Welcome to the humble beginnings of our Cannabis Resource Library. Our goal is to collect as much accurate information as we can regarding Cannabis sativa L., in particular, its medicinal properties and uses. This is very much a work in progress, not just because it is a relatively new field, but because significant discoveries and decisions are being made on a regular basis that change the way scientists, doctors, lawyers, politicians, patients and Canadians regard cannabis.
We are neither doctors nor scientists. We are medical patients with decades of experience growing and using cannabis, and are part of a large network of like-minded souls. Nothing we publish on this site should be considered medical or legal advice - we aren't qualified to give it. If you are looking for medical advice, contact a qualified medical practitioner, like an MD.
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CARE offers a growing library of, what we believe to be, credible information about this vast subject. We hope you find the library both informative and useful.
The familiar aroma of cannabis comes from organic molecules that vapourize from the trichomes into the air. Over 150 terpenes and terpenoids have been located in cannabis. Individually, some have been medically researched, yet how a terpene affects the therapeutic effects of cannabis remains understudied. Discover each terpene's details.
Canadian courts gave Canadians access to cannabis for medical purposes. Current scientific evidence does not establish the safety and efficacy of cannabis required for Health Canada to approve cannabis as a therapeutic drug.
A lot of endocannabinoid system knowledge comes from animal studies or computer models, and is not yet covered in medical schools. We need human studies and trials, as we definitely have endocannabinoid systems. Discover what we do know.
Acts passed by the Parliament of Canada and by provincial legislatures are the primary sources of law. Canadian laws recognize and protect basic rights and freedoms, and must be consistent with the constitution to be valid.
Regulations concerning cannabis made under this act include: Access to Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulation; Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations; Industrial Hemp Regulations; Enforcement of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Regulations; Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations; New Classes of Practitioners Regulations; Precursor Control Regulations; Qualifications for Designation as an Analyst Regulations; Designated Substances and Precursors for the Purposes of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, Regulations.
Currently, Cannabis sativa L. remains a Schedule II drug under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act. Industrial hemp, unique from cannabis the controlled substance, is authorized by a licence issued under the Industrial Hemp Regulations. Hemp seed-based foods are legal for tender, yet the Food and Drug Act excludes cannabis. Possessing and selling cannabis for non-medical authorized purposes is illegal. And, although cannabis is not an approved therapeutic product, the courts in Canada have ruled that the federal government must provide reasonable access to a legal source of marijuana for medical purposes. As a result, Canada has many acts and regulations that concern Cannabis sativa L.