December Newsletter: A Year in Review

Well, folks, it’s that time of year again. Everyone is starting to wind down operations for the year and look ahead to 2017 for new and exciting projects. Both Surna and the Cannabis Industry have had big years in 2016.

December 21, 2016

Well, folks, it’s that time of year again. Everyone is starting to wind down operations for the year and look ahead to 2017 for new and exciting projects. Both Surna and the Cannabis Industry have had big years in 2016.

The cannabis industry as a whole also had a great year, with a multitude of legislation passed across the country, showing that people are serious about embracing and regulating cannabis effectively. This year saw Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada and California pass adult-use programs and Arkansas, North Dakota, Montana and Florida pass medical programs. It is estimated that soon 1 in 5 Americans have access to cannabis. Canada is also getting on board. Just a few weeks ago, the Canadian Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation released its final report, outlining its recommendations for a regulated and legal cannabis market.

Next year will be an interesting time as we wait to see what a Trump administration will mean for the regulation and expansion of the industry. What we do know, though, is that eight new states in the US will be releasing rules and regulations and getting new industries off the ground and Canada will be moving toward legalization.

Here at Surna, we’ve had a great year, providing equipment and guidance to over 130 new projects. This year alone, we provided over 3000 tons of cooling to our clients. We also expanded our product line with more bio-security solutions. There is now Surna equipment in almost every legal marijuana state in the country! This year also saw the addition of a handful of great new employees to make the Surna team even stronger.

In 2016, we also attended a number of trades hows, including the Marijuana Business Daily Conference and Expo in Las Vegas where we unveiled our hybrid building for the first time and got a very positive response from the industry. Next year, we are planning to continue working on new Surna products to better serve the cannabis industry with efficient, reliable and intelligent climate control solutions.

We hope everyone a happy holiday season and prosperous and cannabis- filled new year!

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