Are dispensaries indispensable? Patient experiences of access to cannabis from medical cannabis dispensaries in Canada

Are dispensaries indispensable? Patient experiences of access to cannabis from medical cannabis dispensaries in Canada
February 10, 2018 Jeremy Jacob

Are dispensaries indispensable? Patient experiences of access to cannabis from medical cannabis dispensaries in Canada

Rielle Capler, Zach Walsh, Kim Crosby, Lynne Belle-Islec, Susan Holtzman, Philippe Lucas, Robert Callaway

 

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In 2001, Canada established a federal program for cannabis for therapeutic purposes (CTP). Medical cannabis dispensaries (dispensaries) are widely accessed as a source of CTP despite storefront sales of cannabis being illegal. The discrepancy between legal status and social practice has fuelled active debate regarding the role of dispensaries. The present study aims to inform this debate by analysing CTP user experiences with different CTP sources, and comparing dispensary users to those accessing CTP from other sources.

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View PDF: Medical Marijuana, Community Building, and Canada’s Compassionate Societies

 

 

 

 

 

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