Where does Canada stand on the issue of medical use of marijuana?

On July 30, 2001, Health Canada implemented the Marihuana Medical Access Regulations, which clearly define the circumstances and the manner in which access to marijuana for medical purposes will be permitted. The Regulations contain three main components: Authorizations to possess dried marijuana; licences to produce marijuana, which include Personal-Use Production Licences and Designated Person Production Licences; and access to supply of marijuana seeds or dried marihuana.