Grow Your Own: Indoor vs. Outdoor Medical Cannabis Cultivation

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Whether you’re new to medical cannabis or are experienced with growing medical marijuana, you may be wondering whether it’s better to grow marijuana indoors or outdoors? Some believe indoor cannabis cultivation is best while others swear by outdoor cannabis cultivation. But really, there is no such thing as the best type of growing environment for cannabis. It all about preference: what’s right for where you live and your budget.

Rules to Know about when Growing Cannabis at Home

Even though recreational cannabis use is legal in Canada, there are different rules when it comes to growing adult-use cannabis and medical marijuana. As you’ll see, Health Canada treats those who grow medical cannabis at home very differently from medically authorized growers.

Case in point, recreational cannabis users can only legally grow four plants.

If you have the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR), which is a grow your own license, the amount you can grow is only limited by your prescription and health needs; the higher the prescription, the more cannabis plants you can grow both indoors and outdoors.

If the prescription provides a number of grams per day, you can grow up to approximately five times that number in plants. If your prescription is for 25 grams, you can grow up to 92 indoor plants and 24 outdoor plants.

If the prescription is for 95 grams per day, you can legally grow up to 347 indoor plants, 91 outdoor plants, and 34,125 grams in storage.

With an ACMPR authorization you can also designate someone else to grow for you.  If you don’t have the room or a space to grow the number of plants you are authorized for than you can connect with another authorized ACMPR grower who can be designated to grow your plants for you.  You will need to supply all the materials, etc. but they can grow on your behalf alleviating issues like space, achieving the right growing conditions and so on.

Indoor Medical Cannabis Cultivation Pros and Cons

The biggest advantage to growing medical cannabis indoors is you get complete and total control of the temperatures, lights, humidity, and airflow. Because indoor conditions are controlled, you can develop yields with elevated CO2 levels, which produces higher THC levels than outdoors. Keep in mind, that you can’t replicate the sun’s full spectrum of light indoors, so indoor cannabis plants tend to be smaller in terpene profile.

The biggest downside of indoor medical marijuana cultivation is the cost. Maintaining artificial lighting, heating, and ventilation is not very energy efficient.

Outdoor Medical Cannabis Cultivation Pros and Cons

Growing medical cannabis outdoors is the most natural and cost-efficient way to grow cannabis. You don’t need to pay for lights or a cooling system; all you need is good soil and sunlight. Nature takes care of the rest.

For example, it’s not uncommon for indoor growers to have issues with spider mites. Over time, growing cannabis outdoors attracts marijuana-friendly insects and organisms that can help fight mites.

On top of that, outdoor cannabis benefits from a broader, more intense spectrum of sunlight. This allows plants to grow to their full genetic potential, which includes great flow density and richer terpene profiles.

There are some disadvantages to growing cannabis outdoors. Namely, the plants are exposed to the elements all the time. The environment, weather, pests, and animals can have a big impact on the all-important cannabis flower.

Medical Marijuana Consulting and Grow Your own Licenses

Whether you want to grow your own medical marijuana indoors or outdoors or need help acquiring your Health Canada ACMPR license, a nurse practitioner or patient advisor at Medical Marijuana Consulting (MMC) can help.

MMC helps patients from across Canada get access to medical professionals who are experts on medical marijuana. We can provide a prescription, offer help getting coverage for prescription costs (if eligible), refer you to a licensed producer, and help you apply for the ACMPR license.

At MMC, we want to make access to medical cannabis as simple as possible for as many people as possible. Join our Ambassador Program and receive $15 for every person you refer to MMC that becomes a patient.

To learn more about Medical Marijuana Consulting and how you can secure a prescription as part of your personalized medical cannabis treatment plan, book a consultation online, contact us at 844-312-5143, or email us at patientcare@medmc.ca.

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Best Marijuana Consumption Methods for Arthritis Pain Relief

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Arthritis is a very common condition that impacts the lives of millions of Canadians across the country. Considering how debilitating and uncomfortable arthritis can be, it makes perfect sense that more patients than ever are considering medical cannabis consumption as an arthritis treatment. If you or a loved one is interested in medical cannabis for arthritis, read on below to understand how best to take the medication to treat symptoms.

Best Marijuana Consumption Methods for Arthritis Pain Relief

There is a rapidly growing body of evidence that points to the effectiveness of medical cannabis for pain relief.

Study after study has shown that taking medical cannabis for chronic pain can positively impact quality of life among patients battling all manner of conditions, from migraine pain, to inflammation, to fibromyalgia, to many of the chronic pain conditions predominately affecting seniors.

The simple fact is that medical cannabis has shown to be effective at mitigating pain symptoms, including arthritis pain, in a variety of studies.

So while you have good cause to be confident in the benefits of medical cannabis consumption for arthritis, the next step is figuring out which method is best when using medical cannabis for arthritis.

An Overview of How to Take Medical Marijuana for Arthritis Pain

Typically, there are three common methods of applying medical cannabis for arthritis treatment. These methods are:

Below, we’ll break down what each method entails and look at which may be best for your treatment.

