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How to Influence the Future of Cannabis in Canada

The Cannabis Act is a regulatory framework that governs the legal cultivation, production, and distribution of cannabis in Canada. Officially in effect on October 17th, 2018, the Cannabis Act affords specific cannabis-related liberties to Canadian residents including the right to legally purchase quality-assured cannabis, the freedom to participate in a licensed cultivation market, and the right to grow four cannabis plants at home. The current Cannabis Act remains in effect, however, the details which govern its legality are up for review later this year. During this legislative review, members of parliament are required to review the current state of the industry and recommend and identify key changes to the act. 

At GreenPlanet Nutrients, we strongly believe that any review of the Cannabis Act should be influenced by the people who participate in the industry. That’s why we’ve chosen to support the Global Cannabis Cultivation Research Consortium (GCCRC), as they attempt to gather unique data from cannabis cultivators to influence the review of the Cannabis Act. The GCCRC is currently collecting data on cannabis cultivation around the world. In Canada, however, the call for cultivation data is desperately needed to influence the review of the Cannabis Act in 2021. Want your voice to be a part of the future of cannabis in Canada? Let’s hear what you have to say – take the GCCRC Survey today! 

About the Global Cannabis Cultivation Research Consortium (GCCRC) Survey 

The Global Cannabis Cultivation Research Consortium (GCCRC) is a group of academic researchers with decades of interest and experience in studying cannabis cultivation. Associated with universities and similar organizations in over 15 countries, the GCCRC is committed to the scientific study of cannabis cultivation, legality, and policy. In Canada, the heads of the GCCRC committee are the following:

  • Dr. David-Martin Milot: Professor of Drug Addiction Studies and Research Programs at the University of Sherbrooke.
  • Dr. Karine Bertrand: Professor, Researcher, and Director of the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University Sherbrooke.
  • Dr. Daniel Bear: Professor in the Faculty of Social and Community Services at Humber College.

The GCCRC collected similar data on cannabis in 2012. However, the goal of the current survey is to collect unique cannabis cultivation data that will help influence and educate policymakers in the review of the Cannabis Act later this year. Canada recently legalized cannabis, but there isn’t enough quality information about many people are growing cannabis, why they grow cannabis, and how they grow cannabis. The GCCRC hopes that this study will shed light on those issues, and allow researchers to make conclusions about how Canadian cannabis growers compare to others around the world. 

Take the GCCRC Survey 

To take part in the survey you must:

  1. Currently live in Canada.
  2. Be 18 years of age or older. 
  3. Have grown cannabis at least once in your life.

If you choose to take part in this study you will be asked to complete an online survey that takes about 20 minutes to finish. You’ll be asked questions relating to your cannabis growing practices, including information about policies and laws in your area. The GCCRC is committed to providing its participants with complete anonymity and confidentiality – no personal or identifying information is required, no follow-up questions will be asked, and participation in the study will involve no cost.

Thank you for supporting the future of cannabis cultivation in Canada! For more questions about the GCCRC Survey, please contact the head Primary Investigator of this project, Professor Daniel Bear, at Daniel.Bear@Humber.ca or 416-675-6622 ext.3680.

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