April Newsletter: Get Involved

Each month, we publish a newsletter discussing a trending topic within the cannabis industry and how it shapes Surna’s philosophy. To be one of the first to receive this information, be sure to sign up for our email list.

Written By Gannon Meister
May 18th, 2016

Each month, we publish a newsletter discussing a trending topic within the cannabis industry and how it shapes Surna’s philosophy. To be one of the first to receive this information, be sure to sign up for our email list.

Just over a quarter in, 2016 is shaping up to be an exciting year for the cannabis industry. State legal cannabis sales in 2015 totaled $5.7 billion and are projected to reach $23 billion by 2020. Additionally, Oregon’s first month of taxed recreational sales was greater than any other state thus far, with $3.48 million in taxes collected by the state in January of this year. More recently, the Supreme Court declined to hear a lawsuit against Colorado by neighboring states.

With it being an election year, the industry is a buzz with excitement over which states could be the next to legalize recreational or medical cannabis. In advance of the elections, we have seen Pennsylvania legalize medical cannabis through the legislature.

However, not all the news has been positive so far this year. New York’s medical market is struggling through restrictive laws while Montana’s Supreme Court essentially dismantled the entire cannabis industry within the state and Vermont’s legislative push for recreational legalization met major roadblocks earlier this month.

The quest to see cannabis ballot measures on a number of states this year is far from a done deal, as evidenced by struggles in Maine.

This Year Matters

As we all know, cannabis is not yet legal at a federal level. This means that every election provides a chance to shape the current cannabis policy – whether for better or worse. That is why everyone involved in the cannabis industry needs to at least understand how different candidates and ballot measures can impact their business, their investment, or their life.

At Surna, we have been working hard to bring efficiency to the industry. From our climate control systems to our biosecurity products, we view efficiency as key to creating a stronger industry by lowering energy costs which allows for increased margins for businesses. In addition, if cannabis cultivation efficiently uses resources, one argument against legalization falls away.

Get involved in grassroot campaigns in your area, if you believe in them. Support national policy changes. Work with those pushing for change to get your voice heard and to shape a cannabis industry you can be proud of. Research candidates and know where they stand, on both a local and national level. Together, we can create an amazing industry that we can all be proud of.

Share:

Featured Articles

Engineering Greatness: Meet Kenneth Loshelder, PE

Surna is extremely thankful for Kenneth and all that his team of engineers do for our company and for our clients. With over 15-years of experience, he has built a career focused on environmental consistency and energy efficiency. He encourages cultivators to engage with experienced mechanical engineers early-on in the buildout process. We asked Kenneth to answer some questions and lend valuable insight into the construction of cultivation facilities.

HVACD MEP Coordination for Cannabis Cultivation

Effective HVACD coordination is a key component in minimizing frustrating and costly construction delays in cannabis facility buildouts. There are a number of considerations your MEP team address in all stages of the project, from pre-design planning, to commissioning and beyond, in order to provide a comprehensive HVACD coordination effort.

What Causes Construction Delays for Cannabis Facilities?

Construction delays can be costly and frustrating. While it is impossible to see into the future and prevent everything that could conceivably go wrong when building out such a complex project such as a cannabis cultivation facility, there are several steps cultivators can take to minimize the risk of project delays and stay on schedule.

Grow Room HVACD Maintenance Plans: Getting the Most Out of Your Investment

Without a proper HVACD system maintenance plan, your energy bill will increase, your equipment could fail, and your plants will suffer. Avoid these problems and keep your climate system in working order with the help of this guide.

5 Reasons Why Your HVACD System Isn’t Performing

Our recognition in the industry as the experts in cultivation climates means that we are often asked to diagnose performance failures in systems not of our design. When we audit these systems, we find there are common themes as to why they aren’t performing as expected. Let's discuss the most common reasons we find for issues with HVACD system performance.

Hot Weather Growing – Cannabis Cultivation in Extreme Climates

There are so many options for climate control in cultivation facilities, and it’s possible to implement an affordable, energy efficient system that meets your budget and lasts for decades - even in hot weather cultivation climates. Start by choosing a qualified, experienced mechanical engineer like Surna for your team to help evaluate those options and ensure that you stay on the path to profitability, even under the extreme conditions of the Arizona desert.
Sign up to read our blog.

© 2021 Surna. All rights reserved.

Atarim

Dive straight into the feedback!
Login below and you can start commenting using your own user instantly

Surna Scroll to Top