As our society is gradually starting to accept that marijuana is a valid form of medicine, governments are starting to create new legislation to reflect this. In the United States we have seen a number of states pass bills to regulate medical marijuana. In Washington and Colorado we’ve even seen their governments regulate recreational marijuana.
The Canadian government in 2001 created the Medical Marihuana Access Regulations (MMAR) to satisfy a court ruling that patients had a right to medicinal marijuana in Canada. These regulations have recently been changed to the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR).
On June 19th, 2013 these regulations will be published in the Canada Gazette. Once it is published, a link will be made available on the Health Canada website at www.healthcanada.gc.ca/mma. Canabud.ca secured an early copy of these regulations from the Bureau of Medical Cannabis, a department of Health Canada.