What is medical marijuana, and is it legal?
Marijuana is a drug that is made up of the leaves, flowers, and buds of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. Medical marijuana is the use of this drug to help treat symptoms like pain, nausea, fibromyalgia, IBS, seizures, migraines, lack of appetite and many more.
In Canada, it is against the law to possess, sell, or grow marijuana without legal permission from Health Canada. People who have certain health problems can buy a limited amount of marijuana for their own use, and licensed producers can grow and provide medical marijuana to those who need it.
Possession and use of medical marijuana must be authorized by a doctor as a medical treatment.