“The LDB is committed to expanding its product assortment to effectively cater to the market, and is continually working with its licensed producers to offer new products to customers as they become available.”
“It’s very, very limited,” says Brittny Anderson of the Nelson, B.C.-based Cannabis Conservancy. “It’s really problematic.”
Legal seeds were bred for huge greenhouses
“Some applicants have been approached by licensees and they have said, ‘We can get you access to these amazing grey-market genetics. We want you to bring it into the legal system when you get licensed. Here is how you will be compensated. You’ll grow it for us, or we’ll give you half the revenue.’ There are a variety of ways to do it.”
How many Canadians have tried growing their own from seeds or plants bought legally?
“If there are more strains and there are more varieties and there are things that you can’t get in the legal market that you can get in the illegal market, and there’s no public health and safety concern about why that strain can’t go into the regulated market, why not?”
In December 2016, the task force released a 106-page report, which was (and still is) accessible to people in general. The report spread out processes and considerations for legalization, and the people noticed it when the government composed the final legislation.
Canadians of legal age, 18 or 19, depending on the province or territory, can access fresh or dried marijuana strains and cannabis oil from a provincially or territorially-controlled retailer. In provinces that still can’t seem to authorize retailers, adults of legal age can purchase products directly from provincial wholesalers online.
Historical Use of Medical Marijuana
The government of Canada added marijuana to the Confidential Restricted List in 1923 under the Narcotics Drug Act Amendment Bill after a vague reference to a “new drug” throughout a late-night session of the ‘House of Commons’ on April 23, 1923. Mainly, the government launched the Act to Prohibit the Improper Use of Opium and other Drugs; this was a consolidation of other legislation that listed three new drugs, including marijuana.
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Others (such as BC, Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick) have a single government-run website where you can legally buy cannabis seeds.