2007 with a Bachelors in Biology.