Canada classifies medical cannabis ‘essential’ amid COVID-19 pandemic

  • Canada classifies medical cannabis essential’ amid COVID-19 pandemic
  • Canada’s federal government has deemed medical cannabis production essential to the country’s critical healthcare infrastructure during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The guidance on essential services and functions can be found here .
  • Cannabis Council of Canada CEO George Smitherman said the move is an acknowledgment of the essential nature medical cannabis plays in the country’s healthcare system.

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