She is skeptical about the AGLC selling live plants any time soon.
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“It would be foolish for licensed producers to sit there and not partake in this system of selling to provinces. They could certainly delay it, and kick the can further down the line, but they’re not going to be able to avoid getting out of this issue.”
The federal government is issuing “nursery licences” to small-scale producers who want to sell seeds or live plants. They can source their seeds from the bigger licenced producers or from abroad from countries like Jamaica or Uruguay (which Anand calls “not a terribly complex process”). They’re also allowed to buy seeds from grey-market producers, on a one-off basis — they have to declare them once when the licence is applied for, and not ever buy any more after that.
Sinclair did not agree to be interviewed.
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As for when that might happen, “We have no idea – not a clue. We’re just trying to deal with the shortage issue at the moment.”
“The logistics of trying to support live plants would be ridiculous.”
Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis will sell seeds ” … whenever (LPs) are able to produce them and give them to us,” said spokesperson Chara Goodings.
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