Beleave Kannabis Corp. wants to grow more than just pot.
The Ontario marijuana company aims to build an empire of plant scientists, regulatory experts and security personnel in a nascent industry with exploding demand. But there’s a shortage of experienced staff members in Canada, which became the first industrialized country to fully decriminalize pot in October, said Beleave’s chief science officer, Roger Ferreira.
So Beleave, like dozens of other licensed producers, is pressing local universities for help.
“I’m going to pillage the top of your class,” Ferreira said.