Legal Aspects

Can I travel with my medical cannabis?

  • Yes, within Canada. Keep your medication in the original container from the Licensed Producer; your information is printed on it. Note that you cannot transport more than one month’s supply at a time.
  • For airline travel, place the cannabis in your carry-on luggage. You also should carry your LP patient card  at all times.

If I get stopped by law enforcement, what is my proof that I can legally carry medical marijuana?

Many LP’s will issue you a wallet card that you should keep with you at all times. Otherwise, you will need your government issued ID and your medication in it’s original packaging with your name on it.

What documentation do I use as proof that I'm allowed to possess medical cannabis?

Your LP will issue you a wallet card. It’s best to keep it with you at all times, as you would a driver’s license or other government issued I.D.

How much medical cannabis am I legally allowed to carry?

One month’s supply.

Is it okay to drive after using medical cannabis?

Impaired driving laws are applicable to users of medicinal cannabis.  

Will my LP accept medical cannabis Medical Documents from physicians who use their own medical documentation?

Yes, provided it complies with Health Canada’s ACMPR and is accompanied by all necessary documentation. Harvest Medicine will ensure you have everything you need, are properly registered, and that your Medical Document is securely forwarded to get you started.

Can I register with an LP using my pre-existing Authorization to Possess (ATP) from Health Canada?

No, Health Canada requires a medical document to be submitted. Please book with a Harvest Medicine doctor.

If my Medical Document is expired, am I still OK if I get stopped by law enforcement?

No. It’s important to stay current because law enforcement would have no way to know that you were still approved as a medical cannabis patient.