This concept is going to sound backwards to many of you, but our years of cannabis growing experience have shown that the best way to produce the highest quality product is to cull plants at each stage of growth. Professional gardeners know this rule well, but most cannabis growers do not. In fact, it seems backwards to many cannabis gardeners to throw out plants as they are transitioned through the different stages of the plants life-cycle (i.e. clone/seedling, vegetative, flowering) as they have put effort in keeping these plants alive and as healthy as possible. However, culling plants at each stage will produce a more robust and higher yielding crop through the selection of the strongest individuals and the discarding of weak plants.
Last week we took a team photo. It's amazing to see how much our team has grown over the last few months!
We had a great session for NewCO Boulder today. With a packed room, we discussed the cannabis industry and what Surna is doing to create a more energy efficient growing environment.
It’s cooling down outside and we want to make sure our manufacturing team stays warm through the winter, so we outfitted them with Surna jackets! Now the team will be stylish and warm all winter long. No slacking off just because it’s cold out.
Republican victories across the nation may dominate the headlines, but the biggest winner of the 2014 midterm elections is cannabis. Oregon and Alaska, the two states considering recreational legalization measures, both voted to end prohibition, as did our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. While voters in Florida clearly support medical marijuana (with 57.6% voting yes), patients there will have to continue to wait as Florida requires a 60% majority to pass a ballot initiative.
We’re heading to Las Vegas next week for the ArcView Investor Forum and the Marijuana Business Daily Business Conference and Expo (booth 512). This whirlwind week is bound to be full of great connections, both old and new.
In late October, I had honor of attending The Infused Product and Extraction Symposium organized by The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA). The venue was elegant and the room was filled with suits that were surly containing very high-powered and business savvy professionals which now overwhelm the numbers of tie-dyed brothers and sisters of this industry’s rebellious past. To say that the air was saturated with the inspiring excitement of this innovative and prolific new industry would be an understatement indeed. From Dixie Elixirs to Eden Labs, this first-of-its-kind conference gathered the best and brightest in the world of cannabis oil extraction and product infusion to discuss the future of these practices and the rapidly expanding regulations surrounding their continuance. Here we’ll talk about why this side of the industry is here to stay, and walk up-and-coming entrepreneurs through the fundamentals of starting a successful business in this sector.
Here at Surna, we are big fans of regulating the cannabis industry. Why? Because regulation leads to job creation, tax revenue and a decrease in availability to minors, not to mention a better understanding of what exactly it is that you are buying.
While everyone has slightly different ideas on the exact details when it comes to growing marijuana, most industry growers don’t vary too far from one another when it comes to the ideal cannabis growing environment. These are the desired ranges we hear most often when talking to commercial growers (and we talk to a lot of them).
While most people have heard of air conditioning, few have heard of water-chilled cooling. This makes it sound scary and new. But in reality, water-chilled cooling and heating have been around since the 70s and can regularly be found in hotels, hospitals and universities, as well as high-heat environments like server farms.