Why did the MMPR change to the ACMPR?
In July 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada found that restricting legal access to only dried cannabis was unconstitutional. In response, a new system was put into place called the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) in August 2016, the system that is in place today. It clarified some of the Licensed Producer’s responsibilities and roles, including being able to provide other cannabis products.
ACMPR was repealed when cannabis for adult use was legalized on October 17, 2018, though its framework remains in place today with slight modifications.