The problem is that if a licensed producer wants to stock up on new varieties after that point — to sell to home growers or for any other reason — they can’t legally do it, explains cannabis lawyer Matt Maurer.
Back in the spring, Ross looked at the seed offerings at the government-operated Ontario Cannabis Store, but wasn’t impressed. Like other provincial retailers, the OCS has never stocked more than two varieties, and at the moment has only one.
In the meantime, another bee was investigating one of its buds.
Few home growers seem to get seeds from legal retailers
“The Kootenays is a region that has been known for cannabis cultivation for a really long time. There are a lot of people that are connected to the industry, and the quality, the genetics that people are looking for just tend to be available to people in this market.”
Instead, he ordered from the Free Seed Hub, an online exchange for free cannabis seeds. The seeds that arrived yielded one female, so that’s what he’s growing.
Home growers will want different effects from plants — some might want high CBD, for example — but outdoor growers in different regions could be offered different plants.
And in the middle of the garden, in a pot he can move around to catch the sun, was a flourishing cannabis plant in full flower. With the pot, it was taller than many adults. In a month or so, as the frost date approaches, he hopes it will be ready to harvest.
Patience while a proper method is made… if this is done wrong it will be a huge loss to the cause
Quebec, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and the Northwest Territories all follow the Crown Corporation model. This means the province owns the distribution and the retail stores.
With best wishes,
Attitudes towards cannabis
This man committed no crime. He filled the demand for a supply.
Obviously if he sold seeds in the U.S., that means people went on to his website and volunteered to buy what he was selling. So we call this business and supply and demand to people willing to buy his product.
Canadian adults may also grow cannabis at home (up to four plants) and make cannabis-based products (e.g. food and drink), as long as they don’t use organic solvents to make these products concentrated.
Some provincial restrictions are in place; but excepting these, adults in Canada are legally permitted to:
Good to see you’re out Mark! If you want any support in your next journey, feel free to give a holler!