Pros and Cons of Each Consumption Method for Arthritis Pain Relief

Inhaling Cannabis for Arthritis Pain Relief

In terms of inhaling medical cannabis, you have a couple of different options.

The first we’ll look into is vaping.

Vaping, which is nearly odourless, is thought to be easier on the lungs relative to smoking (the other inhalation option). Vaping works by heating the plant to a very high temperature, vaporizing it rather than burning via the application of flame.

Vaping can be done through a vape cartridge—purchased from a Licensed Producer—and usually contains 0.5g to 1g of cannabis concentrate that is attached to a battery and used as needed.

Alternatively, patients can purchase a vape that can be used with dried cannabis flower or one that allows you to use your own concentrate and refill as needed. This option can be costly as vapourizors can cost anywhere from $100 to $700+ depending on the features and size of the unit. While there has been concerns around vaping due to health issues reported in the United States, it is important to note that Health Canada does not allow Canadian Licensed Producers to use additives like Vitamin E acetate that caused the health issues in the United States.

Smoking, by contrast, is cheaper and easier to access, but does often carry with it the typical drawbacks that smokers face—namely, a harsh strain on the lungs. And while smoking cannabis is different than smoking cigarettes in myriad ways (namely, the lack of nicotine), there are still potentially harmful chemicals that you will ingest should you opt to smoke your medical cannabis.

Ingesting Cannabis for Arthritis Pain Relief

With ingestion, we have three main methods of consumption.

Edibles involve eating your medical cannabis. This is simple and easy for many patients, as it requires no other equipment or training (we all know how to eat, after all). Edibles also don’t leave behind a strong odour or expel smoke.

The issue with edibles, however, is that their effects can be hard to predict. The tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that produces the mind-altering effect isn’t usually evenly distributed throughout the body, resulting in more unpredictable euphoric highs.

Capsules or softgels are an effective method of ingestion that can be more predictable than edibles but can also take longer for the body to absorb. Eating fatty foods (cannabis is fat soluble) helps.

Finally, tinctures involve having a drop of medical marijuana administered orally. They are great for receiving precise dosages, and the pain-relieving effects typically last longer compared to other administration methods. The downside is that it does take longer to kick in and can have an aftertaste.

Applying Cannabis to Skin for Arthritis Pain Relief

When applying medical cannabis directly to the skin, you generally have two options available to you.

Topical ointments won’t get you feeling that euphoric high (and in general, have almost no psychological effects), but will quickly help to relieve pain. One of the drawbacks is that they can be quite pungent.

Bath bombs are also an excellent way to get relief from symptoms while taking a much-needed soak. Like topical creams the bath bomb releases its THC and/or CBD into the bath water and is absorbed into the skin. Patients often indicate they see effects peak the day after using the bath bombs.

Transdermal patches are adhesives that carry medical cannabinoids. They’re an excellent option for long-lasting pain relief, as the dosage is delivered slowly. They’re also, however, one of the most expensive options. Moreover, they usually aren’t as effective as other methods for dealing with severe pain.

How Much CBD Should One Consider Consuming?

For those with arthritis, there are no established medical guidelines for the exact dosage most patients should take. Having said that, there are some guidelines from the Arthritis Foundation:

  • Patients should be aware of the cannabidiol (CBD) content of their medication, especially in liquid form, as this can help determine the dosage.
  • Start off with a lower dosage and work your way up. Whatever your preferred delivery method, start off with a lower dose and increase it every two weeks if you’re finding that it’s effective without causing any unwanted side effects.
  • Beware too much THC and the psychological side effects. Some patients may be unbothered by the THC, but others might find it overwhelming.
  • If you’re not feeling any effects after several weeks, it’s best to speak with a doctor about the next steps.
  • If you experience any side effects when using medical cannabis, inform your doctor right away. If they are severe, stop taking the medication until you’ve had a chance to notify your doctor.

Medical Cannabis Consulting for Canadians

When it comes to medical cannabis consumption as an arthritis treatment, there are a variety of methods, each with their own pros and cons.

But the good news is that taking medical cannabis for arthritis could be an effective way to manage your symptoms.

If you’re ready to see if you can benefit from medical cannabis for pain relief, get in touch with us at Medical Marijuana Consulting (MMC).

Our cannabis clinic takes a holistic approach to prescribing medical cannabis. We guide our patients through the medical marijuana system so they can access medication that could lessen their symptoms.

We’ll build your personal treatment plan from the ground up. You’ll have access to a team of physicians, psychiatrists, and nurse practitioners, able to provide prescriptions, assist you in getting your prescription costs covered through your insurance provider (if eligible), and help you select a licensed producer.

Our white-glove treatment means you’re never alone. MMC also offers one-on-one educational sessions on everything you need to know about medical cannabis, including how to safely consume medical marijuana.

Want to grow your own medical cannabis at home? We can help you apply for a Grow Your Own License with Health Canada.

At MMC, we want to make access to medical cannabis as simple as possible for as many people as possible. Join our Ambassador Program and receive $15 for every person you refer to MMC that becomes a patient. To learn more about Medical Marijuana Consulting and how you can secure a prescription as part of your personalized medical cannabis treatment plan, book a consultation online, contact us at 844-312-5143, or email us at patientcare@medmc.ca.

