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Getting Your Medical Marijuana License: What You Need To Know

The Basics of Getting Your License

Under the new Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) currently in effect, the decision to use marijuana for medical purposes rests with the patient and physician alone.

Under the ACMPR, Canadians who have been authorized by their health care practitioner to access cannabis for medical purposes will continue to have the option of purchasing cannabis from one of the producers licensed by Health Canada. Canadians will also be able to produce a limited amount of cannabis for their own medical purposes, or designate someone to produce it for them.

Some licensed providers only allow people who are 25 and older to apply.

Growing Your Own Medical Marijuana

To grow your own medical marijuana you must meet the requirements of the ACMPR to produce cannabis for your own medical purposes. The requirements state that you must:

  • ordinarily live in Canada
  • be 18 years of age or older
  • attest that you have not been convicted of a marijuana related offense
  • not be registered more than once at any time

You must mail in:

  • the original medical document from your health care practitioner
  • the completed registration application form
  • a signed and dated declaration from the person who owns the site where you intend to produce consenting to the production if you do not own the site, and/or it is not your ordinary place of residence

 If you want another person to produce cannabis for you, you may designate a person to do so

 The person you designate to produce cannabis for your medical purposes must meet certain requirements, including:

  • ordinarily living in Canada
  • be 18 years of age or older

This person can be authorized to produce marijuana plants under no more than 2 registrations in total, which means that they could:

  • be authorized to produce cannabis for him or herself and you if they are the person you have designated
  • be authorized to produce cannabis for 2 people, other than him or herself, as their person they have designated

This list of requirements is not complete. You may wish to consult the application guidance document for more details.

You must submit both:

  • the registration application form as you would to produce cannabis for your own medical purposes
  • a declaration from the person you have designated to produce cannabis on your behalf

The person you have designated will need to provide, among other things:

  • their personal information, including their:
  • name
  • address
  • date of birth
  • their signature and date on the declaration
  • a document issued by a Canadian police force showing that, within the 10 years before the application, they have not:
  1. Been convicted of an offence referred to in paragraph 176(a) or (c) of the ACMPR
  2. Received a sentence referred to in paragraph 176(d) of the ACMPR

You may also need to provide a signed and dated declaration from the person who owns the site where the person you have designated intends to produce. The declaration should state that they consent to the production. This is necessary for a site that you do not own and is not your place of ordinary residence, and your designated person does not own and is not their place of ordinary residence.

If you are thinking of growing your own medication and would like to talk to someone about the registration process, give us a call, drop by the shop or shoot us an email, and one of our cannabis educators will be able to help you.

Contact Information

Phone: 416-530-7750


Address: 1332 Bloor Street West Toronto


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