Largest Cannabis Producers in North America (2017)


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.

Related Article: Are you curious about the total # of pounds produced in the US? Check out our estimate 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 2017 with the biggest cannabis operations!


Criteria for Selection



Since there are multiple ways to rank grow operations, many criteria were considered. Some of the possibilities included wet and dry biomass, pounds of wet and dry flower per harvest, number of plants, number of different strains, THC content (by percentage of dry mass), and more. Our preliminary research indicated that many companies are unwilling to disclose this information publicly.

In the end, we chose to use square footage and area of the grow operation(s) as an objective and verifiable measurement of size. We decided to make a distinction between the current largest grow operations and upcoming large grow operations. Many operations are currently expanding or entering the field, and our “Near Future” list ranks them by their projected operation size.

First, we needed to find all relevant large grow operations in North America. Most states and localities have different means of tracking information about grow operations, which made this process difficult. In addition, grow operations rarely advertise their presence and sometimes can only be found through knowing the right people. To identify grow operations, we conducted web searches, combed through news articles, and queried our contacts in the industry. Due to the aforementioned difficulties, our list of grow operations is woefully incomplete. To that end, should you know of a grow operation you feel belongs on this list, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Next we gathered information for each grow operation on our list. This was complicated by the many laws that vary by region and sometimes limit the amount of information a company can disclose publicly. Additionally, because cannabis is still considered a Schedule I drug by the DEA, many grow operations in the United States fear for their security and will not disclose any information publicly.

For most grow operations, we contacted them directly to ascertain their square footage and other information. A rare few operations had their information in the public sphere. Some of the operations we contacted declined to be in our article, and many operations did not return our calls and emails.


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Current Largest by Region



Editor’s Note: These are the top 10 largest operations in Canada that we could find. When Canada’s new rules surrounding cannabis become official, we expect for new, large Canadian grow operations to spring up as well.

#1 – Canopy Growth Corporation

568,000 square feet

Canopy Growth Corporation is a company based out of Smith Falls, Ontario. They currently own Tweed, Tweed Farms, and Bedrocan Canada, which have grow operations of 168,000 square feet, 350,000 square feet and 52,000 square feet, respectively. Not all of Tweed’s potential square footage is in use yet, and is waiting to be expanded into. One of their properties is 40 acres in size and largely undeveloped.

Company Information

  1. Website: https://www.canopygrowth.com/
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Phone: 855-558-9333 ext. 122
  4. Location: Smith Falls, Ontario, Canada

#2 – 7 Acres (Supreme Pharmaceuticals)

304,920 square feet

As the name suggests, 7 Acres grow operation is 7 acres in size, or 304,920 square feet. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Supreme Pharmaceuticals Inc. and a licensed medical producer in Canada.

Company Information

  1. Website: http://www.supreme.ca/
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Location: Kincardine, Ontario, Canada

#3 – Organigram

227,500 square feet

Organigram is a licensed medical producer in Canada, and owns two facilities that total up to 227,500 square feet, according to their page for investors.

Company Information

  1. Website: https://www.organigram.ca/
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Phone: 855-961-9420
  4. Location: Moncton, NB, Canada

#4 – Aphria

100,000 square feet

According to a recent article by Cannabis Business Times, their current facilities measure in at 100,000 square feet and they plan to add another 900,000 square feet. In addition this, Aphria is also an investor in other cannabis companies, and owns significant portions of other large cannabis producers, such as the #1 grow operation on the west coast: Copperstate Farms in Snowflake, Arizona.

Company Information

  1. Website: https://aphria.com/
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Phone: 1-844-427-4742
  4. Location: Leamington, ON, Canada

#5 – Aurora MJ

55,200 square feet

Aurora is one of 35 licensed producers across Canada and the only one located in Alberta. They currently have a 55,200 square foot growing facility and are working on construction of an 800,000 square foot facility.

Company Information

  1. Website: https://auroramj.com/
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Phone: 844-928-7672
  4. Location: Cremona, Alberta, Canada

#6 – MedReleaf

55,000 square feet

MedReleaf is one Canada’s licensed medical producers, and they currently grow in an operation measuring 55,000 square feet according to their investor information. They are adding an additional 210,000 square feet in the near future.

Company Information

  1. Website: https://medreleaf.com/
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Phone: 1-855-4-RELEAF
  4. Location: Markham, Ontario, Canada

#7 – Maricann

44,000 sq. ft.

