Federal government proposes 'micro' cultivation licences for small growers, rolls out public cannabis consultation

Cultivation licences would be divided into four categories
The Georgia Straight (Canada)
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The federal government has proposed a licensing program that could allow for more of B.C.'s 'micro' producers to be included in the legal mix. Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor announced the release of a consultation paper detailing the government's proposed approach to the regulation of cannabis. She also announced the launch of a 60-day consultation period, and said that the government is eager to hear from Canadians, provinces and territories, municipalities, industry stakeholders, patients and more on its plan. Among the regulatory proposals set out in the paper, the first proposes a system for licensing that intends to allow for different activities in the market. (See also: Canada proposes health warnings, child-proof packs for legal pot sales)