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Fans are a must in a grow space to move air around, so buy some of those before an AC unit. If you find that fans aren’t bringing down the temperature enough, then you may want to invest in an AC.

Fans should be positioned to provide direct, even airflow throughout the garden. This typically involves using multiple fans that work together or fans that have oscillation capabilities.


Cannabis, like all plants, prefers certain environmental conditions in order to thrive. Temperature, humidity, light intensity, and airflow are all factors that will need to be monitored and regulated in order to keep cannabis healthy through its different phases.

So when growing weed indoors, you can control the size of your plants by flipping them into flower whenever you think they’re big enough in the vegetative stage.

Setting up fans

If you’re growing in a cold, wet basement, you might have to run a dehumidifier or heater to stabilize the environment. Conversely, if your space is too hot, you might need to add extra fans or an AC to cool the plants down.

“That is why home inspections are so important when you buy a house,” says Herigstad. “It’s one thing to buy a house with a problem that you understand. It’s another thing to buy a house thinking it just needs a coat of paint and carpet and discover [otherwise when it is too late].”

Aside from economic and criminal implications, the liberalization of marijuana laws across the U.S. is wielding an impact on both commercial and residential real estate. In states such as Colorado and California, dispensaries are often willing to pay top dollar for warehouses to anchor their growing operations. As marijuana cultivation morphs into a regulated, industrial pursuit, former weed growing houses in residential neighborhoods are shedding their once illicit purposes – and some of them are entering the resale market.

Residential weed cultivation grows a slew of structural problems

In 2015, three years after Washington state legalized weed, Sally Herigstad, a personal finance writer and author of “Help! I Can’t Pay My Bills,” purchased a bank-owned fixer-upper for $175,000 near Seattle together with her husband. Holding a real estate license, Herigstad crafted an offer for the property, which her husband had envisioned as an office for his construction business.

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While several sheds had held the bulk of the grow enterprise, the abode’s electrical box had been tampered with to create an intricate web of wires to supply energy to the structures in the yard.

“When we purchased it, we were not aware that marijuana had been grown on the property,” says Herigstad, who wrote about the experience for “It was just a very distressed property. There was a lot to look at.”

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, legal weed sales have spiked, with industry leaders pushing for a federal decriminalization as a means to aid the recovery of the currently shackled economy. Even U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called for the creation of a legal weed market in a tweet today, April 20, the “weed day” holiday for recreational marijuana use.

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According to a February 2020 survey conducted by the National Association of Realtors, a quarter of residential agents in states where recreational weed use has been legal for more than three years had sold a grow house. Of those, one in four “had a hard time” during the transaction.

“The [NAR] members that we asked about that did say that if the house is used to grow marijuana, it can be difficult to get rid of the smell or moisture issues within the home,” says Jessica Lautz, vice president of demographics and behavioral insights at NAR.

Real estate costs are soaring, so optimizing space can have a huge impact on your bottom line. This indoor cannabis grow uses Spacesaver’s ActivRAC® Mobilized Storage System to gain higher yields and streamline workflows, without having to build expensive additions or construct a new facility.

Beyond real estate expenses, the growers have to keep the air inside the building controlled for temperature and humidity. The larger the facility, the higher the costs, so saving space is important.