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Cannabis Tinctures Guide: Everything You Need to Know

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The most common way to consume cannabis is by smoking it. But not everyone likes the idea of smoking, though. Fortunately, there are a plenty of other, user-friendly ways to consume cannabis. One great way to get the benefits of marijuana without the burn is cannabis tinctures.

Interest in consuming cannabis tinctures has grown in popularity over the years, which means you can find cannabis tinctures in virtually every Licensed Producer’s medical platform in Canada.

What Are Cannabis Tinctures? 

Tinctures are a cannabis-infused liquid, that contain either cannabidiol (CBD) or tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), two natural compounds found in cannabis plants.

Tinctures are made by using a solvent, like alcohol, to pull CBD and THC from the plant. Pretty much any alcohol will do too. Brandy, vodka, and grain alcohol have been known to impact unique flavors in tinctures.

If you’re not in love with the idea of using a tincture made out of alcohol, you can find cannabis tinctures made with MCT oil, coconut oil, and other oils. Any food-grade oil will do since the solvent is used for dissolving cannabinoids into the solution. Hemp seed oil is an excellent option because it contains a large amount of heart-healthy omega-6 fatty acids.

THC vs. CBD Tinctures

The most common forms of cannabis tinctures you can purchase contain CBD, THC, or a combination of both. CBD tinctures are typically derived from either hemp or marijuana. While a THC tincture is derived from marijuana.

Whether you choose a CBD tincture, THC tincture, or CBD/THC tincture will depend on why you are taking the tincture.

CBD has many of the same health benefits as THC, but without the mind-altering effects. Depending on the symptoms you are looking to treat, you might want to use a THC tincture.

Consuming Cannabis Tinctures

Tinctures are a popular way to consume marijuana. If you want to feel the effects of the cannabis tincture fast, put the appropriate dosage under your tongue. Don’t swallow! Nothing bad will happen if you do, it will simply take longer to feel the effects.

After the tincture dissolves under your tongue, it gets absorbed into your bloodstream and into your brain. The whole process, from the time to put it under your tongue until you feel the effects, varies from person to person.

The easiest way to use a cannabis tincture is by dropping some of it into your mouth and swallowing. You won’t feel the effects as quickly as you would putting it under your tongue. How long will it take? About as long as it would when you eat an edible, which can take 30 minutes to two hours to kick in.

Lastly, you can consume a cannabis tincture by putting the required dosage into the food or beverage of your choice. Tinctures can be added to your dinner, soup, salad dressing, and even ice cream. It doesn’t really matter what you put it on, you still get the same therapeutic effects.

Benefits of Cannabis Tinctures

Here are some of the benefits of cannabis tinctures:

  • Convenient: If you smoke cannabis, you need dried flower, rolling paper, and a lighter. You might even need a grinder and pipe. This isn’t the case with a tincture; everything you need is in one bottle—the liquid and dropper.
  • Discreet: This isn’t the 1950s; medical marijuana is legal in Canada, so there’s no need to be ashamed. Still, when it comes to consuming cannabis, tinctures offer a level of discreetness you won’t find with smoking or edibles. Instead of smelling like smoke, you can still enjoy the benefits of cannabis.
  • Precise Dosing: It can be difficult to know just how much CBD or THC you’re getting when you smoke or consume an edible. With tinctures, the CBD and or THC is evenly mixed in the solvent, so you know how many milligrams you are getting in each drop. This also makes it easier to increase or decrease the amount you want.
  • Quicker Effects: As noted above, the effects from a cannabis tincture set in quite quickly. Where cannabis edibles and swallowing can take more than half an hour to kick in, with a tincture, the effects can be felt in as little as a few minutes.

Potency and Effects

Because you ingest a tincture, it is technically an edible form of marijuana. But it works much faster than traditional edibles like cookies, brownies, or gummies. The effects from a cannabis tincture can be felt in a matter of minutes, as opposed to the typical hour or more with marijuana edibles.

A tincture, when placed under the tongue, goes directly into the bloodstream. With a traditional edible, it goes through the digestive tract first, before reaching the bloodstream.

MMC, Making Access to Medical Cannabis Simple

If you’re interested in cannabis tinctures or other smokeless forms of medical cannabis, book a free consultation at Medical Marijuana Consulting (MMC) today!

MMC helps patients from across Canada get access to medical professionals who are experts on medical cannabis. Our team of physicians, psychiatrists, and nurse practitioners can provide a prescription, offer you help to get you coverage for your prescription costs (if eligible), refer you to a licensed producer, and help you apply for the ACMPR license to grow you own.

At MMC, we want to make access to medical cannabis as simple as possible for as many people as possible. Join our Ambassador Program and receive $15 for every person you refer to MMC that becomes a patient. To learn more about Medical Marijuana Consulting and how you can secure a prescription as part of your personalized medical cannabis treatment plan, book a consultation online, contact us at 844-312-5143, or email us at patientcare@medmc.ca.

