PRESS RELEASE – CAMCD Congratulates Liberals on win

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CAMCD Congratulates Liberals on win

Dispensaries Look Forward To Working With Government

Vancouver, BC, October 20, 2015 – The Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries (CAMCD) would like to congratulate Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada for their win in last nights election. “We think it’s a very positive step generally for the future of cannabis in Canada,” said President Jamie Shaw “ending prohibition is a great start, but there is still a need for regulations that address the needs of medicinal users.”

CAMCD has been lobbying for the inclusion of dispensaries in a Canadian regulatory framework since 2011, continuing the decade-long work of its founding members, and represents the largest cannabis patient group in Canada. In the last year, CAMCD has grown to over thirty member dispensaries, and has been heavily involved in consultations with various municipalities about their bylaw or licensing regulations.

The organization is looking forward to again engaging in dialogue with the federal government . “We want Canada to have the best system possible, and learn from the mistakes of other jurisdictions,” Shaw said. “We can help regulators here avoid the problems places like Washington State have had on the medical side, and contribute to something that truly works for everybody.”

CAMCD is a non-profit trade association for medical cannabis dispensaries founded in 2011. Their Dispensary Certification Program is a rigorous accreditation program developed in part with the support of the UBC SEED Project, and funded by a Peter Wall Solutions Initiative.

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For Vancouver media or information inquiries please contact Jamie Shaw by email at info@camcd.ca.

For Victoria media or information inquiries please contact Dieter MacPherson by email at dietermacpherson@gmail.com

Does GST/HST apply to medical cannabis?

CAMCD has obtained a legal opinion from David Sherman, Canada’s leading authority on GST/HST, that no GST/HST is payable on medical cannabis. CAMCD has been working behind the scenes for two years to clarify this important issue to ensure that patients do not have to pay a penny more than they should for this essential medicine.

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July 2012 CAMCD Update

1) Medical Cannabis Reforms at Critical Juncture
2) Historic CAMCD Consultations on Medical Cannabis Dispensaries
3) Recent Media Surrounding the Proposed Reforms to the MMAP

1) Medical Cannabis Reforms at Critical Juncture

June 19, 2012 – Ottawa, ON

A consultation process was launched by Health Canada in June of 2011 to inform amendments to the Marihuana Medical Access Program (MMAP). The Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries (CAMCD) participated in the consultations along with other stakeholders, including patients, municipalities, physicians, law enforcement agencies and Canadians.

A summary of the key themes emerging from these consultations was recently released by Health Canada. “We were pleased to see that there was widespread support for creating a regulated industry for the production and distribution of medical cannabis” explained Rade Kovacevic, President of CAMCD. “Health Canada’s summary report also demonstrated stakeholder support for other amendments that we hope will improve patient access to this program.”

“CAMCD is particularly pleased the summary included the view that medical cannabis dispensaries could play an important role in providing education and outreach to individuals who use cannabis for medical purposes” stated Mr. Kovacevic. Over the past 15 years, medical cannabis dispensaries have served over 30,000 patients upon recommendation of their healthcare practitioner. They have vast practical experience with patient care, education, access and administration, and medical cannabis varieties and products.

The summary stated that some stakeholders thought there might be some discomfort with store-front entities. According to Mr. Kovacevic, “this concern was vague in nature and we believe is largely due to stigma and lack of understanding of the role dispensaries play and the benefits they provide to patients and the community. To address this CAMCD will continue to provide their expertise and work collaboratively with Health Canada to help create a reformed MMAP that meets the needs of all stakeholders.”

In collaboration with the University of British Columbia and Canadians for Safe Access, CAMCD will be holding consultation meetings June 28-29 in Vancouver to hear from policy-makers, health care providers, patients and dispensaries in British Columbia. These consultations will provide an opportunity for CAMCD to listen to concerns and answer questions about dispensaries, as well as to receive input into a standards and certification program for medical cannabis dispensaries being developed by CAMCD.

The Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries is a not-for-profit corporation established to promote a regulated community- based approach to medical cannabis access, and to support medical
cannabis dispensaries in the provision of high quality patient care across Canada.

