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A Look Back at 2017

Posted by jamie on March 6, 2018 6:40 pm
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2017 was an exciting year for Surna Inc.

Over the last 12 months, we have traveled to several shows and conferences, rebranded the company and expanded our team –all while continuing to innovate our products and services.

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MJ BIZ CON 2017 Recap

Posted by Celia Daly on November 30, 2017 12:00 am
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Two weeks ago, the Surna team headed to Las Vegas to exhibit at the 6th annual Marijuana Business Daily Conference and Expo (MJ Biz Con). We were delighted to participate again this year as MJ Biz is always a significant show, offering new entrants and veterans of the industry alike an opportunity to learn about the latest industry developments.

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Compliance as a Competitive Advantage: Get your Garden in Order

Posted by Celia Daly on March 16, 2017 12:00 am
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Right now, cannabis in the United States is a hotly debated topic. Many people are anti-prohibition citing medicinal uses, economic growth, job-creation and removing its incentive from underworld criminals as reasons for creating a legitimate, regulated cannabis industry. Others see negative impacts of legalization, believing that cannabis is harmful and prohibition only keeps citizens safe. But more and more, the consensus is moving toward the former with a new poll suggesting 93% of voters support medical marijuana and 59% support full legalization. Elections in November highlighted this trend as four states adopted medical and another four voted in favor of adult-use programs. Now a record 60% of the United States’ population live in a state that has legalized in some form.

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Correctly Sizing a Cooling System for your Indoor Garden

Posted by Celia Daly on March 9, 2017 12:00 am
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Designing an indoor garden can be complicated. Cannabis is a new industry and though growers can pull best practices from similar industries, the fact remains that setting up a commercial cultivation facility is complicated and hard to navigate for new entrants. From navigating regulatory requirements to finding an appropriately zoned facility to choosing the right equipment, nothing about this process is simple. As soon as one task is completed, another task needs attention.

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0 Comments Click here to read/write commentsTopics: automation, best practices cannabis, building cannabis, cannabis, Cannabis Basics, cannabis business, cannabis climate control, cannabis cultivation, cannabis garden, cannabis growing, cannabis hvac, cannabis industry, cannabis technology, chiller, climate, commercial cultivation, construction, cooling, cooling system, cultivation equipment, cultivation technology, dehumidification, efficiency, energy efficiency, engineering for cannabis, environment, environmental control, HVAC, increase yield, indoor climate control, indoor garden, indoor garden cooling, indoor garden hvac, indoor growing, ROI, technology, vertical farming

Sustainability for your Indoor Garden

Posted by Celia Daly on November 3, 2016 12:00 am
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This is an exciting time for Cannabis. An estimated 84 million Americans will be affected by proposed cannabis legislation on the ballot next week. This is significant for the industry, marking a turning point in our country’s relationship with the plant. However, as more and more states come on board, it is inevitable that cultivation operations will begin multiplying at incredible rates. It is important that this innovative industry approach these new opportunities responsibly and in a way that shows the world that we understand and respect the resource constraints we are facing. The good news is that, because the industry is so young, we have the chance to set standards on how we will utilize resources.

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2 Comments Click here to read/write commentsTopics: cannabis business, cannabis cultivation, climate control, cultivation, efficiency, efficient, energy efficient, featured, Garden Set-Up, growing, indoor garden, LED, Surna reflector, sustainability, sustainable

Energy Efficient Equipment Can Aide in Application Selection

Posted by Celia Daly on January 14, 2016 12:00 am
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An increasing trend in cannabis licensing and applications is either for applicants to be required to list expected energy consumption (Oregon) or to award additional points to those planning to use energy efficient equipment (Illinois).

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0 Comments Click here to read/write commentsTopics: application, Cannabis Basics, cannabis business, cultivation equipment, energy efficient, featured, licensing

What to Expect When Applying for a Cannabis Business License

Posted by Celia Daly on January 7, 2016 12:00 am
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Your state has legalized either medical or recreational cannabis and it looks like a great business opportunity. One of the first hurdles that must first be completed before entering the legal cannabis industry is the application process. Each state has different rules regarding how licenses will be awarded - some are based on a lottery, some based on the highest scoring application, and other simply award a license to everyone who meets the minimum application requirements. Regardless of how your state decides to award licenses, there are a few things that have thus far been consistent across all states. Here are 7 things you can expect when applying for a cannabis business license.

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The Cost of Building Cheap

Posted by Celia Daly on December 10, 2015 12:00 am
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With the difficulty of finding financing in the cannabis industry, it may be tempting to build a cultivation facility as cheaply as possible. While this may sound like a great option in the short term, chances are, you will be kicking yourself in the future as monthly bills stack up, making it difficult to turn a profit.

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0 Comments Click here to read/write commentsTopics: application, cannabis business, cultivation, energy efficiency, featured, Garden Set-Up, ROI, Surna reflector

How to Start a Legal Cannabis Cultivation Facility

Posted by Celia Daly on October 29, 2015 12:00 am
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So your state recently passed legislation for legalizing cannabis or is about to open the application process? (Here's looking at you Maryland, Oregon, Alaska and Hawaii.) Whether medicinal marijuana or recreational cannabis, if you are thinking about applying for a license, there are a few important things to keep in mind, especially if you plan on cultivating.

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Growing with Surna: Top Posts from First Year of Blogging

Posted by Celia Daly on October 8, 2015 12:00 am
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October marks one year of Growing with Surna, the Surna blog. To celebrate, we’d like to take a look back at the most popular posts to date.

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0 Comments Click here to read/write commentsTopics: cannabis business, featured, Inside Surna, licensing, lighting, trellis, year in review

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