As Canada’s cannabis legalization bill stumbles toward the finish line, there is suddenly a tremendous amount of political drama around the question of whether Canadians can grow their own cannabis.

The original plan under Bill C-45 was that Canadians could grow up to four plants per household, subject to additional potential provincial restrictions. That presumably could have meant limits of two or three plants, but Quebec and Manitoba have both decided to go with zero. That’s a ban, not a restriction, and it seems quietly likely that federal law would be paramount here.


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