ACMPR is short for the Access to Cannabis for Medicinal Purposes Regulations, which are the rules governing the authorization and use of medical cannabis across Canada. ACMPR and its rules are administered by Health Canada, which include how it is authorized, who qualifies, who can produce cannabis, and much more.
Patients who wish to possess and use medical cannabis must qualify for an ACMPR to do so. First, they must obtain authorization from their doctor or another authorized medical health practitioner such as Olivia Brown. The doctor will then provide an authorization document that will outline the patient’s dosage and the duration of treatment. The document allows the patient to legally possess the appropriate amount of cannabis during the treatment period.
While cannabis has been legalized for recreational use in October 2018, it is important to note that individuals who require additional amounts of cannabis for their medical needs, over the legal amount allowed under the Cannabis Act, must require an ACMPR to do so. In addition to allowing a patient to possess more cannabis than the Cannabis Act allows, the ACMPR also helps ensure the quality of cannabis products that are available to the medical market, adhere to strict regulation of strain quality.
While the Cannabis Act may change in the coming years or even months, with ACMPR still available, medical cannabis patients in Canada can rest assured that the medical access to this treatment option has been safeguarded by the ACMPR.
Prices for ACMPR license services can be found on our pricing page.