The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario are currently reviewing the new federal regulations on medical cannabis. Since the MMPR makes doctors the sole gatekeepers, their interest in cannabis has soared. After some initial reviews, a draft policy has been developed entitled “Marijuana for Medical Purposes.” It sets out the guidelines for physicians who prescribe dried cannabis. With the policy draft now published on their website, the College is inviting feedback from medical professionals, healthcare organizations, other professionals, and the public.
Jason Wilcox, Founding Director of Cannabis in Canada and co-founder of the MMAR Coalition against Repeal, made the following statement concerning the draft:
“We’re making history right now with the Coalition’s restraining order on the federal government. For the first time in this country’s history, doctors are looking into the medical benefits of cannabis, and are legally prescribing it. We, the first federally licensed producers and consumers, have to make our voices heard. We need to tell our stories and explain how cannabis has improved our lives. If we stay silent the Canadian public will be at the mercy of the anti-cannabis propaganda the federal government is determined to push and enforce via the MMPR.”
Already some of the feedback has been negative, with certain physicians still completely unaware of cannabis’ medical benefits.
– Read the entire article at Cannabis in Canada.