Medical marijuana industry slowly grows

Staffing challenges include finding people who understand the business
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/02/2015

Just one year ago, Health Canada’s new rules around the use of medical marijuana came into effect. The Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) were introduced to create conditions for a commercial industry responsible for its production and distribution and to “provide access to quality-controlled, dried marijuana for medical purposes, produced under secure and sanitary conditions, to those Canadians who need it, while strengthening the safety of Canadian communities.”

It was a big move meant to prevent abuses under the previous system, the Marihuana Medical Access Regulations (MMAR), but for many licensed producers, it’s been a long road when it comes to ironing out the details and finding appropriate staff.