Is CBD legal in Canada?
Cannabis was criminalized in 1923. As Canada is working towards legalization for recreational cannabis in 2018, medical cannabis and CBD has been approved in Canada since 2001. CBD is a still a hot topic in Canada.
CBD and Canadian Law
The Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) regulates the way people obtain CBD and cannabis for medical purposes. Under the Canadian Law, CBD and other cannabis-based products can legally only be sold to people in possession of a valid ACMPR.
Under current Canadian law, individuals are allowed to grow a prescribed amount of cannabis for their own personal use or they can find an individual to grow it for them or patients can buy products from one of many licensed producers in Canada.
Before an individual can be granted the license to grow or buy their medicine they must first apply to Health Canada to do so. Once the application has been verified and passed the screening criteria, the successful individual will be issued a prescription by Health Canada.
How is CBD distributed in Canada?
CBD is medically approved in Canada and it can only be accessed by patients in possession of a valid ACMPR.
Companies that wish to produce and sell the CBD products have to be licensed by Health Canada and patients who wish to buy must have a prescription. Speak to your Doctor about whether medical CBD is right for you. If your Doctor is unable to sign then see https://lift.co/doctors, some will even Skype online.
Success Stories Of Cannabidiol In Canada
Some of the success stories associated with CBD oil in Canada are listed below:
- Hayley Rose is a young Vancouverite who was diagnosed with a severe form of Epilepsy called Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome in 1999 (at the age of 6). Hayley became Canada’s youngest medical cannabis patient treating her medical issues with a high CBD strain.
- Michael suffers from Pheochromocytoma and Neurofibromatosis. In 2011, he quit decades of opioids, narcotics, antidepressants and more during pain management to join the Canadian medical cannabis program in 2011. He is currently maintaining cancer remission with high 1:1 CBD /THC combo oil since 2015.
The current ACMPR program will continue to support approved patients nationally and we are eagerly watching the provinces work out the regulations and distribution of recreational cannabis in 2018.
Author: Michael Martin