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For a copy of the Report on the 2011 Consultations Results:

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/consultation/marihuana/_2011/program/consult_reform-eng.php#a4

2) Historic Consultations on CAMCD Standards & Certification Program for Medical Cannabis Dispensaries

In a historic step for medical cannabis in Canada, CAMCD conducted two days of consultations June 28-29 at UBC Robson Square in Vancouver. The consultations brought together key stakeholders from British Columbia to gather information on CAMCD’s Standards & Certification Program for dispensaries.

The first day of consultations were held with an array of public policy and health care stakeholders. Participants included representatives from the Provincial Ministry of Health, municipal councilors and planners, Vancouver Coastal Health, medical health officers, health researchers, physicians and non-governmental organizations. The second day of consultations brought together dispensaries & patients. Almost all of the medical cannabis dispensaries in B.C. participated (comprising over a third of all dispensaries in Canada) along with patient representatives from each organization.

Each day of consultations reviewed the main areas of dispensary operations examining and offering feedback on standards and best practices for the operation of dispensaries, with a focus on dispensary credibility and quality of care provided. Both consultations were immensely constructive. The Standards Program was extremely well-received by all stakeholders and each day garnered great input and engagement from their respective groups. The next step will be incorporating input into the CAMCD Standards & Certification Program, which remains on track for launch in fall of this year.

The consultations were held as part of the Medical Cannabis: Standards, Engagement, Evaluation and Dissemination (SEED) project and funded by the Peter Wall Solutions Initiative, which focuses on practical and innovative solutions to societal problems. The Peter Wall Solutions Initiative (PWSI) enables UBC faculty to team with community organizations in order to address issues of societal importance through innovative, interdisciplinary and academically rigorous research projects. The PWSI is supported by the Peter Wall Endowment to UBC.

June 26 2012 Press Release: Historic Consultations on the Regulation of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries to be held in Vancouver

3) Recent Media Surrounding the Proposed Reforms to the MMAP

Changes to medical pot program could double costs, users say

Ottawa drags out medical pot reform

Medicinal pot users protest proposed changes to marijuana access program

Medical cannabis growers not inspected by Health Canada

Jeet-Kei Leung of the BCCCS and CAMCD explaining the benefits of dispensaries

Compassion Club Challenging Constitution

April 2012 CAMCD Update

1) National Pain Strategy Endorsement
2) BC Supreme Court Ruling Finds MMAR Unconstitutional
3) A Taste for Life Fundraiser
4) HEC Montreal Guest Lecture

1) National Pain Strategy Endorsement

Do you believe all Canadian children deserve access to the best pain care?
If you require surgery, do you want your post-operative pain treated properly?
If you suffer a painful injury requiring treatment in an emergency department, do you want to be sure that your pain will be properly assessed and treated?
Do you want your doctor or healthcare professional to be at least as well-educated in treating pain as a veterinarian is?

If you answered YES to any of these questions endorse the National Pain Strategy.

CAMCD is encouraging patients across the country to endorse the National Pain Strategy. The Canadian Pain Society (CPS) and the Canadian Pain Coalition (CPC), along with their partner organizations will be hosting the 2012 Canadian Pain Summit later this month in Ottawa and will be presenting the National Pain Strategy for final consideration. This is a great opportunity for a diverse range of organizations to work together and put chronic pain treatments on the national agenda.

To endorse the strategy, click here:


http://e-activist.com/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1741&ea.campaign.id=13076

The National Pain Strategy recently was covered in the Globe and Mail. To read the article, click here:


http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/chronic-pain-patients-overlooked-in-debate-about-ocycontin-abuse/article2401968/

2) BC Supreme Court Ruling Finds MMAR Unconstitutional

Friday April 14 2012

Vancouver, British Columbia

The Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries (CAMCD) applauds today’s BC Supreme Court decision finding Health Canada’s Marihuana Medical Access Program (MMAP) to be unconstitutional. “This decision is great news for patients and their providers,” said Adam Greenblatt, a CAMCD Director. “Cannabis foods and resins are the cornerstone of many patients’ medical treatment.”

The defendant, Owen Smith, the head baker for Victoria’s Cannabis Buyer’s Club of Canada, was charged with possession of THC for the purposes of trafficking and possession of cannabis. In December 2009 Mr. Smith was arrested in a downtown apartment while baking cookies infused with medical cannabis which are used as treatment for patients suffering from chronic and critical conditions who cannot or choose not to inhale or otherwise use dried cannabis.

