About MMRP and Attaining a Signed Medical Document for Medical Marijuana

April 2014, Health Canada instituted a new set of regulations related to the use of medical marijuana called Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR), which replaced the previous program. Under the new regulations, healthcare providers are the only individuals legally able to prescribe medical marijuana to patients. A physician will provide the patient with a medical document, which is similar to a prescription, indicating the condition being treated, recommended dosage and duration of time to be used.

To obtain access to prescription cannabinoids or medical marijuana, patients must send their medical document to a licensed producer, who will then send the filled prescription to the patient via mail or bonded courier. No prescription cannabinoids or medical marijuana is held on-site at the CMClinic.

Patients may choose from Health Canada’s list of Authorized Licensed Producers under the MMPR.

Health Canada’s information on the Medical Use of Marijuana.

medSchoolForYou.ca, with the help of CMClinic physician Dr. Schecter, has launched a free online course entitled “Medical Cannabis: Understanding the New Regulations”. The education program is available for the general public and aims to:

  • Explain how the new regulations apply to patients;
  • Identify what documents patients will need; and
  • Prepare patients to talk to their doctor and licensed producer.

Learn more

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