Medical Cannabis Guidelines, Standards, Polices & Resources

Below is a list of resources, guidelines, standards, policies, statements for healthcare professionals regarding cannabis for medical purposes.

Federal Government

Cannabis in Canada: Get the Facts – Health Canada

Information for Healthcare Professionals: Cannabis and the Cannabinoids – Government of Canada

Medical Associations

Cannabis and the CMA – Canadian Medical Association (CMA)

How legalization of recreational marijuana may affect your medical practice – Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)

Cannabis Resources – Canadian Public Health Association

(CRA) Position Statement on Medical Cannabis Use in Rheumatic Disease – Canadian Rheumatology Association

Guidelines, Standards, Policies & Resources by Province


Cannabis For Medical Purposes – Standards of Practice – College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta

British Columbia

Get Cannabis Clarity – Government of British Columbia

Cannabis For Medical Purposes – Practice Standard – College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia

Registrar’s message: Telemedicine and Licence portability – College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia

Medical Cannabis – Clinical Practice Standard – Northern Health

Cannabis for Medical Purposes Policy – Vancouver Health

Cannabis: Medical Purposes Policy – Fraser Health

BCCNP Cannabis Resource Centre – British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals

NewFoundland & Labrador

Medical Marihuana: Advisory and Interim Guideline – College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador

Nova Scotia

Professional Standards the Authorization of Marijuana for Medical Purposes – College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia


Cannabis for Medical Purposes – College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

OMA Cannabis Resource Centre – Ontario Medical Association

Prince Edward Island

Prescribing of Medical Marijuana – College of Physicians and Surgeons of Prince Edward Island


Guidelines concerning the prescription of dried cannabis for medical purposes – College des Medecins du Quebec


Prescribing Medical Cannabis Information for patients & physicians – College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan


Marijuana for Medical Purposes – Yukon Medical Council