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Cannabis Strains for Anxiety: High CBD Medical Marijuana Remedies

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As time goes on, researchers are discovering more and more about medical cannabis and how it can help patients with anxiety. More specifically, certain cannabis strains for anxiety have shown to be more effective than others when it comes to treating anxiety. In fact, there appears to be a correlation between high CBD strains and anxiety treatment effectiveness.

There’s a growing body of evidence that cannabis strains for anxiety are effective at helping patients deal with anxiety symptoms.

One study showed that mice had their anxiety symptoms substantially reduced when treated with CBD. Animal studies have also shown promise when using CBD to treat depression and anxiety.

Meanwhile in humans, evidence shows that CBD can be useful at helping to treat anxiety, among other mental health issues.

THC vs. CBD Strains for Anxiety

THC is the compound in marijuana that is responsible for creating that euphoric high feeling that is often associated with marijuana. Conversely, CBD is more associated with anxiety relief. It doesn’t produce the high effect, but research suggests that it does help mitigate patients’ symptoms.

While every patient is different and each person will have a unique reaction to specific strains, typically, if you’re looking for anxiety relief, then you’ll want to look for strains that are high in CBD and low in THC. CBD strains for anxiety are more likely to directly address symptoms.

What’s more, you should start out on lower doses and work you work way up, so you know how your body will react to the specific marijuana strains for anxiety.

12 Cannabis Strains for Anxiety

  • ACDC: A CBD-dominant strain, ACDC is effective at making the patient feel calm and centred, leaving them in a good headspace without incurring that euphoric high. It’s best taken in a space where you can relax and take a load off for a while.
  • Charlotte’s Web: Another high-CBD strain, Charlotte’s Web has almost no THC in it. That makes it ideal for treating patients with anxiety, so they can benefit from that relaxed feeling.
  • Cherry Wine: At about 17% CBD and less than one percent THC, this is a very relaxing strain that is good for entire body relief. Again, don’t expect a high from this medical cannabis.
  • Granddaddy Purple: This is another strain that encourages full mind and body relaxation, making it ideal for patients who need that full relief.
  • Harley-Tsu: Harley-Tsu has won awards and is considered to be a very effective cannabis strain for anxiety. It typically has more than 13% CBD in it, with tests at the 2014 Emerald Cup listing it at over 21% CBD while containing less than one percent THC. It’s a great anxiety-free medical marijuana strain for anxiety.
  • Jack Herer: This is a strain that is more likely to induce a feeling happiness in addition to the relaxation. It’s also considered to be a good mood augmenter that doesn’t make the patient feel tired or drained of energy.
  • Lifter: Another strain with about 16% CBD and almost no THC (so, again, a very good fit for anxiety patients). It has a more pungent aroma but is known for its ability to help a patient relax without taking away focus or function.
  • Remedy: Remedy is considered to be an easy strain that is lighter in terms of mood relaxation and effect. For patients just starting out, Remedy can be a very good first cannabis treatment.
  • Sour Space Candy: As the name suggest, this strain has a sourer note when it comes to smell. Having said that, it’s been shown to be an effective treatment for both anxiety and depression, with 17% CBD and a small amount of THC.
  • Sour Tsunami: One of the original high-CBD strains for anxiety, Sour Tsunami remains a favourite among patients. It’s known for producing that relaxed feeling without much of a body high.
  • Suver Haze: With a fruity smell, Suver Haze doesn’t just help patients, but is considered one of the better smelling marijuana strains for anxiety (if that’s important to you).
  • Sweet and Sour Widow: A very popular indica-dominant strain, Sweet and Sour Widow has the highest THC content on this list, with a 1:1 ratio between CBD and THC. Having said that, it’s still proven effective at treating anxiety with only a mild high.

MMC Medical Cannabis Consulting and Access to Cannabis Strains for Anxiety

If you’re ready to try medical cannabis to help with your anxiety, contact a nurse practitioner or patient advisor at Medical Marijuana Consulting (MMC).

We are a trusted name in medical cannabis consulting. MMC is a premier medical cannabis clinic in Canada that helps patients across the country access medical professionals. Our team of physicians, psychiatrists, and nurse practitioners can provide a prescription, offer you help to get you coverage for your prescription costs (if eligible), refer you to a licensed producer, and help you apply for the ACMPR license.

As a top cannabinoid clinic, we offer patient’s personalized white glove treatment. You’ll also get access to personalized one-on-one educational sessions, treatment plans, and ongoing support. Our cannabis clinic also helps with insurance filing for benefits and tax claims. On top of that, if you want to grow your own medical cannabis at home, our medical marijuana consulting team can help you apply for a Grow Your Own License with Health Canada.

At MMC, we want to make access to medical cannabis as simple as possible for as many people as possible. Join our Ambassador Program and receive $15 for every person you refer to MMC that becomes a patient. To learn more about Medical Marijuana Consulting and how you can secure a prescription as part of your personalized medical cannabis treatment plan, book a consultation online, contact us at 844-312-5143, or email us at patientcare@medmc.ca.

