Canada allows home-brewing of wine and beer and home cultivation of tobacco, the commission pointed out.
WATCH: A federal court ruling has given the green light for medical marijuana users to grow their own pot. John Daly has more on what you need to know about the ruling.
The commission stopped short of requiring home producers to get licences (as home producers of legal medical marijuana now do) but noted that municipalities may want to restrict them.
The commission also recommended a one-metre height limit for plants, an apparent response to the situation in Oregon, where some home growers cultivate enormous plants to get around the four-plant limit.
2:01 Federal court green lights homegrown medical marijuana
Police officers the commission spoke to preferred banning home grows entirely, but admitted that would be unenforceable, the report said.
Canadians who want to grow their own pot should only be allowed to harvest four small plants at home, according to experts studying how to legalize marijuana.
Every jurisdiction that’s legalized recreational pot has had to figure out what to do about home grows. (None have answered the question in quite the same way.)
“In Oregon, they’re like trees,” Rosy Mondin of the Cannabis Trade Alliance of Canada told Global News in November. ‘The diameters of the trunks are quite amazing.”
The only way to purchase medical cannabis is:
Cannabis edibles are legal in Canada as of October 17, 2019.
One gram of dried cannabis is equal (equivalent) to:
You cannot smoke or vape cannabis:
Rules for the workplace
Edible cannabis products must contain no nicotine or added alcohol.
Medical cannabis is subject to different rules than recreational cannabis. The production and sale of medical cannabis is regulated exclusively by the federal government.
The Ontario Government has rules in place to keep cannabis out of the hands of children and youth, keep our roads safe and combat the illegal market.
Publicly owned spaces
Ontario has a tightly regulated private retail model for cannabis.
Extracts (also known as concentrates) that are inhaled or ingested, and topicals (cannabis-infused products for skin, hair and nails) can have up to 1,000 milligrams of THC per package.
The location you choose must be at your own residence, and you can’t grow at more than one dwelling at a time.
You’ll have to choose your location carefully. Growing cannabis is prohibited anywhere visible from a public place.
Two people died in such a fire at a home with a valid medical marijuana licence in Surrey this April.
Its advice includes:
What do I need to get started?
Health Canada recommends disposing of excess product by blending it with water and cat litter to mask the odour, then placing it in your regular garbage.
A vendor trims marijuana with scissors during the annual 4-20 cannabis culture celebration at Sunset Beach in Vancouver on April 20, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
As of Wednesday, adults 19 and older are allowed to grow as many as four plants. The limit is based on household, not number of people, so whether you live alone or with family members, only four plants are allowed.
Where can I set up?
Some will be purchasing grow tents, self-contained indoor gardens that can be used to mimic certain environments.
From seed to harvest is a period of about four months, Cooper said.