Choice. Options. Value. How to buy your Canadian cannabis insurance
Ontario cannabis retailers are excited about 2020 growth opportunities. With news that the provincial cap on retail cannabis stores is being lifted, licensed producers will be able to sell products to bigger audiences.
“…cannabis retail license holders will now have no limit on the number of stores they can open, starting next August. … Stores will also be able to allow customers to order their products online with in-store pickup. Retailers will also have the option to sell cannabis-related magazines and cookbooks inside their shops. …federally-licensed cannabis producers to open retail stores inside their growing facilities, something that was forbidden under the old rules.” 1CBC News – Here’s what scrapping the Ontario cannabis retail lottery means for London in 2020
If you are in the market for cannabis insurance you know it’s not the easiest to secure. Not every insurance company in Canada is interested or willing to insure cannabis related risks. With 2.0 legislation for the sale of edibles, extracts and topicals now legal and new opportunities popping up, the market for cannabis products is set to expand in 2020.
If you’re kickstarting, incubating or expanding a cannabis business, now’s the time to look into insurance options with brokers who know the industry.
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The nuances of cannabis insurance…
Just like any business, cannabis insurance needs to cover the highly specific risks you face operating Main St and/or online, manufacturing, growing, extracting or otherwise. Some cannabis-specific risks can include:
- High business interruption exposure due to the value of cannabis products
- High market/dollar value of cannabis products as well as inventory
- Higher probability of fire
- Misunderstandings related to Canadian cannabis laws and regulations
- Spoilage risk of cannabis retail inventory (including mould and fungus)
The fact is, the industry is new and growing. And as it grows, the risks and exposures of the cannabis industry will become better understood.
“Canadians spent about $908 million on non-medical cannabis in the first year since legalization, but online sales dropped as more brick-and-mortar locations opened, said Statistics Canada. …between October 2018 and September 2019…which works out to $24 per capita.”2CTV News – Canadians spent $908M at cannabis stores since legalization, Stats Can says
Get cannabis insurance that meets your specific needs
Here are some key commercial coverages that you should be aware of:
- Commercial General Liability Insurance
- Directors & Officers (D&O) / Board Insurance
- Errors & Omissions (E&O) / Professional Liability / Indemnity Insurance
- Crime Insurance / Fidelity Insurance
- Cyber Liability & Privacy Insurance
- Property Insurance
- Product Recall Insurance
- Umbrella Liability Insurance
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