Medical cannabis dispensaries in Canada face a substantial hurdle doing business because the big banks have declined to provide services. An excellent article in the Globe and Mail surveys the challenges, especially in light of the pending major changes to our federal laws.
CCEC is highlighted in the article as an agent of change, because it has agreed to provide banking services. As noted in the Globe article, provincial governments, health authorities and even the Supreme Court of Canada have affirmed that access is essentially a health issue. CCEC has agreed.
CCEC wants to build healthy and just communities, by empowering ordinary people. Political and social change is underway and there are roles for community groups and community-based financial institutions to play. CCEC may be small, but we can have impact.