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Why the ACMPR Is So Popular with Medical Marijuana Patients in Canada

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Depending on your home country, accessing medical marijuana may just be easier than ever for you. This is the case for North Americans, Canadians in particular. Since the early 2000s, Canada has been successfully implementing a medical marijuana program for patients called the ACMPR. 

Although this program (also referred to as the MMPR and MMAR in the past) has been around in some form or another for decades, it is continuing to grow in popularity. But why? It’s not just because Canadians want an excuse to grow cannabis plants from home… 

What Is the ACMPR?

Before discussing the growing popularity of the ACMPR program, it’s important to have a solid understanding of what it actually is. ACMPR stands for Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations. For those who are eligible and have a valid medical condition that requires the use of cannabis for treatment, the ACMPR allows for easy access to cannabis. 

Not only does it allow medical patients to easily access medical-grade marijuana from licensed producers throughout the country, but it allows patients to cultivate their own plants from home. Unlike the recreational cannabis laws which allow citizens to grow no more than 4 plants from home, the ACMPR determines plant counts based on medical needs. 

Canadians who use the ACMPR license to grow from home have a predetermined plant count based on the number of grams prescribed per day. For example, if you receive a prescription for 30 grams per day, your plant allowance will be much higher than an ACMPR member with a 5-grams-per-day prescription.  

How Does the Application Process Work?

The first step in the application process is to receive a doctor’s prescription (or one from a nurse practitioner) stating that you are actually in need of medical marijuana. After that, the next step is to fill out the lengthy application, send it to the Health Canada department of the government, and wait for approval and registration forms. 

For more information on applying to become a registered ACMPR grower, visit https://cannabisgrowingcanada.com. This company makes the entire application process easier than ever, starting with obtaining a medical marijuana prescription to filling out the Health Canada application. 

Can Anyone Apply?

The answer is yes and no. Although any can apply, not everyone will be approved by the Canadian government. You must be able to prove that you have a valid healthy condition (which can be done by obtaining an official RX), and you must fill out the entire application truthfully and without error. 

Why So Many Canadians Are Applying to the ACMPR Program

Now that you know what the ACMPR program is and how the application process works, the real question is, why is ACMPR growing becoming so popular? There’s not just one answer to this since a lot of factors are involved in the ACMPR’s popularity. Here’s a quick rundown of why so many Canadians are applying to the ACMPR: 

  • It allows for the cultivation of more than 4 plants
  • It gives medical patients easy access to treatment
  • It offers more control over the growing environment
  • It is a more affordable alternative to visiting medical dispensaries

It Allows for the Cultivation of More than 4 Plants

The current recreational laws for cannabis in Canada allow residents of most provinces and territories (excluding Quebec and Manitoba) to grow 4 plants for recreational purposes. Four plants may seem like enough for an individual, but this is not always the case for medical patients suffering from extreme conditions. 

As mentioned before, the ACMPR program gives each applicant a designated plant count limit based on doctor’s orders. Even a small prescription allows a patient to grow more than 4 plants, and a large RX limit can potentially allow an ACMPR grower to cultivate hundreds of plants from home. 

It Gives Medical Patients Easy Access to Treatment

Medical marijuana is being used to treat a variety of conditions and illnesses, including chronic pain, cancer, anxiety disorders, and ADHD. Research is constantly being done on this topic, and although not every medical patient can benefit from using marijuana, many can. 

The problem for those that can experience the health benefits of medical-grade weed typically has to do with accessibility. Either they drive to the dispensary and can’t find the product they’re looking for, or there isn’t even a dispensary in the area. Obtaining an ACMPR license to grow changes all of this. 

Just imagine being able to pop down to your basement grow room when it’s time to take your daily dose of marijuana. With an ACMPR grow license, it’s that easy. And if you’re not comfortable with the idea of growing on your own or you don’t have a green thumb, it’s possible to designate a friend or family member to grow medical marijuana for you. 

It Offers More Control Over the Grow Environment

Another explanation for the popularity of the ACMPR program has to do with control. Giving a medical patient the power to grow from home not only boosts accessibility, but it also enhances the level of control that an individual has over his or her treatment. 

