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Cannabis for medical purposes

With the Cannabis Act coming into force on October 17, 2018, there are two distinct systems for distributing cannabis in Canada; the federally regulated medical system which essentially remains unchanged, and a provincial system that regulates the retailing of cannabis for recreational use. The legalization of cannabis has implications for pharmacy practice both in respect to medical use of cannabis by patients and recreational use of cannabis.

ACP has written two documents to support pharmacy practices under the new legislation:

Cannabis was also the topic of the March 2019 edition of Full Scale, which includes background information and feature stories.

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