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CAMCD Trade Membership


CAMCD’s stringent Trade Association Membership requirements include 18 Required Ogranizational Practices that all members must follow. The CAMCD Certification Program goes much further, and ensures that all Certified Dispensaries adhere to over 50 additional standards, providing consistency, accountability, transparency, and superior quality of patient care across the country.


CAMCD represents a network that includes some of Canada’s most knowledgeable and experienced medical cannabis professionals. By promoting greater communication among the industry, CAMCD facilitates the better integration of dispensaries’ efforts towards community initiatives, research, and outreach, as well as assisting in the navigation of the regulatory frameworks around medical cannabis.


CAMCD is committed to actively lobbying for change in any legislation that fails to recognize the rights and needs of all medical cannabis patients, and fails to provide for safe, affordable, and consistent access. By communicating with municipal, provincial, and federal policy makers and elected officials, CAMCD promotes the patient’s right to grow their own medicine, and community-based access for those unable or unwilling to do so.

View the CAMCD Certification Standards

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Press Release: CAMCD Comments on Health Canada Correspondence

Download Original: CAMCD Press Release Sept 10 2015 2 CAMCD Press Release Sept 10 2015 2 CAMCD Comments on Health Canada Correspondence Federal government out of step with realities on the ground September 11, 2015 – – Today, the Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries (CAMCD) has confirmed some of the oldest dispensaries in North America […]

CAMCD Certification Program Participants

The CAMCD Certification Program consists of three progressive phases as participants work towards satisfying all CAMCD Certification Standards:

  • 1) A baseline survey and self-assessment
  • 2) An on-site survey to achieve a one-year Primary Certification.*
  • 3) An on-site survey to achieve a three-year Full Certification.

*Note: it is possible to achieve Full Certification at the first on-site survey if all conditions are met.

Program participants will receive support and feedback throughout the process.

CAMCD Trade Members