It’s no secret that even with the legalization of medical cannabis in Canada in 2001, access to the treatment has been challenging for patients. In 2021, parts of The Cannabis Act which governs this system will be coming up for review. With this in mind, MCC felt it was important to understand what the current challenges are for patients in the medical system in Canada and how to address them, which is why we developed the Medical Cannabis Patient Survey (MCPS) with the input from a diverse group of patient volunteers!
The MCPS found systemic barriers in the legal medical cannabis system that are pushing the majority of patients into recreational and unregulated markets without the support of a healthcare professional. Results illuminate the challenges all patients face, the comparative experiences of those with and without a medical document and which policy changes patients support.
Source: Medical Cannabis Canada (MCC)