Delta cannabis grower responds to proposed rule changes
Added on 02 June 2023
It’s a good start, but more is needed to help the viability of the legal cannabis industry in Canada.
That’s the reaction from Pure Sunfarms, a large-scale cannabis greenhouse operation in Delta, regarding last week’s release of recommendations from the Competition Bureau to Health Canada.
Tasked with reviewing the current Cannabis Act legislation, the Bureau’s recommendations include loosening the rules on how cannabis is packaged, reviewing the licensing process and regulatory compliance costs, as well as raising the amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) allowed in edible products.
“We’re happy to see the Competition Bureau make recommendations to support the competitive dynamics in our industry. It’s a good start, but without meaningful excise tax reform, we fear we won’t see the change we need to create the conditions necessary to allow our industry to thrive,” Pure Sunfarms President and CEO Mandesh Dosanjh told the Optimist.
The Bureau said it believes that stronger competition in the cannabis industry would help foster innovation and benefit consumers by providing them with increased choice and quality.
Photo: Sunfarms President and CEO Mandesh Dosanjh, whose operation owns 2.2 million square feet in East Ladner. File photo