BRITISH COLUMBIA
06/11/2014 05:06 EDT | Updated 06/11/2014 05:59 EDT

B.C. Company Wants To Give You Free Medical Marijuana For A Year

A new Canadian contest is stirring the pot with, well, pot.

The Get Happy Canada contest, created by Lift, is giving one resident free medical marijuana for a year.

Lift is a B.C.-based online marketplace that provides information about Canadian medical marijuana companies and strains. It launched the contest on Monday to "raise awareness about the benefits of Health Canada’s new medical marijuana program," states a press release.

Under Canada's new medical pot laws, which came into effect on April 1, patients are required to buy marijuana from licensed commercial growers.

But many Canadians who could benefit from medical marijuana are not aware of its upsides or how to access it under the new system, the company says. And that's where the contest comes in.

Lift doesn't grow or sell marijuana, so the winner will still have to place orders through one of the country's licensed producers — which requires a doctor prescription. But from there, Lift will foot the bill (for up to one gram per day for 365 days).

The contest closes July 18.

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