Maricann is one of Canada’s licensed medical producers, and according to their investor page, they currently utilize a 44,000 square foot facility, with expansion efforts underway that will bring it up to 217,500 square feet.

Company Information

  1. Website: https://www.maricann.com/
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Phone: 844-627-4226
  4. Location: Langton, Ontario, Canada

#8 – CannTrust

40,000 sq. ft.

CannTrust is one of Canada’s licensed medical producers, and according to their “about us” page, they currently manage a 40,000 square foot facility. They also operate their own laboratory and perform extractions on-site. Currently there are no visible plans for expansion.

Company Information

  1. Website: https://canntrust.ca/
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Phone: 1-855-794-2266
  4. Location: Vaughan, Ontario, Canada

#9 – WeedMD

26k sq ft

WeedMD is one of Canada’s licensed medical producers, and, according to their investor page, their grow operation clocks in at 26,000 square feet. At the time of this article’s writing, they just recently opened sales to the public.

Company Information

  1. Website: https://www.weedmd.com/
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Phone: 1-844-933-3636
  4. Location: Aylmer, Ontario, Canada

#10 – Tied between Delta 9 Biotech and AB Labs

15k

According to Delta 9 Biotech’s “About Us” page and direct communication with AB Labs, both producers operate separate 15,000 square foot facilities. Delta 9 Biotech plans to expand to a total of 80,000 square feet in the near future.

Company Information: Delta 9 Biotech

  1. Website: http://www.delta9.ca/
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Phone: 855-245-1259
  4. Location: Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Company Information: AB Labs

  1. Website: http://www.ablabs.ca/
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Phone: 1-855-322-2266
  4. Location: Ontario, Canada
Editor’s Note: The earliest adopters of legalized cannabis in the US were typically in the Western United States, and as a result, this section is woefully short.

#1 – GrowHealthy

200,000 square feet

GrowHealthy is a Florida-based medical marijuana producer operating a 200,000 square foot facility, according to their website. While Florida’s laws remain in flux at time of this article’s writing, their facilities appear to be operational.

Company Information

  1. Website: http://growhealthy.com/
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Phone: 561-758-0003
  4. Location: Lake Wales, Florida, USA

#2 – Revolution Enterprises

151,040 square feet

Revolution is based in Illinois and has two different operations measuring about 75,000 square feet each. Read more about Revolution and their operations in our article where we interviewed their COO!

Company Information

  1. Website: http://www.revolutionenterprises.co/
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Phone: 312-881-4250
  4. Location: Distributed throughout Illinois, USA

#3 – Vireo Health of New York

40,000 square feet

Company Information

Vireo Health is a medical provider in the state of New York. We got in contact with them about their growing facilities, and they informed us their operations total 40,000 square feet.

  1. Website: https://vireohealthny.com/
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Phone: 844-484-7366
  4. Location: New York, New York, USA
Editor’s Note: These are the top 10 largest grow operations in the Western United States that we could find and would confirm their size with us.

#1 – Copperstate Farms


217,800 square feet

Copperstate Farms is an Arizona-based company that bought an old 40 acre tomato greenhouse site with the intention of retrofitting it for growing cannabis. They’re currently operating only 5 of the 40 acres, with plans to expand to 10 acres in the near future. The company is difficult to reach and their website is obscure, but several news articles have been written about them.

Company Information

  1. Website: http://copperstatefarms.com/
  2. Location: Snowflake, Arizona, USA

#2 – West Edge LLC

187,944 square feet

Despite how difficult it is to get hold of Copperstate Farms, West Edge LLC is even more of an enigma. Several news articles have been written about them, all centering around a new grow facility measuring approximately 188,000 square feet.

Company Information

  1. If you can reach them, let us know below!
  2. Location: Wilcox, Arizona, USA

#3 – Tryke Companies

165,000 square feet

We recently interviewed Tryke Companies about their grow operations. Tryke is the management company doing business as Reef Dispensaries in both Arizona and Nevada. According to their administrative team, they currently utilize 165,000 square feet of growing space, with the potential to grow another half million square feet. Check out our article on Tryke!

Company Information

  1. Website: http://trykecompanies.com/
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Phone: 800-908-6510
  4. Location: Arizona and Nevada, USA

#4 – LivWell

162,000 square feet

LivWell is a Colorado-based chain of dispensaries. We got into direct contact with them, and they informed us that they have two grow operations, measuring 140,000 square feet and 22,000 square feet.

