Medical Cannabis

Medical cannabis is quickly becoming one of the more popular complementary therapies for all types of cancer patients. The substance was legalized for recreational use in Canada on October 17th, 2018 and patients are able to access a certain amount of cannabis for various 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)

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News & Resources
Information on Medical Cannabis
Medical Cannabis “How To”
Medical Cannabis in the Media
Patient Stories
Article: Health Canada Reports Increasing Use Of Cannabis And Cannabis Vaporization (November 9, 2016)
Health Canada: Guidance on Personal Production of Cannabis for Medical Purposes (April 2022)
Health Canada Report: What We Heard (April 2022)

CCSN Reports & Briefs:
Canadian Cancer Survivor Network Submission to the Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation (July 19, 2017)
Canadian Cancer Survivor Network Submission to Members of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology: Review of Bill C-45 Cannabis Act (May 11, 2018)

Other Reports & Briefs:
A Framework for the Legalization and Regulation of Cannabis in Canada: The Final Report of the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation (November 30, 2016)

CCSN Webinars on Medical Marijuana
Dec. 2016 Webinar on Medical Marijuana, hosted by Dr. Paul Daeninck:

Oct. 2018 Webinar on the Cannabis Climate in Canada, hosted by cannabis lawyer Trina Fraser: