On December 10th, 2020, NATIONS Cannabis and the BC Craft Farmers Co-op (BCCFC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU outline’s each party’s desire and willingness to commit to a mutually beneficial relationship that goes beyond a simple business agreement.
NATIONS Cannabis is a First Nations controlled cannabis company based in Burns Lake, BC that specializes in the growth and production of natural medical and recreational cannabis. The company aims to reinvest a significant portion of profits to improve the lives of Indigenous peoples through funding regional priorities including the education, employment, and health sectors. The agreement gives NATIONS Cannabis better representation within a regulated cannabis market.
The goals established through the MOU include:
- Public and political advocacy agenda to get more BC craft farmers into the regulated or legal system starting as soon as possible – as suggested in BCCFC’s federal/provincial proposal – to support BC’s economic recovery.
- Collaboration in the sourcing of land-use solutions that could facilitate micro-production on First Nation land through the establishment of mutually beneficial Limited Partnerships agreements.
- Public and political support advocacy of each other’s brand, mission, and vision.
- Joint strategic communication and marketing initiatives to provide additional positive coverage and results.
- Development of a processing partnership to help ensure BC craft farmers have reliable access to quality processing services.
- Development of supply agreements with individual growers for a fair, market value product.
- In association with the BCCFC Quality Standards Committee, collaboration to develop quality micro-production standards, techniques, and training programs that ensure consumers in BC, across Canada, and around the world have access to the best quality cannabis.
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