“The end of prohibition isn’t a win,” Groundwork Consulting partner and cannabis historian Jamie Shaw cautioned last month at Grassroots Expo at SFU Harbour Centre in Vancouver. “It’s a draw. And it’s a war that’s still going on.”
As the first financial adviser in North America to secure health and dental plans for dispensaries, Courtland Sandover-Sly is one of the few allies fighting for small businesses in the shifting cannabis economy.
Prelegalization medical users and licensed producers (LPs) are already acclimated to Health Canada’s testing standards, but a large portion of the recreational community is only just starting to understand the process that pot undergoes before deemed fit for consumption.
Until the federal government creates standardized dosing guidelines considering of both medical and recreational cannabis and allows for controlled-dose products like edibles, it is up to the patient to develop a personal routine.
If you're thinking about applying for a licence to sell cannabis at the retail level there, you're in luck: The Alberta Liquor and Gaming Commission began accepting applications earlier this week, and we've pared down the details.