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Surna Decomplicates New Odor Control Rules for Denver Cultivators

Posted by Celia Daly on Apr 6, 2017 10:09:44 AM

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 certain number of complaints but that is no longer the case. Both existing facilities, as well as new ones, will require an odor control plan going forward or risk financial penalties for non-compliance.

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Topics: growing indoors, indoor garden, licensing, best practices cannabis, building cannabis, indoor, indoor cultivation, marijuana, marijuana cultivation, odor, 2017 cannabis, cannabis legislation, indoor agriculture, compliance, regulatory best practices, cannabis regulation, cannabis maintenance, denver, odor control, Regulation

Energy Efficient Equipment Can Aide in Application Selection

Posted by Celia Daly on Jan 14, 2016 7:12:46 AM

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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Topics: 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 Jan 7, 2016 7:24:06 AM

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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Topics: application, Cannabis Basics, cannabis business, featured, licensing

How to Start a Legal Cannabis Cultivation Facility

Posted by Celia Daly on Oct 29, 2015 7:30:38 AM

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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Topics: application, Cannabis Basics, cannabis business, cultivation, featured, licensing

Growing with Surna: Top Posts from First Year of Blogging

Posted by Celia Daly on Oct 8, 2015 7:12:27 AM

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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Topics: cannabis business, cultivation, featured, licensing, lighting, trellis, Inside Surna, year in review

September Newsletter: Water Conservation as California Regulates

Posted by Celia Daly on Sep 29, 2015 7:32:08 AM

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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Topics: cultivation equipment, licensing, air handler, dehumidifier, reflector, cannabis legalization, newsletter, Our Perspective, water conservation

7 Rules for a Successful Cannabis Grow

Posted by Celia Daly on Jul 23, 2015 7:32:19 AM

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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Topics: cannabis business, cultivation, featured, growing, increase yield, licensing, Garden Set-Up, side canopy

5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Building a Cultivation Facility

Posted by Celia Daly on Mar 19, 2015 7:46:54 AM

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 starting to build the grow, but some aspects can be added in phases if start-up finances are limited.

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Topics: application, cannabis business, climate control, cultivation, featured, growing, licensing, facility design, Garden Set-Up, veg room

Three Key Hires for a Successful Grow

Posted by Celia Daly on Feb 11, 2015 7:15:29 AM

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, an experienced facility/maintenance manager and a master grower.

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Topics: application, cannabis business, cultivation, featured, growing, licensing, facility design, Garden Set-Up

What to Expect When Starting A Cannabis Business

Posted by Celia Daly on Jan 15, 2015 5:01:42 PM

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 declaring yourself a proud license applicant to grow cannabis in your state, there are some important facts you need to know.

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Topics: application, cannabis business, featured, licensing, Garden Set-Up

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