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Medical cannabis (or marijuana)

Medical Cannabis (or Marijuana)

The Lung Association – Ontario encourages continued research into the use of cannabis for medical purposes, as the benefits, risks and safety of it require further study.

Medically prescribed cannabis has been legal in Canada since 2001. Research has shown that there are some properties that may be useful for pain and symptom management of some chronic diseases.

People considering using cannabis for medicinal purposes should make this decision in consultation with their healthcare provider and consider alternatives to smoking it.