Farmers are on the sidelines as marijuana, the hottest cash crop in Canada, takes off.
It’s already a mega-billion-dollar market and it’s dominated by corporate farms.
This week CanniMed struck an agreement to be acquired by Aurora Cannabis Inc. for $1.2-billion.
Newstrike, another big cannabis-growing company, had also tried to buy CanniMed.
And this week, Statistics Canada said marijuana exports garner more than $1 billion a year in revenue, and that’s only the beginning.
It won’t be until summer that marketing marijuana for other than medicinal purposes will be legal in Canada.