Cannabis industry says it needs more approved growers to meet Canadian demand

The bottleneck can be traced back to the federal government’s pace in approving producers’ ability to market their harvests
Calgary Herald (Canada)
Monday, November 12, 2018

More fully-licensed cannabis growers and cultivation space are needed to meet a voracious demand for legal marijuana, a spokesman for the industry said. That means more licences for both producers and their grow areas need to be issued by Health Canada, said Allan Rewak, executive director of the Cannabis Council of Canada. Earlier this year, Postmedia reported that Health Canada was rejecting three licence applications for every one it approved, over concerns some of those requesting them had been involved in the black market. Millions of square feet of production capacity is being brought on line, which should help ease or erase supply gaps, said Rewak.