Save our Sector

Emergency call to action for the Canadian Cannabis sector. Make your voice heard and call on Governments across Canada to take action. #betheinfluencer

Licensed producers are on the brink. Without urgent regulatory change, thousands of well-paying jobs in the cannabis sector are disappearing each year, especially in small and rural communities. Government inaction has put the social and economic gains since legalization at risk.

An entire industry is threatened.

How did it get to this in the 4 short years following legalization?

  • Excessively high excise taxes
  • High fees and supply chain failures from provincial distributor monopolies
  • Entrenched illicit market
  • Without immediate intervention from government:

  • Canadian companies will continue to fail
  • Rural communities across Canada lose innovative agricultural jobs
  • The illicit market will continue to thrive while public health objectives are lost
  • Lost opportunity to become global leader in rapidly growing $100B + industry
  • Take immediate action, alongside sector peers and send an SOS to government.

    @Yasir_Naqvi My name is Liam, my market is design, my target is cannabis and my clients are all struggling to make ends meet because of excessive excise taxes. This is an SOS to to Canadian Government to Save Our Sector now! #excessiveexcise #cannabisSOS #cdnpoli

    How to participate

  • Download one of our #CannabisSOS images or make your own
  • Share your story on social media with the hashtag #CannabisSOS
  • All politics is local. Tag your local MP to let them know it's an issue in their riding. Don't know your MP? Find out at elections.ca.
  • Approved hashtags

  • #CannabisSOS - Our campaign line
  • #CannabisActNow
  • #CannabisJobKillers
  • #UrgentActionRequired
  • #SaveOurSector
  • Next steps

    Keep up the momentum! Here are a few other ways to build on your advocacy work.

  • Participate in our Sept 14 webinar: Call to Action for the Future of Legal Cannabis
  • Schedule a meeting with your MP and submit an Advocacy Report
  • Join us in Ottawa Oct 17 & 18 for Grass on the Hill Fall Edition
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    Here are some stories and studies you can rely upon.

    “The sustainability of legal cannabis industry is at substantial risk.”

    - EY Report: Economic Analysis of Cannabis Excise Duties, Mark Ups and Regulatory Fees

    “Regulatory change within the context of the Cannabis Act, even where it’s non-controversial and a correction to a problem, is still very slow.”

    - George Smitherman, Cannabis Council of Canada