Now that the Canadian Cannabis Act has come into effect, adult-use recreational cannabis is legal across the country. Along with the commercial retail options which vary by province comes the option to grow your own!
The Cannabis Act explicitly permits the cultivation of up to four cannabis plants per household–offer void in Quebec, Manitoba, and Nunavut, which have banned home cannabis growing at the provincial level.
Just keep in mind that each plant is allowed to be no more than one metre in height and the four-plant rule also includes seedlings. So sprouting four seeds while you have four plants close to maturity amounts to eight plants—double what is allowed.
And, since the cannabis plant grows to just a bit over one metre, to stay within in the legal limit, you can always clip or “top” the plant causing the rest of the plant to have a growth spurt, and increase yields, since the plant isn’t using the bulk of its energy obtaining height.
For Canadians in provinces eligible to home grow, our guide to indoor cannabis growing will help simplify the process for you into clear, easy-to-digest sections designed to help the first-time grower get started.
Step 1: The Set Up
The first step in setting up your personal cannabis grow is creating a suitable space in which to do it. This space doesn’t need to be the typical grow “room; it can be in a closet, tent, cabinet, spare room, or a corner in an unfinished basement. Just keep in mind that you’ll need to tailor your equipment (and plants) to fit the space.
When designing your space, you’ll need to take into account not only the amount of room your plants will need, but also your lights, ducting, fans, and other equipment, as well as leaving enough room for you to work.