Last updated on: 5/1/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Health Canada Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“Based on the feedback received, information materials will be developed for organizations and individuals on how to access Health Canada’s medical marijuana program, how to speak to a physician about medical marijuana, legal considerations, suggestions on how to use cannabis as therapy, and other topics. The project, which is being funded by PHAC’s Legal, Ethical and Human Rights Fund, will also develop an action plan to address the issues identified.”

“Canada’s Report on HIV/AIDS 2005,” Public Health Agency of Canada, 2005

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“Health Canada is the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health, while respecting individual choices and circumstances.”

“About Health Canada,” Health Canada website (accessed Sep. 21, 2007)

Mission:

“Health Canada is committed to improving the lives of all of Canada ‘s people and to making this country’s population among the healthiest in the world as measured by longevity, lifestyle and effective use of the public health care system.”

“About Mission, Values, Activities,” Health Canada website (accessed Sep. 21, 2007)

Other:
Canadian agency