Though British Columbia (B.C) bud is known as one of the best pot across the globe, there are a few people who say that the new legalization framework of cannabis in Canada isn’t including the small cultivators having tacit knowledge.
This is why, a new movement called cannabis co-operatives, is gaining a lot of momentum in this Canadian province to address this issue.
Co-founder of Grow Tech Labs, Barinder Rasode said that her interactions with most established and highly experienced small cannabis cultivators in the province revealed that getting licensed was difficult for them owing to complex regulations and high costs.
Therefore, a cannabis co-operative developed by Victory Square Technologies and Grow Tech Labs will start in coming few days, with a consultation of small cannabis cultivators across the province.
Apart from this, a few others have also begun developing co-operatives. This involves Cascadia Agricultural Co-operative Association which is working towards developing a medical cannabis co-operative that would include not just cultivators but also cannabis retailers and consumers. Moreover, Todd Veri from Kaslo began the Kootenay Outdoor Producers Co-op just after he read a report which said that small cannabis producers could enter the market.
Well, the small cultivators simply wish to stay in the business by getting into the legal market.