If a hydroponics system fails and its tomatoes or peppers that are spoiled, thats one thing. But what happens if its a legal cannabis facility?Excess & Surplus Lines
“The impact of cannabis on the [property and casualty] industry remains to be seen. We havent had too many claims yet but we probably will and they will probably be quite severe,” Dana McMillan, a claims adjuster with The Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company of Canada, said during the recent Annual Engineering Insurance Conference.
“If little things go wrong it has a huge impact in a hydroponics environment,” said Mike Storey, director of underwriting at BII, a subsidiary of Munich Res Hartford Steam Boiler unit.
During the AEIC presentation — Underwriting Legal Cannabis Production — speakers from BII gave examples of claims not involving cannabis but arising from equipment failures at plant-growing facilities.
The point was to illustrate the impact an equipment breakdown at a hydroponics operation can have on a business.