Guidelines and Positions of Medical Associations and Colleges

Below are links to the guidelines/ positions/ policies/ statements on the use of medical marijuana, of medical associations and colleges of physicians and surgeons in Canada.

Canadian Medical Association

CMA Policy – Medical Marijuana

New “Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations”: What do Doctors Need to Know?

Canadian Medical Protective Association

Medical marijuana: New regulations, new College guidance for Canadian doctors

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Cannabis Policy Framework  (October 2014) 

Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons:

College of Family Physicians of Canada

Authorizing Dried Cannabis (Medical Marijuana) for Chronic Pain or Anxiety: Preliminary Guidance

College of Physician and Surgeons of Alberta

Cannabis for Medical Purposes

College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia

Professional Standards and Guidelines - Marijuana for Medical Purposes

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba

BYLAW 11 Standards of Practice of Medicine  (see section 26, page 20 of the document) 

College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick

Guidelines - Marijuana

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador

Advisory and Interim Guideline - Medical Marihuana

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia

Policy Regarding the Authorization of Marijuana for Medical Purposes

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

Marijuana for Medical Purposes

College des Medecins du Quebec

Guidelines concerning the prescription of dried cannabis for medical purposes

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan

College bylaw which regulates physician authorization of medical marihuana