Many medical patients have been using cannabis as a treatment method for quite some time, which means they have a solid understanding of the strains that work for them. ACMPR growers can decide to grow sativa, indicas, or hybrids. Not only that, but they also have the power to create the cannabis products that work for them – like mellow CBD oils, potent shatter, or yummy edibles. 

It Is a More Affordable Alternative to Visiting Medical Dispensaries

Canadian dispensaries offer an amazing level of convenience; walk in, flash your ID, choose your products, and head home. The only downside to this model is that it’s not the most affordable option. Although growing from home requires a certain amount of initial investment, it’s likely to save you a lot of money in the long run. 

Now you know exactly why the ACMPR is one of Canada’s most beloved programs among medical patients. It’s been gaining traction since the start of the century, and it will continue to do so for the years to come.

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Why Buy From Marijuana Seed Banks?

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If you’re interested in growing marijuana and live in a state that allows its cultivation, then you might want to consider buying seeds from seed banks. Some of the best cannabis get cultivated outside the country, which means that, sometimes, you have to find a seed bank that ships to the US. 

There are a lot of options when it comes to sources for marijuana seeds online. However, not all of them can ship to the US due to strict regulations in the country. Thus, it’s best to find a legit seed bank that can process orders from United States customers.  

Avoid transacting with other sources aside from seed banks. If you do so, you run the risk of receiving low-quality products, wasting your money in the end. Look for a company with positive feedback and has a proven history of dealing with US customers. Some of the most popular ones include Seedsman and I Love Growing Marijuana (IGLM). You can check out GreenBudGuru’s Seedsman review and their review of other companies to find the best fit for your needs.

If you’re looking to get your seeds online, below are some reasons you should buy marijuana seeds from a trusted and reliable marijuana seed banks.

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As mentioned above, some states in the US still don’t allow local buying and selling of marijuana, even if medical marijuana consumption has already gained momentum. If…

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22nd Century Group Inc (NYSE:XXII): 3 Reasons You May Want To Buy The Stock This Month

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The tobacco industry is huge and growing. The cannabis industry is already booming yet it is only in the early stages of development and the future looks incredibly bright as more countries legalize pot. 22nd Century Group Inc (NYSE:XXII) is the stock that offers investors the chance to own the best of both tobacco and cannabis worlds.

The stock currently trades at $1.00/share. But that is not where it belongs as that is its lowest watermark. As recently as September, NYSE:XXII was trading above $2.40/share.

About NYSE:XXII

For investors who may have just come across 22nd Century Group for the very first time, here is a brief profile of the company. 22nd Century Group is a plant biotechnology company and a leader in tobacco harm reduction. It has also set its sight on the legal hemp and cannabis industries. In the tobacco space, NYSE:XXII has developed a low-nicotine tobacco plant variety. In the hemp/cannabis space, the company is working to develop hemp and cannabis plants with specific desirable qualities.

If you are looking to have a footing in both tobacco and cannabis industries, here are three reasons you may want to buy NYSE:XXII.

  • 22nd Century Group on track to take control of CBD products maker Panacea Life Sciences

On December 3, 22nd Century…

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Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd (OTCMKTS:TGODF) Tumbles 90%: What’s Behind The Dive?

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A nearly 90% pullback from its all-time highs has brought Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd (OTCMKTS:TGODF) down to its record lows. The selloff in TGODF comes as Canada’s regulated cannabis industry struggles with a number of headwinds.

First, Canadian authorities aren’t approving the opening of new cannabis retail outlets fast enough. For instance, in Ontario, Canada’s most populous province with a population of more than 14 million people, there are just 24 cannabis shops. That means that while there is demand for cannabis in Canada, the shortage of shops, getting the products to customers remains a major challenge. In turn, that limits sales for cannabis producers like TGODF.

In addition to the shortage of cannabis shops, black market is another headwind that Canada’s regulated cannabis businesses like TGODF have run into. Experts estimates that black market accounts for 86% of cannabis sales in Canada, thereby chocking the regulated market.

In response to the sluggish development of Canada’s regulated cannabis market, which is caused by shortage of cannabis shops, TGODF has decided to slow down investment in its production capacity expansion.

Slowing down capacity expansion will see TGODF cut back on spending. In turn, the company expects this move and other actions in plans to take will reduce its cash burn and  set it firmly on the path to profitability in the near-term.

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