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Beginning Oct. 17, government cannabis retailers will sell cannabis seeds, according to the Ministry of Public Safety.
The Liquor Distribution Branch will not carry seedlings for sale because they “are fragile, have a short shelf life, and are in need of constant care,” said the Ministry of the Attorney General.
“Growing by seed is a very imperfect way of producing any crop, including dope,” Mooney said. “All the major growers do it by cuttings.”
Under the new rules, adults in B.C. can only grow four cannabis plants at home at a time. Steven Senne
Provincial regulations also allow landlords and strata councils to prohibit cultivation of cannabis in apartments and condos.
Larsen plans to lead a protest when the legislation takes effect, encouraging people to plant cannabis in visible locations and invite police to arrest them to clog the courts with nuisance cases and appeals.
However, the dozens of grey-market cannabis retailers already doing business in B.C. risk steep penalties if they continue to sell seeds, or seedlings for that matter.
B.C.’s fire chiefs are actively campaigning for an outright ban on all home cultivation, citing safety concerns.