8 Canadian Universities Now Licensed to Grow Cannabis

Some received special licenses a few months before legalization and will be moving to licenses with fewer restrictions in the future.

The University of Guelph is one of them.

Max Jones, an assistant professor in the department of agriculture, received cannabis plants several weeks ago after the school was granted a license in September.

Jones said he plans to study the plant’s genetics, optimization of growing conditions, and the creation of a gene bank to be used by both researchers and breeders.

For that work, Jones has a license that allows the school to study cannabis tissue cultures—he does not yet have a license to grow the plant to maturity and must destroy the plants when his research is complete. The school will eventually move to a different cultivation license that won’t be as restrictive, he said.

“By having this on campus, we can train students

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