BOULDER, Colo., June 19, 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 it was selected for membership by the Association of Responsible Cannabis Public Companies, Inc. ("ARCPC").
ARCPC members must adhere to formal guidelines and best practices prescribed by the Association, a non-profit Self-Regulatory Organization established to help publicly traded, SEC-reporting, cannabis industry companies demonstrate high standards of corporate governance and accountability to investors.
"I am pleased to welcome Surna as the newest member of our small and growing organization," said Alan Hawkins, Executive Director of ARCPC. "This publicly-traded company and its leadership embody the ideals we strive to promote in the cannabis industry and we look forward to working with Surna to develop our public company support programs."
The ARCPC Board of Directors is made up of prominent Wall Street and cannabis-industry professionals, including Douglas Leighton of Dutchess Capital, Emily Paxhia of Poseidon Asset Management, Alan Brochstein of 420 Investor, and Frank Lane of CannabisFN. Membership is open to all publicly traded cannabis-centric businesses that qualify under the ARCPC's Code of Practice and are approved by the ARCPC membership committee.
Tae Darnell, Surna's President and General Counsel, said, "We are pleased that Surna has been accepted as a member of the ARCPC. The short- and long-term success of the cannabis industry hinges on the performance and acceptance of our public companies. We're excited to show how running our company with core fundamentals can set the bar for responsible business practices."
About Surna, Inc.:
Surna, Inc. (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 marijuana. 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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