Craft cannabis is at the heart of British Columbia’s economic heritage. With a long-standing tradition of quality and small batch production of specialized strains, BC is home to some of the most world renowned cannabis.
We support consumer driven demand and emerging legislative models that support small and medium scale production in British Columbia.
To support and promote the Craft Cannabis industry in British Columbia.
Building a network of growers, retailers, decision makers and consumers who want to ensure access to quality locally grown craft cannabis. We create resources to support and promote the craft cannabis industry in British Columbia.
- To support and promote the craft cannabis industry in British Columbia;
- To work with governments to ensure statutes and regulations are inclusive of British Columbia’s craft cannabis industry;
- To provide a unified provincial voice for the craft cannabis industry in regards to legislative and regulatory matters;
- To provide a forum for information, education, discussion, and guidance for the craft cannabis industry;
- To support the development of standards, regulations and policies for the craft cannabis industry;
- To conduct, encourage and facilitate research into the use of cannabis and methods for its production, distribution and regulation;
- To promote awareness about the importance of British Columbia’s craft cannabis industry in local communities and economies; and
- To increase understanding and appreciation of the craft cannabis industry.
BC’s craft cannabis industry is thriving as a recognized part of BC’s economy providing valued products and employment opportunities.
Teresa Taylor is a second-generation cannabis advocate with expertise in public relations. She attended Canada’s first Hempfest with her father, activist and former Grand Forks mayor Brian Taylor, and later represented the Granby Hemp Co-op at the first hemp display at the PNE. Teresa is a founding member of the Canadian Cannabis Coalition, a founding member of the Marijuana Party of Canada, and the top vote getter for the BC Marijuana Party. Teresa holds a Bachelor of Social Work from UBC, with graduate study in ethnobiology. She has worked outreach in mental health and substance use, for Kelowna’s first mobile needle exchange program, and created a drug education program for youth. Taylor also has a decade of experience as a marketing consultant for rural BC businesses. She is passionate about the contribution of BC’s agricultural heritage to craft cannabis production.
Sarah Campbell was born into a family of cannabis enthusiasts. Her involvement with the Vancouver Island Compassion Society, one of the first compassion clubs in Canada, inspired her ceaseless work to liberate cannabis, a natural medicine that should be accessible to those who suffer pain and other health issues. Sarah is an apprentice herbalist and has worked with the cannabis plant on many levels. In 2013, she decided to combine her love of plants and baking and began supplying dispensaries with handmade edibles produced with local ingredients. She received her Bachelor of Commerce degree from Royal Roads University and has a background in Operations Management.
Known as The Garden Sage, David is a cannabis production professional and author of The Grower’s Handbook. He has been mentoring gardeners for 20 years. Working full time on the retail floors of busy hydroponic stores in BC communities has allowed David to hone his gardening skills and to meet with countless craft cannabis producers throughout the province. David regards plants as our natural inheritance and cannabis, in particular, as the plant with the greatest potential to lead people back to a more harmonious relationship with the planet and with one another.