Any doctor can write a prescription for medical cannabis to their patients if they believe it would be an effective treatment method for the symptoms the patient is experiencing, but this is not the only way to obtain a medical prescription. If a patient receives a confirmation of diagnosis for a medical condition which cannabis can be prescribed to treat, the patient can take the confirmation document to one of many clinics which specializes in the applications of cannabis in medical treatment to obtain a prescription.
Once a prescription has been obtained, the patient can send the prescription document to a licensed producer along with the producer’s client registration forms and the licensed producer registers the client to complete the process. Once this has been done, the patient may purchase cannabis from the licensed producer up to the maximum allowed by the patient’s prescription.
To apply for a license to grow medical cannabis for yourself, or to designate someone to grow on your behalf, a personal production application or designated grower application is submitted by mail to Health Canada for approval. Health Canada processes the application and, if approved, will issue a grow license to either the patient or the designated grower.