BC Supreme Court Justice Johnston found that the “artificial restriction” on “dried” marijuana in the Marihuana Medical Access Regulations breaches Section 7 of the Charter of Rights. “The remedy for this breach is to remove the word ‘dried’ where it appears in the medical marijuana access regulations,” said Johnston.

Medical cannabis dispensaries (aka ‘compassion clubs’) currently serve over 30,000 patients across Canada. Since 1996, dispensaries have been providing patients with safe access to a wide variety of medical cannabis products including baked goods, tinctures and resins.

Last June, Health Canada announced an overhaul to the MMAP in response to concerns raised by a number of stakeholders. Health Canada has stated it intends to remove itself as a distributor and adopt a more traditional regulatory capacity in the marketplace. CAMCD has been involved in constructive consultations with Health Canada officials around these proposed reforms.

CAMCD is a not-for-profit corporation established to promote a regulated community-based approach to medical cannabis access, and to support medical cannabis dispensaries in the provision of high quality patient care across Canada.


http://www.camcd-acdcm.ca/2012/04/medical-marijuana-bakery-trial-program-once-again-declared-unconstitutional/

3) A Taste for Life Fundraiser

A Taste for Life is a fundraiser for HIV/AIDS service organizations across the country, held on April 25th.

Help fight HIV/AIDS just by dining out!

Make a dinner reservation;
Have a great evening out;
The restaurant will donate 25% of your bill to support the HIV/AIDS organization in your community!

Helping a great cause has never been so easy – or tasted so good!

It’s one night only – get a group together and book early!

For more information and to find participating restaurants, please visit: http://www.atasteforlife.org/

4) HEC Montréal Guest Lecture

CAMCD Director Adam Greenblatt gave a guest lecture to an MBA class at one of Québec’s leading business schools, HEC Montréal. Mr. Greenblatt spoke at length about the mechanics of the emerging medical cannabis sector, as well as the obstacles he has faced as an activist and entrepreneur. It was a unique opportunity and a promising sign of how medical cannabis is being mainstreamed and integrated into the Canadian economy.

February 2012 CAMCD Update

1) Health Canada Meets with Organizations Interested in Becoming LCPs
2) Medical Cannabis: Standards, Engagement, Evaluation and Dissemination (SEED)” project

1) Health Canada Meets with Organizations Interested in Becoming LCPs

In February, Health Canada hosted meetings in Victoria and Ottawa for organizations and individuals who had previously expressed interest in applying for Licensed Commercial Producer (LCP) status. The meetings focused on specific technical details of the manufacturing and packaging of medical cannabis, with the aim to inform Health Canada representatives and aid them in developing reforms to the Marihuana Medical Access Program (MMAP). Both meetings were well attended by a diverse range of organizations. CAMCD applauds Health Canada for inviting the expertise that already exists within the medical cannabis sector and considering this input when drafting reforms to the MMAP.

CAMCD’s directors have been able to effectively provide input through these meetings regarding regulations around LCPs that would allow dispensaries to be included.

There is an opportunity for patients under the proposed reformed MMAP to form not-for-profits or co-operatives and apply for LCP status. The proposal does not preclude patients from forming collectives and producing their medicine in a common setting. Patients concerned about the removal of the Personal Production Licenses (PPLs) can consider this option as a stop gap measure to address affordability and other access issues.

2) Medical Cannabis: Standards, Engagement, Evaluation and Dissemination (SEED)” project

The Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries, Canadians for Safe Access, and researchers from University of British Columbia are extremely pleased to announce the launch of the “Medical Cannabis: Standards, Engagement, Evaluation and Dissemination (SEED)” project, funded by a 3 year grant from the Peter Wall Solutions Initiative.[1] The Peter Wall Solutions Initiative focuses on practical and innovative solutions to societal problems.

“Certification of dispensaries based on collaboratively developed standards will help ensure product safety, improve patient education and support strategies that promote the safe and effective use of medical cannabis” said Rielle Capler (Co-PI), currently a doctoral student at UBC and co-founder of CAMCD. “The self-regulation of dispensaries is a necessary step to integrate this patient-centered health delivery model into the national regulatory framework.”

