Canadians who use cannabis for medical purposes will soon be able to grow their own weed under new rules outlined by the federal government on Thursday. But a licensed producer based in Smiths Falls, Ont., isn’t worried about having to fend off competition from medical marijuana users intent on producing their own plants.
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“People could decide to grow their own,” said Bruce Linton, founder and CEO of Tweed. “But they prefer to buy from a lawful, properly produced, safe supplier.”
Under existing rules patients who use medical marijuana are required by law to buy their weed from one of 34 licensed producers across the country. Health Canada announced in a statement that the new access to cannabis for medical purposes regulations will allow Canadians to produce “a limited amount of cannabis… or designate someone to produce it for them.” ….