San Diego County’s only licensed marijuana grower to double production

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With an expected boost in demand on the horizon, San Diego County’s only licensed cannabis grower plans to increase his farm’s output from 1,000 pounds in 2017 to at least 2,000 pounds next year, if not more.

According to The San Diego Union-Tribune, the company, OutCo, said it may produce as much as 5,000 pounds in 2018.

The company also has a pair of licensed grow facilities in Long Beach, which will  churn out another 1,000 pounds a month once they get up and running, an OutCo spokesperson told the newspaper.

The company plans to expand its distribution network outside San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange counties, the newspaper reported, yet another indicator of how competitive the California market will likely become after recreational sales begin New Year’s Day.