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On August 24, 2016, Health Canada issued a Section 56 Class Exemption under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act to enable registered persons under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR), and individuals responsible for them, to access testing services for dried or fresh marijuana or cannabis oil produced for their own medical purposes.
Learn how to access cannabis for your medical purposes from licensed producers under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR).
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 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.
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.
Pursuant to section 56 of the CDSA and subject to the terms and conditions set out herein, applicants for a producer’s licence are exempted from the requirement in paragraph 33(1)(h) to provide a detailed description of security measures determined in accordance with the Security Directive in respect of the storage of cannabis and from the application of paragraph 33(1)(h) of the ACMPR in respect of the proposed security measures that apply in respect of the areas where cannabis plants are cultivated, propagated, harvested or trimmed and to the areas where cannabis seeds are present or stored.
Health Canada collects and publishes data on cannabis used for medical purposes under the Cannabis Act, the Cannabis Regulations, and the Cannabis Tracking System Order. Additional data on cannabis is available on the cannabis research and data page. In particular, the amount of cannabis sold for medical purposes is published on a quarterly basis and is available on the cannabis market data page.
How to access cannabis for medical purposes.
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.
Learn how to access or possess cannabis for your own medical purposes and register with Health Canada under the Cannabis Regulations.