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Medical cannabis can provide relief for people suffering from nausea, pain, and low appetite.
Cannabis has two primary active ingredients: THC and CBD:
- THC causes a kind of “high” that alters your emotions, behaviour, and conscious thought process
- CBD is commonly associated with pain relief, relaxation, and improved sleep
Many strains of cannabis exist, each with its own balance of THC and CBD. Since the effects of each strain can vary greatly from one to the next, finding the right strain for your needs is vital for effective treatment.
Schedule an appointment with one of our medical doctors and learn more about what types of medical cannabis might be right for you.
In order to purchase medical cannabis through a medical platform, you will need a medical prescription from a medical doctor. Appointments take place over the phone and are covered by Alberta Health Services.
Your doctor will ask you a series of questions to determine your candidacy for medical cannabis. If you are an appropriate candidate, your doctor will then write you a prescription and one of our educators will put you in touch with a licensed producer so that you can purchase the appropriate product for your needs.
Much of the research supporting the use of medical cannabis is still relatively new, so some doctors may be reluctant to prescribe it. The best ways to increase your chances of getting a prescription for medical cannabis are to provide documentation supporting your experience and be honest about your medical history so that your doctor can make an informed decision.
During your appointment, talk to your doctor about:
- How does your condition or its symptoms impact your life
- The other therapies you’ve tried (and how they may have failed to provide adequate results)
- Your plan for using medical cannabis responsibly (including how you plan to consume it)
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Majority of the Canadian Health Insurance providers reimburse partial or all the fees for Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Massage, Psychological support, and other rehabilitation services we provide. Our Clinic Assistants can help you confirm your coverage.
Q. HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO GET MY PRESCRIPTION RENEWED?
Your doctor will determine the frequency of your prescription. We follow the same process for booking renewals as we do for setting up initial appointments.
Q. HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO USE MEDICAL CANNABIS?
In Alberta you must be 18 years of age.
Q. CAN I BUY MEDICAL CANNABIS WITHOUT A PRESCRIPTION?
Yes. You can purchase medical cannabis without a prescription at an approved cannabis store. However, in order to claim it through your benefits, you must have a medical cannabis prescription written by a medical doctor.
Q. HOW CAN I LEARN MORE OR SCHEDULE MY APPOINTMENT?
Easy! Call Support Centre at 1-855-563-0667 to find out more about how we may be able to help you.
Q. WHAT CAN MEDICAL CANNABIS BE USED TO TREAT?
Ongoing research is investigating the potential for medical cannabis to help with symptoms of:
- Loss of appetite and eating disorders
- Chron’s disease
- Autoimmune diseases (including MS and HIV/AIDS)
- Muscle spasms
- Pain (acute or chronic)
- Wasting syndrome
- Various mental health challenges
Q. DOES ALBERTA HEALTH COVER MY PURCHASE OF CANNABIS PRODUCTS?
Alberta Health services only cover the cost of your appointment. They will not cover the costs of any medical cannabis products you purchase in the event that your doctor writes you a prescription.