“Surveys suggest that dispensaries are an integral part of safe access to medical cannabis for critically and chronically ill Canadians” said Philippe Lucas, (Co-PI), a research affiliate with the Centre for Addictions Research of B.C, and co-director of Canadians for Safe Access, a national medical cannabis patient advocacy organization, “a well-developed certification program will increase transparency and accountability to this rapidly growing patient group”.

“The grant from the Peter Wall Solutions Initiative will increase the capacity of CAMCD to develop a self-regulatory program for dispensaries”, states Zach Walsh, the principal investigator (PI) on the study, a researcher at the Okanagan campus of UBC, and co-director of the Centre for the Advancement of Psychological Science and Law. “The ultimate goal is to improve the health and well-being of people living in Canada by enhancing safe access to medical cannabis.”

The project team will be working with community partners to organize a series of consultations to develop these standards and to assess their impact on the day-to-day operations of dispensaries, the patient population they serve, and the community-at-large.



[1] The Peter Wall Solutions Initiative (PWSI) enables UBC faculty to team with community organizations in order to address issues of societal importance through innovative, interdisciplinary and academically rigorous research projects. The PWSI is supported by the Peter Wall Endowment to UBC. http://research.ubc.ca/vpri/ubc-peter-wall-solutions-initiative.

December 2011 CAMCD Update

1) CAMPS Survey
2) Happy Holidays!

1) CAMPS Survey

The CAMPS Survey is still ongoing and receiving a great amount of response. We encourage patients to continue to complete the survey, as the results will be very useful in advocating for high standards of patient care.

If you use cannabis for medical purposes and are a resident of Canada, please consider completing the survey at:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CannabisSurvey.

2) Happy Holidays!

CAMCD would like to wish everyone a happy holidays and a great new year! We look forward to getting back to work and moving ahead full steam in the new year!

Study Investigates Barriers to Medical Marijuana Access in Canada

By Jeremiah Vandermeer, Cannabis Culture – Thursday, December 1 2011

CANNABIS CULTURE – Do you use cannabis for medical purposes? A coalition of health groups is asking for the help of Canadian medical marijuana users in a new study about barriers to accessing the drug.

The study was created by researchers at the University of British Columbia Okanagan and the Canadian AIDS Society and has the backing of a varied group of partners including the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network, Canadians for Safe Access, the Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries, and the Canadian Treatment Action Council.

Researchers will collect data from a comprehensive online survey filled out by anyone who lives in Canada and uses cannabis for medical purposes. The information will be used in a study that will focus on difficulties in accessing cannabis.

TAKE PART in THE SURVEY

The national survey was created by cannabis activist and researcher Rob Callaway with a grant from UBC Okanagan’s Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention, based on another study created by Lynne Belle-Isle of the Canadian AIDS society.

“The academic literature is almost silent on the topic,” Callaway told Cannabis Culture. “The cannabis community is well aware of the Hell people go through trying to get access to cannabis, the sick are well aware, some of the court cases have make some lawyers and judges well aware, but by and large, people in academia have no clue.”

Callaway said information collected in the study is intended to add to the base of knowledge in the academic literature and will be helpful in in future studies, court cases and political initiatives on the subject.
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“When it’s completed, it will be the most comprehensive study of its kind ever conducted in Canada … to document in the literature the barriers people encounter while trying to access cannabis,” Callaway said.

The study takes about 30 minutes to an hour to complete and includes a wide range of questions about topics including where patients acquire their medicine and interactions they’ve had with medical professionals in relation to medical marijuana. The questions were developed, in part, with a community board of activists, researchers, medical marijuana growers and patients from across the country.

Anybody who is Canadian and “uses cannabis for what they themselves would consider some form of medical use” is invited to participate in the survey. “They don’t have to have their Health Canada card or a recommendation by a physician,” Callaway said.

Callaway said the information will be analysed and the findings presented publicly and published in a journal.

“Because it’s a national study, we’re hoping to acquire a lot of data that hasn’t been found before,” he said.

In the recent court case of R. v. Mernagh, an Ontario judge ruled Canada’s Marihuana Medical Access Regulations (MMAR) “constitutionally invalid” due to patients having trouble accessing the drug. The judge said the “overwhelming refusal” by doctors “to participate in the medicinal marijuana program completely undermines the effectiveness of the program.”

