Garden Centres Want Right to Sell Recreational Cannabis Plants and Seeds

Article by CTV News

Cannabis plants are photographed during the grand opening event for the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility in Fenwick, Ont., on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / Tijana Martin)

Some garden centres in Alberta say they’re disappointed that the province won’t allow them to sell marijuana seeds or seedlings when recreational cannabis becomes legal in October.

Customers will be able to buy supplies at garden centres, but they’ll need to go to cannabis stores for seeds or plants.

Lisa Silva from Bluegrass Nursery in Calgary says customers are already asking her about how to grow cannabis, and she’d welcome the right to sell them plants.

“It’s another market opportunity for us to capture,” she says.

Federal law allows Canadians to cultivate up to four plants per household, although Quebec and Manitoba have chosen to prohibit home cultivation altogether.

In five provinces – Ontario, Quebec, P.E.I., Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick — cannabis will only be available from government-owned stores and/or online.

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