Under the new MMPR (Marijuana for Medical Purposes) regulation, anyone who resides primarily in Canada can be prescribed MMJ (medical marijuana) from their doctor.
All Canadian physicians are authorized to prescribe cannabis. Additionally, nurse practitioners working where recommending cannabis for medical purposes is permitted under their scope of practice may also prescribe.
Alternatively, you can provide the contact info for the hospital, hostel or other institution where you are staying. The application statement will need to be signed and dated by a manager of the specified shelter, hostel or similar institution confirming that the institution provides food, lodging or other social services to you.
The licensed cannabis producer needs to receive the completed paper work before they are permitted to fill your prescription.
The Applicant Statement includes:
The application can be prepared and signed by a responsible individual on behalf of the patient. Simply follow the standard application requirements (above) and include a statement by that individual that they are responsible for the applicant. Remember to include the date.
Licensed producers are allowed to provide up to 150 grams or 30 times the daily amount, whichever is less, per shipment. As a medical marijuana patient, you will be allowed to possess up to 150 grams of dried cannabis at any given time (just over five ounces).
The section of the MMPR (Marijuana for Medical Purposes regulation) dealing with patient registration can be found here.