Tom Thomson, Chamber of Commerce
The Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce received unanimous support for our resolution designed to streamline the regulatory transition of the B.C. cannabis industry.
We need private cannabis retailers to move consumers to the regulated market. Provincial and federal regulations are impeding private retailers and cultivators — impacting both local economies. An opportunity exists to develop policy that will successfully regulate a significant portion of the cannabis industry in B.C., an achievement that would be a clear economic benefit for the province, even more impactful in the West Kootenay.