Pot growers turn to gifting, trading with no legal way to buy cannabis seeds in Canada

It would technically be illegal for Canadians to plant seeds at home that were purchased from another country
The Toronto Star (Canada)
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Cannabis consumers who can’t buy seeds are finding creative ways to grow their own pot. Even though the federal government made it legal on Oct. 17 to grow four plants per household, officials say there is no place to buy seeds without breaking the law. With nothing in the stores, people are finding other ways to grow. Darryl Kolewaski, a homegrower with a medical licence, said he has had hundreds of frustrated people approach him looking for seeds after being unable to find them in stores. He said he’s allowed to gift plants under the Cannabis Act, which he does when he has capacity to do so. The Cannabis Act states adults can share up to 30 grams of dried cannabis or the equivalent with other adults.