The government of Canada has proposed a number of changes to the MMAR that have many medical cannabis users worried, including ending personal cultivation and building a system of private for-profit medpot dealers.

Read more: http://www.cannabisculture.com/v2/content/2011/12/01/Study-Investigates-Barriers-Medical-Marijuana-Access-Canada

November 2011 CAMCD Update

1) CAMCD Dispensary Certification
2) Cannabis Access for Medical Purposes Survey
3) New Health Canada FAQ
4) Family Physician Forum
5) International Drug Policy Reform Conference

1) CAMCD Membership

CAMCD will begin accepting applications from dispensaries for certification in early 2012. Check our web site and facebook for updates!

2) Cannabis Access for Medical Purposes Survey

The Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries has been collaborating with researchers at the University of British Columbia, with the Canadian AIDS Society, the Canadian Treatment Action Council, the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network and others to conduct a survey, the Cannabis Access for Medical Purposes Survey (CAMPS).

The information collected will be useful to understand the barriers and facilitators to access to cannabis for medical purposes.

If you use cannabis for medical purposes and are a resident of Canada, please consider completing the survey at
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CannabisSurvey

If you are a dispensary or other organization that works with patients who use cannabis for medical purposes, and would like the hard copies of the surveys and consent forms for those who may not have access to the online survey, please let us know and we’ll send them to you.

Please share this survey with your network. If you would like a button for your website, just ask and we’ll send that to you as well.

Thank you very much for your participation!

Your participation is greatly appreciated.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

3) New Health Canada FAQ

Health Canada has released a new FAQ for their “Proposed Improvements to the Marihuana Medical Access Program (MMAP)”. These reflect a number of suggestions and concerns that CAMCD and others expressed during consultations with Health Canada.

Health Canada has confirmed that medical cannabis dispensaries are welcome to apply to become a Licensed Commercial Producer (LCP).

Health Canada plans to have the LCPs begin production in 2014. Health Canada acknowledges that it will take LCPs time to create a large enough supply to meet patient needs. The Personal Use Production Licenses (PUPLs) and Designated Production Licenses (DPPLs) are therefore to continue into 2014 to address the lack of a consistent supply. PUPLs and DPPLs serve the important role of providing lower costs to patient as well as specialized strains. Rather than removing their licenses outright, CAMCD will urge Health Canada to find other ways to address their concerns around safety and security.

Health Canada has also reopened the opportunity for Canadians to provide feedback on the proposed changes to the MMAP. We encourage anyone who has not yet provided their comment to take advantage of this renewed opportunity. Health Canada’s proposal, as well as information on providing feedback, can be found here: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/consultation/marihuana/_2011/program/index-eng.php

The revised Health Canada “FAQ: Improvements to the Marihuana Medical Access Program” can be found here: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/consultation/marihuana/_2011/program/faq-eng.php

4) Family Physician Forum

CAMCD board members attended the 2011 Family Physician Forum in Montreal Nov. 3-5. The CAMCD booth provided a great opportunity to speak directly with physicians across the country about medical cannabis. The CAMCD booth was heavily attended, providing information about the benefits of cannabis, addressing the concerns and questions of physicians, and introducing them to non-smoking ingestion options such as vapourizers and cannabis edibles. The response from the Forum was overwhelmingly positive and was a fantastic venue in which to share our expertise. CAMCD was able to educate physicians on the process of completing both dispensary and MMAR forms. CAMCD thanks the FMF for the great experience.

5) International Drug Policy Reform Conference

CAMCD Advisory Board Member Rielle Capler attended the International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Los Angeles Nov. 2-5. This conference, organized by the Drug Policy Alliance, brings together people from all over the world working toward a common goal: to end the failed war on drugs and move all nations towards drug policy grounded in evidence, compassion, health and human rights. Rielle attended panels and roundtables, visited some dispensaries in Los Angeles, met with other Canadian drug policy reformers at a lunch put on by the newly formed Canadian Drug Policy Coalition, and presented on behalf of CAMCD. The presentation covered CAMCD’s work creating a national association to represent dispensaries, the need for formalized standards, and upcoming changes to the Health Canada’s medical cannabis regulations. This conference was an excellent opportunity to learn first-hand about the different regulatory measures for medical cannabis that exist in various US states, and to share information about what is happening in Canada. Rielle returned with new connections, a wider perspective, practical ideas, validation for CAMCD’s work, and incredible inspiration. CAMCD is extremely grateful to the DPA for their generous scholarship to Rielle that allowed her to attend.

