Ms. Tracey Harvey is a Rural Studies PhD student at the University of Guelph, and an instructor at Selkirk College in the Kootenay region of British Columbia. After living in the Kootenay region for more than a decade, Tracey understood there existed a secretive yet mature underground cannabis industry that was an important part of the socioeconomic fabric of many local communities. Compelling her to engage in this timely research project with the announcement of recreational legalization on October 17th, 2018, she set out to examine the implications of legalization to rural B.C. regions and, to provide suggestions for policy makers for an effective transition.

Check out Tracey’s research: Transitioning to the New Rural Cannabis Economy