The BC Craft Farmers Co-op is excited to announce the restart of its Quality Committee. The committee will continue with the BudBC Certification Program and will and will further expand services to farmers and processors, and provide networking opportunities to collectively learn about the latest and greatest developments in high-quality craft cannabis. The format of these sessions has changed to allow space for operators to discuss technical and regulatory challenges. There will be guest speakers at each session for members to learn from experts in the fields which you have told us to focus on, including plant sciences, pest management, workplace safety, and more. The Co-op’s goal is to continue to draw from the knowledge and experiences of all members, but also to create a more structured program for each meeting so that everyone can learn something, make connections, and take something away from it.

Save the Date for our 2022 Quality Committee meetings held on select Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. (PST) and watch for a Zoom invite in your inbox.

On September 6, 2021, the Co-op initiated a province-wide safety awareness campaign for micro-class and medical cannabis farmers. To mark the launch of the campaign, BCCFC is inviting craft farmers, processors, nurseries, retailers, supporters, and the broader cannabis ecosystem community members to have their say in a confidential online survey with a focus on the Occupational Health & Safety of the Cannabis workplace environments in BC.

We are excited to launch the Co-op’s #GrowSafeBC Safety Caravan into 2022! 

This initiative is intended to ignite outreach initiatives within communities in BC to continue to gather and provide data about your experiences, as well as offer networking opportunities, online webinars, and the establishment of a dedicated safety portal that will include content related to policy templates, best practices, and other workplace safety resources.

BCCFC is currently working on educational programming based on the preliminary results of the survey, however, your expert feedback is still needed. The purpose of this survey is to help make BC’s cannabis workplaces safer, whether you grow, distribute, sell, process, or support this emergent industry.

Take a few minutes to provide your expert feedback in the Workplace Safety Survey here:

Stay tuned for more details soon including plans to present robust data at the BC Cannabis Summit in Kelowna on April 20-22, 2022. 

BCCFC members who are farmers and retailers will be contacted by members of the Quality Committee soon to deliver some goodies and provide awareness for your staff, consumers and stakeholder networks.

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BC Craft Farmers Co-op Quality Committee Schedule

Meeting Date



Thursday, January 27, 2022


Kick Off, and Intro to QA Program, and conversations with Specialists in Cultivation/Processing

Thursday, February 10, 2022


Plant Science I – Cultivation and Pest Management Guest Speaker (UBC)

Thursday, March 17, 2022


Navigating the Cannabis Regulations (Preparing for a Health Canada License/ Thoughts on Farmgate-BC)

Thursday, April 21, 2022


BCCFC Summit: Spotlight on Farmers and Processors (Experiences, and wisdom shared)

Thursday, May 19, 2022


Spotlight on Supporters (Services offered and tips and tricks for getting product to market)

Thursday, June 23, 2022


Plant Science II – Analytical Testing (picking a lab partner/ understanding the data)

Thursday, July 14, 2022


Sustainability, Regenerative Cultivation, and reducing the impact of your operation

Thursday, August 11, 2022


Navigating the Cannabis Regulations (SOPs, audits and getting ready to engage regulators)

Thursday, September 15, 2022


Spotlight on Processors (extraction techniques, solvent vs solventless processes and products)

Thursday, October 20, 2022


Plant Science III- Drying, Curing, and Remediation

Thursday, November 17, 2022


Spotlight on Farmers (Roundtable and experiences from craft operators)

Thursday, December 15, 2022


Holiday Party and Annual Wrap Up