Who Is Eligible
Existing MMAR patients who hold an Authorization to Possess (ATP)
Thousands of Canadians are Federally licensed to possess and use medical marijuana. Medical marijuana is a proven safe, virtually side effect-free alternative to all pharmaceuticals. The only way to legally protect yourself is through Health Canada’s Marijuana for Marihuana for Medical Purpose Regulations (MMPR) which came into effect on March 31, 2014.(MMPR). For the steps required to transition to the new MMPR visit http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/marihuana/access-acceder-eng.php.
Under the MMPR program now in effect the decision to use marijuana for medical purposes is now between the patient and physician alone. Within the Greenleaf Medical Clinic a patient must have a prior diagnosis within the past five years from a Canadian physician. A patient must be followed by a family doctor or specialist within the past year to be eligible for an appointment. All medical documentation must be accessible from the physician, records department, clinic or hospital. The Greenleaf Medical Clinic can only assist patients over the age of 25. Please note that we cannot provide you with a family doctor or specialist for your primary care. We can provide you with a qualified doctor from the Greenleaf Medical Clinic with special interests in medical marijuana.
To be eligible for the MMPR you will need to provide medical documentation confirming your diagnosis by a health care practitioner. The physician or nurse practitioner that assesses your eligibility for the MMPR will require that your medical documentation is within a certain (at their discretion) time frame and will verify the documentation provided.
An authorized health care practitioner is either a physician or nurse practitioner and must meet the following requirements:
The physician must be a member in good standing with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and must hold a valid license from the licensing authority in the province/territory they work in and hold a valid narcotics class 1 license.
Nurse practitioners are newly recognized as authorized eligible to sign the MMPR prescription by Health Canada under the MMPR. Providing this authority to nurse practitioners will benefit many of the clients they serve and is an appropriate enhancement of their scope of practice.
Medical Conditions That May Benefit from Medical Marijuana
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Spinal Cord Injury/Disease
- Severe Arthritis
- Eating Disorders
- Auto Accident(s)
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Brain Injury
- Chronic Pain
- Chronic Nausea
- Crohn’s Disease
- Kidney Failure/Dialysis
- Irritable Bowl Syndrome
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Muscle Spasms
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Sleep Disorders
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Hepatitis C
- Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Back & Neck Problems Depression
- Sexual Dysfunction