The founder of a cannabis company in BC is trying to bring attention to an issue many in the industry say is threatening to put small cannabis companies out of business.

The current federal excise tax on cannabis doesn’t reflect the realities of the market, according to Dan Sutton, CEO of Tantalus Labs, a cannabis cultivator and processor located about an hour outside of Vancouver.

The main issue? The excise tax is set at a flat $1 per gram rate, rather than a percentage of sales. Instead, Sutton says the tax should be based on scale, similar to how they do it in the beer industry.

Canadian craft cannabis is being taxed to death, according to Sutton. That’s why he is leading the charge with the campaign Stand for Craft, where people will be able to…

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