Introduction to Medical Cannabis
What is “medical” cannabis?
Both medical and recreational cannabis come from the same source - the cannabis plant. However, “medical” cannabis consists of strains specifically chosen and developed to create certain medical properties.
What is THC and CBD?
Researchers have identified hundreds of active ingredients in cannabis, but the two main ones are the phytocannabinoids Delta 9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD).
THC is psychoactive so it creates the “high” feeling whereas CBD is non psychoactive and therefore does not create a “high” feeling. Both have their unique benefits and can be beneficial when used in combination.
What is a medical document?
It’s your “prescription”. In Canada, cannabis use is "authorized" by a healthcare practitioner, rather than being “prescribed” so the word medical document is used instead.
How much does medical cannabis cost?
This depends on the strain, dosage and the licensed producer chosen. It can range from $3.25/g to $15/g. Typically patients are authorized between 1 to 5grams/day.
Medical cannabis is generally less expensive than recreational cannabis with most licensed producers absorbing the excise tax and others offering up to 30% off with compassionate pricing programs. Canadian Cannabis Clinics is committed to helping patients access the medication they need and will help you choose products to fit your budget.
Is medical cannabis right for me?
Research has shown medical cannabis to have a positive effect on a range of medical conditions. Our healthcare practitioners will be able to assess your suitability for medical cannabis.
Patients have reported that medical cannabis can help with conditions including but not limited to:
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Autoimmune Disorder
- Chronic Fatigue
- Chronic Pain
- HIV / AIDS
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Nerve damage
- Palliative care
- Parkinson’s disease
- Seizure disorders