Commercial Horticulture Migrates to Cannabis

urban-gro’s J. Chandler was recently interviewed by Marijuana Public Media. The discussion revolved around large scale Cannabis production and what this “new” industry can learn from the tried-and-true practices of large scale horticulture. Chandler has a unique perspective on this topic as he has a background in large scale organic farming, where he has farmed over 300-acres of certified organic …

High Time For Legalization

Editor’s Note: Shelly Peterson, VP of Light Solutions, was interviewed at the NCIA conference in Oakland. California, the nation’s most populous state, votes again this Fall on the legalization of marijuana. It is yet another sign that the century-long prohibition may finally be lifting, one state at a time. Sea Change Radio host Alex Wise interviews urban-gro’s VP of Lighting …

urban-gro Introduces New Line of LED Products for Cannabis Market

urban-gro Introduces New Line of LED Products for Cannabis Market Narrow-profile fixtures provide maximum efficiency, optimal heat management, and game changing performance in horticultural lighting. Lafayette, Colo. (June 20, 2016) ─ urban-gro, the product solutions expert for the commercial Cannabis cultivator, announced today P.L. Light Systems’ new line of LED lighting, HortiLED, for the Cannabis market. The new product line, which …

A True Value-Added Reseller: urban-gro

Recently published in Cannabis Business Executive. When Brad Nattrass, CEO, and Octavio Gutierrez, Vice President of Operations, co-founders of urban-gro, decided to enter the cannabis space back in March 2014, they had already been partners for five years, owning three businesses together. Two of those LED Lighting solutions companies — Bravo Lighting and enviro-glo — were springboards for the new brand that …

Cannabis Industry Journal: Building or Converting to a Greenhouse? Four Considerations for Commercial Growers

Originally published in the  Cannabis Industry Journal. Successful cannabis cultivation practices leverage commercial agricultural industry practices for the most efficient and cost-effective production of the crop. Since the 1990s, the cannabis industry has cultivated primarily in indoor warehouses and outdoor farms, however the industry is experiencing a significant shift toward greenhouses. Shelly Peterson, vice president of light product solutions at …

“All the Rage: Converting to a Greenhouse”

Are you ready for a greenhouse? urban-gro’s cannabis lighting product expert and VP of Lighting Product Solutions, Shelly Peterson will be presenting at the Spring Marijuana Business Conference & Expo in Orlando, FL taking place May 9 – 11, 2016 in Orlando, FL. Her topic is “All the Rage: Converting to a Greenhouse.” If you are wondering why only now, has …

Cannacon 2016: Trends and Topics and Takeaways

urban gro’s team represented the company and the industry at CannaCon in Seattle February 18 – 20. Shelly Peterson, VP of Lighting Product Solutions, spoke on a panel addressing sustainable cultivation practices. Both Shelly Peterson and J.Chander, VP of Cultivation Technologies, along with team members, met with grow facility owners and cultivators to discuss how urban gro’s products can help them …

urban-gro announces release of new LED Portfolio for the Cannabis Industry

urban-gro announces release of new LED Portfolio for the Cannabis Industry New HortiLED Line by Partner PL Light Systems launching in the United States Lafayette, Colo. (February 3, 2016) – Cannabis growers have faced a perennial issue: save money with LED lighting but risk yield, or get great yield along with astronomical energy bills. Now the latest technology hitting the market …

Urban-gro Proudly Supports Women Grow’s Mission to Cultivate Cannabis Entrepreneurs

Women Grow connects, educates, and empowers diverse leaders in all segments of the cannabis industry. Women Grow was created to inspire and empower the next generation of cannabis industry leaders by creating programs, community and events for aspiring and current business executives. Founded in 2014 in Denver, Women Grow is a non-profit that serves as a catalyst for women to …