Cannabis Information for Healthcare Professionals

The links below will take you to material published by the authoritative regulatory and licencing bodies for physicians, that can be used by primary care practitioners to guide their decisions when prescribing medical cannabis as a treatment option.

This material is valuable for helping you understand what the issues, concerns, questions are for medical professionals, like yourself. 

Physician Responsibilities Regarding Cannabis, Ontario Medical Association.

Information for Health Care Professionals: Cannabis (marihuana, marijuana) and the cannabinoids, Health Canada.

Systematic review of systematic reviews for medical cannabinoids, Canadian Family Physician.

Authorizing Dried Cannabis for Chronic Pain or Anxiety: Preliminary Guidance, The College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Prescribing smoked cannabis for chronic noncancer pain, Clinical Review.

Cannabis & Your Health: 10 Ways to Reduce Risks When using, CAMH.

Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines, CAMH.

Prescribing Drugs, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

Cannabis for Medical Purposes, The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

Cannabis Talk Kit: Know How to Talk to Your Teen, Drug-Free Kids Canada.

The College of Family Physicians of Canada Statement on Health Canada’s Proposed Changes to Medical Marijuana Regulations, The College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Complimentary/Alternative Medicine, Policy Statement #3 – 11, Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons

Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines: A Comprehensive Update of Evidence and Recommendations

(The above study led to this CAMH communication <—reports-and-books—research/canadas-lower-risk-guidelines-cannabis-pdf.pdf> and this <—reports-and-books—research/canadas-lower-risk-guidelines-cannabis-poster.pdf>.

Other Information: 

Cannabis and Driving

Physician Responsibilities Regarding Cannabis

Complimentary/Alternative Medicine