Information for patients

Patient and doctor

The use of cannabis (marijuana) for medical purposes can only be authorised by a physician as part of a research project.

The CCIC has established a mechanism through which patients who received medical marijuana can be registered in a database on the use of dried cannabis for medical research, established for research purposes.  This database will provide a framework for the prescription of dried cannabis for medical reasons and will constitute an important resource to address many concerns concerning the security and efficacy of dried cannabis in a medical context.

This study has been approved by the Central ethical committee of the Health and Social Sciences ministry (Comité central d'éthique de la recherche du ministre de la Santé et des Services sociaux).

Patients who would be interested in participating in this study should discuss this possibility with their physician.