In 2001, Canada became the first country in North America to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes. The federal government sanctions marijuana farms for medical purposes. The government of B.C. for example, keeps tabs on these farms and limits the size of the crops. Citizens must have a license to legally obtain marijuana for health purposes. Some citizens grow a small crop in their homes providing they have the license to do so and the government has inspected that it is not big enough to be considered grown for commercial use.
The legal potency of this drug must be 20% and no stronger. There are various strengths for cannabis potency and law accepts the “red roaster” potency.
Many people who grow these plants in the home for medicinal purposes grow hydroponics plants meaning they do not need soil or dirt to grow. These indoor plants are started from seeds, or a cut from a marijuana plant called a clone. They need food (nutrients) and light to grow. The plant will root and then flower. The whole growing process will take about four months.
These plants are usually very potent because they are used for medicine purposes. Marijuana has proven effective in regulating pain. The plants can be smoked like a cigarette, or placed in a bag, or put in various foods. For example, one licensed domestic grower in Quebec makes marijuana butter.
Legalized Marijuana is also distributed through what is known as “compassion centers” in Quebec. Recently the legality of these compassion centers have been called into question in Montreal, resulting in five raids on Montreal compassion centers. Marc-Boris St-Maurice, is the former leader of the Marijuana party. St-Maurice was among the 35 people arrested in Montreal and Quebec City in June of this year.
Here are a few Montreal compassion clubs
Club Compassion de Montréal
4657 Avenue Papineau
Montréal, QC H2H 1V4
Le Centre Compassion de Montréal
4135 St. Laurent,
Montreal Compassion Club
72 Rachel East Street
To find a marijuana rehab center in Canada or the USA call Addiction Enders 1 -800 – 419 – 7941. The operators will refer you to the nearest drug and rehab center in Montreal.