Health Canada

Health Canada

March 31, 2014 09:40 ET

Departmental Statement on Court Injunction and Medical Marijuana

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 31, 2014) - The Government of Canada intends to appeal the Federal Court's order in the Allard case.

As a result of the court's injunction, the persons who were previously authorized to grow marijuana under the old Marihuana Medical Access Regulations (MMAR), who meet the terms of the Court order, will be able to continue to do so on an interim basis until the Court issues a final decision.

After April 1st, Health Canada will no longer be in the business of providing marijuana. We will not be issuing further licenses to individuals, and we will no longer be subsidizing marijuana use.

We want to remind Canadians that marijuana is not an approved drug or medicine in Canada. Health Canada does not endorse its use.

Canadians with questions can contact Health Canada at 1-866-337-7705 or mmap-pamm@hc-sc.gc.ca

Associated link:

Statement: Medical Marihuana Access Regulations Update

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