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Jennawae Cavion, however, founder of Calyx + Trichomes in Kingston and the Executive Director of Norml Canada, says she thinks the money could be better spent on assisting the legal industry instead of on shutting down illegal stores, especially given how easily these stores and websites can open up again. 

“I think that they need to invest in ways to make the cannabis industry more sustainable and more inclusive so that there’s no reason for unregulated suppliers to want to exist,” Cavion tells StratCann. “I think $31 million could be spent in a better way than prohibition enforcement.”

March 26, 2024
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“We decided to either minimize or eliminate the position of LPs engaging in data deals that fund predatory pricing structures,” says Jennawae Cavion, founder of Calyx + Trichomes in Kingston. “We’re doing this while amplifying the LPs who don’t engage in data deals, who support independent retailers, and who engage in healthy business practices that stimulate longevity.”

February 14, 2024
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“I appreciate that in the beginning there needed to be options for everyone, but now we’re at a point where there’s a lot of retailers who need any sale that they can get,” said Jennawae Cavion, executive director of NORML Canada and owner of licensed Kingston, Ont., retailer Calyx+Trichomes.

“This is directly taking food off of people’s tables to the tune of about $8 million a year.”

December 19, 2023
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“Ten milligrams is a great dosage starting point, and I think that as long as we can have multiple servings per package, that’s the perfect way to look at it, and it’s also how most other jurisdictions have looked at it,” Cavion said.

November 21, 2023
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“We appreciate the reasons why this hasn’t been addressed up to this point,” explains Cavion. “Health Canada has been dealing with a global health crisis. But it’s time for this to be reviewed now.”


November 15, 2023
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