Many people who are new to medical cannabis are under the impression that they have to smoke it to experience its benefits. While smoking is one way to administer medical cannabis, cannabis oils have been used by medical patients for many years as a safe and effective non-inhalation alternative.
The power of the medical market is its ability to legitimize cannabis for a broad cross-section of patients, while providing a solid rationale for further research and clinical studies. Eliminating the medical market would suddenly delegitimize the very real medical benefits and applications patients experience today.
Medical cannabis has been legal in Canada since 2001, but the past 17 years have seen contrasting viewpoints and sometimes public spats, all while failing to produce a consensus among medical stakeholders as to its efficacy and, more importantly, its suitability. While doctors might still be on the fence, producers seem confident that medical cannabis will continue to emerge as a viable health treatment