Grow At Home


Growing at home

Completing Your Application to Grow at Home with NHS

The Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) permits patients, or their designated caregiver, to grow at home.

Natural Health Services will support our patients who are interested in pursuing this. If you are interested in growing your own cannabis, please follow these steps:

1. Read and understand the ACMPR.

You can access the full regulations here.

2. Download and complete Health Canada’s Application form.

You can access the application form and instructions here.

3. Download and complete the NHS ACMPR checklist.

You can download the PDF checklist here.

5. Book your appointment.

Once you have completed the Natural Health Services checklist, please click here to book your appointment. Choose your location, and then choose Grow At Home Application Appointment as the type of appointment.

We will go over your completed application and make sure everything is filled out. Once that is done we will send your application along with a copy of your medical document to Health Canada.

Please note your appointment will not be with a physician. If you do not have an existing and active prescription with Natural Health Services, please book an appointment with a physician first.

The cost for your ACMPR appointment will be $19.99* and will include your appointment to review your application, admin costs, and postage.

*Compassion Pricing – if your annual income is less than $30,000 or you are on a government assistance program please let us know at the time of your appointment and we will waive the fee.

5. Grow At Home Application status.

Natural Health Services facilitates the application process by reviewing the completed application document for accuracy and adding the most recent medical document. We do not receive updates from Health Canada. To check on the status of your application, please contact Health Canada directly at 1-866-337-7705, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST, or email