Health Canada Regulations

What are the Access to Cannabis for Medicinal Purposes Regulations?

The New Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) are regulations designed by Health Canada to give Canadians legal access to medical cannabis.

What medical conditions qualify for the use of cannabis as a treatment option?

The ACMPR do not contain any limitations on the conditions for which a health care practitioner can support the use of cannabis for medical purposes.

How do I access cannabis under the ACMPR program?

Patients must register with a Licensed Producer (LP). Licensed Producers are private companies that have been approved and are regulated by Health Canada to dispense medical cannabis.

How do I get approved with a Licensed Producer?

Once Agrima Botanicals has obtained the ACMPR sales license, you can then proceed to register with us. Upon completing registration you can view our products through our website. Ordering can then be done online once logged into your personal account.

How will I receive my dried cannabis?

Dried cannabis will be shipped directly to you (or your physician, if requested) using a postal or courier service.

Is there a limit on how much I can order?

While there are no restrictions under the ACMPR on the daily amount prescribed to you, there is a possession cap of the lesser of 150 grams or 30 times the prescribed daily amount.

 

Example 1
If the daily prescribed amount on your medical document is 1.0 gram per day, you can order and possess a maximum of 30 grams within a 30 day period.

 

Example 2
If the daily prescribed amount on your medical document is 5.0 grams per day, you can order and possess a maximum of 150 grams within a 30 day period.

 

Example 3
If the daily prescribed amount on your medical document is 10.0 grams per day, you can order and possess a maximum of 150 grams within a 30 day period.

Are storefront locations allowed under the ACMPR?

Dried cannabis can only be shipped directly to you (or your physician, if requested).

 

Health Canada believes that secured mail delivery strikes an appropriate balance between individuals’ need for access and communities’ need for safety and security.

Will cannabis resins, oils, extracts or edible cannabis products be available for purchase?

The ACMPR only permit the sale of fresh cannabis, dried cannabis and cannabis oil. However, there are no restrictions on how dried cannabis is to be ingested or inhaled, and patients may choose to use it, for example in foods or by vaporizing. Health Canada does not limit or recommend a particular method of administration.

What is my proof of authority to possess cannabis?

Under the ACMPR, your proof of authority to possess medical cannabis will either be the label on the packaging or a separate document accompanying the shipment of dried cannabis from the licensed producer.

I still have questions

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Quick Facts
Since its introduction in 2001, Health Canada’s Marihuana Access Program has grown exponentially, from under 500 authorized persons to over 235,000 today.
As of August 24, 2016, the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) has replaced the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR).
Much of the information provided in this Education Center is cited from Health Canada’s website. Check out Health Canada’s Understanding the New ACMPR Regulations