Company Information

  1. Website: http://www.livwell.com/
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Phone: 720-903-1257
  4. Location: Denver, Colorado, USA

#5 – Green Man Cannabis

128,000 square feet

Green Man Cannabis is a Denver-based chain of dispensaries. We connected with them directly and they informed us that they’re growing in two facilities, one measuring 116,000 square feet, and the other 12,000 square feet. Product from their newest facility hit shelves two months ago, from time of writing.

Company Information

  1. Website: http://www.greenmancannabis.com/
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Phone: 720-842-4842
  4. Location: Denver, Colorado, USA

#6 – Grow Op Farms (AKA Phat Panda)

110,000 square feet

Phat Panda is a well-renowned brand of cannabis produced in Washington. When we contacted them, they informed us that they have two grow operations, measuring 60,000 and 50,000 square feet. They are one of the featured founding members for Growers Network!

Company Information

  1. Website: http://www.growopfarms.com/
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Phone: (509) 981-9409
  4. Location: Spokane, Washington, USA

#7 – Colorado Harvest Company

62,000 square feet

Colorado Harvest Company (CHC) is a commercial producer of cannabis based in, you guessed it, Colorado. We communicated directly with their team, and they let us know that they operate a 62,000 square foot growing operation.

Company Information

  1. Website: https://coloradoharvestcompany.com/
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Phone: 303-319-4330
  4. Location: Denver, Colorado, USA

#8 – Essence Vegas

54,000 square feet

Essence Vegas is a Las Vegas-based dispensary that utilizes a growing space of 54,000 square feet. A recent news article toured their facility and took many exciting photos of the gigantic cannabis operation!

Company Information

  1. Website: https://essencevegas.com/
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Phone: 702-978-7186
  4. Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

#9 – R. Greenleaf Organics, Inc.

37,500 square feet

R. Greenleaf Organics, Inc. is a producer and retailer providing medical care to the state of New Mexico. We got in contact with one of their staff, who informed us they are currently growing at a facility measuring 37,500 square feet.

Company Information

  1. Website: http://rgreenleaf.com/
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Phone: (505) 510-1717
  4. Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

#10 – Veritas Cannabis

25,000 square feet

Veritas is a Colorado-based boutique-style growing company. During the course of a Growers Spotlight we conducted with them, we learned that they are operating 25,000 square feet of growing space, double their previous space.

Company Information

  1. Website: http://veritascannabis.com/
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Phone: 303.500.6577
  4. Location: Denver, Colorado, USA

#11 – MedMen

4,100

MedMen is a California-based chain of dispensaries. During the course of a recent Growers Spotlight, we learned that they are currently growing at a facility measuring 4,100 square feet and are constructing a new facility measuring 45,000 square feet.

Company Information

  1. Website: https://medmen.com/
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Phone: (323) 486-2762
  4. Location: Culver City, California, USA

Largest Overall


Editor’s Note: These are the 10 largest current cannabis farms we found. Many operations are in the process of scaling up.

#1 – Canopy Growth Corporation

568,000 square feet

Canopy Growth Corporation is a company based out of Smith Falls, Ontario. They currently own Tweed, Tweed Farms, and Bedrocan Canada, which have grow operations of 168,000 square feet, 350,000 square feet and 52,000 square feet, respectively. Not all of Tweed’s potential square footage is in use yet, and is waiting to be expanded into. One of their properties is 40 acres in size and largely undeveloped. Based on our research, they are the current largest operation in North America.

Company Information

  1. Website: https://www.canopygrowth.com/
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Phone: 855-558-9333 ext. 122
  4. Location: Smith Falls, Ontario, Canada

#2 – 7 Acres (Supreme Pharmaceuticals)

304,920 square feet

As the name suggests, 7 Acres grow operation is 7 acres in size, or 304,920 square feet. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Supreme Pharmaceuticals Inc. and a licensed medical producer in Canada. Based on our research, they are the second largest operation in North America.

Company Information

  1. Website: http://www.supreme.ca/
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Location: Kincardine, Ontario, Canada

#3 – Organigram

227,500 square feet

Organigram is a licensed medical producer in Canada, and owns two facilities that total up to 227,500 square feet, according to their page for investors. Based on our research, they are the third largest operation in North America.

