Hunter Wilson

March 16, 2018 20 min read
March 16, 2018
20 min read

Largest Cannabis Producers in North America (2018)

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Growers Network is committed to spreading knowledge about all aspects of the commercial cannabis industry, including growing, dispensaries, extractions, and more. In this article, Growers Network explores some of the largest cannabis growers in North America as part of an ongoing look at the commercial cannabis industry as a whole. If you would like to read last year’s article, check it out here.

If you feel there is a grow operation that is not listed but belongs on the list, or if any information is inaccurate, use the information below to contact us. We intend to keep this list updated through 2018 with the biggest cannabis operations!


Selection Criteria



When we first started this project back in late 2016, we considered many criteria, including wet and dry biomass, raw weight per yield, number of plants, number of different strains, THC content, and more. During our research and initial contact phases, it became clear that most companies are not willing to divulge the majority of this information, assuming they even measured it. Some of these measurements are also hard to measure objectively and verify.

In the end, we decided that square footage was the most objective means of measuring these grow operations’ capacities. While we recognize that some grow systems and growers have the potential to increase their yields without changing their size, we also realize that when talking about commercial volumes of cannabis, most differences tend to average out.

Additionally, we also recognize that the cannabis industry is in a massive period of growth. As such, we have separated the data into two formats: Current Square Footage and Future Square Footage. In both the table and written sections below, we have made sure to delineate the difference. All “Future Square Footage” that is listed is predicted in the 2018-2019 years, as projections beyond that point become unreliable.

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Largest Overall



Current Largest by Region




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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.