Cannabis Resources for Patients

Associations, Organizations, Societies

Arthritis Society
Since 2001, medical cannabis (also known as marijuana) has been a legal treatment option in Canada for certain health conditions, including arthritis. An estimated two thirds of Canadians who use cannabis for medical purposes do so to help manage arthritis symptoms. Learn More

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
In partnership with organizations across the country, CAMH has developed evidence-based resources to provide Canadians information about the health implications of using cannabis. The CAMH has put together a cannabis resource centre with information such as the brochure 10 Ways to Reduce Risks to Your Health When Using Cannabis, and other helpful information. Learn More

Pain BC Pain Toolbox
Pain BC is a non-profit society made up of health care practitioners, people living with pain, and others with a shared passion to improve the lives of people in pain in British Columbia. The Pain BC Pain Toolbox is full of helpful resources and links on ways to help manage your pain symptoms. Learn More

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
With the new legalization of cannabis in Canada, being aware of the potentially harmful effects of cannabis on a healthy pregnancy and your baby’s development is important. While research still doesn’t give us all the answers about the effects of cannabis or CBD on pregnancy and the baby’s development, for now, the only safe amount of cannabis to use while pregnant or breastfeeding is zero. Learn More

Articles & Research

Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines: A Comprehensive Update of Evidence and Recommendations – AJPH POLICY

Ministry of Health

Travel Assistance Program (TAP BC)
The Travel Assistance Program (TAP) helps alleviate some of the transportation costs for eligible B.C. residents who must travel within the province for non-emergency medical specialist services not available in their own community. Learn More