The first thing you need to understand is growing marijuana indoors presents its own set of challenges. With our beginner’s guide, we break growing down into easy-to-follow steps to help get you up and growing as easily as possible. Ready to get started? Let’s get growing!

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In 2016 the Canadian government passed the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR), which are intended to replace the Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR). Since its passing, individuals and growers can apply to be sanctioned growers under the ACMPR, thus eliminating the need to access medicinal cannabis only through government-approved facilities. For the many Canadians who rely on medicinal cannabis being able to grow their own medicine may seem like the ideal solution. But before you apply for a grow license, there are some important facts you need to know.

  • You can increase your production. The Cannabis Act allows for the production and use of cannabis and cannabis products for recreational use. Though it allows for recreational use, the Cannabis Act limited the number of plants any one household could grow to four. Under the ACMPR, individuals can now grow up to 500 plants so long as they are properly licensed.
  • You can grow your own cannabis, but you cannot sell it. Under the ACMPR, patients can designate themselves as the supplier of their own medicinal cannabis. However, unless a grower is a properly approved and licensed manufacturer, it is still illegal to sell cannabis to others.
  • You still have to have a prescription to grow your own medical marijuana. While the ACMPR does allow patients to grow, harvest, and use their own cannabis, individuals must still have a prescription from a medical doctor or other authorized health professional. A medical professional will assess your need, your dosing, and the duration of your prescription.
  • You must comply with your medical authorization. The important distinction between the rules of the Cannabis Act and the ACMPR is in the quantity an individual is allowed to have in his or her possession. Under the Cannabis Act, an individual can have up to 5 grams of fresh cannabis or 70 grams of cannabis products (like oils and butters) for recreational use – though this will vary depending on provide and territory. Under the ACMPR, it is potentially allowable to carry more than the personal use allotment, so long as you are in compliance with your medical authorization.

When you are ready to start producing your own medical cannabis, Hippie Grow Shop is ready to help you get your operation going. From grow lights to tents, we have the supplies you need. For more information about our grow supplies, please feel free to check out our selection or give us a call at 905-435-5845 today!