Marijuana Business Magazine March 2019

Marijuana Business Magazine | March 2019 110 N othing beats having your own construction crew at the ready. And your own real estate investment business—not to mention a scientific research unit, too. Just ask Tempe, Arizona-based Harvest Health & Recreation. Harvest has a do-it-yourself mantra when it comes to building out its geo- graphic footprint or funding research into medical marijuana. Executives at the vertically integrated MMJ operator, for example, learned they must rely on themselves to ensure the company’s cultivation facilities are designed and built correctly—and outfitted with the proper equipment to grow a quality crop. Founded in 2011, Harvest has an in-house construction team that meets daily to pore over plans for the facilities the company is building across the 12 states where it holds medical cannabis licenses. Two of Do-It-Yourself By Margaret Jackson Harvest Health & Recreation operates several cultivation facilities, including this one in Camp Verde, Arizona. Courtesy Photo Arizona-based Harvest prefers to build its own grows and is bankrolling medical marijuana research as the company expands its footprint Business Strategies | Cultivation Harvest CEO Steve White Courtesy Photo