Medical Cannabis is the use of Cannabis to assist the treatment of symptoms including chronic pain, anxiety, depression, nausea, fibromyalgia, seizures, migraines, and sleep apnea amongst several other conditions.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are various methods with which to intake Medical Cannabis, including via vaporization, smoking, through edibles, or in concentrated oils.
The intensity and duration of the effects of Medical Cannabis vary based on your method of consumption and the quantity taken.
Yes, medical cannabis is legal throughout Canada and has been since 2001. Currently, there are over 100 Licensed Producers certified by Health Canada who are permitted to sell and distribute medical cannabis to prescribed patients.
Patients need to be at least 18 years of age to receive a Medical Cannabis prescription. In some circumstances, persons under 18 can be provided access to Medical Cannabis under parental supervision.
Prescriptions can vary in length from one month to one year.
Yes, you can travel with your medication, however only within Canada and not internationally. If travelling by airplane it is generally recommended to check with the airline of choice before boarding the plane. If you are travelling with your medication, you can have as much as 30 times your daily prescription with a maximum amount of 150 grams.
Patients may possess up to 30 times the daily quantity of dried cannabis specified in their medical document or up to 150 grams (whichever is less). In accordance with the ACMPR, a patient’s proof of authorization to possess medical cannabis is the client specific label with their details on each of their bottles and an appropriate piece of photo identification to demonstrate legal possession.