Opinion: Smelly, Fussy, Humid: Why You May Not Want to Grow Your Own Legal Pot

Article by Patrick Cain, Global News


At some point in the near future, buying recreational marijuana will be legal.

Will Canadians be allowed to grow their own? Probably, as most U.S. states that have legalized pot allow people to grow small quantities.

But will you want to?

Pot plants are demanding house guests, says Bruce Linton, CEO of Canopy Growth, a large medical marijuana growing facility in Smiths Falls, Ont., which plans to produce recreational pot after legalization.

“The plants yield a hell of a lot of humidity,” he says. “They need 12 hours of light, so you need to do that. They need 12 hours of dark — they start to mutate if they get too much light when they’re in flower.”

“Depending on the strain, your house can smell like lemons or rotten shoes. We have a strain, and this is a big part of the appeal, called UK Cheese. It smells really strongly.” Linton says he would like to supply a home grow market with seeds after legalization, though he predicts that “it will not be a long-term big activity.”

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