Rubicon Organics co-founds BC cannabis growers with other industry leaders to promote a sustainable, responsible cannabis industry in the province
An industry-led coalition aims to raise awareness of important issues on behalf of licensed cannabis growers in BC and to appeal to policy makers with a unified voice
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 8, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Today, British Columbia (“BC”), leading cannabis producer Rubicon Organics Inc. (TSXV: ROMJ) (OTCQX: ROMJF) (“Rubicon Organics”), Pure Sunfarms, and Tantalus Labs announced the establishment of Cannabis Cultivators of BC (“CCBC”). CCBC is a not-for-profit industry association committed to growing a responsible cannabis industry and promoting a favorable social, economic and business environment for growing cannabis in BC
As the first cannabis breeders’ association to focus on licensed breeders of all sizes in BC, CCBC will work with policy makers to promote the economic well-being of the cannabis industry and contribute to policy making and industry growing issues on behalf of. advancing all licensed cannabis growers in BC and a source of expertise in growing cannabis.
The organization’s vision is to shift the paradigm surrounding cannabis to a policy based on support for cannabis as an emerging economy and agricultural commodity, and to make BC a world leader in cannabis innovation and expertise.
Cannabis grown in BC has long been known for its world-class quality. CCBC will be instrumental in promoting BC grown cannabis for its unique terroir, as winemakers in various regions of the world have been doing for decades.
Jesse McConnell, CEO of Rubicon Organics
CCBC will create a much stronger collective voice to ensure that cannabis producers in BC are well represented in the agricultural community and positioned to succeed in opening up global cannabis markets.
“BC has a thriving and rapidly growing legal cannabis industry. Now is the time for BC producers to come together as a unified voice to take leadership roles on key growing and production issues across the province and Canada. We look forward to working closely with governments at all levels and like-minded organizations, ”said Mandesh Dosanjh, CEO of Pure Sunfarms.
“Tantalus strives to honor the historical heritage of cannabis in BC. Every community in our province should have the opportunity to promote their local cannabis growers with pride and transparency, and I am proud to work with the other founders of the CCBC to serve this bright future, “said Dan Sutton, CEO of Tantalus Labs.
CCBC encourages all licensed cannabis growers in BC and others in the industry who are committed to the benefit of their communities and the responsible growth of the cannabis sector to join the organization and be part of a common industry voice and work together to shape the future of the cannabis industry in BC.
More information is available at: www.cannabiscultivatorsbc.org
ABOUT BC CANNABIS CULTIVATORS
Cannabis Cultivators of British Columbia (CCBC) is a nonprofit that brings together cannabis growers from across British Columbia who are committed to promoting a growing cannabis sector and contributing to our communities. CCBC and its members believe that a thriving legal cannabis sector creates local jobs, generates tax revenue, and contributes to British Columbia’s economy. CCBC is committed to growing a responsible cannabis industry in British Columbia, working with communities and governments to create conditions that benefit the sector and all of British Columbia. As the first cannabis breeders association to represent licensed growers of all sizes in British Columbia, we work with policymakers at all levels of government to find common ground and move the sector forward. At CCBC, we believe the time has come to change the political paradigm to make British Columbia the world’s leading provider of cannabis innovation and expertise.
ABOUT PURE SUNFARMS CORP.
Pure Sunfarms, based in Delta, British Columbia, is one of Canada’s largest licensed producers of high-quality, greenhouse-grown cannabis. With decades of growing experience and 1.1 million square feet of world-class greenhouse operations, the company has the capacity to produce 75,000 kilograms of dried flowers annually for the Canadian recreational market. Current supply contracts include Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation (OCRC) (trading as the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS)), BC Liquor Distribution Branch (BCLDB), Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis 2 (AGLC), Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) and most recently the Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corporation. Pure Sunfarms also supplies cannabis to other licensed producers in Canada. Pure Sunfarms is converting a second 1.1 million square foot cannabis production greenhouse that is expected to double annual production capacity to 150,000 kilograms. Pure Sunfarms is a wholly owned subsidiary of Village Farms International, Inc.
ABOUT RUBICON ORGANICS INC.
Rubicon Organics Inc. becomes the global brand leader in organic cannabis products. Through its wholly owned subsidiary Rubicon Holdings Corp, a licensed manufacturer, the company cultivates, processes, and sells organically certified, sustainably produced super-premium cannabis products from its state-of-the-art hybrid greenhouse in Delta, British Columbia, Canada. Rubicon Organics is focused on achieving industry-leading profitability through a focus on innovation and development of brands and cannabis 2.0 products, including its flagship super-premium brand Simply BareTM Organic, its super-premium concentrate brand LAB THEORYTM and its Premium -Brand for flowers and hashish 1964 Supply Co ™ and the mainstream premium brand Homestead ™.
ABOUT TANTALUS LABS LTD.
Tantalus Labs is committed to the sustainable cultivation of first-class cannabis products. Owned and operated in British Columbia, the team consists of a group of specialized scientists, engineers and designers dedicated to advancing agricultural science. They believe that a passion for natural, sun-kissed growing methods will herald a better future for clean cannabis. More information is available at tantaluslabs.com.
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