Article by Alyson Samson, CBC News
There’s still 11 months before marijuana is legal in Canada, but the Gaze Seed Company is already getting a jump on their marketing.
They have created a prototype for their branding of seed packaging and a mailing list for anyone who wants to sign up for future information on what they will be carrying — and growers workshops.
“It’s been huge, so many people are excited but they might be a bit over eager they still have to wait until the July 1st date,” Jackson McLean said.
McLean is the assistant manager at the Gaze Seed Company, and handles the business’s marketing.
“We have a lot of customers who expressed interest in it before, and they’re excited about legalization too, we just want to be there to support them,” he said.
The seeds may have to be kept in a special cabinet away from the vegetable seeds or somewhere restricted depending on the legalization rules, such as age restrictions.
“Apart from that, it’s just going to be like turnip,” McLean said.
The cannabis seeds they sell will have to come from licensed producers.
“We’re actually emailing back and forth with the government to find out where we’re actually allowed to get seeds from,” he said.