We believe that when medically indicated, cannabis/marijuana should be: accessible, safe, affordable, reliable, and equally recognized as a prescription medication.
Leading patient advocacy groups applaud federal government’s recognition of medical cannabis within proposed legalization framework Continuation of separate and accessible medical cannabis system is critical; leaves questions about affordability and commitment to research TORONTO, April 13, 2017 – The Arthritis Society and Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM) welcome the Federal government’ decision to preserve the existing Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) within the new legislation for the legalization of cannabis in Canada announced in … read more
Medical cannabis patient groups pleased federal government Task Force recognizes distinct needs of patients Task Force report agrees that patients need well-researched, regulated and affordable access to medical cannabis OTTAWA, Ontario – December 13, 2016 – Three leading patient advocacy groups commend the federal government’s Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation for their recommendations related to patient access to cannabis for medical purposes announced today. The groups are very pleased that the Task Force, chaired by the Hon. A. … read more
November 22, 2016 – Waterloo, Ontario – On November 16, 2016, Vice News published an article, “Veteran Medical Marijuana Benefits Are Costing Canada a Fortune”, on the skyrocketing use and cost of medical cannabis among Canadian veterans. The article uncovered industry practices that artificially inflate pricing for veterans’ medical cannabis as well as unethical referral arrangements between veteran clinics and licensed producers. Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM) is deeply concerned about the impact of differential pricing for … read more
Experiences of medical cannabis patients provide the Task Force with the insight necessary to prioritize patients’ needs TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired – October 18, 2016) – Patients who use cannabis for medical purposes had the opportunity today to directly address the federal government’s Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation about their issues and concerns as the Task Force develops recommendations for the government’s planned major changes to Canadian laws about cannabis. The full afternoon session in Toronto, hosted by leading Canadian patient … read more