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Cannabis Grow-Ops use More Electricity than the Mining Industry in Canada

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The thought of marijuana cultivation brings to mind images of the a “Back to the Land” Movement, and perhaps of a philosophy that eschews waste and aims for practices that are more in tune with the environment.

But the marijuana business has a dirty secret: it is likely that illicit marijuana

Tantalus Labs Receives British Columbia's First Water Licence for Cannabis

Water License

Tantalus Labs announces today that it has received the first Water License issued to a cannabis company in British Columbia. Furnished under the Water Sustainability Act (WSA), the license showcases Tantalus Labs' commitment to effective groundwater resource management and sustainably produced cannabis.

Tantalus Labs utilizes specialized sungrown cultivation technology, natural odour filtration, and an innovative rainwater collection and filtration system.

eCommerce can Age-Restrict Cannabis Access Better than Storefronts


Myth: retail storefronts are the best way to age-restrict access to cannabis

Counterintuitively, eCommerce can verify identities through software with fewer errors than humans working at a storefront. Mail-order cannabis currently utilized by the Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) can leverage proven software to better verify identities and ages than the protocols in physical storefronts such as liquor stores.

Force of Nature: #Sungrown


The following article was originally published on VolteFace

Such is Sutton’s enthusiasm for au naturel ‘Sungrown’ cannabis – which is cultivated in, and nourished by, British Columbia’s best and brightest sunbeams, that, Tantalus are currently constructing a state-of-the-art outdoor cultivation facility in the evocatively named Maple Ridge, British Columbia. Once they get the governmental go-ahead, Tantalus will be free

Academics Endorse Legalization, but Leave Out Private Sector


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Attending the 2016 Cannabis Science and Policy Summit as a delegate was an intellectual validation of the immediate need for legalization and regulation of cannabis in North America.

This sentiment was universal among attendees.

The social costs articulated by both the Liberal government’s platform for legalization and the United States’

Representing at CSPS


I was stoked to represent Tantalus Labs at the Cannabis Science and Policy Summit at NYU, hosted by Mark A. R. Kleiman and Jonathan P. Caulkins over the weekend of April 17th - 19th, 2016. The conference delegates threw significant academic weight behind regulating cannabis, with tools like sophisticated usage models, rich statistics, and cautionary insight on the bumpy road

Greener Weed for a Greener City


Vancouver is pushing to become the world’s greenest city, and cannabis consumers have an integral role to help the city achieve its goal. Greenhouse grown cannabis is poised to make a significant impact on electricity demands, but the rate of greenhouse adoption will rely on the decisions of customers. The unspoken environmental impact of cannabis production will surprise you.

Back Into The Light

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Sun-Grown Game Changing at Tantalus Labs

Making the trek through the winding Canadian backroads to Tantalus Labs leaves one feeling as if they are on the cusp of a unique experience. Upon arriving at the sprawling 120,000-square-foot facility of greenhouse revolution, there is an

Moldy Weed - Facts and Prevention

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What does mold look like?

Spotting mold on cannabis is straightforward, if you know what to look for. Reading the following information and educating yourself can help you protect your health.

The most common molds form a white or light gray thin web attaching to the bud. Rarer molds can be different colours but will still form in thin webs.

It's Time to Reform The Duffel Bag Supply Chain of Dispensary Cannabis


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It’s a tough go for legal weed growers. Today, the Canadian federal medical cannabis system, or Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) is struggling to compete with the unregulated dispensary supply chain.

Despite often lower prices, the tightest quality assurance in the world, and the draw of being able to

Tantalus Labs Invited to #BCTECH Summit


Next week sparks an exciting time for technology in British Columbia. The #BCTECH Summit is happening January 18-19 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. This inaugural event brings together businesses, politicians, and thought leaders to discuss the most important topics impacting business technology decisions today.

Tantalus Labs is stoked to be in attendance. We’ll be participating in the trade show,

TedxVancouver - The Future is #Sungrown


Tantalus Labs had the opportunity to share its message with an amazing audience and speaker group at TEDx Vancouver on November 14th, 2015. Our Founder, Dan Sutton, spoke on the carbon cost of indoor cannabis, and the merits of a transition to greenhouses. #Sungrown is the Future.

Tantalus Labs on CKNW


On Wednesday, October 21st, Tantalus Lab's Dan Sutton joined the The Jon McComb show to talk Cannabis and the recent election of the Canadian Liberal Government. Have a listen below.

Designed for Sungrown Cannabis

Website Sneak-peek

We have crossed a landmark for Tantalus Labs. We have launched a sneak peek of our e-commerce site, displayed at As our cultivation facility nears operational readiness, we’re beginning to push select pages of our website live, readying it for the products that will soon be listed.

Design isn’t simply snapping elements to grids, or cropping

A Brighter Future for Marijuana Growing

The Chief

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On the floor of the 2015 Marijuana Business Conference and Expo in Chicago this week there is one word on everyone’s lips: greenhouse. From investors to cultivators, the consensus is that a bright future for cannabis cultivation is looming, and the future is Sungrown.

sunlight is the ideal means to