- While medical cannabis is currently legal in Canada, recreational cannabis is not. In 2017, after years of campaign promises, public consultations, debate and reports, the Government of Canada introduced Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts (the Cannabis Act).
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Sep 08, 2017 · The original regulation that allowed patients to access medical marijuana in Canada was enacted in 2001 and called the Marihuana Medical Access Regulations (MMAR). This regulation allowed patients to possess dried marijuana flower/bud with a license issued by the Government with the application being signed off by a physician.
Nov 01, 2021 · Marijuana was banned in Canada back in 1923, and it took almost 80 years before it became legal to use it for medicinal purposes. Canada finally legalized medicinal cannabis in 2001. Public opinion helped shape the next stage of marijuana law in Canada. In late November 2017, the Cannabis Act, Bill C-45, was passed by the House of Commons. In March 2018, it passed second reading in the Senate and on June 18, 2018, the House passed the bill.