Cannabis for Medical Purposes

Cannabis Authorizing

To register as a medical cannabis authorizer, please send your name and registration number to

Once you have received confirmation of registration from the College, you may begin authorizing cannabis for medical purposes to your patients via the Patient Medical Document (linked above).


PATIENTS seeking information about treatment with cannabis for medical purposes in Alberta: Talk to your family physician. The College cannot provide a list of physicians who prescribe specific medications.

Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH):

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA):

Canadian Family Physician (CFP):

Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA):

College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC):

Health Canada:

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine:

Continuing Medical Education courses:


For more information on cannabis for medical purposes:

1-800-561-3899 (in Canada)