When Canada legalizes marijuana later this summer, the big players say they will be ready to do business — and this week, one of them got much bigger.
The market isn’t even open, but mega-producers are looking for efficiencies, aiming to deliver a product at minimum cost for maximum profit.
That means Canada’s micro-producers are looking at a tight market.
Brian Taylor is a member of the Craft Cannabis Association of B.C. and a small grower with a lot of experience. He considers himself a “craft” marijuana producer — and he fears that could put him at a disadvantage.
“I think that the small grower, even the medium grower, is really subject to those kinds of unfair competition from the large producers who can afford to take a loss over a period of time to control the market,” Taylor told Day 6.
Taylor is betting there will be a role for Canadian small producers alongside the mega-farms. But when he looks south to Washington state, where marijuana has been legal since 2014, he worries.