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If a person wants to use cannabis for medical purposes, the first step is to visit a health care practitioner. A health care practitioner will assess the person to determine if cannabis is an appropriate option for him/her. If the health care practitioner determines that cannabis is an appropriate option, the practitioner would give the person a medical document.
Cannabis is not an approved therapeutic product and the provision of this information should not be interpreted as an endorsement of the use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes, or of marijuana generally, by Health Canada. This leaflet is designed by Health Canada for patients authorized to possess cannabis for medical purposes.
The Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations provide a mechanism for patients to access cannabis for medical purposes with the support of their physician or nurse practitioner (where authorized by provincial regulatory authorities).
The Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) provide the legal means through which Canadians can obtain access to cannabis for medical purposes, except as noted below (see section regarding the injunction). Under section 15 of the ACMPR, any individual who possesses or produces fresh or dried marijuana, cannabis oil, marijuana plants or seeds (or a product derived from one of these substances) is required, at the request of a police officer, to demonstrate that they are authorized to do so.
How to access cannabis for medical purposes.
This document has been prepared by the Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Branch at Health Canada to provide information on the use of cannabis (marihuana) and cannabinoids for medical purposes. This document is a summary of peer-reviewed literature and international reviews concerning potential therapeutic uses and harmful effects of cannabis and cannabinoids.
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.
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.
Learn about the effects of cannabis on mental health and brain development.