The intent of this licence category is to enable the participation of small-scale growers in the legal cannabis industry. It is proposed that a licence for micro-cultivation would authorize the same activities as a licence for standard cultivation, but at a smaller scale.
It is proposed that the regulations would set out a threshold to define a micro-cultivator. Health Canada is considering a number of options for this threshold, such as plant count, size of growing area, total production, or gross revenue. Part of the purpose of this consultation is to solicit feedback from interested parties regarding the most appropriate basis for establishing this threshold, and what the threshold should be.
A micro-cultivation licence would authorize the cultivation of cannabis plants and to produce cannabis seeds, cannabis plants, fresh cannabis and dried cannabis. A licence for micro-cultivation would also authorize associated or supplemental activities related to these core activities, including possession, transportation, research and development, storage and destruction. The intra-industry sale of seeds, plants, and harvested materials (for example, fresh and dried cannabis) to other cultivators, processors, and holders of a research authorization would also be allowed. However, micro-cultivators would not be able to sell directly to the public or to federally-licensed or provincially- or territorially-authorized sellers.
As described further in section 2.3, below, certain regulatory requirements for micro-cultivation would be reduced as compared with regulatory requirements for standard cultivation, reflecting differences in the level of risk related to the scale of the operation.
sativa /indica /hemp and that super oldy “bud”.