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are cannabis seeds legal in canada

The CFIA’s Seeds Act and Regulations and Plant Protection Act and Regulations regulate cannabis seed in the following ways:

As of October 17, 2018, the cultivation of cannabis seed is permitted in accordance with the requirements of the Cannabis Act and Regulations.

The CFIA regulates the import, export, certification and grading of cannabis seed under the following acts and regulations:

CFIA’s role in the regulation of cannabis seed

Cannabis could also be subject to assessment under the Seeds Act and Seeds Regulations as a plant with novel traits, if a novel trait was introduced in to the crop.

Cannabis with novel traits

Are cannabis seeds legal in canada

“To drive a wide range of seed types for the home consumer is a very specific business model. It’s not transferable. When they’re growing these 30,000-square foot rooms, it’s not like they can take 100 square feet and dedicate it to seed production.”

“I did consider it, but the lack of variety was the main impediment. There’s pretty much zero variety.”

Some growers buy from them; others find people who are giving away seeds or small plants called clones.

“The LDB is committed to expanding its product assortment to effectively cater to the market, and is continually working with its licensed producers to offer new products to customers as they become available.”

Few home growers seem to get seeds from legal retailers

Federal rules should just allow LPs to bring plants in from the grey market, he says.

And in the middle of the garden, in a pot he can move around to catch the sun, was a flourishing cannabis plant in full flower. With the pot, it was taller than many adults. In a month or so, as the frost date approaches, he hopes it will be ready to harvest.

The problem is that if a licensed producer wants to stock up on new varieties after that point — to sell to home growers or for any other reason — they can’t legally do it, explains cannabis lawyer Matt Maurer.

Legal seeds were bred for huge greenhouses

We asked Anderson what she hopes this will look like in the future.

How many Canadians have tried growing their own from seeds or plants bought legally?