New cannabis regulations a mixed blessing for small growers

Geralyn Wichers, Manitoba Co-Operator

Craft cannabis growers have a lot to offer rural communities, but new Health Canada regulations may be a mixed blessing, experts say.

In May, Health Canada announced that those applying for licenses to grow cannabis must have a fully built site meeting all cannabis regulations. In the announcement, Health Canada cited the changes would address the wait time for licensing.

Why it matters: Developing an industry of small cannabis growers has the potential to create new economic opportunities for rural communities.

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