Information for Health Care Professionals: Cannabis (marihuana, marijuana) and the cannabinoids

Author(s)Government of Canada
Fileinformation-health-care-professionals-cannabis-cannabinoids-eng - 2018.pdf

This document has been prepared by the Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Branch at Health Canada to provide information on the use of cannabis (marihuana) and cannabinoids for medical purposes. This document is a summary of peer-reviewed literature and international reviews concerning potential therapeutic uses and harmful effects of cannabis and cannabinoids. It is not meant to be comprehensive and should be used as a complement to other reliable sources of information. This document is not a systematic review or meta-analysis of the literature and has not rigorously evaluated the quality and weight of the available evidence nor has it graded the level of evidence. Despite the similarity of format, it is not a Drug Product Monograph, which is a document which would be required if the product were to receive a Notice of Compliance authorizing its sale in Canada.

This document should not be construed as expressing conclusions or opinions from Health Canada about the appropriate use of cannabis (marihuana) or cannabinoids for medical purposes.

Available in French and English.

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