BC Bud Producers Say New Regulations Will Weed Out Small Growers

Braela Kwan, The Tyee

Thanks to a recent change in Health Canada rules, B.C.’s small cannabis farmers may have to spend up to $2 million each to meet federal regulations before they can even think of applying for a government licence.

The new rules, announced by Health Canada May 8, require all new applicants — regardless of size — for licences to cultivate, process or sell cannabis to have a site fully compliant with federal regulations at the time of their application.

The regulatory change shocked cannabis growers already burdened with the complexities of legalization.

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