She is skeptical about the AGLC selling live plants any time soon.
“I would expect it to happen within the next three to six months,” says Deepak Anand, an executive at Cannabis Compliance Inc., a consulting company.
“We probably have hundreds of clients that are very interested in the nursery licences, specifically,” Anand says.
So, after all that discussion, can you actually try out your gardening skills and start growing your own? Short answer: no.
One of the questions Parliament struggled with was whether Canadians should be allowed to grow their own marijuana.
Provinces that allow home grows have set rules of their own — in B.C, for example, plants can’t be visible to the public and in New Brunswick, they have to be in a locked enclosure.
“I can’t speak for all producers, but we’re going to launch ours closer to the time in the year when people plant seeds,” Canopy Growth’s Jordan Sinclair wrote in an email. “Late winter we’ll launch to the market so people can have them to plant in the spring.”
As for when that might happen, “We have no idea – not a clue. We’re just trying to deal with the shortage issue at the moment.”
Sinclair did not agree to be interviewed.
Canada first legalized cannabis in 2018. With the legalization of cannabis, the federal government set some minimum national standards. For example, Canadians would be allowed to grow a maximum of 4 cannabis plants per person.
First step: Legalization
Over the last 4 years, growing cannabis in Quebec from one’s home has gone from being illegal, to being legal, to finally become illegal again recently. The story may not even be over.
2 nd step: Challenge
However, the story doesn’t end there. The Quebec government appealed that decision to the Quebec Court of Appeal.