The Kimberley & District and Columbia Valley Chambers of Commerce have submitted a joint resolution for distribution in the emerging cannabis market.
Kimberley chamber manager Mike Graunery says the resolution was brought forward at last week’s BC Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting and was well-received.
“In the way its proposed right now, the licenced craft growers would be selling to the licenced producers which are the larger businesses. From there it would go to BC Liquor Distribution then to the retailers.”
He says that system would cause prices to be marked up as the product has to change hands so many times.
The two local chambers pitched their idea to their peers at the AGM with great results.
“We want to give the current retailers the opportunity to continue to buy directly from their licenced growers.”
He says this will allow retailers and their growers to have a direct relationship and will relieve the Liquior Distribution Branch of the task of accommodating potentially thousands of small producers.
The resolution includes a recommendation to allow craft growers to sell directly to private retailers
The BC Chamber made the resolution an official policy
– Mike Graunery, Manager, Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce