Marijuana's journey to legal health treatment

The Canadian experience
CBC News (Canada)
Monday, August 17, 2009

med-marijuana-health-canadaIn 2001, Canada became the first country to adopt a formal system to regulate the medicinal use of marijuana — the Marijuana Medical Access Regulations. The policy allowed people suffering from terminal illnesses or severe conditions such as epilepsy, AIDS, multiple sclerosis and cancer to use the drug if it eased their symptoms. Some people would be able to grow marijuana themselves under strict guidelines.