Canada to allow medical marijuana users to grow their own pot

As of August 24, 2016, Canadian medical marijuana users will be allowed to plant their own pot.

People who have authorization from a health care practitioner can access medical cannabis:

  • From licensed mail-order producers.
  • By applying to Health Canada to produce a limited personal amount
  • Or by designating someone else to produce it.

Health Canada was given 6 months to come up with new rules after the Allard v. Canada decision.

Heath Canada points out that “dispensaries” and “compassion clubs” remain illegal under the new rules.