If everything goes according to plan, Brian Bain will convert his Saskatoon market garden to a marijuana nursery by next year.
He said it's a matter of economics.
"All of a sudden, you have a crop that comes along, that you can pay your employees better, you can pay yourself better and the business itself will do better," he told CBC Radio's Saskatoon Morning. "It's really hard not to make that switch."
Right now, Bain grows herbs like mint, chives, dill and basil and sells them to grocery stores across western Canada. He plans to convert his hydroponic garden to a nursery that will sell live pot plants to licensed stores.
Bain said margins in the produce business are tight and it can be difficult to make money.