What are the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR)?

The new Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) replace the Marihuana Medical Access Regulations (MMAR). As of April 1, 2014, individuals may only access cannabis for medical purposes from licensed producers approved by Health Canada.

A Federal Court injunction has allowed MMAR patients to continue growing their own cannabis or have a designated producer continue to grow their cannabis, at least until the court case has been resolved.


Is medicinal cannabis safe?

When consumed responsibly, medical cannabis can be an effective and safe natural remedy for some patients. However, dried medical cannabis is not for everyone. You may have a physical or psychological condition that increases the risk of adverse effects. Medicinal Express recommends that you consult with your health care practitioner before consuming and maintain regular checkups throughout your treatment. 

Who can be a Medicinal Express client?

As a Licensed Producer under Health Canada guidelines, MedEx accepts registration from any individual who ordinarily resides in Canada and provides the appropriate medical documents signed by a health care practitioner. Individuals must provide the following two documents, and upon approval by MedEx will receive a patient number to place orders online or via phone:

  • Application to be a MedEx patient

  • Medical Documentor ATP signed by a health care practitioner. Please note that MedEx has no affiliation whatsoever with any other LPs.

I have an Authorization to Possess (ATP) under the MMAR regulations. Can I use that to register with MedEx?

Absolutely! Your Health Canada Authorization to Possess can be used to register as a client with a licensed producer under the MMPR for the duration it remains valid. Sign up today.


How do I obtain a medical document?

Qualifying patients are eligible. Print out the MedEx Medical Document and take it to your health care practitioner today. If you are unable to print the document, please complete the online application, and MedEx can mail you a copy. Or feel free to call us at 1-855-MEDEX01 (63339).