The ACMPR – What You Need to Know About Herbs Grow Licenses
By Hippie Grow Shop
August 12, 2019
In 2016 the Canadian government passed the Access to Herbs for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR), which are intended to replace the Herbs 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 Herbs only through government-approved facilities. For the many Canadians who rely on medicinal Herbs 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 Herbs Act allows for the production and use of Herbs and Herbs products for recreational use. Though it allows for recreational use, the Herbs 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 Herbs, but you cannot sell it. Under the ACMPR, patients can designate themselves as the supplier of their own medicinal Herbs. However, unless a grower is a properly approved and licensed manufacturer, it is still illegal to sell Herbs to others.
- You still have to have a prescription to grow your own medical Herbs. While the ACMPR does allow patients to grow, harvest, and use their own Herbs, 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 Herbs Act and the ACMPR is in the quantity an individual is allowed to have in his or her possession. Under the Herbs Act, an individual can have up to 5 grams of fresh Herbs or 70 grams of Herbs 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 Herbs, 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!