By Anthony Martinelli

Canada’s government announced today that it will be allowing qualified medical cannabis patients to grow their own cannabis at home beginning August 24th. The announcement comes nearly six months after a federal court struck down the nation’s ban on home-grown medical cannabis.

Under the new policy, patients are allowed to grow at least two plants outdoors, or up to five plants indoors (more is allowed if prescribed by a physician). According to Health Canada, the new rules provide “an immediate solution” for complying with the February court order that mandates the government to make the medicine more affordable and accessible for those in need.

Health Canada didn’t state whether these regulations will be temporary or permanent.

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