Imagine if you could pick your medicine by the producer, by the grade of ingredients, production qualities – all customized to fit your needs.
Well, this is the world of medical cannabis users. They can enjoy their preferences whether that’s organic, hydroponic grown, or local weed – but finding that perfect gardener, the match, or spark, can be difficult.
On Thursday, Calgary’s Cannabis Society, a local not-for-profit group, is hosting their first speed dating for designated growers event.
In Canada, if you have a medical marijuana license, you are allowed to get your medicine three options: grow a limited supply of cannabis themselves, order their herb from one of the country’s 36 Health Canada-approved producers, or designate someone to grow the weed for them.
“I know how much problems I’ve had looking for designated growers,” said Lisa Kirkman. “The hardest thing is where do you find that person…it’s just intimidating.”
The event will be held to mirror a classic speed-dating model: sit, talk, share some laughs.
“Patients don’t pay anything, because essentially they are the ones that need to be wooed,” she said. “Having a license to grow medical marijuana is a very valuable thing.
“People really want to do it, especially because the cannabis industry globally is, blooming, pardon the pun, it’s grown so much, people want to get in on it.”