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The Cannabis Act came into force on October 17, 2018. Since that date, new regulations have replaced the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR). Some changes have been made to improve patient access.
How to access cannabis for medical purposes.
Learn how to access cannabis for your medical purposes from licensed producers under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR).
Learn about the requirements for possessing, storing and producing cannabis products for medical purposes.
Services and information: Growing cannabis at home, consuming cannabis, safety, storage, possession limits.
Health care practitioners should consult their provincial or territorial health care licensing authority's guidelines and policies before authorizing the use of cannabis for medical purposes.
Import and export, production and safety, medical documents, ethical conduct and advertising rules.
The application process for most licence classes, including the information required in an application, is set out in the Cannabis Licensing Application Guide
Contrary to popular belief, people can become addicted to cannabis. Continued, frequent and heavy cannabis use can cause physical dependency and addiction.
The flowers and leaves of the cannabis plant are used for their ability to cause effects on the mind. The long-term effects of cannabis on your brain can include an increased risk of addiction.