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Medical Cannabis for HIV/AIDS: How It Helps with Pain, Anxiety and More

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Every year we see medical cannabis reveal itself to show promising signs of being able to help patients in the treatment of a variety of conditions. Medical cannabis for HIV and AIDS, for instance, has shown a high degree of potential.

While more research is needed in order to determine just how effective medical cannabis for AIDS and HIV can be, many patients are already benefiting from adding medical cannabis to their treatment plans.

But before we delve further, let’s first go over what HIV and AIDS are.

What Is HIV/AIDS?

While often mentioned together, HIV and AIDS are actually two separate conditions that are, however, interconnected.

HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus, is a virus that is most often transmitted through the blood or sexual contact.

When contracted, HIV begins to damage your immune system, specifically affecting your CD4 cells (T-cells) which are cells in your body that help you fight off infection. Without treatment, HIV leaves the patient vulnerable to infections and infection-related cancers. Again, without treatment, HIV will begin to destroy the remaining immune system cells leaving the patient totally unable to fight disease and infection.

Should this occur, the patient will then be diagnosed with AIDS.

While your body can fight viruses and there is a wide variety of advanced treatments available, at this time, it’s currently impossible to fully eliminate the HIV virus from your body, meaning that when a patient contracts the virus, they have it for life.

AIDS is considered the last stage of the HIV infection. But not everyone who contracts HIV eventually gets AIDS. AIDS is diagnosed when your immune system is so severely damaged that more dangerous infections begin to appear.

With AIDS, even relatively benign parasites, bacteria, and viruses become potentially harmful.

AIDS is directly related to the patient’s CD4 cells. When there are less than 200 cells per cubic millimetre of blood, the patient is considered to have AIDS. However, a doctor can still diagnose a patient with AIDS even if they have a higher CD4 cell count if they have suffered from an opportunistic infection.

Why Medical Cannabis Can Be Considered a Valuable Treatment

Medical cannabis for AIDS and HIV can’t directly treat the virus but it can be very effective in pain management.

There’s a growing body of research into medical cannabis’s effectiveness in treating a variety of ailments, including pain and mental health issues—both are common as a result of HIV/AIDS diagnosis and treatment.

In fact, as many as 37% of people living with HIV/AIDS use cannabis to help manage their symptoms already. Medical cannabis for HIV and AIDS has shown promise in helping address:

Many studies show noteworthy success in helping patients regain their appetite and avoid unhealth weight loss, or what is commonly referred to as wasting syndrome.

One study found that patients were able to control their symptoms more easily with the help of medical cannabis for HIV and AIDS.

Side Effects of HIV/AIDS Conventional Treatments

While there have been advancements in the treatment of HIV and AIDS, these treatments are not without side effects. Most notably:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pain

Medical marijuana for AIDS and HIV can help manage these symptoms as the patient undergoes potentially life-saving antiviral treatments.

Benefits of Using Medical Cannabis for HIV/AIDS

Reducing Chronic Pain

As previously mentioned, medical cannabis has shown exciting promise when it comes to pain management, specifically the management of chronic pain, something that many AIDS/HIV patients suffer from.

One study out of Canada showed that, over a one-year period, participants with chronic pain who consumed a standardized cannabis product (12.5% THC) in the form of flowers, concentrates or edibles reported a reduction in pain and increase in quality of life.

In fact, there are many studies available that point to medical cannabis for chronic pain being effective.

Improving Mood, Lowering Anxiety, and Treating Depression

The same study above showed that the group that consumed the medical cannabis showed a decrease in anxiety, depression, and fatigue. This has been supported by various other studies that show medical cannabis to be effective at helping manage depression, anxiety, and improving patients’ moods.

Reducing Pain from Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is the result of damage to the sensory, motor, and automatic nerves. For HIV/AIDS patients, they may contract this chronic condition due to the virus itself or during treatment. It can also occur as a result of opportunistic infection.

Several studies have shown that medical cannabis for neuropathic pain to be effective at helping to manage symptoms among patients. 

Reducing Feelings of Nausea

During treatment, it’s not unusual for an HIV/AIDS patient to experience nausea. One study in 2005 found that in patients with HIV who experienced nausea, cannabis use was positively correlated with adherence to anti-retroviral therapies compared to non-users.

Medical Cannabis Consulting for Canadians with HIV/AIDS

If you’re a patient with HIV/AIDS or have a loved one with HIV/AIDS, contact a nurse practitioner or Patient Advisor at Medical Marijuana Consulting (MMC) to find out how medical cannabis for HIV/AIDS can help.

MMC is a trusted name in medical cannabis consulting. We help Canadians across the country access medical professionals who are experts on medical cannabis.

Our team of physicians, psychiatrists, and nurse practitioners can provide a prescription, offer you help to get you coverage for your prescription costs (if eligible), refer you to a licensed producer, and help you apply for the ACMPR license.

With MMC’s personalized white glove treatment, you also get access to personalized one-on-one educational sessions, treatment plans, and ongoing support. Our cannabis clinic also helps with insurance filing for benefits and tax claims. On top of that, if you want to grow your own medical cannabis at home, our medical marijuana consulting team can help you apply for a Grow Your Own License with Health Canada.

