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Information for Medical Practitioners

If you are a licensed medical practitioner and you want to know more about the use of marihuana for medical purposes (for example, pharmacology, risks, purported clinical indications, contraindications, etc.) the following resources will provide you with scientific and medical information to help you discuss with your patients the right option for them.

If you and your patient conclude that marihuana for medical purposes is an appropriate option for her/him, you can direct them to the section how to apply for an Authorization to Possess marihuana for medical purposes under the Marihuana Medical Access Regulations, or to the section on how to apply under the new Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations.

When you discuss daily amount and source of marihuana supply with your patient, it is useful to remember that the recommended daily amount dictates the total amount the patient and/or the designated producer will be authorized to possess and/or grow. You will find more information on these amounts here.

Please note under section 69 of the Next link will take you to another Web site Marihuana Medical Access Regulations (MMAR), in certain circumstances, factual information obtained about a medical practitioner under the Privacy Act and the MMAR can be provided to the licensing authority responsible for the registration or authorization of the person to practice medicine. Similar provisions exist under section 102 of the Next link will take you to another Web site Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations.