a. Our “POSSESSION ONLY” Program is FREE!
Our “Possession Only” Program gets your federal authorization to use medical cannabis for 12 months. It also allows you to register with many of our preferred Health Canada-approved Licensed Producers. There is NO annual renewal fee.
b. Our “PERSONAL PRODUCTION” Programs start at $99.00.
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According to the Cannabis Act and its Regulations, you must be at least a Permanent Canadian Resident to be eligible.
No, the amount of cannabis prescribed is determined by the severity of your condition, the way you medicate, and the treatment plan you choose.
Guaranteed or your money back!
We guarantee that you will be connected with a compassionate licenced medical practitioner to authorize the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes or your money back.
No, but you're one step away! You must apply to Health Canada for a Production for Personal Use Certificate. This requires you to complete the Health Canada ACMPR Application, and mail the application along the prescription signed by our Health Care Practitioner to Health Canada. We can also help you fill out your application and you can submit your application or we can submit it on your behalf to Health Canada. Under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR), you or the person you have designated may only begin producing cannabis after you receive a registration certificate from Health Canada.
GrowLegally can help locate and obtain medical records on your behalf upon you signing a consent to release form authorizing GrowLegally to access your records. Please note: Any expenses related to or associated with obtaining a patient’s medical records are the responsibility of the patient.
You may send copies of your medical records by fax 888-549-7074 or mail to our office. We are located at 4711 Yonge St, 10th Floor, North York, Ontario, M2N 6K8.
Note: We recommend that you photocopy your medical records and keep the originals.
The amount of plants you can grow is determined by the amount of grams per day you’re authorized. For example, every gram of dried cannabis the Health Care practitioner prescribes, an individual can grow 5 plants indoors or 2 plants outdoors. The plant count will be calculated by Health Canada. For your on-going reference, 1 gram/day = 5 plants indoors or 2 plants outdoor Click here for the Health Canada Plant to Gram calculator.
For Personal Production applications:
Please note: Currently, Health Canada is taking longer to process applications due to an influx of applications and the lack of staff due to the COVID 19 Pandemic. They generally acknowledge receipt of the application within 4 weeks of its arrival and will indicate if any of the required information is missing or if they require additional information. It is the patient’s responsibility to follow up with Health Canada. Health Canada's processing time ranges between 3 to 4 months, however, there can be additional delays if Health Canada requires additional information. Applications from patients with terminal conditions will be given priority for processing. For the most accurate information on Health Canada’s processing time please contact Health Canada directly at 1-866-337-7705 or email email@example.com
A GrowLegally Patient Educator will contact you to confirm your appointment and verify that the information you provided is correct and to gather any additional information that may be required.
You will receive an email with detailed descriptions of our services and fees, a GrowLegally representative will contact you by phone and email to schedule an appointment.
Yes, If you suffer from a medical condition that is affecting your quality of life, you qualify for Cannabis as a medical treatment. We ask patients with no prior medical records or diagnoses to visit their family doctor or the nearest walk-in clinic, explain your symptoms, and request for conventional treatment. Once you have exhausted conventional treatment options, provide a copy of your past prescription(s)/treatments before your appointment at GrowLegally Cannabis Clinic.
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The legalization for recreational purpose framework and the medical framework Access Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations coexist and are both regulated under the Cannabis Act. Click here to learn about the benefits of Medical Cannabis.
A secured Video is a form of Telemedicine, which is the practice of medicine and a way to provide or assist in the provision of patient care (which includes consulting with and referring patients to other health-care providers, and practising telemedicine at a distance using information and communication technologies such as telephone, email, audio and video conferencing, remote monitoring, and telerobotics. For a Secured Phone/Video assessment, we will have to prepare your file for the medical practitioner prior to your appointment. This means you will have to have submit to our office:
Please note* For In-Person appointments, all of the aforementioned will be required on-site.
No, Personal or Designated Production Licences do not require municipal zoning permits.
Property owner consent is required depending on the scenario.
You are required to see the medical practitioner, so he/she is able to check your progress, update any medical records documentation, and authorize a new prescription. As a new cannabis authorization is needed prior to the current authorization’s expiry date, it is recommended that you start the renewal process 3 months prior to the renewal.
There are many benefits for patients seeking cannabis as an alternative medicine through the ACMPR. Here are a few good reasons.
Note: For other benefits, please refer to the Medical Cannabis Benefits.
Public possession limits remain the same for authorized patients who are registered with a federally licensed seller or with Health Canada:
Please Note* Those authorized to access cannabis for medical purposes
The new regulations remove personal storage limits for patients. Like any adult Canadian, they can store as much cannabis as they want at home.
As per the ACMPR regulations, starting material must be purchased from a Health Canada approved cultivator and seller of cannabis. GrowLegally can connect you with the Cultivator with the best genetic tailored to your condition.
