Legal cannabis may threaten B.C.’s booming craft beer industry

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Frost says he’s actually more worried what the legalization of cannabis will mean for craft beer.

“Once legalized, I think it will become more popular, and for sure it’s going to be a disrupter. It’s going to eat away at the market,” he said.

Marijuana will be legalized for recreational use in Canada in July and Frost argues that current beer drinkers may choose to spend their beer money on pot instead.

In Bellingham, Wash., where cannabis has already been legalized, craft brewery Boundary Bay Brewery says pot has actually become complementary to craft beer.

General manager Janet Lightner says a marijuana shop across the street has actually brought in new customers and wasn’t the disrupter they had feared.  READ MORE HERE  

 

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