B.C. cannabis co-op hopes to become largest collective producer in the world: organizer
Apr 06 2019
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.
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