Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations.

As of April 1st, 2014 the Marihuana Medical Access Regulations (MMAR) was repealed and replaced by the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) and the Marihuana Medical Access Program (MMAP) ended. Under the MMPR, patients will have to buy their cannabis off of certain licensed producers that are accredited by the Canadian Government. Currently, there are 13 licensed producers to choose from.

Patients will need an authorized health care practitioner to sign and date a medical document if they wish to receive medical marijuana. Authorized health care practioners are: Physicians in all provinces and territories, and nurse practitioners in provinces and territories where prescribing dried marihuana for medical purposes is permitted under their scope of practice.

What is the application process?

Health Canada provides a sample document of what sort of information is needed of the patient and health care practitioner. However, each licensed producer provides there own application forms that need to be filled out. There is a form that the patient must fill out him/herself and a form that the health care practitioner must fill out and sometimes another if the health care practitioner wishes that the cannabis be delivered to his/her office. The application forms must be sent to the licensed producer.

For more information please see the Health Canada Website and the Justice Law Website for information on the MMPR

Most licensed producers leave it up to the patient to choose a cannabis product. The table below indicates information about product selection. For more information on Cannabis Products see here.

Company

Product Selection
(HCP = Health Care Practitioner)

Mailing Address

Bedrocan Canada Ltd. HCP does not choose product Bedrocan Canada 250A Eglinton Ave East PO BOX89589, Toronto, ON, M4P 3E1
Canna Farms Ltd. HCP does not choose product Canna Farms Ltd PO Box 245 Maple Ridge B.C. V2X 7G1
CanniMed Ltd. HCP chooses which products the patient can choose from 1 Plant Technology Road Box 19A, RR#5 Saskatoon, SK, Canada, S7K 3J8
Delta 9 Bio-Tech Inc HCP does not choose product Delta 9 Bio-Tech LP P.O. Box 68096 Osborne Village Winnipeg, MB R3L 2V9
In The Zone Produce Ltd. HCP does not choose product In The Zone Produce Ltd. Box 705-3465 Pleasant Valley Rd. Armstrong, B.C V0E 1B0
Mettrum Ltd. HCP does not choose product Mettrum Ltd. 1725 Avenue Road, P.O. Box 70040 Toronto, Ontario M5M 0A3
MedReleaf Corp. HCP does not choose product MedReleaf Corp. P.O. Box 3040, Markham Industrial Park Canada L3R 6G4
OrganiGram Inc. No Information OrganiGram, Inc. 35A English Dr. Moncton, NB E1E 3X3
The Peace Naturals Project Inc. HCP does not choose product P.O. Box 999 Stayner, Ontario L0M 1S0
ThunderBird Biomedical Inc. No Information No Information
Tilray HCP does not choose product Tilray 1100 Maughan Rd Nanaimo, BC V9X 1J2
Tweed Inc. HCP does not choose product 1 Hershey Drive, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 0A8
Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp. HCP does not choose product W.M.M.C., Unit 113-1330 Alpha Lake Rd. Whistler, BC V0N 1B1

last updated: 1st May 2014