Solutions will highlight cannabis industry's environmental impact and introduce best practices to reduce energy cost and water consumption while increasing crop yield
BOULDER, Colorado, September 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Surna Inc. ("Surna" or the "Company") (SRNA) announced today Brandy Keen, Surna Sr. Technical Advisor and Co-founder, will be speaking on the topic of cannabis energy and water conservation solutions at the Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo (CWCBExpo) in Los Angeles Sept. 13-15.
Keen brings more than 10 years of expertise specializing in equipment that creates a sustainable, efficient and healthy indoor grow to the CWCBExpo stage and will educate attendees on best practices to reduce energy cost while increasing crop yield.
"Indoor cultivation is undeniably the future of the cannabis industry and growers need to be educated on best practices to avoid high energy bills and reduce their environmental footprint," Keen said. "Southern California, for example, has battled drought conditions for years and water resources are precious; it's important that cultivators understand how to yield a healthy crop while still being water and energy efficient. When optimized correctly, indoor grows do not require excessive amounts of water like outdoor grows."
A single two-pound marijuana plant in California consumes an average of 480 gallons of water in an outdoor grow. And as for energy usage, indoor cannabis grows in the U.S. account for $6 billion dollars in energy costs annually. Marijuana cultivation is one of the most energy-intensive of the major industries in the United States. It consumes six-times as much energy as the pharmaceuticals industry and requires eight-times as much energy per square foot as the average U.S. commercial building.
Keen will talk through six key ways to conserve energy during her presentation at 11:00 a.m., September 14th in Room 501AB.
"Individuals entering the cannabis industry anticipate a very profitable investment but oftentimes don't understand the overwhelming cost of starting and maintaining an indoor grow." Surna CEO Chris Bechtel said. "Energy and water conservation solutions are very important to our industry and the communities where grows are operated. Every indoor grow-no matter if they are already producing crop or still in the design phase-will benefit from these best practices and will see an immediate return on investment when they are implemented."
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Surna, Inc. is a Boulder, Colorado-based manufacturer of a proprietary line of optimized lighting, environmental control and air sanitation systems for state-regulated cannabis cultivation facilities as well as traditional indoor agricultural facilities (http://www.surna.com). We develop innovative technologies and products that monitor, control and or address the energy and resource intensive nature of indoor cannabis cultivation. Our goal is to provide intelligent solutions to improve the quality, the control and the overall yield and efficiency of controlled environment agriculture. Though our customers do, we neither produce nor sell cannabis.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding the Company's future business expectations, which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual results due to a variety of factors including Surna's ability to monetize service components, Surna's support of premium prices for existing products, commercialization of research and development efforts and continued expansion of legal cannabis markets. Other risks and uncertainties include, among others, risks related to new products, services, and technologies, government regulation and taxation, and fraud. In addition, the current global economic climate amplifies many of these risks. More information about factors that potentially could affect Surna's financial results is included in Surna's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings. The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company disclaims any obligation subsequently to revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events.
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The use, possession, cultivation, and distribution of cannabis are prohibited by federal law. This includes medical and recreational cannabis. Although certain states have legalized medical and recreational cannabis, companies and individuals involved in the sector are still at risk of being prosecuted by federal authorities. Further, the landscape in the cannabis industry changes rapidly. What was the law last week is not the law today and what is the law today may not be the law next week. This means that at any time the city, county, or state where cannabis is permitted can change the current laws and/or the federal government can supersede those laws and take prosecutorial action. Given the uncertain legal nature of the cannabis industry, it is imperative that investors understand that the cannabis industry is a high-risk investment. A change in the current laws or enforcement policy can negatively affect the status and operation of our business; require additional fees, stricter operational guidelines and unanticipated shut-downs.
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