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    Aphria Inc.

    Our goal is to serve as a trusted and credible resource and to:

    • Provide expertise to protect patient / public health & patient / public safety.
    • Influence access, production & delivery models for cannabis.
    • Lead & support educational initiatives for stakeholders and the general public.

    The Frequently Asked Questions will cover the following topics:

    • About Medical Cannabis
    • Using Medical Cannabis
    • Health Considerations
    • Process

    This can serve as a reference for general questions. Specific details on products should be referred to on our members’ websites.

    You will find a list of published research papers in our research repository. Finally, we indicate links to published reports of interest and information on regulations as well as a glossary of terms.


    FAQ

    Learn more about regulated cannabis in Canada.

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    Glossary

    Some common regulated cannabis terminology.

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    History

    A brief history of the use of medical cannabis.

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    Research

    A list of some of the published studies, categorized under relevant topics for your convenience.

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    Regulations

    Currently dried marijuana is not an approved drug or medicine in Canada. The Government of Canada does not endorse the use of cannabis, but the courts have required reasonable access to a legal source of cannabis when authorized by a healthcare practitioner. Please follow the advice of your physician and refer to these Health Canada links for more information and updates.

    Questions and Answers on Legal Medical Cannabis Products Regulated by Health Canada

    http://cann-can.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Q-and-A-ENG.pdf

    Accessing Marijuana for Medical Purposes:

    http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/marihuana/info/licencedproducer-producteurautorise/access-usage-eng.php

    Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations

    http://gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2016/2016-08-24/html/sor-dors230-eng.php

    Procedures for Accessing cannabis for Medical Purposes from a Licensed Producer

    http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/marihuana/access-acceder-eng.php

    Authorized Licensed Producers under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations

    http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/marihuana/info/list-eng.php

    Health Canada FAQs

    http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/marihuana/info/faq-eng.php Policies, Directives, Guidance and Information Bulletins for applicants to become Licensed Producers. http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/marihuana/info/licencedproducer-producteurautorise/index-eng.php


    Reports

    Substance Abuse in Canada: The Effects of Cannabis Use During Adolescence. Canadian Centre on[CR1] Substance Abuse (2015)

    http://www.ccsa.ca/Resource%20Library/CCSA-Effects-of-Cannabis-Use-during-Adolescence-Report-2015-en.pdf

    Cannabis Regulation: Lessons Learned in Colorado and Washington State Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (November 2015)

    http://www.ccsa.ca/Resource%20Library/CCSA-Cannabis-Regulation-Lessons-Learned-Report-2015-en.pdf

    CAMH Cannabis Policy Framework (October 2014)

    https://www.camh.ca/en/hospital/about_camh/

    Toward the Legalization, Regulation and Restriction of Access to Marijuana: Discussion Paper. Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation. Government of Canada

    http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/health-system-systeme-sante/consultations/legalization-marijuana-legalisation/alt/legalization-marijuana-legalisation-eng.pdf

    Information for Health Care Professionals. Cannabis (Marihuana, Marijuana) and the Cannabinoids. http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/marihuana/med/infoprof-eng.php

    Adult Use Cannabis Advertising and Marketing Self-Regulatory Guidelines for Licensed Producers

    http://cann-can.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Guidelines-for-Cannabis-EN-Nov-6.pdf


    References

    1. ABcann: http://www.abcann.ca/
    2. AURORA: https://auroramj.com/
    3. Emerald Health Botanicals: https://www.emerald.care/
    4. GreenRelief: http://www.greenrelief.ca/
    5. Health Canada: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/alt_formats/pdf/marihuana/info/cons-eng.pdf
    6. MariCann: http://maricann.ca/
    7. Organigram: http://www.organigram.ca/

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