Article by Baystreet
In its latest effort to clamp down on the black market, Ottawa is moving to tighten rules for individuals who are allowed to grow their own medical cannabis.
Health Canada has launched a public consultation seeking to refine and strengthen the rules around who is allowed to grow cannabis for medicinal purposes.
In a draft guidance issued for the consultation, Health Canada highlighted recent police raids and arrests at production sites where people were using licenses to “cover and support large-scale illegal production and sale” of cannabis on the black market.
The move comes as Canada tries to fix its ailing cannabis market, where illegal producers sell more annually than hundreds of licensed cultivators, two years after the country became the first major nation to legalize the recreational drug.