Information for Health Care Practitioners – Medical Use of Cannabis

If you are a licensed health care practitioner and you want to know more about the use of cannabis for medical purposes (for example, pharmacology, potential therapeutic uses, contraindications, adverse reactions etc.) the following resources will provide you with scientific and medical information to help you in discussions with your patients.

Health Canada Resources

Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)

  • Clearing the Haze: How the legalization of recreational marijuana may affect your medical practice
  • Medical marijuana: Considerations for Canadian doctors
  • Medical Legal Handbook: This handbook provides insight into basic legal concepts and underlying principles that govern physicians in their practices

Canadian Pharmacists Association

The College of Family Physicians of Canada