COURTENAY, B.C. – Anyone interested in learning more about a growing industry is invited to attend a community consultation in Courtenay on Sunday afternoon.

B.C. cannabis producers, processors and retailers are invited to participate in a provincial consultation process at the Native Sons Hall, starting at 4:00 p.m.

According to a news release, the intention of the event is to “shape a B.C. small cannabis producers and processors co-operative to ensure authentic B.C. cannabis can be available to consumers across the province, Canada, and around the world.”

The event is being co-hosted by the Cascadia Agricultural Co-Op Association and Grow Tech Labs in Courtenay on Feb. 24 at the hall’s Lodge Room, 360 Cliff Avenue, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

This is the third in a series of community meetings with local co-hosts, like Cascadia, that will take place across the province over the coming weeks.

“This is an invitation to existing independent participants to come together to help create and enhance community-based access points to legal markets in the cannabis sector, and support networks to help the independent cannabis community in BC continue to thrive,” said Joel Podersky, co-founder and president of the Cascadia Agricultural Co-operative Association.

According to the release, the purpose of the province-wide consultation is to provide potential members with background information about what co-ops are, how the business model can be applied to the craft cannabis sector in B.C. and the potential benefits for members.

Feedback from the meetings will inform the mission, vision, governance structure and activities of a B.C. small cannabis producers and processors co-operative.

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All communication is confidential. You are not required to disclose your address or pay any fees to be involved in the co-op’s development phase.