At MMC, we want to make access to medical cannabis as simple as possible for as many people as possible. Join our Ambassador Program and receive $15 for every person you refer to MMC that becomes a patient. To learn more about Medical Marijuana Consulting and how you can secure a prescription as part of your personalized medical cannabis treatment plan, book a consultation online, contact us at 844-312-5143, or email us at patientcare@medmc.ca.

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What Are Cannabis Topicals? Medical Uses, Potency, and Benefits

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Decades ago, the most popular ways of consuming cannabis were by either smoking it or eating “pot” brownies. Not everyone likes to smoke, though. And for those with lung issues, it’s not even an option.

Fortunately, times have changed. Thanks to the legalization of medical and recreational cannabis, there has been a raft of innovative ways to consumer cannabis.

If you’re interested in cannabis but don’t want to smoke it, you might want to consider vaporizing, edibles, ingestible oils, tinctures, beverages, dabbing, and cannabis-infused topicals.

One of the most popular smoke-free ways of getting the benefits of cannabis without getting high, is using topicals. These are cannabis-infused balms, gels, lotions, and salves that are applied directly on the skin and used to treat pain, muscle and joint aches, and inflammation.  

Below we explore the many benefits and uses of medical cannabis topicals.

How Do Cannabis Infused Topicals Work?

Cannabis-infused topicals like lotions, oils, and sprays work by binding to cannabinoid receptors. These receptions are located throughout the body and are activated by either naturally-occurring endocannabinoids or by cannabis compounds known as cannabinoids (Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC and Cannabidiol or CBD are the two most prominent).

Topicals with high concentrations of CBD are great for those looking for mild to moderate pain relief. Topicals with high concentrations of THC can be effective for managing moderate soreness and discomfort. The most effective topicals tend to have similar or equal amounts of THC and CBD.

While THC can get you high if you smoke or eat it, you won’t get that euphoric feeling with a cannabis-infused topical. That’s because cannabinoids don’t make their way into the bloodstream; they only penetrate the skin for localized relief.

That said, transdermal patches, by design, deliver cannabinoids to the bloodstream and could, if the THC content is high enough, induce a psychoactive feeling.

What Are the Medical Uses of Cannabis Topicals?

Cannabis topicals are used for a wide variety of symptoms, including localized pain relief, inflammation, and muscle soreness. But an emerging body of research is showing the cannabis-infused topicals can be used to treat additional issues, including arthritis, headaches, cramping, dermatitis, and psoriasis.

How Do Cannabis Topicals Differ from Other Cannabis Types?

The biggest difference between cannabis topicals and other forms of cannabis is how its consumed and how the body processes the cannabinoids.

For example, vaping involves heating a vaporizer and inserting a small amount of cannabis flower or extract, which you then inhale. With dabbing, you drop cannabis concentrates onto a heated water-pipe and inhale.

Edibles are a popular way to consume cannabis. Where in decades past you were limited to homemade pot brownies or cookies, today, you can buy medical marijuana gummies and other cannabis edibles.

When you inhale, the THC gets quickly absorbed by the bloodstream where it moves quickly to the brain. In just a few short minutes, your entire body could experience an immediate high. Eating cannabis-infused edibles means the cannabis is metabolized through your stomach and can take anywhere from 30 minutes to three hours to start to feel the effects.

This doesn’t happen with cannabis topicals. When applied locally, the effects of cannabis topicals are only felt on the localized area where it is applied. As with any cannabis product, the intensity and longevity of the effects will depend on your weight, gender, how much food you’ve eaten, and how quickly your metabolism works.

How Effective and Potent Are Cannabis Topicals?

Cannabis-infused topicals are an excellent smoke-free alternative and great option for those who do not want to feel the effects of getting high. That said, you still need to be aware of the potency and potential effects before using a cannabis-infused topical.

Most people can feel the effects of smoking dried cannabis in just a few minutes. But the effects of THC in topicals are almost always non-intoxicating. In the rare instance where you may feel something, the effects are believed to be exceptionally low.

When it comes to how much you should actually apply, there are no general, standardized guidelines. That’s why it’s important to read the manufacturers information that comes with a specific topical.

It’s also a good idea to speak with a healthcare practitioner who has experience with medical marijuana and can provide you with information on how to use various forms of medical cannabis from formats to dosages, as well as offer ongoing education on everything you need to know about medical cannabis. 

MMC, Making Access to Medical Cannabis Simple

If you’re suffering from joint or muscle discomfort and are interested in using a cannabis-infused topical, contact a nurse practitioner or Patient Advisor at Medical Marijuana Consulting (MMC).

A trusted name in medical cannabis consulting, MMC helps patients from across Canada get access to medical professionals who are experts on medical cannabis. Our team of physicians, psychiatrists, and nurse practitioners can provide a prescription, offer you help to get you coverage for your prescription costs (if eligible), refer you to a licensed producer, and help you apply for the ACMPR license.

