Vancouver native David Hurford knows of around 6,000 small cannabis growers in British Columbia that are licensed by the government to grow medical cannabis. The number is more than a quarter of the 20,000 producers in the country.
Hurford, who once worked for Grow-Tech Labs, wants to unite these B.C. growers in a co-op to help secure purchasing power and market control to become the biggest grower collective in the world.
In an interview, Hurford called this a “real opportunity” for small growers. He also promised these producers a voice as they become active in the legal market.
In 2018, Health Canada welcomed licensing for cannabis micro-cultivators. These are growers that have 200 square meters or 2,152 square feet or less growing space.
Hurford explained that there is actually only one person who has this limited space and he is located somewhere in the province. The medical marijuana co-op advocate further explained that there were only less than 100 applications for micro-cultivator licensing across Canada.
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