If you stay current on what’s going on in the world of cannabis, you are probably familiar with the recent legislation within Ontario for legalization of recreational marijuana. Not only will Ontario citizens be able to purchase recreational cannabis from the government of Ontario, they will also have the ability to grow four plants within their place of residence. Sounds amazing, right? In a sense, yes it is… But the main issue with this legislative model is that four homegrown plants really is not that much if you want to produce your own weed for personal use. This is especially true if you are a medical user who relies on cannabis for staying healthy and feeling your best.
For medical growing, there is an entirely separate set of laws and legislative procedures set by the ACMPR (Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations). If you are wanting to grow a larger amount of plants to use medically, your best bet is to receive your ACMPR license in order to legally grow more than four plants within your home. The process may seem lengthy and challenging once you read up on it, but it really is not as difficult as it sounds especially if you hire a reputable source to help you with the process. Check out the steps involved for receiving your ACMPR license to grow medical marijuana from the comforts of your own home.
- Receive a prescription from a licensed doctor using the proper Health Canada forms. First and foremost, you will need to visit with a doctor and he or she will determine whether medical marijuana is for you. Once that is decided, the doctor will determine how many grams per day you should be using. This can range anywhere from 5 grams to 80+ grams; it depends on the health condition and how your plan on ingesting your cannabis. 80 grams or more per day may seem like a ridiculous amount, but for those people who prefer to juice their weed plants rather than smoking they will need a much higher amount.
Visiting with a doctor may seem like a hassle, but there is one company out there that allows you to set up a SKYPE appointment, meaning you don’t even need to leave the house. Check out Cannabis Growing Canada for more information on receiving your ACMPR license.
- Fill out the ACMPR forms specifying your plans for growing. Once the doctor has filled out the appropriate forms, you will need to complete the forms designated by the ACMPR to detail your plans for growing. This includes where you plan on growing…Do you own or rent the property? If you rent, then you will need to also gain approval from the property owner before you start growing.
- Mail these documents to Health Canada and wait for approval to start growing. Once you have visited the doctor and the documents are completed, it is time to mail this info to Health Canada and wait. This wait period is often the most challenging part of the process; there is no definitive answer on the turnaround time for Health Canada to review your paperwork. But the wait will be worth it because as soon as you receive your license in the mail, you are ready to start growing!