New polling data reveals that Ontarians would prefer to receive their medical cannabis from a pharmacy rather than directly from a producer, as currently required.

Current regulations require patients to obtain a medical document from their healthcare provider for permission to take medical cannabis. They must then contract with a cannabis provider, who mails the cannabis to the patient’s home. Patients currently can’t get medicinal cannabis products at their local pharmacy.

The poll was commissioned by the Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA) and conducted by independent polling firm CICIC Research, with a sample size of 800 respondents. Seventy percent of respondents want to obtain cannabis from pharmacies, and 75% would prefer this in order to receive counseling be able to ask questions.

A sample of 800 is typical in Ontario, and is considered reliable. The margin of error is 3.5%.

Source Ontario Pharmacists Association

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