Article by Marc Davis, Huffington Post
It’s Canada’s biggest guessing game.
At least that’s the case for about eight million Canucks. Which is how many of us are expected to embrace a looming recreational market for cannabis.
Everybody wants to know when the federal government will finally make this election promise a reality.
Will it be next year? Or could it still be a couple of years away?
I want to know as much as anyone else. And fortunately, I don’t have to resort to asking for guesstimates from eternally-optimistic pot aficionados or tipsy businessmen in the bar.
Instead, I’m fortunate enough to have access to the hotshots who run Canada’s publicly-traded, industrial-scale growers.
These are the guys whose handful of companies have been entrusted by the federal government with the responsibility of owning a market that will be worth up to $10 billion a year.
It will be their job to mass-produce an estimated 600 tonnes of cannabis – every gram of which must meet stringent government standards for quality control and consumer safety.