An interesting legal discussion followed CBC Windsor’s profile of a local woman, Alicia Jimmerfield, who invested in a rosin press to offer a “squishing” service, inviting customers to bring in up to their legally allowable 30 grams of dry flower, out of which she would press the rosin. She’d complained she was considered ineligible for business grants from the Windsor-Essex Small Business Centre.
- Trina Fraser worried neither Jimmerfield nor the reporters who covered her case were aware “Processing cannabis for commercial purposes requires a federal licence […] (this article also exposes her).” Twitter—Trina Fraser
- Grower Kev In the Shed argued “Possessing my cannabis to squish it in her tool isn’t the same thing as commercial possession,” while lawyer Kirk Tousaw said if Jimmerfield and her clients only possess the cannabis they’re allowed, it couldn’t be considered illegal production.
Twitter—Kev in the Shed, Kirk Tousaw
- The question came down to whether it would be possible to operate a “squishing” business like this without possessing more than 30 grams at a time, which Fraser presumed impossible, and Tousaw argued was possible, just not economically viable. Twitter—Fraser, Tousaw