Surna Decomplicates New Odor Control Rules for Denver Cultivators

Last November, the City of Denver released new regulations concerning odor control for cannabis cultivation facilities. Previously, Denver’s Department of Environmental Health (DEH) only mandated odor control plans for facilities that received a...

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Energy Efficient Equipment Can Aide in Application Selection

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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What to Expect When Applying for a Cannabis Business License

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...

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How to Start a Legal Cannabis Cultivation Facility

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...

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Growing with Surna: Top Posts from First Year of Blogging

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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September Newsletter: Water Conservation as California Regulates

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.

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7 Rules for a Successful Cannabis Grow

While every cultivation center has its own quirks and way of doing things, we have found these 7 rules to be universal to successful cannabis cultivation

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5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Building a Cultivation Facility

While starting a new commercial cannabis cultivation operation may seem daunting at first, there are a few simple actions that you can take to make everything go as smoothly as possible. Ideally, all of these things should be planned out before...

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Three Key Hires for a Successful Grow

In order to get a commercial grow up and running, you are going to need man power. While there are many jobs within a grow, there are three key positions that every good cultivation site needs to get started: a knowledgeable grow room designer,...

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What to Expect When Starting A Cannabis Business

With the staggering numbers coming out of Colorado and Washington for recreational sales in 2014, the cannabis industry is looking more and more promising every day to potential business owners. However, before jumping into the foray and...

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