Chapter 4 Federal Drug Regulations Q&A (1 of 16) Sample Questions
1. TJ is 75 year old man with lung cancer who sought your advice on the possibility of taking Cannabis to help chemotherapy induced nausea vomiting and choose the correct statement about medical purpose cannabis (marijuana)?
- A. Assessed by marijuana doctor and can be obtained from Health Canada Certified Distributor.
- B. Take permission from police to grow marijuana.
- C. Smoking marijuana is recommended method of medical purpose marijuana
- D. Combining THC with CBD can increase THC mediated side effects
Tips: Current medical purpose regulations are governed by Cannabis Act 2018, this new regulations have replaced the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR).
Patient authorized by their health care provider are still able to access cannabis for medical purpose. Can buy directly from federally licence dealer. Cannabis is considered as adjunctive therapy for CINV if other therapies failed including prescription cannabinoid (Nabilone) failed. Smoking method of use is NOT recommended because it may contain other harmful chemical however vaporisation method is recommended or balance THC/CBD edible formulation can be used.
Combining THC with CBD can reduce THC mediated side effects. Exceeding THC 20-30 mg daily can cause side effects without improving efficacy.