While Canada’s licensed hashish producers are in a frenzy of deal-making, jockeying to take management of rivals and large greenhouses forward of legalization, hashish entrepreneurs like Kelly Coulter are working at a unique tempo. This spring, she leased two acres of farmland in Vancouver Island’s Cowichan Valley with a number of different ladies and intends to launch an environmentally sustainable market backyard and hashish operation referred to as Slo Farms.
“We will be applying for a micro licence and our intention is to be a small and slow cannabis farm,” says Ms. Coulter. “I think there is a real opportunity there for small independents.”
Last November, Health Canada stated the upcoming legalization of leisure marijuana would come with a class of licence aimed toward permitting small producers into the authorized market. Under proposed laws, a micro-cultivation licence would allow an organization to have a plant cover of 200 sq. metres. Security laws are anticipated to be lighter than these confronted by the licensed producers (LPs) presently approved to develop for medical customers, in addition to future normal leisure licence holders. (Current LPs are anticipated to be routinely licensed to produce and promote to the leisure market in the new system.)
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