No Growth: Canada’s Craft Cannabis Producers Mired in Red Tape

Article by Penny Daflos, CTV News

No growth: Canada's craft cannabis producers mired in red tape Craft cannabis growers fight red tape Vancouver is already well-known for a burgeoning craft beer industry and now, craft marijuana growers are hoping to follow suit. Penny Daflos, Reporter, CTV Vancouver

Six months after recreational cannabis became legal in Canada, only one company in the entire country holds a licence for craft production, but that’s not discouraging micro-producers from gearing up to enter the legal market.

CTV News Vancouver has learned that 120 companies have applied for micro-grow licences from Health Canada, with 18 rejected and only one green-lit somewhere in B.C.

The agency won’t name the approved producer, which transitioned its licence from a micro-cultivation medical licence. When asked to describe whether a certain stage of the approval process may be stalling applications, Health Canada wouldn’t specify.

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