Cannabis as a drug is legal to possess, consume, or grow for medicinal purposes under conditions outlined in the Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations issued by Health Canada.
In April 2014, the Medical Marijuana Access Program was replaced by the Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (or MMPR) by Health Canada.
In June 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada expanded the definition of medical cannabis to include any form of the drug, including but not limited to brownies, teas, or oils.
February 24, 2016 A Vancouver Federal Court judge rules medical marijuana law unconstitutional. The judge has struck down the law barring medical users from obtaining marijuana outside of licensed producers, saying it violates their charter rights. In (the Allard decision). It was argued, and the Federal Court agreed, that limiting patient access to purchasing from Licensed Producers under the MMPR , infringed Section 7 of the Charter, and on that basis, the entire MMPR was declared invalid.