Proposed Craft Cannabis Co-Op Concludes Community Consultation in Langley: British Columbians invited to provide feedback on-line

Grow Tech Labs completed their first series of community meetings to establish a co-op for small BC cannabis producers, processors and retailers on Sunday afternoon.

A full house of sector leaders from the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver gathered at the Walnut Grove Community Centre to discuss the co-op business model and how it can be applied to BC’s internationally recognized craft cannabis sector. Conversation focused on governance, advocacy and next steps.

The Langley meeting was the 10th open house over the past six weeks. The consultation also included meetings with municipal government representatives, provincial officials, BC credit unions and other community leaders. Hundreds of British Columbians attended the community meetings and logged onto the project web-site to sign up for progress reports.

Over the coming days, BC cannabis stakeholders across the province will have an opportunity to provide their feedback on-line with the launch of an on-line survey at this week’s provincial cannabis symposium being organized by the Kootenay United Cannabis Association.

Later this month, Grow Tech Labs will release a discussion paper that captures feedback from the provincial consultation and will include a proposed co-op governance framework and advocacy priorities. A series of regional meetings will be announced in April to review these proposals in association with the incorporation of a provincial craft cannabis co-op in BC for small producers, processors and independent retailers.

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