There can be extreme build-out costs when it comes to outfitting a warehouse for medical marijuana cultivation. And Arizona has some of the priciest build-out costs in the entire country because of the recreational marijuana legalization effort that will be on the 2016 ballot.
A company that analyzes building permit and construction data found that just after Colorado (where recreational marijuana use is legal), Arizona has some of the highest construction build-out costs in the nation.
They found it cost $764,400 to convert a warehouse building in central Phoenix into a medical marijuana cultivation facility for Nature’s AZ Medicines‘ dispensary.
There are many rules and regulations placed on indoor medical marijuana cultivation facilities in Arizona and other states, but there are also many advantages to building these enclosed, warehouse cultivation sites because they offer climate controlled conditions and heightened security measures.