Cannabis growers in Ontario are now capable to apply for different agricultural grants which will assistance them substantially reduce down the production expenses.

It is a fantastic day for farmers all across Ontario, in particular for these expanding cannabis as their major crop.

Ontario’s Ministry of Agriculture has announced that cannabis growers in the province will now be capable to apply for a range of federal and provincial grants.

This will be massive for all federally licensed growers, as numerous of them have identified a residence in Ontario — of 163 licensed facilities nationwide, Ontario is residence to almost half.

Growers can see the complete list of grants for production, as properly as the complete list of grants for these in the processing enterprise.

Simple to apply

These grants are funded by the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a $three billion CAD ($two.two billion USD) initiative that supports agricultural firms in Canada.

The application procedure is not challenging at all. All you will require to apply for one particular of these grants is:

  1. A legal farm enterprise that manufactures agricultural solutions.
  2. An ‘Ontario Farm Company Registration Number‘ (FBRN) or eligible exemption (if any) for the farm enterprise.
  3. A valid Premises Identification (PID) Quantity.
  4. Some concentrate locations require participation in an Environmental Farm Strategy, Expanding Farm Earnings or Biosecurity workshop.

Growers can also apply for federal grants that have been accessible to them due to the fact the day marijuana was legalized in October 2018.

It is vital to note that the businesses planing to make cannabis infused edibles and beverages are not but eligible for these grants.

“Manufacturers of cannabis beverages or edibles would not be eligible in intake 3 simply because they are not legal but, but medicinal and recreational growers/suppliers are eligible to apply now,” stated Dave McLeod of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture.

These grants will mainly advantage growers, which will be capable to apply for grants such as the gear modifications to cut down soil compaction grant (CA$10,000), technologies and gear grant to boost labor productivity, which totals at CA$100,000.