Under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations ("ACMPR"), any person with a medical condition who wishes to obtain medical marijuana needs to have an endorsement from an authorized medical professional.

This endorsement is a medical document similar to a prescription and also certifies that you indeed have a certain medical condition that could possibly be helped by the use of medical marijuana.

Thus, you need to speak with your doctor about your plan to include medical marijuana in your treatment. This is where Ganja.ca helps out in streamlining the process.

Medical symptoms and conditions that may benefit from the use of Medical Marijuana

It has been shown from substantial research and academic studies that using medical marijuana can effectively alleviate the symptoms associated with the following medical conditions:

  • Sleep and eating disorders
  • Spinal cord disorders and injuries, neck problems, and back problems
  • Conditions that require palliative care
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Migraines
  • Head injuries
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Conditions resulting from car accidents
  • Conditions affecting the nervous system such as multiple sclerosis, brain injuries, Alzheimer’s Disease, and epilepsy
  • Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Conditions affecting the joints and muscles such as muscular dystrophy, fibromyalgia, arthritis, and muscle spasms
  • Hepatitis C
  • Chronic pain
  • Chronic nausea
  • Dialysis/kidney failure
  • Glaucoma
  • AIDS/HIV
  • Cancer
  • Conditions affecting the digestive system such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gastro-intestinal disorders, Crohn’s Disease, and colitis

The ACMPR

It is now legally possible for a person to be in possession of and use marijuana for medical purposes in any province in Canada thanks to the ACMPR, which was implemented last of August (2016). Anyone with a medical condition who wishes to be able to obtain medical marijuana legally needs to file an application under the ACMPR.

Authorized Medical Professionals

An authorized medical professional could be your family doctor, a general practitioner, or even a nurse. He or she will evaluate your condition and your eligibility for the ACMPR.

In order to be considered “authorized,” he or she must comply with certain requirements. For physicians, he or she must be a member or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the membership must be in good standing. Furthermore, his or her medical license must be valid and issued by the licensing body in the territory or province where he or she works. Lastly, he or she must have a valid narcotics Class 1 license.

If your doctor or nurse is uncomfortable in prescribing medical marijuana for you, you may want to think about signing up with Ganja.ca

Doctors

Once you have registered, you may book an appointment online with one of our professional health care practitioners so you can get the prescription you need to be registered under the ACMPR. 

Nurses

Nurses have been newly acknowledged as eligible to sign a prescription recommending medical marijuana under the ACMPR. Naturally, their license must also be valid in order for them to be considered authorized.

If you're a doctor or nurse looking to learn more about medical marijuana, visit this page.