Cannabis industry calls on immediate regulatory reform: “This is an industry that cannot pay its own bills and cannot make ends meet.”
October 17 marks the four-year anniversary of cannabis being legal in Canada. That day marks not only a new beginning in terms of righting a century-long historical wrong but also the culmination of years of work leading up to it.
Started by a handful of trusted friends and cannabis enthusiasts with different levels of experience in both the cannabis industry and consumer packaged goods, the team at OMG has already brought two micro-grown cultivars to the Ontario market, with a growing number of producers waiting in the wings.
Located in the heart of Mt. Pleasant, West Blvd Cannabis (WBC) is Canada’s first culinary cannabis facility. WBC is the first licensed micro processor approved by the City of Vancouver, focusing on “culinary cannabis” brands, edibles, as well as high-quality dried flower.
Smaller than even the typical micro, Microcraft Cannabis Workshop is operating with a canopy of only around 95m2, a little under half of the 200m2 canopy allowance for micro cultivators. Although the size is small, owner Adam Proskiw says this is intentional as a good starting point that he can manage with minimal help.