B.C. cannabis sales disappoint: ‘It’s in everybody’s interest to get small growers into the game’

Amy Reid, BotaniQ

Recent news that British Columbia is reporting some of the lowest cannabis sales in Canada may have surprised some, seeing as the province is known for its renowned “B.C. bud.”

According to recently released Statistics Canada data, B.C. has sold just $19.5 million of recreational cannabis. Only the small province of PEI has sold less, with $10.7 million in sales.

David Hurford, who is behind the B.C. Small Cannabis Producer and Processor Co-op, said he was not among those who were surprised by the low sales figures, due to a number of factors including the small number of storefronts in the province, product shortages, and also because there is a “very sophisticated consumer in B.C.” that is accustomed to premium product. 

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