Company Information

  1. Website: https://www.organigram.ca/
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Phone: 855-961-9420
  4. Location: Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

#4 – Copperstate Farms


217,800 square feet

Copperstate Farms is an Arizona-based company that bought an old 40 acre tomato greenhouse site with the intention of retrofitting it for growing cannabis. They’re currently operating only 5 of the 40 acres, with plans to expand to 10 acres in the near future. The company is difficult to reach and their website is obscure, but several news articles have been written about them. Based on our research, they are currently the fourth largest operation in North America.

Company Information

  1. Website: http://copperstatefarms.com/
  2. Location: Snowflake, Arizona, USA

#5 – GrowHealthy

200,000 square feet

GrowHealthy is a Florida-based medical marijuana producer operating a 200,000 square foot facility, according to their website. While Florida’s laws remain in flux at time of this article’s writing, their facilities appear to be operational. Based on our research, they are currently the fifth largest operation in North America.

Company Information

  1. Website: http://growhealthy.com/
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Phone: 561-758-0003
  4. Location: Lake Wales, Florida, USA

#6 – West Edge LLC

187,944 square feet

Despite how difficult it is to get hold of Copperstate Farms, West Edge LLC is even more of an engima. Several news articles have been written about them, all centering around a new grow facility measuring approximately 188,000 square feet. Based on our research, they are currently the 6th largest operation in North America.

Company Information

  1. If you can reach them, let us know below!
  2. Location: Wilcox, Arizona, USA

#7 – Tryke Companies

165,000 square feet

We recently interviewed Tryke Companies about their grow operations. Tryke is the management company doing business as Reef Dispensaries in both Arizona and Nevada. According to their administrative team, they are currently 165,000 square foot of growing space, with the potential to grow another half million square feet. Check out our article on Tryke! Based on our research, they are currently the seventh largest operation in North America.

Company Information

  1. Website: http://trykecompanies.com/
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Phone: 800-908-6510
  4. Location: Arizona and Nevada, USA

#8 – LivWell

162,000 square feet

LivWell is a Colorado-based chain of dispensaries. We got into direct contact with them, and they informed us that they have two grow operations, measuring 140,000 square feet and 22,000 square feet. Based on our research, they are currently the eighth largest grow operation in North America.

Company Information

  1. Website: http://www.livwell.com/
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Phone: 720-903-1257
  4. Location: Denver, Colorado, USA

#9 – Revolution Enterprises

151,040 square feet

Revolution has two different operations measuring about 75,000 square feet each. Read more about Revolution and their operations in our article where we interviewed their COO! Based on our current research, they are currently the ninth largest operation in North America.

Company Information

  1. Website: http://www.revolutionenterprises.co/
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Phone: 312-881-4250
  4. Location: Distributed throughout Illinois, USA

#10 – Green Man Cannabis

128,000 square feet

Green Man Cannabis is a Denver-based chain of dispensaries. We connected with them directly and they informed us that they’re growing in two facilities, one measuring 116,000 square feet, and the other 12,000 square feet. Product from their newest facility hit shelves two months ago, from time of writing. Based on our research, they are currently the tenth largest grow operation in North America.

Company Information

  1. Website: http://www.greenmancannabis.com/
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Phone: 720-842-4842
  4. Denver, Colorado, USA

Editor’s Note: These are the projected largest growing operations in the near future (1-2 years), based on information gathered from investor information for these companies. These companies’ growing spaces may differ in the future.

Additionally, let it be noted that many of the companies mentioned in this article own large parcels of land that will remain undeveloped until they see sufficient demand. Our projections are only interested in land that is currently in development or is nearing development.


#1 – Tied between Aphria and Americann

1 million square feet

Americann is currently constructing a facility measuring 1 million square feet according to an article from December, 2016 and their website. Based on our research, that makes them the largest projected growing operation.

However, according to a recent article on Cannabis Business Times, Aphria is also expanding to reach a total of 1 million square feet, matching them with Americann’s construction.

Company Information for Americann

  1. Website: http://americann.co/
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Phone: (303) 862-9000
  4. Location: Freetown, Massachusetts, USA

Company Information for Aphria

  1. Website: https://aphria.com/
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Phone: 1-844-427-4742
  4. Leamington, Ontario, Canada

#3 – Aurora MJ

855,200 square feet

According to a press release on Cannabis Financial News, Aurora MJ is constructing a new facility measuring 800,000 square feet. Add on their current facility of 55,200 square feet, and you have the third largest near-future operation.

