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The Marihuana Medical Access Program (the Program) provides seriously ill Canadians with reasonable and legal access to marihuana for medical purposes.
In response to concerns heard from Canadians, the Government of Canada announced on June 17, 2011 that it is considering improvements to the Program. The proposed improvements would reduce the risk of abuse and exploitation by criminal elements and keep our children and communities safe.
The news release announcing the proposed improvements to the Program is available:
Health Canada would like to hear from physicians about the improvements under consideration. Interested physicians will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed improvements starting May 24, 2012. The comment period will close on June 30, 2012.
These proposed changes are summarized in a document entitled Proposed Improvements to Health Canada's Marihuana Medical Access Program: Summary for Physicians.
There are two ways that physicians can provide feedback.