Learn more about the Drug Policy Alliance http://www.drugpolicy.org/

Cannabis Access for Medical Purposes Survey

CAMCD has been collaborating with researchers at the University of British Columbia, the Canadian AIDS Society, the Canadian Treatment Action Council, the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network, and others to conduct the Cannabis Access for Medical Purposes Survey (CAMPS).

If you use cannabis for medical purposes and are a resident of Canada, please consider completing the survey at:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CannabisSurvey.

The survey is very detailed, but we think it will provide valuable information to advocate for better access.

If you are a dispensary, and would like the hard copies of the surveys and consent forms to give to your patients, please let us know and we’ll send them to you.

If you would like a button for your website, just ask and we’ll send that to you as well.

Thank you very much for your participation!



October 2011 CAMCD Update

1) Health Research Caucus on Pain Research
2) International Drug Policy Reform Conference
3) Family Physician Forum

1) Health Research Caucus on Pain Research

On Oct. 17 2011, CAMCD director Adam Greenblatt attended the Health Research Caucus on Pain Research in Ottawa, Ontario. “In 2009, Research Canada: An Alliance for Health Discovery established a Health Research Caucus (HRC), drawing Parliamentarians from all political parties to participate in a forum to discuss the critical importance of health research to the health and wealth of Canadians, and consider the benefits of the health research industry’s skilled and knowledgeable work force”. The event featured a number of well respected speakers including but not limited to, Senator Kelvin K. Ogilvie, Dr. Mary Lynch, and Mr. Jacques Hendlisz, and provided a fantastic venue for participants to network and share their expertise.

For more information: rc-rc.ca/events/parliamentary-events

2) International Drug Policy Reform Conference

The Drug Policy Alliance will be hosting the International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Los Angeles, California November 2-5 2011. The International Drug Policy Reform Conference is a biennial event that brings together people from around the world who believe that the war on drugs is doing more harm than good. It brings together over 1,000 attendees representing 30 different countries. This year attendees will have the opportunity to spend three days interacting with people committed to finding alternatives to the war on drugs while participating in sessions given by leading experts from around the world.

CAMCD Advisory Board member, Rielle Capler, will be presenting at the conference on the “Innovative Approaches to Medical Marijuana Distribution and Services” panel. This panel will focus on the need for improved patient access to high-quality medical marijuana, support services, and increased civil and legal protections. What are the obstacles facing medical marijuana patients? How are different jurisdictions and providers addressing these issues? Rielle will share information about CAMCD, including our work on the development of a standards and certification system, our efforts to have medical cannabis dispensaries included in the new national regulatory framework for medical cannabis, and the Dispensaries and Indispensable! campaign. CAMCD is grateful for the scholarship awarded to Rielle by the International Drug Policy Reform Conference to attend the conference.

For more information: www.reformconference.org

3) Family Physician Forum

CAMCD will be hosting a booth at the Family Physician Forum in Montreal, Quebec November 3-5, 2011. “The Family Medicine Forum (FMF) is the premier family medicine conference in Canada. FMF 2011 combines the annual scientific assemblies of the College of Family Physicians of Canada, The Quebec College of Family Physicians (QCFP) and the annual workshops of the CFPC’s Sections of Teachers and Researchers. Each year the FMF is attended by over 2500 family physicians, family medicine teachers and researchers, residents, medical students, nurses, nurse practitioners and many other health care professionals who come not only for the great variety of CME offered, but for the opportunity to network with their colleagues and friends from across the country”.

CAMCD’s booth will provide the opportunity for FMF participants from across Canada to have their questions about medical cannabis and dispensaries answered, and will provide a venue for further discussions about how health care practitioners and medical cannabis dispensaries can support each other in ensuring Canadians have access to medical cannabis and receive the best possible level of care.

For more information: fmf.cfpc.ca

Thanks for reading! Have a great day!

Sincerely,

CAMCD