B.C. cannabis co-op hopes to become largest collective producer in the world: organizer
David Hurford estimates there are upwards of 6,000 small cannabis producers in B.C. that are licensed by Health Canada to produce medical marijuana, which is more than a quarter of the entire 20,000 he said exist across Canada.
The Vancouver man is on a mission to organize a fraction of those cannabis producers into a co-op to give them not only purchasing power, but marketing strength on the world stage.
“There’s a real opportunity here,” Hurford told Global News on a visit to the Okanagan.
In rules that changed in late 2018, Health Canada opened up licensing to micro cultivators: a grower who has less than 200 sq. m., or 2,152 sq. ft., of canopy space.