From seed to plant: How to grow your four legal cannabis plants

Adults in most provinces will be allowed to grow up to four cannabis plants per residence for personal use after legalization on Oct. 17.

Grow expert Tom Ulanowski, president of Nextleaf Labs in Coquitlam, says the process isn’t too difficult and Canadians have plenty of good reasons to give it a try.

“It’s a lot cheaper than buying from a store or LP (federally licensed producer), especially if your grow is low-tech or if you choose to grow outdoors,” said Ulanowski, a chemist and former quality-assurance manager at Canna Farms.

“You have total control and know exactly what your inputs are. And gardening can be fun and therapeutic, as well.”

Once a grower has their gear and has legally acquired seeds or seedlings (the B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch will sell seeds in B.C.), here’s how Ulanowski recommends they put them to good use.

SEED GERMINATION

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