Date: September 15, 2021
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Medical marijuana patients 18 years and older will be able to grow up to 3 mature and 3 immature plants at home starting October 1, 2021, with a cap of 12 total plants per household. All adults over age 21 will be able to grow under the same rules starting July 1, 2023. Plants must be grown indoors and must not be visible from the street. People who choose to grow their own plants must do so in their primary residence and where individuals under 21 can not access the plants.
Can I grow cannabis at home?
You need to be licensed by Health Canada to be able to grow cannabis for sale.
You must respect the laws of the province, territory or Indigenous community you are in, whether you are a visitor or live there.
Legal cannabis products are only sold through retailers authorized by your provincial or territorial government.
Municipalities may also pass bylaws to regulate the use of cannabis locally.
Access to cannabis for medical purposes
It will take time before the new cannabis products become available for purchase. Adults should only expect a limited selection to appear gradually, in physical or online stores, and no earlier than mid-December 2019. It will take more time before a full range of products becomes available.
Adults are legally able to purchase fresh and dried cannabis, cannabis oils and seeds or plants for cultivation from authorized retailers.
Protecting the health and safety of youth is a top priority. The Cannabis Act establishes serious criminal penalties for those who:
Identifying legal cannabis products
There are recommended safety and security measures for growing cannabis plants.
It’s your responsibility to learn the laws of the province or territory you are going to, before you travel. If you use cannabis, follow the laws in the jurisdiction where you are.