In Canada, individuals are allowed to grow marijuana for personal use in their homes, subject to certain conditions. Here are some of the rules related to growing marijuana in your home in Canada:
- Legal age: Only individuals who are 18 years of age or older (or 19 in some provinces) can legally grow marijuana in their homes.
- Quantity limits: Individuals are allowed to grow up to four marijuana plants per household, regardless of the number of adults residing in the home.
- Location: Plants must be grown inside the home and must not be visible from public spaces.
- Security: Grow operations must be secure and protected against unauthorized access.
- Sharing: Individuals cannot sell or provide their homegrown marijuana to others.
- Medical use: Individuals who are authorized by Health Canada to use medical marijuana are exempt from the quantity limit and may grow the amount of marijuana they require for personal medical use.
That being said, it is illegal to grow marijuana for commercial purposes without a license from Health Canada.
Illegal grow operations can have significant impacts on real estate. Here are some of the ways in which they may pertain to real estate:
- Property damage: Illegal grow operations can cause extensive damage to properties, including electrical, plumbing, and structural damage, as well as mold and pest infestations.
- Health and safety risks: Illegal grow operations can pose health and safety risks to residents and communities, including exposure to chemicals and other hazardous substances, fire hazards, and the risk of violent crime.
- Property values: The presence of an illegal grow operation can decrease property values and make it difficult to sell or rent the property.
- Legal issues: Landlords and property owners may face legal liability if they are found to be knowingly or unknowingly renting or owning a property used for an illegal grow operation.
- Remediation costs: Cleaning up a property after an illegal grow operation can be expensive, and the costs may not be covered by insurance.
- Zoning and land-use violations: Illegal grow operations can violate zoning and land-use regulations, leading to fines and penalties for property owners and landlords.
- Reputation: Properties associated with illegal grow operations may be stigmatized and have a negative impact on the reputation of the community.