With MMC’s personalized white glove treatment, you also get access to personalized one-on-one educational sessions, treatment plans, and ongoing support. Our cannabis clinic also helps with insurance filing for benefits and tax claims. On top of that, if you want to grow your own medical cannabis at home, our medical marijuana consulting team can help you apply for a Grow Your Own License with Health Canada.

At MMC, we want to make access to medical cannabis as simple as possible for as many people as possible. Join our Ambassador Program and receive $15 for every person you refer to MMC that becomes a patient.

To learn more about Medical Marijuana Consulting and how you can secure a prescription as part of your personalized medical cannabis treatment plan, book a consultation online, contact us at 844-312-5143, or email us at patientcare@medmc.ca.

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Medical Marijuana for Migraine Pain

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For years now, many of Canadians have been using medical marijuana to treat an array of symptoms and conditions. And as research continues into the medication’s potential, we’re finding more and more applications for this plant.

Migraine pain is notoriously difficult to treat. However, many studies have shown immense promise when it comes to medical cannabis’s effectiveness at treating chronic pain in general, with several studies homing in on migraine pain specifically.

As time goes on, researchers are continuing to look into how medicinal marijuana can help with migraine symptoms, considering how effective medical cannabis for chronic pain has been shown to be in studies.

Let’s dive further into how medical cannabis for migraine pain can potentially provide the chronic pain relief you or a loved one is seeking.

How Medical Marijuana Helps Ease Pain

You may be wondering what the science is behind medical marijuana and its impact on pain.

Inside your body you have a network of cannabinoid receptors (cannabinoid is a naturally occurring compound that is found in the cannabis plant such as THC and CBD).

When you, the patient, uses medical marijuana, the cannabinoids enter your body and reach the receptors, which then alters how the receptors interpret pain, dampening the severity of the pain.

Of course, cannabis doesn’t only mitigate pain—it can also help with nausea, anxiety, mental illness, and a variety of other conditions, but let’s focus on pain—specifically migraine pain—in this piece.

Studies Show the Effectiveness of CBD and THC for Migraines

Some studies have been conducted that show the effectiveness of CBD oil for migraine pain in conjunction with medical cannabis.

One such study conducted in 2017 at the 3rd Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN), showed promising results for medical marijuana for migraine prevention as well as pain mitigation. 

Phase I of the study had 48 people with chronic migraines receive a combination of two compounds. One compound contained 19% THC and the second contained 9% CBD and virtually no THC. The compounds were administered orally.

The research found that with doses exceeding 200 mg, acute pain was reduced by 55%.

The second phase examined migraines. Seventy-nine people managing chronic migraines took a daily dose of 200 mg of the THC-CBD combination from phase I or 25 mg of amitriptyline, a tricyclic antidepressant. The patients underwent this treatment for three months.

The study found that the THC-CBD combination reduced migraine attacks by 40.4%, while pain intensity was reduced 43.5%.

While more research still needs to be done, the early signs are very positive for medical cannabis for migraine pain.

How CBD Oil May Help Ease Migraines

It’s difficult to assess how effective CBD oil for migraine pain is due to restrictions on CBD and cannabis research in certain parts of the world, as well as the fact that there are only a few studies where CBD oil was used on its own (and not in conjunction with THC) to treat migraine pain. Still, even with limited research, there is promise that CBD oil could be beneficial to migraine patients.

Considering how CBD oil has already displayed immense potential when treating other ailments and chronic pain in general, there’s a lot of optimism surrounding the compound.

What’s more, the studies that do exist show that CBD, in combination with THC (see above) has had success in helping to treat migraine pain while also reducing migraine frequency.

How to Use CBD Oil for Migraines

There are a variety of ways to administer CBD oil.

Typically, the compound is either taken with a vape pen, ingested, or applied topically on the skin. Many opt for oral ingestion as this is the simplest way to take the medicine and usually comes with fewer side effects compared to vaping.

Understanding the Risks before Considering Medical Cannabis for Migraines

Like all medicines, medical marijuana for migraine pain does have a few potential side effects for patients.

Before using CBD oil (or medical cannabis in general), you should consult a doctor at a medical marijuana consulting clinic.

Some possible side effects include:

  • Adverse interactions with other drugs and alcohol
  • Changes in alertness
  • Gastrointestinal problems and loss of appetite
  • Mood changes, including irritability and irritation
  • Fertility reduction in males

Medical Marijuana Consulting Services in Canada

Don’t let migraines hold you back any longer. If you’re ready to explore the possibility of using medical cannabis for migraine pain, contact us at Medical Marijuana Consulting (MMC).

MMC is a premier cannabis clinic that’s committed to supporting Canadians as they connect with medical professionals with extensive medical marijuana expertise. Consult a team of physicians, psychiatrists, and nurse practitioners that can provide prescriptions, help connect you with coverage for your prescription costs (if eligible), refer you to a licensed producer, and help you apply for the ACMPR license.

At MMC, it is our goal to help every patient that could be helped by medical cannabis access the medication. Join our Ambassador Program and receive $15 for every person you refer to MMC that becomes a patient. To learn more about Medical Marijuana Consulting and how you can secure a prescription as part of your personalized medical cannabis treatment plan, book a consultation online, contact us at 844-312-5143, or email us at patientcare@medmc.ca.

