Health Canada announced that the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) has come into force and has been published in the Canada Gazette, Part II, on June 19, 2013 (click here).
The MMPR will only replace the Marihuana Medical Access Regulations (MMAR) as of March 31, 2014. The regulations aim to treat marihuana as much as possible like any other narcotic used for medical purposes by creating conditions for regulated licensed companies to be responsible for production and distribution. The regulations will enable access to quality-controlled marihuana for medical purposes, produced under secure and sanitary conditions, for those Canadians who need it, while strengthening the safety of Canadian communities.
For more information on the regulations, including information on how to become a licensed producer, please click here.