Tantalus Labs Releases White Paper Exploring Economic Impact of Legalization and Sustainable Cannabis Cultivation in B.C.

B.C.-Based Marijuana Company Examines Key Challenges and Opportunities Facing Province

VANCOUVER, April 10, 2017 /CNW/ - Tantalus Labs, the B.C.-based designer and builder of North America's first cannabis-tailored greenhouse, and late stage licensed producer applicant, announced today the release of a white paper examining the significant economic impacts and need for environmental stewardship as legalization rolls out in British Columbia. The report, Into the Light, explores the key challenges and opportunities facing local government and the cannabis industry, and calls for government leadership as the B.C. provincial election approaches on May 9th. A copy of the white paper can be viewed and downloaded at tantalus.news/intothelight-whitepaper.

Into the Light provides insights into:

  • The substantial economic and environmental benefits of greenhouse cannabis cultivation in B.C. in comparison with traditional indoor facilities;
  • The economic benefits of the cannabis industry in British Columbia, and a look at the key differences in local policy when comparing B.C., Ontario, and other provinces; and
  • Municipal policy guidance recommendations including; restricting cannabis cultivation to Agricultural Reserve Land and facilitating production licenses for greenhouse cultivation facilities.

"Tantalus Labs has spent the last five years laying the foundation for a brighter future for British Columbian cannabis," says Dan Sutton, Founder and Managing Director, Tantalus Labs. "This opportunity for job creation, agricultural innovation, and economic impact is unprecedented. The time for B.C. to seize this opportunity is now, before it is taken from us."

In light of 75 per cent of B.C.'s population being in support of cannabis legalization* – higher than any other province or territory - public conversations continue to linger on the negative repercussions of illegal production. Into the Light examines opportunities to progress the dialogue on legal cultivation to topics such as sustainability, environmental consciousness, positive social impact, and economic potential.

Tantalus Labs is a late stage ACMPR cannabis cultivation applicant that utilizes purpose-built, high efficiency greenhouses to enable the sustainable production of world-class cannabis products. A team of scientists, designers and engineers committed to revolutionizing the cannabis industry, they advocate for legal, sustainability-driven greenhouse cannabis cultivation. Their unprecedented state-of-the-art growing facility, SunLab, is a closed system greenhouse that uses cutting edge agriculture technologies that reduces electricity demand by up to 90 per cent, compared to traditional indoor cannabis cultivation.

For more information on Tantalus Labs visit tantaluslabs.com.

Source:
* "Majority of Canadians agree pot should be legal: poll," The Globe and Mail, February 29, 2016.

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About Tantalus Labs
Tantalus Labs is committed to Sungrown cultivation of world class cannabis products. They are a late stage ACMPR cannabis cultivator applicant, and designer and builder of North America's first purpose-built, cannabis-tailored greenhouse. Wholly owned and operated in British Columbia, their team is a group of specialized scientists, engineers, and designers committed to the advancement of agricultural science. They believe that passion for the process of natural, #Sungrown cultivation methods will usher in a brighter future for cannabis.

SOURCE Tantalus Labs

For further information: Julia Wilkinson, Julia Lynn PR, Principal, julia@julialynnpr.com, 604-842-4945

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