Immediately after the Cannabis Act was passed, we were all loving the new allowance for growing 4 plants per household in Canada.
Who wouldn’t love the freedom to grow their own recreational cannabis, no license required?
This is why so many Canadians jumped on board with growing as soon as the Cannabis Act was passed.
Unfortunately, most of us have quickly come to realize that 4 plants aren’t nearly enough, especially for medical growers.
The solution? Get a medical license to grow up to 500 plants! Enter your email below to get started right away.
Why 4 Plants Per Household in Canada Isn’t Enough
In an ideal world, 4 plants per household in Canada would be plenty to keep Canadian weed users happy.
But once you start factoring in all the work, time, money, and risk that’s involved with a grow op, it’s not worth it at all.
The Cost of Growing
Even with just 4 plants, the cost of growing isn’t cheap. In order to cultivate healthy plants, you need the proper equipment to create an ideal growing environment.
It’s no surprise that growing indoors costs more than outdoor since it involves controlling the environment of the grow room.
Plan on spending at least $100 per square foot of your grow room. This doesn’t include the upfront cost of all the equipment, which can easily run a tab in the thousands.
The important thing to remember is that no aspect of a grow operation is free. Every single thing involved – lighting, nutrients, water, grow medium – comes at a price.
The Time Involved
It takes time to successfully cultivate marijuana, even just 4 plants. There’s an initial planning process, setup time, actual growing time, and then time to harvest and trim.
Cannabis plants require care and nurturing, and if you don’t take the time to do that, your crop will be a dud.
It’s Risky Business
Although growing 4 plants is 100% legal in most provinces, there are still plenty of risks involved.
We’re not saying that you’re going to get arrested for growing 4 plants. Only that the laws are very strict as to where and how you can grow recreational plants at home.
The best way to avoid cannabis-related legal trouble is to get a license to grow.
How to Get a License to Grow More Than 4 Plants Per Household in Ontario
If you’re tired of the recreational rules for 4 plants per household in Ontario, or any other province for that matter, it’s time to take action.
The good news is that it’s really not that difficult to get more than 4 plants. To grow more than 4 plants per household in Canada, you’ll have to apply for an ACMPR license to grow medical cannabis.
Whether you live in Ontario or any other province, the steps for receiving a license to grow medical weed are the same.
Enter your email below to get started on your medical grow license today! You will receive an automated email reply with the prices and procedures
The First Step? Receive a Medical Marijuana RX
To get the ball rolling, you will need a medical marijuana prescription from licensed healthcare professions. Unfortunately, not many doctors are willing to prescribe medical marijuana.
This is where Cannabis Growing Canada comes into the picture. Once you have contacted us and filled out a short medical questionnaire, we will set you up with one of our physicians.
The team of CGC medical professionals completely supports using marijuana for the treatment of a variety of ailments.
They also understand that a high-grams-per-day amount is necessary and that growing 4 plants just doesn’t cut it for most people.
These Provinces Do Not Allow 4 Plants Per Household for Residents
Sure, recreational cannabis is officially legal and it’s possible to grow 4 plants per household – but not everywhere.
Cannabis became legal on a federal level back on October 17, 2018. What many people don’t realize, though, is that provincial governments have the power to set their own rules.
Although most of Canada is on board with allowing residents 4 homegrown plants, there are 2 provinces that have outlawed it entirely.
If you’re a resident of Quebec or Manitoba, you can kiss the idea of recreational growing goodbye. In each of these provinces, recreational growing is a serious cannabis crime, and you WILL be punished.
This doesn’t mean that Quebec and Manitoba residents can’t grow at all, only that they need a medical license to grow.
As we mentioned earlier, the steps for receiving a medical license from Health Canada are the same from province to province.
Partner with an ACMPR Consulting Agency
The best way to make the ACMPR application process as smooth as possible is to partner with an ACMPR consultant, like Cannabis Growing Canada.
There is an upfront cost for this, but this is because a consulting service helps to walk you through every part of the process.
CGC feels confident in helping any Canadian receive a license to grow, which is why we guarantee approval by Health Canada.
Receive a Medical Marijuana Prescription
This is the most difficult part of the process. It’s not impossible to find a doctor who is willing to write medical marijuana prescriptions.
The real challenge is finding a doctor who is willing to write a prescription that will get you the number of plants you’re hoping for.
By playing around with the ACMPR calculator, it’s obvious that the number of plants a license holder can grow depends on the prescription size.
The higher the prescription size, the more plants allowed. So if you’re looking for way more than 4 plants, say 400 instead, you’ll need to receive an RX for a high-grams-per-day amount.
Complete the ACMPR Application
We suggest that you wait until you have received your official RX before filling out the ACMPR application forms. Filling these forms out without the RX in your hand can be difficult.
Having CGC on your side during the licensing process means that all of your questions will be answered.
This application can be confusing, not to mention lengthy, so feel free to ask us for help.
Receive a License for More Than 4 Plants Per Household in Canada
The hard work is done once you’ve sent the application to Health Canada. Now, simply wait for the license that allows you to grow more than 4 plants per household in Canada.
It’s impossible to know exactly how long you’ll be waiting for your ACMPR registration to arrive in the mail. The only way to gain some clarity while you wait is to call Health Canada HQ.
Even if you chose CGC to help with the application, we don’t have intel into Health Canada’s progress with getting you licensed.
Facebook Group for Beginners to Learn More
It’s obvious that growing 4 plants isn’t worth it. If you plan on growing at all, you might as well go all out with 400 plants instead.
Keep in mind that growing cannabis is no walk in the park. It doesn’t matter if you’re cultivating 4 or 400 plants, there is a lot to know before you get started.
Luckily, there are plenty of resources available to help beginners get started. Social media is an amazing tool, especially for newbie ACMPR growers or soon-to-be growers.
Check out our very own Facebook group for amazing tips and tricks from real growers.
Start Now to Prepare for Growing More Than 4 Plants Outdoors Next Summer
ACMPR growers love to take advantage of Canada’s warm weather season. Not necessary to hang by the pool, but to successfully cultivate outdoor cannabis plants.
If you know that growing outdoors is for you, but 4 plants per household in Canada doesn’t quite cut it, it’s time to get started on the ACMPR application.