The Next Big Crop’s mission is to offer top-notch consulting services in an industry that, until recently, has lacked standardization and large-scale agricultural principals.
Next Big Crop joined General Cannabis in 2015, bringing their professional consulting platform with them. Formed by Rich Cardinal in 2013, Next Big Crop’s mission is to offer top-notch consulting services in an industry that, until recently, has lacked standardization and large scale agricultural principals. Next Big Crop offers hands-on experience and proven techniques for every phase of the cultivation, processing and sale of cannabis. Services include business planning and application writing to operations optimizations, management and expansion. We offer this knowledge and experience to assist our clients in realizing all of their business goals.
We interface with architects and engineers to create cannabis cultivation facilities with a focus on process flow management, maximizing canopy area and utilizing proven horticultural systems and technology.
Next Big Crop offers our clients full general contractor services as well as options for owner’s representation. We provide cultivation insight throughout the build process and assist in selecting and sourcing appropriate furniture, fixtures and equipment. Leveraging our purchasing power we are able to pass sub¬stantial savings onto our clients.
Next Big Crop has the knowledge and experience to implement proven operational procedures, minimizing labor and eliminating wasteful practices. We specialize in using large scale horticultural techniques borrowed from modern agricultural industries.
Next Big Crop has worked within regulated medical marijuana markets across the country. Our consultants were active in the shaping of Colorado’s medical and recreational systems, testifying before governing agencies drafting the regulations. We understand the requirements related to inventory control, record keeping, seed to sale tracking systems, plant counts, patient verification, security surveillance, green waste disposal, etc.
Next Big Crop has consulted in the preparation and completion of medical marijuana applications in the states of: Colorado (including recreational applications), Nevada, Illinois, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Washington, Maryland and Hawaii.
Drawing from years of hands-on experience in the cannabis industry, Next Big Crop is able to develop operational policies and procedures that will win points in applications and work in practice.