‘We’re standing up for cannabis culture,’ says Christopher Mennillo, co-owner of a head shop chain.

On the eve of Canada’s legalization of pot for recreational use, and with huge consumer demand anticipated, one of the country’s largest licensed producers was forced to destroy an entire crop of weed.

It was a million-dollar hit for Aphria Inc. when 14,000 harvest-ready marijuana plants had to be tossed out in August. Between bud and trim for oil extraction, it meant the loss of about 2,000 kilograms of retail product.

The reason? It wasn’t the quality of the cannabis — rather, the multibillion-dollar company found itself with nobody to collect the cannabis crop at its Leamington-based greenhouse production facility.

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