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Note: these instructions apply to the Marihuana Medical Access Regulations. If you are looking to access marihuana from a licensed producer under the new Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR), you do not apply to Health Canada. Please find the relevant instructions here.

We recommend that you read Information for the Patient and How to Apply for Marihuana for Medical Purposes - First Time first and then download the forms that are pertinent to the type of access that you are requesting. You will need to fill out the appropriate applications for Authorization to Possess, Licences to Produce and for supply.

Health Canada's examination of the current available information suggests most individuals use an average daily amount of 1 gram to 3 grams of dried marihuana for medical purposes, whether it is taken orally, or inhaled or a combination of both.

The Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) has developed a "Release Form for Medical Practitioners". This form is available on the Next link will take you to another Web site Canadian Medical Protective Association website. This is not a Health Canada form and completing the form is not a requirement to obtain an Authorization to Possess marihuana for medical purposes. Any questions relating to this form should be discussed with your physician.

Help on accessing alternative formats, such as Portable Document Format (PDF), Microsoft Word and PowerPoint (PPT) files, can be obtained in the alternate format help section.

Marihuana Medical Access Program: 1-866-337-7705.

Table 1 - Guidance Documents
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Information for the Patient - Marihuana (Cannabis) HTML PDF Version - 128 K
How to Apply for Marihuana for Medical Purposes - First Time HTML
Table 2 - Application Forms
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Complete Application Application for Authorization HTML PDF Version - 509 K
Form A Application for Authorization to Possess Marihuana for Medical Purposes HTML PDF Version - 128 K
Form B1 Medical Practitioner's Form for Category 1 Applicants HTML PDF Version - 67 K
Form B2 Medical Practitioner's Form for Category 2 Applicants HTML PDF Version - 66 K
Form C Application for Licence to Produce Marihuana by Applicant

Please note: Applications for new Personal-Use Production Licences must be received by Health Canada before October 1, 2013. Applications received on or after this date will be returned.

All Personal-Use Production Licences will expire March 31, 2014. On that date, all dried marihuana and plants produced under Personal-Use Production Licences must be destroyed.
HTML PDF Version - 111 K
Form D Application for Licence to Produce Marihuana by a Designated Person

Please note: Applications for new Designated-Person Production Licences must be received by Health Canada before October 1, 2013. Applications received on or after this date will be returned.

All Designated-Person Licences will expire March 31, 2014. On that date, all dried marihuana and plants produced under Designated-Person Production Licences must be destroyed.
HTML PDF Version - 136 K
Form E1 Application to Obtain Dried Marihuana HTML PDF Version - 114 K
Form E2 Application to Obtain Marihuana Seeds HTML PDF Version - 114 K
Form F Consent of Property Owner HTML PDF Version - 105 K

You can ONLY use Form R - Renewal if:

  1. You have already been authorized at least once using the complete package of new forms
    AND
  2. Nothing has changed since your last authorization (e.g. medical situation, physician information, residential address, etc.)

If you have any questions about Form R, please call the Marihuana Medical Access Program, at: 1-866-337-7705.

Table 3 - Renewal Form
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Form R Application for Renewal of an Authorization to Possess Marihuana for Medical Purposes HTML PDF Version - 103 K

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