Company Information

  1. Website: https://auroramj.com/
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Phone: 1-844-928-7672
  4. Location: Cremona, Alberta, Canada

#4 – Tryke Companies

665,000 square feet

We recently interviewed Tryke Companies about their grow operations. Tryke is the management company doing business as Reef Dispensaries in both Arizona and Nevada. According to their administrative team, they are planning on growing with 665,000 square feet of growing space in the near future. Check out our article on Tryke!

Company Information

  1. Website: http://trykecompanies.com/
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Phone: 800-908-6510
  4. Location: Arizona and Nevada, USA

#5 – Canopy Growth Corporation

568,000 square feet

Canopy Growth Corporation is a company based out of Smith Falls, Ontario. They currently own Tweed, Tweed Farms, and Bedrocan Canada, which have grow operations of 168,000 square feet, 350,000 square feet and 52,000 square feet, respectively. Not all of Tweed’s potential square footage is in use yet, and is waiting to be expanded into. One of their properties is 40 acres in size and largely undeveloped. There is no evidence that they intend to expand soon, although their current size puts them at number five on projected largest grow operations.

Company Information

  1. Website: https://www.canopygrowth.com/
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Phone: 855-558-9333 ext. 122
  4. Location: Smith Falls, Ontario, Canada

#6 – Copperstate Farms

435,000 square feet

Copperstate Farms is an Arizona-based company that bought an old 40 acre tomato greenhouse site with the intention of retrofitting it for growing cannabis. They’re currently operating only 5 of the 40 acres, with plans to expand to 10 acres (435,000 square feet) in the near future. The company is difficult to reach and their website is obscure, but several news articles have been written about them. Based on our research, they are currently the fourth largest operation in North America and are the sixth largest projected operation.

Company Information

  1. Website: http://copperstatefarms.com/
  2. Location: Snowflake, Arizona, USA

#7 – 7 Acres (Supreme Pharmaceuticals)

304,920 square feet

As the name suggests, 7 Acres grow operation is 7 acres in size, or 304,920 square feet. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Supreme Pharmaceuticals Inc. and a licensed medical producer in Canada. No plans are listed for expansion, but its current large size means that 7 Acres is projected to be the 7th largest grow operation in North America. Talk about coincidence!

Company Information

  1. Website: http://www.supreme.ca/
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Location: Kincardine, Ontario, Canada

#8 – MedReleaf

265,000 square feet

MedReleaf is one Canada’s licensed medical producers, and they currently grow in an operation measuring 55,000 square feet according to their investor information. They are adding an additional 210,000 square feet in the near future, bringing their total to 265,000 square feet.

Company Information

  1. Website: https://medreleaf.com/
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Phone: 1-855-4-RELEAF
  4. Location: Markham, Ontario, Canada

#9 – Organigram

227,500 square feet

Organigram is a Canadian licensed medical producer and currently growing with a 227,500 square foot facility. While there are no signs that Organigram intends to expand, their current large size puts them at #9 of near future largest grow ops.

Company Information

  1. Website: https://www.organigram.ca/
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Phone: 855-961-9420
  4. Location: Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

#10 – MariCann

217,500 square feet

MariCann is a Canadian licensed medical producer that currently has a 44,000 square foot production facility. According to their investor page, they are planning to expand their current facility to 217,500 square feet, placing them at #10 on our list.

Company Information

  1. Website: https://www.maricann.com/
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Phone: 844-627-4226
  4. Location: Langton, Ontario, Canada

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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.


  • Rafael Roldan

    Great! I couldn’t see Medical Marijuana and its HempMed here? Why is that so?

  • Pieter Vandermark

    Hi,

    How about the Green Organic Dutchman? Seems that they will be going public this year and will have around 1mil sq. ft facilities.

    • Hi Pieter!

      We’re in the process of creating the next list for 2018! I’ll make sure to pass this info onto Hunter so he can look into it.

  • Jason Teramoto

    Great spreadsheet. You’re missing ours 🙂
    Palo Verde Center. We are located in Southern California. 2.44 Million sq. ft. indoor purpose built facility. Privately held. We were inundated at MJBiz but you can check out our site and get more info at http://www.paloverdecenter.com

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