British Columbia’s privately- and publicly-owned recreational cannabis stores will soon be reserved self space to highlight products from Indigenous producers. In a Sunday press release, the province announced the Indigenous Shelf Space. According to the announcement “the program will highlight cannabis products produced by B.C. Indigenous producers in BC Cannabis Stores, helping consumers easily identify those products and make purchasing decisions.” However, key details are outstanding, including whether participation by all of the province’s 250-plus recreational cannabis stores will be mandatory or voluntary. Also missing are details involving wholesale procurement. Indigenous entrepreneurs have been advocating for more to ensure equitable participation in the growing cannabis industry.
Marijuana Business Daily, 09/21/2020 10:41:45