Dear friends,

As expected, Health Canada received the report from the ‘expert’ panel appointed to review the federal Cannabis Act.

Here is a link to the Final Report.

Among other things, the panel is recommending:

  • Increase in excise tax for high THC products
  • 10mg per package limit for edibles
  • New limits on medical cannabis access
  • Review industrial hemp regulations

NOTE: Media contacts interested in a comment to the Cannabis Act Review can contact me via

On first read, we see some general references to helping micro-license holders along the lines BCCFC has been proposing. Long-standing BCCFC recommendations regarding cannabis health research and respecting First Nations sovereignty appear to be reflected in the report.

Click here for BCCFC November submissions to Health Canda’s Expert Panel.

BCCFC has invited representatives from the Expert Panel and Health Canada to attend the 2024 BC Craft Cannabis Summit in Prince George April 19 to 21.  Summit Registration is Available Here.

The Summit agenda will include a full analysis and discussion about the Panel’s recommendations and potential impact on micro-licence holders, hemp farmers and licensed medical producers.

BCCFC will circulate a more complete assessment of the federal report over the coming days and welcome your feedback in the meantime.

Yours truly,

Tara Kirkpatrick, President
BC Craft Farmers Co-Op



Rate Categories
There are two rate categories for the three-day 2024 BC Craft Farmers Cannabis Summit:

  • For BC Craft Farmers Co-Op Members and Independent Cannabis Retailers:
    Three-Day Pass: $94.20 plus tax
  • For Non-BCCFC Members and the General Public (Adults Only):
    Three-Day Pass: $144.20 plus tax

All passes include:

  • Unlimited access to all panels and presentations.
  • Entry to the Trade Show, showcasing the latest in cannabis innovation.
  • Invitation to exclusive networking events, connecting you with industry leaders.
  • Post-event access to recordings of panels and presentations.

Showcase Opportunities:
BCCFC has a limited number of booth and display space available for cannabis sector supporters. Like admission and Summit partnerships, BCCFC members and independent retailers receive reduced rates for booths and displays.

For booth inquiries, rates, and availability, contact our planning committee at Each booth package comes with two Summit VIP passes.

BC Craft Cannabis Summit Highlights

A Date to Remember: 4/20/2024

This year’s BC Craft Cannabis Summit couldn’t have picked a more perfect date, aligning with the globally celebrated cannabis culture day, April 20th. But there’s a twist! This year, the date has a special allure as it reads the same forwards and backwards: 4-2-0-2-0-2-4. A palindrome that’s a subtle nod to cannabis enthusiasts everywhere, making our summit not just timely but full of meaning in its celebration of cannabis culture and craft.

Federal Budget Insights and Cannabis

With the fresh release of this year’s federal budget just days before our summit, the timing couldn’t be more pivotal. The budget’s unveiling in Ottawa sets the stage for our Day Two Agenda, where we explore how the new financial policies will impact the cannabis industry. This session promises a critical examination of the federal budget’s effects and will shed light on the ongoing conversation about the inherent challenges posed by the government’s approach to cannabis regulation and distribution.

Join us as we explore these key highlights and more, including exclusive networking opportunities that bring together the brightest minds in the cannabis industry.

The BC Craft Cannabis Summit is your gateway to understanding the current landscape and future directions of cannabis, making it an essential event for anyone engaged in this dynamic field.

Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to finalize a lineup of speakers and sessions; mark your calendars for 4/20/2024 and be part of a summit that’s as memorable as the date itself!