TORONTO — The government says Canadian medical marijuana patients will be able to grow their own cannabis under new regulations that come into effect later this month.
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Health Canada announced Thursday that patients approved for medical marijuana can register with Health Canada to grow a limited amount of cannabis for their own medical purposes.
The new rules come into effect on Aug. 24.
The regulations are a response to a Federal Court decision earlier this year that found the ban on patients growing medical marijuana to be a violation of their constitutional rights.
Canada has said it plans to legalize marijuana in the Spring of 2017.