Laws on Cannabis
Questions about the CCIC
Please advise where the CCIC obtains the information for their seminars.
Information is obtained from publicly available scientific and medical publications, reviewed and accredited.
Is the information in the seminar something prepared/determined by them or a third party?
The CCIC prepares its own information. We commissioned a graphic artist to do some artwork for the posters and slides.
Have they done any testing themselves in the past?
Some CCIC members have been and are involved in cannabinoid research.
Do they currently counsel anyone using the cannabinoids?
No. We aim to educate the health care professionals and to promote reserach on cannabinoids. We provide links to drug formulary information on prescription cannabinoids.
Is the CCIC in any way involved in the distributing or helping others obtain cannabinoids?
No. We only provide links to Health Canada sites for information on how to apply for authorization on medical marijuana.
How to become a member?
What is the MMPR ?
What is the MMPR?
Isn't marijuana a drug of abuse?
The Marijuana For Medical Purposes Regulations is the new regulation set down by the Government of Canada and repeals the old MMAR as of April 1st, 2014. It's purpose is to treat marijuana like any other narcotic used for medical purposes and create a commercial industry that is responsible for its production and distribution. Please see the MMPR section
for more info
Many therapeutic medications have the potential for misuse and abuse, and marijuana is no exception. However, marijuana has been used by humans for thousands of years for the relief of pain and for other medical conditions. Tincture of cannabis was a standard in the pharmacopoeia until the early 20th century (as was tincture of opium), until politics pushed it out of pharmacies and onto the streets.
Is there any evidence that marijuana is an effective medication?
Yes. Research on cannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system has exploded in recent years. Marijuana has shown efficacy for the nausea and anorexia associated with cancer chemotherapy and HIV chemotherapy, as well as for the pain associated with spinal cord injury, severe arthritis, and multiple sclerosis. Epilepsy and glaucoma are two other common diagnoses for which marijuana has shown benefit. Marijuana and its derivatives is part of the therapeutic armamentarium in palliative care. There are now three commercially available preparations derived from marijuana which are available from pharmaceutical companies.
What are the positions of the College of Physicians on the use of Medical Marijuana?
For your Province's stance of medical marijuana please see the Resources section under Provincial Statements.
What is the Canadian Medical Association stance on medical marijuana?
Please see the Resources section under Association Statements.
How to go about research funding ?
Funding Health Research in Canada?
Opportunities within the CCIC?
The CCIC offers funding for Graduate students and Post-Docs please see here
for more info and eligablity criterea
Cannabinoid Pharmaceuticals ?
Please click on Cannabinoids: An Overview seen here
To find out if these drugs are covered in your Province please see the Coverage tab under Resources.
Laws on Cannabis
See here for Cannabis laws in Canada or refer to the Resources section.