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BC Micro License Association

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Raised by 4 people in 12 months
The BC Micro License Association is a registered society built on the fundamental belief that small cannabis producers are a major driver of economic activity in British Columbia.

Our Mission is to educate and empower small cannabis producers in our province to enter the legal market and to influence government leaders to make smart policy changes that support the cannabis industry.

Our financing goal is $50,000 to support our association’s operations for the period of August 2018 to December 2018. If you have a vested interest in the British Columbia cannabis economy or know someone who does, please donate to our cause or share this link with your community.

We have already been working hard and making a measurable impact on our communities! Through your kind and generous support, here is what we hope to achieve:


Educate – We will produce multiple newsletters each month for our members to educate and support individuals and businesses who wish to applying for nursery, micro-cultivation and micro-processing licenses under the federal Cannabis Act.

Actions we are currently taking are:

Publishing informative newsletters.  The information contained within will prepare our members for the application process and succeed in transitioning to the legal market.

Continually compiling and distributing important regulatory information as soon as it becomes available.
See   http://bcmla.com/resources/ 

Influence – We will make a measurable impact on the cannabis zoning and licensing policy in 12 municipal governments around British Columbia. We plan to do this by promoting awareness of the importance of BC propagators, micro-cultivators and micro-processors to local communities and their economies.

Actions we are currently taking:

We have made a significant impact in Maple Ridge city and Mission council and city staff. (see media section below)

We have been granted a reception at the Union Of BC Municipalities conference in September 2018, where we will get an opportunity to personally educate policy makers on the importance of the BC cannabis industry and the superior quality of BC’s craft cannabis products.

Collaborate – We believe that as an industry, we are stronger together. That is why we will engage with other industry associations within the province to achieve our stated goals. This will help us influence municipal policy in many regions of the province as well as have an impact on provincial and federal policy.

Actions we are currently taking:

We have already teamed up with: 

Cannabis Growers Of Canada   https://cannagrowers.ca/ 

Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries   https://www.camcd-acdcm.ca/ 

Craft Cannabis Association of BC   https://www.craftcannabis.ca/ 

The Cannabis Commerce Association of Canada   https://www.cannacommerce.ca/ 

The Cannabis Trade Alliance of Canada   https://sustainablecannabis.ca/ 


Attract Media Attention – One of the best ways to generate awareness and affect positive change is through media attention. This is a significant portion of our strategy. We intend to attract at least 10 media mentions in order to help our cause continue to gain momentum.

Here are some examples:
 
https://thetyee.ca/News/2018/07/27/BC-Missing-Cannabis-Opportunity/ 

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/small-business/growth/article-craft-cannabis-growers-say-better-bud-will-be-key-to-thriving-in-the/ 

https://www.mapleridgenews.com/news/craft-cannabis-lobby-comes-to-council/ 

https://www.hellomd.com/health-wellness/5b69eac9a1805500087dba4e/micro-growers-fear-theyll-get-shut-out-of-legal-cannabis 



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Use of Funds

Pursuant to the Societies Act, the BCMLA is required to be audited annually. The funds we accept must be put toward achieving our stated purposes. There are four specific budgetary items that are essential to our operations:

1. Legislative and Industry Analysis
The Association has one full-time employee who is able to review legislative, policy and industry publications to evaluate their impact on the micro-licensees. The employee is also able to prepare materials for the membership and for public dissemination and attend to the Association’s administrative requirements.

2. PR / Communications
We need an experienced PR or communications professional on an as-needed contractual basis. This will allow us to further the association’s objectives through effective messaging and interactions with municipal or other government officials and the media.

3. Local Events
The Association would like to be able to host small, local events for its members and for industry participants; being able to personally connect with stakeholders will serve to advance the Association’s message and objectives in a more direct and personal manner.

4. Conference & Travel
The Union of British Columbia Municipalities will have its annual conference in Whistler this year. The attendees of the conference will be municipal officials to whom the Association would like to direct its lobbying efforts related to the zoning bylaw issues. The Association will co-host a reception for the conference attendees.


The Association would like to be able to keep the momentum going, to build our membership and to carry on with our objectives, the most important of which is our current lobbying efforts with the municipalities. However, we need support to be able to continue. We would welcome donations or sponsorship from individuals or businesses that believe in our objectives and see the value in working to build a robust and thriving micro-license industry in British Columbia.

The Association will acknowledge sponsor’s support on our instagram account and post our sponsor’s logo on our website.



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