By Curt Petrovich, CBC News
On April 1st, Health Canada will no longer be involved in approving medical marijuana use, only licensing the producers.
Doctors will decide who gets medical marijuana and who doesn’t, writing a prescription which a patient can take to a federally authorized grower. That grower will in turn deliver the dried marijuana directly to the patient.
The new rules will also do away with the need for a specialist’s opinion to treat ailments such as glaucoma, mild arthritis or depression, which could make it easier for more people to access marijuana.