Cannabis for medical purposes

Ottawa Public Health provides information on the health effects from using cannabis so residents can make informed decisions that are best for them. Some research shows that the CBD (cannabidiol) found in cannabis may help treat specific medical conditions.

Ottawa Public Health encourages anyone who is considering the use of cannabis for medical purposes to talk with a health care practitioner and to not self-medicate or access cannabis from the Ontario Cannabis Store.

Prescription cannabinoids (nabilone and nabiximols) are approved therapeutic drugs in Canada. Dried and fresh cannabis and cannabis oil are not approved therapeutic drugs in Canada. Current research does not establish the safety and effectiveness of cannabis that is required for therapeutic drugs in Canada.

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