New Petition Hopes to Push Government To Allow Recreational Home Growing

A new online petition is pushing the Canadian government to allow citizens to grow their own recreational cannabis at home when legalization is in place.

The e-petition, sponsored by Beaches—East York MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, calls on the government to provide the same rights to legal cannabis users as alcohol users have with the ability to produce wine and beer at their homes.

“We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to allow for the personal production of cannabis as part of upcoming cannabis legalization legislation,” the e-petition reads.

The petition joins several other cannabis related movements, including one that looks to provide pardons for those convicted of cannabis related crimes in the past, and another that wants to remove tax charged on medical cannabis purchases.

Now that the petition is online, it has 120 days to collect at least 500 signatures and become certified, then Erskine-Smith will present it in the House of Commons.

The petition is currently sitting at 667 signatures.