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Guides | 01.26.2023

The Herbalist: The Top 10 Cannabis Farms In The World 2023

See which cannabis farms are bringing something unique to the industry.

Where would our legal industry be without cannabis farms? These facilities are an integral part of our lives—they select, cultivate, and breed the finest strains that make our world go ’round.

Today, we’re honoring all the hard-working green-thumbed workers in the soil with the top 10 cannabis farms worldwide as of 2023. You might be asking what it takes to be the “best” cannabis farm. Good question.

Whether their sustainable, large, well-known, locally owned, or socially equitable, we’ve included farms and cultivation facilities that bring something unique to the industry. Read on for the top 10 cannabis farms worldwide.

10. Aurora Cannabis

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With a 943,000-square-foot facility in Alberta, Canada, Aurora Cannabis is responsible for growing and breeding Canada’s favorite strains from brands like San Rafael, Greybeard Cannabis, Aurora Drift, and more. Canada aside, Aurora Cannabis has helped develop blossoming medical markets in 25 countries across 5 continents. The company launched in 2013 and has since become one of the biggest players in cannabis worldwide.

9. HEXO Corp

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Located in Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick, HEXO Corp’s cultivation facilities are massive. We’re talking millions of square feet among them, with the Gatineau location reaching a whopping 2,000,000 square feet. It’s an award-winning consumer packaged goods and cannabis company that’s dominating the Canadian market by serving brands like HEXO, Redecan, Up Cannabis, Original Stash, 48 North, Trail Mix, Bake Sale, RE-UP, and Latitude Brands. Hexo Corp serves both recreational and medical markets.

8. Los Sueños Farms

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Los Sueños Farms is located in Pueblo, Colorado, and is one of the most reputable family-owned cannabis companies in the state. It’s also one of the largest cannabis farms in Colorado, coming in at 1,428,000 square feet with 26 acres outdoors and a slightly smaller indoor operation. Not only is this family-owned farm massive, but it prioritizes sun-grown, organic cannabis with ethical and sustainable practices.

7. Copperstate Farms

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What started as a modest greenhouse has since become one of the most impressive cannabis operations in the world. Copperstate Farms initially launched as a farm and garden for tomatoes but later moved into cannabis cultivation and edibles manufacturing within its 1,700,000-square-foot facility. It prioritizes eco-friendly practices with natural sunlight, has a kitchen for edibles, and has an on-site extraction lab.

6. Palo Verde Center

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This giant cannabis cultivation facility located in Palo Verde, California, is the third-largest cannabis farm worldwide. Its facility is 2,400,000 square feet. Palo Verde Center isn’t only the third largest cannabis farm, but it’s California’s lowest-cost indoor cultivation center. They have the lowest electric rates, 10% below utility “ag” rates, and obtain most of their power from on-site natural gas generators.

5. Mammoth Farms

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Taking the fifth spot on our list is Mammoth Farms, located in the first state to legalize recreational cannabis, Colorado. Impressively, Mammoth Farms is the second-largest cultivation site worldwide, with 3,484,800 square feet. The company launched in 2014 as a medical cultivation facility but now serves both the medical and recreational markets in the state.

4. Ultra Health

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As the largest cannabis cultivation facility and farm worldwide, Ultra Health has the fourth spot on our list. Located in New Mexico, Ultra Health opened in 2018 and sits on 9,213,000 square feet, with speculations that the company could expand by another 225,000 square feet. They grow greenhouse, warehouse, and outdoor cannabis for Ultra Health dispensaries located throughout New Mexico, with 38 locations and counting.

3. Cookies Los Angeles

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Launched in 2018, rapper Berner and grow expert Jigga founded Cookies Fam Genetics with the goal to “literally breed excellence.” Every worker, from executive to trimmer, has put long hours, dedication, and passion into their craft, which always results in some of the finest buds on the planet. Their grow facility is 25,000 square feet, equipped with all the modern technologies and essential nutrients to present the world with the highest quality cannabis possible.

2. Tryke Companies

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Tryke Companies has colossal, state-of-the-art cultivation facilities with an impressive roster. Besides supplying medical-grade cannabis for their Reef Dispensaries, Tryke Companies was the first cultivation facility to cultivate Wiz Khalifa’s very own Khalifa Kush strain, supervised by the rapper himself, of course. Tryke Companies prides itself on building calm, respectful, and healthy grow facilities to ensure you get the cream of the crop every time.

1. Belushi's Farm

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With an 80-acre cannabis playground, Jim Belushi has enough medicine to last a lifetime. Belushi’s Farm was created as a gateway to healing—the actor/farmer’s brother, the late John Belushi, passed away due to a drug overdose in 1982. Jim believes that had he been a weed smoker, he’d still be around today.

The farm started growing cannabis almost out of the blue. Jim purchased a stunning property near the Rogue River in Southern Oregon and thought, what the hell should I grow on 80 acres of beautiful land?

“Now I have 4 light deprivation greenhouses and produce 1600 pounds a year, and we are expanding into other states,” he tells Herb.

His newfound joy of growing cannabis has opened his heart and eyes with compassion to anyone struggling, be it from PTSD, joint pain, cancer, or seizures. This is his passion project, and Belushi’s Farm is changing the world one plant at a time.

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