Medical Cannabis

Medical cannabis is quickly becoming one of the more popular complementary therapies for all types of cancer patients. Currently, the substance is illegal in Canada however seriously ill patients are able to access a certain amount of cannabis for medical reasons.

Medical cannabis shouldn’t be seen as a cure for any disease. Instead, it is a medicine used to relieve the symptoms caused by a variety of different diseases and conditions. Sometimes conventional medications simply are not enough, and in those instances cannabis may have a role to play. (CanniMed)

If you’re considering medical cannabis as a treatment option for yourself or a loved one, you probably have more questions than answers. The sheer volume of information available about cannabis can feel overwhelming. (CanniMed)

Below are dedicated sections to help you understand medical cannabis. If you require more assistance, please email

Information on Medical Cannabis
Medical Cannabis “How To”
Medical Cannabis in the Media
Patient Stories
Health Canada Reports Increasing Use Of Cannabis And Cannabis Vaporization
Canadian Cancer Survivor Network Submission : Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation
A Framework for the Legalization and Regulation of Cannabis in Canada
Canadian Cancer Survivor Network Submission: Review of Bill C-45 Cannabis Act

Watch CCSN’s 2016 Webinar on Medical Marijuana, hosted by Dr. Paul Daeninck: