Grow at Home


The Cannabis Act (Canada) and Regulations permits patients, or their designated caregiver, to grow a limited amount of cannabis at home. Patients are able to apply directly to Health Canada. The total number of plants a patient can grow is determined by the number of grams per day your physician recommends.  

If you are interested in growing your own cannabis, please follow these steps:  


Read and understand the Cannabis Regulations

You can access the full regulations here.

Obtain your original
medical document

Please call the NHS patient care team at 1-844-262-0942 to obtain your medical document. Ensure that you print your original medical document in color to add to your completed application. Mail completed application to the Health Canada address located on the first page of the application documents


Download and complete Health Canada’s application form

Access the full application form and instructions here:
Personal Production
Designated Production

Grow At Home Application status

NHS only provides the patient with a medical authorization and does not participate in the application process. NHS does 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 am and 6 pm EST, or email

*Natural Health Services does not guarantee application approval. Application subject to Health Canada review and determination*

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