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Welcome To Medicinal-Marijuana.ca

marijuana cigaretteThis website follows the Health Canada Guidelines to offer you support and the resources you need to become license to possess marijuana for qualified medical conditions, or to become licensed to produce medical marijuana to supply a qualified patient.

The Canadian Medical Marijuana Program began out of the need to provide those with qualifying medical conditions the possibility to connect with designated medical marijuana growers… and vice versa. The information provided on this website comes from a variety of News sources, Health Canada directly, Medical Practitioners and currently licensed patients across Canada. This website is a way to connect and stay up to date on the past events, current event and possible future events within this industry.

For too long we’ve heard stories of qualified patients having to source out their medical marijuana through any means possible. Be that the black market or from Health Canada directly (which to date has been of such embarrassing quality that it is of little to no benefit to improving a patient’s quality of life, not to mention being out of their price range to purchase).

Marijuana is a ‘Miracle Plant’ naturally produced by earth for many purposes. When most of us hear the word ‘marijuana’ we associate it with illegal activity and don’t give it a second thought. However, if you look back in history, before government labeled marijuana as a dangerous drug, you will learn the truth and understand the benefits of this ‘Miracle Plant’. Every day these truths are coming to light and are gaining a better acceptance and understanding by all people across Canada. If you’re interested in understanding the ‘real’ Truth of the marijuana plant, you will learn just as we did, that the medical benefits cannot be ignored.

We, at Medicinal-Marijuana.ca, are here to join in the pursuit to make medical marijuana available to everyone with the medical need. If you’ve got the need, we’ve got the weed… we like to say

Government of Canada Considers Improvements to the Marihuana Medical Access Program to Reduce the Risk of Abuse and Keep our Children and Communities Safe

DesinatedFacilityPlannerAd_v4OTTAWA – To reduce the risk of abuse and exploitation by criminal elements and keep our children and communities safe, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, today announced that the Government of Canada is considering improvements to the Marihuana Medical Access Program.

“Our Government is very concerned that the current Marihuana Medical Access Program is open to abuse and exploitation by criminal elements,” said Minister Aglukkaq. “That is why we are proposing improvements to the program that will reduce the risk of abuse and keep our children and communities safe, while significantly improving the way program participants access marihuana for medical purposes.”

The Government is launching public consultations today with Canadians on the proposed improvements. A consultation document has been posted on the Health Canada website which contains the proposed improvements. Interested Canadians are invited to provide comments until July 31, 2011. Input from these consultations will be considered in the development of new regulations, which Canadians will again have an opportunity to comment on when the proposed regulations appear in Canada Gazette, Part I, in 2012.

“These proposed improvements reflect concerns we have heard from all kinds of Canadians including law enforcement, fire officials, municipalities, program participants and the medical profession,” said Minister Aglukkaq.

It is important to note that the legalization or decriminalization of marihuana is not a part of these improvements. Marihuana will continue to be regulated as a controlled substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Until improvements to the program are in place, the process for applying for an authorization to possess and/or a license to produce marihuana for medical purposes under the Marihuana Medical Access Regulations will remain the same.

Canadian Courts have established that individuals who have demonstrated a medical need for marihuana have a right under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to possess and access a legal supply of marihuana. In recognition of a need for a process to provide seriously ill Canadians with access to marihuana for medical purposes, the Government introduced the Marihuana Medical Access Regulations in 2001. Activities including possession, production and trafficking of marihuana other than as authorized under the regulations remain illegal.

The consultation document, “Proposed Improvements to Health Canada’s Marihuana Medical Access Program”, is available online.

A summary of the proposed changes can be found in the attached backgrounder.

Pot helps fibromyalgia sufferers: Study

Fibromyalgia sufferers reported fewer headaches and improved sleep after using pot for an average of two hours a day, a new study shows.

Spanish researchers followed 28 patients who were cannabis users, and 28 non-users.

For the users, 11% smoked it, 46% ate it, and 43% did both. Study participants were given health questionnaires to rate things such as physical function, body pain and mental health.

Researchers found 81% of patients who used marijuana got relief from sleep disorders, while 14% said it helped with headaches.

However, the researchers said 96% of the participants who used pot had side effects, ranging from dry mouth, sedation, dizziness and feeling high.

Results also showed users scored “slightly but significantly higher” on the mental health section of the health questionnaire than non-users.

Fibromyalgia is a syndrome that causes long-termpain and tender joints andmuscles.

The study was published Friday in online journal PLoS One.