Thousands of Canadians are federally licensed to possess and use medical marijuana. Medical marijuana has been proven to be safe and virtually side effect-free alternative to many pharmaceuticals. The only way to legally and to use marijuana is through Health Canada’s Marijuana for Medical Purpose Regulations (MMPR) which came into effect on March 31, 2014.
The decision to use marijuana for medical purposes under the MMPR program, now in effect, is between the patient and physician alone. Each patient is assessed individually by a licensed physician. If the doctor determines that the patient is a suitable candidate for medical cannabis they will be given a Medical Document (Prescription).
The MMPR does not contain any limitations on which medical conditions a physician can prescribe medical marijuana. The choice to prescribe medical marijuana is solely based on the physician and supportive medical studies.