Cannabis Growers of Canada executive director Ian Dawkins wrote that the cannabis advocacy group had spoken with BC premier Christy Clark.

At a previous event, Dawkins had said that he thought the last hope for small, independent craft cannabis producers to be included in a legalized framework was to appeal to Clark and let her know the impact that the BC Bud industry has in the province.

Dawkins said the conversation about the importance of craft cannabis to the BC economy was well received by the premier.

“She expressed to me that so long as cannabis is properly regulated and integrated into local communities in a respectful manner, she sees it as a natural craft agricultural sector that can create jobs and opportunities for British Columbians,” Dawkins wrote, on Facebook.