Medical marijuana users can still be considered smokers, even if they use edibles or vaporizers
With nearly half of the country having already legalized the use of cannabis for medical purposes, physicians prescribing opioids for pain management have another alternative at their disposal.
College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. to issue stricter rules
Officials say the change will improve security, deter fraud and extract the state from the patient-physician relationship.
Doctors across the country will be pushed next week into the role of medical-marijuana gatekeepers, becoming the final decision makers on who gets legal pot.
There are many problems with the new medical marijuana program being initiated by the Conservative government.
Health Ministry includes distribution via pharmacies, authorizing another 10 doctors to prescribe the drug.
Doctors being asked to prescribe cannabis without rigorous testing, CMA says
The owner of the Takoma Wellness Center, former Rabbi Jeffrey Kahn, told The Huffington Post in May that he hoped his D.C. medical marijuana dispensary would open to customers after Memorial Day weekend.