On the 17th of October 2018, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau fulfilled a promise he made of legalizing the use of cannabis for recreational purposes nationwide throughout Canada. This legalization was backed up with some predefined rules and regulations which were set out differently for each province and territory in Canada.
The Bill C-45
The passing of Bill C-45 also referred to as the Cannabis Act, came as good news for weed lovers and suppliers in Canada. This, however, came with some restrictions that have to be followed to the letter.
Each territory and province has its own set of rules for cannabis that highlight the minimum legal age of use, the legal places of purchase, the legal places of use, and the maximum legal quantity of possession.
Most of the provinces in Canada subscribe to the set federal guidelines which state that only individuals who are 19 years and above except in Alberta whose age limit is 18 years have the permission to grow a maximum of 4 weed plants per household and not per person.
Some territories and provinces have set up their own regulations. An example is Quebec and Manitoba who have set a rule that strictly prohibits homegrown marijuana. They also have a guideline that empowers landlords outside the area to come up with lease agreements that limit tenants from growing weed in their premises.
The territories and provinces that allow the growth and use of cannabis in Canada are Ontario, Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, New Brunswick that allows indoor growing only, Prince Edward Island, Yukon which only allows growing out of public sight, and British Columbia which stipulates that the growing strain shouldn’t be visible while viewing from public spaces outside the property.
Nunavut, Nova Scotia, and Saskatchewan are subjected to landlord restrictions.
The Legal Expectations Of A Cannabis Grower
Adults who have reached or exceeded the age of 18 or 19 years based on the territory or province they are in are expected to:
- Purchase the cannabis products from a territorial or provincial licensed retailer.
- Possess a maximum of 30 grams of dried or non-dried cannabis that is legal in public spaces.
- Share a maximum of 30 grams of dried or non-dried cannabis with fellow adults who have reached the age limit.
- Use legally acquired cannabis seedlings to grow only 4 plants for each residence for personal use and this is subject to the rules and regulations set by the province or territory an individual resides in.
The production, possession, sale, and distribution of cannabis outside the parameters of what the law stipulates is illegal and will subject an individual to criminal penalties such as ticketing and imprisonment of up to 14 years.
The Growing Process And The Mold Issue
Growing cannabis isn’t a hard process. A little bit of knowledge and care is all that’s needed. You’ll need to grow it in the right conditions and avoid over-fertilizing and excessive watering in order to yield the right quality strain. With the limitation of 4 plants per household, mold should not be a concern to have.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. There’s more to learn with regards to growing cannabis in Canada. You can get more information from Cannabisgrowingcanada.com/.