Article by Anisha Dhiman, Growth Op
Even as cannabis legalization increases around the world, rules surrounding growing it at home can be as varied as they are confusing. Even once all of the regulations are figured out, it’s no easy task. There are supplies to be bought and time to be invested.
For those born without a green thumb, a South African startup has an easy way out.
Based on a membership system, The Haze Club (THC) gives busy professionals an option to grow cannabis at their facility, where the THC team oversees the entire process from germination to drying, curing and delivery.
Keeping up with the law, that allows growing cannabis in the privacy of one’s home, THC members get individual areas in the facility, designated as a private space. Depending on the strain of cannabis being grown, the product is delivered after 12 to 14 weeks.
“The club simply assists members in exercising their constitutional right to grow cannabis in their own private space. The club also limits each member to a maximum of two plants. The amount of cannabis is small enough that there can be no doubt that it is for personal consumption,” THC representatives tell Business Tech. “As the law currently stands, (the club) can only grow that which is yours. We do not supply seeds or clones.”
Sounds great, right? But what about something similar happening in Canada?
“You don’t need special permits to grow four plants at your home or a dwelling. But if you are growing cannabis on someone else’s behalf, then you are a designated or registered grower, and that exists only in the medical side,” says Caryma Sa’d, a Toronto-based criminal lawyer and the executive director of the Canadian branch of NORML.