Each month we feature a selection of our Co-op Members and Supporters. They live the Co-op’s mission and demonstrate the innovative nature of the independent entrepreneurs that make up BC’s highly skilled craft cannabis sector.
Linda Dohmeier and John Dewar lead the Canadian Cannabis Insurance Program at Maxxam Insurance Services (Nanaimo) Ltd. Linda approached John in early 2019 to return to insurance after a few years off while she attended University. She wanted to put together a cannabis...
Operating one of the best-equipped analytical labs in Canada, Rob and his team aim to enable like-minded individuals to be part of a positive entity that improves their quality of life.
From tourism and wineries to cannabis – how two marketing and sales gurus are applying tried and true strategies to the craft cannabis industry.
She knew it would be no small undertaking to get set up from scratch, but the time was ripe to enter the emerging craft cannabis industry. Dayna stresses the importance of doing your research as a fundamental aspect of the business.
Stuart has dedicated his career to serving the unique financial needs of the cannabis industry.
StoneGrove is as Mom and Pops as it gets. For Scott, a high-quality product always trumps high volume.
A tight academic job market lured Adam to the greener side where he worked for Trees. After starting the lengthy Health Canada-approval process an eventual raid of the facilities, Adam was able to become CEO of his own processing company and hire many of his colleagues from Trees. This was a big day for Adam.
On a mission to make the necessary evil easier for his clients, Sami has creatively crafted record-keeping and report-generation software to tame the complex beast of Health Canada and the CRA.
A painful experience turned Kevin into an advocate for cannabis as medicine. He now works closely with growers to develop innovative, appealing and environmentally-conscious cannabis packaging.
John’s conviction that shaming should not be a factor in legislation, and that penalties should be commensurate with the harm done, underscored a career dedicated to protecting the rights of the incarcerated.
His work concerns the social life of cannabis, and while that may seem a confusing claim, consider how cannabis is talked about in media accounts, how people identify with particular strains or consumption methods, how cannabis farmers talk about what they do and why it is important
The term Community Curator was bestowed upon her by an insightful friend. It perfectly describes what drives her: to build bridges between people and communities in such a way as to unleash a creative force that is more than the sum of its parts.