Article by The Leaf News
Greetings, readers! Herb here, with our first cannabis advice column of the new legal era.
The Leaf News had lots of new visitors during the past week, and those visitors had lots of queries about cannabis legalization. In today’s column, I’ll do my best to answer as many of them as I can.
Dear Herb: Do I need a licence for when I grow four cannabis plants in my house for personal use? — Good to Grow
Dear Good to Grow: Nope! As long as you live in a jurisdiction where home cultivation is allowed (not Manitoba and not Quebec) the Cannabis Act allows you to grow four cannabis plants in your home without requiring any kind of special licence.
Dear Herb: Can I grow four cannabis plants in my backyard garden in Lethbridge, Alberta? — Rocky Mountain High
Dear Rocky: Yes, Alberta law permits you to grow four cannabis plants on your property (although I suspect you won’t be growing anything outdoors until spring). Here’s some relevant information on home cannabis cultivation from the government of Alberta.
Dear Herb: Can I ship weed to my friend that lives on the other side of Canada as a gift? — Pot in a Package
Dear Package: As long as the weed in question was legally obtained, there’s nothing to prevent you from sharing up to 30 grams with a friend. Canada Post says you can mail cannabis as long as it’s in odour-proof, tamper-proof and leak-proof inner and outer packaging, adn that outer packaging can’t hint what’s in the package. See also this previous edition of Dear Herb.