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Health Canada. Drugs and Health Products

Medical Use of Marihuana

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Record #: CWD7458 Last Modified: 12 Nov 2013 Last Full Update: 13 Oct 2013
DescriptionHealth Canada grants access to marihuana for medical use to those who are suffering from grave and debilitating illnesses and clearly define the circumstances and the manner in which access to marihuana for medical purposes are permitted.  
Service Details
Public BulletinAs of April 1, 2014, growing marihuana for medical purposes in private homes will no longer be permitted. At that time, marihuana may only be produced by individuals or companies licensed by Health Canada under the new Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations
HoursMon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
DatesYear round
Areas ServedCanada
EligibilityThe medical document, completed by patient and qualified health care professional, must be completed annually. 
ApplicationSend in a completed application signed by a Medical Doctor or licensed Health Care Practitioner  
LanguagesEnglish ; French
Address and Location
Contact Information
Toll Free Phone1-866-337-7705