The studies are the latest in a long line of research showing that marijuana availability is associated with reductions in opiate use and misuse.
At the end of 2016 there were 329 doctors registered, by April of this year it had risen to 495.
Doctors will soon be able to prescribe the drug for several medical uses.
After a slow first year, thousands of new patients flooded in last summer when the program expanded to serve people suffering from intractable pain.
People looking for marijuana to alleviate their medical conditions can now seek a prescription through a Thunder Bay clinic.
Data obtained by CTV News shows the number of Canadians registered to use medical marijuana has soared from 30,000 to nearly 130,000 since Justin Trudeau became prime minister, after campaigning on a promise to legalize the drug.
While marijuana is increasingly recognized for its medicinal and therapeutic effects, prescribing the drug—”take two hits and call me in the morning”—has long been a tricky proposition for doctors.
Early this year, a disabled former automobile body worker named Greg Vialpando explained to lawmakers in New Mexico how medical marijuana helped his chronic back pain.
After the Liberal government announced plans to legalize recreational pot use next spring
As Canada prepares to legalize marijuana, the country’s doctors have a lot of concerns about the nitty-gritty of the law and how it will impact their practice, and patients.