Who Is Eligible

Who is Eligible

Existing MMAR patients who hold an Authorization to Possess (ATP)

Thousands of patients are federally exempt to possess and use medical marijuana through Health Canada's Marihuana Medical Access Regulations (MMAR). If you currently hold an authorization to possess (ATP) under the MMAR, your will need to transition to the new Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (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.

New Patients

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 Practitioner
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

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Auto Accident(s)
  • Back & Neck Problems
  • Brain Injury
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Nausea
  • Chronic Pain
  • Colitis
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Eating Disorder
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gastrointestinal Problems
  • Head Injury
  • Hepatitis C
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Kidney Failure/Dialysis
  • Migraines
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Nausea
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Severe Arthritis
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury/disease
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Marijuana Calculator

To accurately measure the quantity of marijuana your MMAR cultivation and possession allowance permits, use this handy calculator to ensure you are growing the correct quantity to meet your growing license limits. Enter your daily gram prescription and let the calculator do the rest.

Daily Grams Prescribed
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