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Canadians authorised to use cannabis for medical purposes to be allowed to grow their own again

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4480 (Published 15 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4480
  1. Barbara Kermode-Scott
  1. Ottawa, Canada

The Canadian government has announced new rules for medical marijuana use that will let people with a medical need for cannabis to grow it at home—once again.

The Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations1 will come into force on 24 August and will allow patients who have been authorised to use cannabis for medical purposes to grow a limited amount for their own use, or to designate someone to produce it for them, rather than buying …

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