It’s no secret to many the significance of the underground pot industry in the Nelson economy.
And now, thanks to the miles of red tape thrust onto any potential recreational grower looking to get into the lucrative pot growing industry by Federal and Provincial governments, many of those small businesses could potentially dry up.
To help these small growers to compete in this new cannabis industry, a person who worked for the Canadian government years ago is coming to Nelson Monday to speak to cannabis producers, processors and retailers about the co-operative process.
David Hurford will host a community consultation for local cannabis growers Monday (March 18) at The Front Room (901 Front Street) in Nelson. The event is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
“There are 6000 medial cannabis producers in BC,” Hurford said in a recent phone interview, “and none are being flipped over to…