There are a number of laboratories that will test your Cannabis, GrowLegally can connect you with the right Laboratory. Here is a link to a list of laboratories approved by Health Canada https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/list-licensed-dealers.html
There can be 4 registrations for the production of cannabis at the same location. However, you are only allowed to take care of the plants that you are registered to grow. This is the case even if someone else has their plants at the same location. Individual producers must: know which plants and cannabis products belong to them keep their marijuana plants, dried and fresh marijuana, and cannabis products separate from other people’s cannabis
No there is not however there are strict guideline from the college of physicians and surgeons on Prescribing to patients under the age of 25As evidence strongly suggests that the risks of cannabis are greater for youth and young adults, physicians must not prescribe cannabis to patients under the age of 25 unless all other conventional therapeutic options have been attempted and have failed to alleviate the patient’s symptoms.13 Even after all other conventional therapeutic options have been exhausted, physicians must still be satisfied that the anticipated benefit of cannabis outweighs its risk of harm. - Policies of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
The ACMPR Grow Licence is valid for 12 months from the day of issuance.
We Recommend patients renew their grow licence 3 months in advance to avoid any delay or interruptions.
Yes - The Access Cannabis for Medical Purposes (ACMPR) is regulated under the Cannabis Act.
Our Health Care practitioners have authorized the cultivation of over 800 plants for a single individual. The amount of plants you can grow is directly related to the daily grams you're prescribed which is directly related to the severity of your condition, the way you medicate, and the treatment plan you choose.
Yes, you have the option to grow indoors, outdoors, or a combination of both. Please note that plant counts fluctuate with each option.
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Medical document: The Cannabis Regulations require that patients obtain a “medical document” completed by an authorized healthcare practitioner in order to access a legal supply of cannabis for medical purposes. The medical document contains information that would normally be found on a prescription, including the patient’s name, the physician’s name and CPSO number, and the daily quantity of cannabis to be used by the patient, among other information. It is the Ontario College of Physicians position that the medical document is equivalent to a prescription. Throughout this policy, the term “prescription” should be understood to include the completion of a medical document in accordance with the Cannabis Regulations.
Health Canada published the following Recommended safety and security measures
If you have children, or have children who visit your home regularly, you may also want to ensure that cannabis and cannabis products are stored in childproof containers to avoid accidental ingestion.
Producing cannabis can pose certain risks to your health and safety. Please consider the following:
No, the sale of the cannabis you grow for personal use is not permitted. If you want to produce cannabis for sale you must do so by obtaining a Standard or Micro Cultivation or Designated Person Licence from Health Canada.
Yes, if within the past 10 years:The applicant has not been convicted, as an adult, of a sale, distribution or export offence that was committed while authorized to produce cannabis under Division 2, Part 14 of the Cannabis Regulations.The applicant has not been convicted, as an adult, of a designated cannabis offence that was committed while authorized to produce cannabis under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, other than under the former Marihuana Medical Access Regulations.The applicant has not been convicted, as an adult, of a designated marihuana offence that was committed while authorized to produce cannabis under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, other than under the former Access to Medical Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations or by virtue of an injunction order issued by a court.The applicant has not been convicted of an offence committed outside Canada that, if committed in Canada, would have constituted such an offence as described in the 3 bullets above.
Yes, according to Health Canada an individual person can be assigned to grow for a maximum of 2 patients.
Yes, a designated grower can operate from their residential address the same way they would for a Personal Production Licence.
GrowLegally’s designated grower program is designed to allow growers to validate their processes as part of a compassionate care initiative. As a designated grower, you are only permitted to grow on behalf of the specified patient who in most cases, will compensate you for your time and growing costs. A commercial cultivation licence permits the licence holder to sell their product to any other commercial licence holder (e.g. the government, other licenced producers).Additional links and Resources -Accessing cannabis for medical purposes:
Health Canada states that all commercial grow operations must be conducted at an industrial or commercial facility that adheres to all safety and compliance protocols. As such, you cannot retrofit a residential property into a commercial cultivation facility.
The investment required to fit out and operate a commercial cultivation facility will vary depending on the size and scope of the project. However, we estimate that the minimum capital cost required to fit out a commercial cultivation facility is $500,000.
You can either obtain an Online Medical Sales licence from Health Canada to sell cannabis online to patients, or obtain the licences required from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario to open an authorized retail cannabis outlet.
Now that the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario no longer operates under a lottery system, you can start the process of opening your own store anytime! Contact us to discuss the different options available.
For those looking to open their own store, we recommend that they have at least $250,000 in liquid assets. However, there are alternative options available for those who are looking to capitalize on the retail boom with smaller investment amounts. Please contact us and book a Business Development Consultation for further options.
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