BOULDER, Colorado, December 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Surna Inc. (OTCQB: SRNA), a technology company that engineers state-of-the art equipment for controlled environment agriculture ("CEA") with special expertise in cannabis cultivation, announced today that it is the recipient of the The Cannabist's inaugural award for Innovation in the cannabis industry.
The Innovation Award recognizes the cannabis business that has shown the most innovation throughout the industry. Eleven finalists were named to qualify for the award. A judging panel consisting of the cannabis industry's top influencers, including members from the ArcView Group, Canopy, and WomenGrow, selected Surna as the winner. The Cannabist, The Denver Post's cannabis-focused reporting arm, held the award ceremony on Dec. 15, in The Denver Post building. The ceremony was also streamed live on The Cannabist's website.
"Innovation has always been at the heart of Surna. It is very gratifying to know that the cannabis industry recognizes and appreciates Surna's leadership in innovation, specifically around improving energy efficiencies in cultivation facilities through our engineering services and environmental control products," said Stephen Keen, Surna's CEO, after accepting the award. "I hope it goes without saying how thankful I am for the awesome employees on our team who dedicate themselves to our innovative culture. We couldn't be more excited for the start of 2016 as we have a number of innovative products queued up for the cannabis industry."
Prior to the ceremony, Keen spoke on a panel with four other cannabis cultivators and business owners about how to cultivate a culture of sustainability and environmental stewardship in the cannabis industry.
Surna, Inc. (http://www.surna.com) develops innovative technologies and products that monitor, control and or address the energy and resource intensive nature of indoor cannabis cultivation. Currently, the Company's revenue stream is based on its main product offerings - supplying industrial technology and products to commercial indoor cannabis grow facilities.
Headquartered in Boulder, CO, Surna's diverse engineering team is tasked with creating novel energy and resource efficient solutions, including the Company's signature water-cooled climate control platform. The Company's engineers continuously seek to create technology that solve the highly specific demands of the cannabis industry for temperature, humidity, light and process control.
Surna's goal is to provide intelligent solutions to improve the quality, the control and the overall yield and efficiency of CEA. Though its clients do, the Company neither produces nor sells cannabis.
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The use, possession, cultivation, and distribution of cannabis is 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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