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8 Ways to Consume Medical Cannabis

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When it comes to consuming cannabis, most people probably have images of hippies puffing away on and sharing a joint, pipe, or bong. But the fact is there are many, many different ways to consume medical cannabis. And the list of different ways to consume medical marijuana keeps getting longer.

And because everyone is different, there is no right or wrong way to consume medical marijuana. You get to decide what works best for you!

Before you decide which option is best for you, it’s a good idea to make yourself familiar with the most popular methods and to see what the benefits and challenges are.

Smoking Medical Cannabis

Smoking is the most popular way of consuming medical marijuana. It’s a fast, easy way to get the benefits of medical marijuana. You simply pack a small amount of dried cannabis flower into a pipe, water pipe, or rolling paper. Light it and enjoy!

  • Benefits: Smoking medical marijuana delivers relief within minutes. It’s also fairly easy to regulate the dosage when you’re using rolling paper, pipe, or bong.
  • Challenges: Not everyone likes to smoke, enjoys the smell of marijuana, or likes to smell like marijuana. On top of that, smoke can be harmful to the lungs. And those with cardiopulmonary conditions will be precluded from smoking. Also, in many provinces, you cannot smoke in public places, which can make smoking medical marijuana a less than convenient way to consume cannabis.

Vaping Medical Cannabis

Vaporizing, or “vaping”, is a close second when it comes to the most popular ways to consume medical marijuana. Vaping involves heating a vaporizer to a recommended temperature and inserting a small amount of cannabis flower or extract into the vaporizer. Once the medical cannabis is heated up, you push a button and inhale the vapor—similar to the way you might smoke a joint.

Vaporizers come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from home table-top units to small, pocket sized pens.

  • Benefits: Like smoking, vaping delivers relief within minutes. But because you aren’t inhaling smoke, it’s not harsh on your lungs. Another benefit is that you don’t end up smelling as much as you would if you smoked it.
  • Challenges: Vaping units can be expensive. They also use batteries which need to be replaced and they need time to warm up. Vape pens are convenient, pop them in your pocket or purse and off you go, But larger units mean you can only vape at home, or wherever you set it up.

Edibles

Medical marijuana edibles have been around for a long time and have come a long way. In addition to buying medical marijuana cookies and gummies, you can also buy a variety of other medical marijuana edibles.

Thanks to the growth of the edibles industry, you can’t even tell that what you’re eating contains cannabis.

  • Benefits: One of the biggest benefits of medical marijuana edibles is that they’re an excellent alternative for people who don’t like to inhale or smoke. Another joy of edibles is that there is an almost endless variety of choices. And they all can provide long-lasting relief.
  • Challenges: While the dosages of medical marijuana edibles is precise, it can take a while to feel the effects. If you smoke or vape, it might only take 10 minutes, with edibles it can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour or longer to kick in. Due to the delayed onset, edibles are notorious for causing patients to take more than needed and become anxious. To prevent this, Health Canada has limited the THC content of any edible to 10 mg per package. This can make using edibles challenging if you require a higher dose, but it will also ensure you don’t have a bad trip.

Tinctures

A medical marijuana tincture is a concentrated extract that is made by soaking the flowers and leaves in an alcohol, glycerine, or coconut oil. Using a dropper or spray, you can put it under your tongue, add it to food, or drinks, or even apply it to your skin.

  • Benefits: Tinctures are easy to use and apply and don’t hurt the lungs like inhaling medical cannabis. The taste is also mild which makes it a great option for people who dislike the taste of cannabis.
  • Challenges: Depending on the prescription, tinctures can be expensive. Tinctures are quicker than edibles when it comes to providing long-lasting relief, but not as quick as inhaling.

Medical Cannabis Topicals

Medical marijuana topicals like balms, gels, salves, and lotions are applied directly to the skin and are used to treat pain and muscle aches. They are also popular for arthritis, chapped skin, minor burns, joint pain, eczema, psoriasis, and tendonitis.

  • Benefits: This could go under benefits or challenges; using cannabis topicals will not get you “high.” It’s easy to apply and address localized pain or skin issues, however.
  • Challenges: Again, using medical marijuana topicals will not get you high. Using ointments can also be greasy.

Other Ways to Consumer Medical Cannabis

There are lots of other ways to consume medical cannabis. Here’s a quick run down on other popular methods.

  • Pills, Capsules, and Tablets: Medical marijuana pills, capsules, and tablets allow for precise dosing. Taking them is also a lot easier than making your own edibles, and you don’t need to worry about calories. Some people prefer pills, capsules, and tablets because they associate them with the traditional way of receiving medication.
  • Beverages: Medical marijuana beverages are becoming more popular. This can include cannabis-infused teas, juices, smoothies, and sodas.
  • Suppositories: Suppositories may be less dignified than an edible, beverage, or joint, but they kick in fast, last a long time, and are the most efficient way to ingest medical cannabis. Currently, suppositories are not available in Canada yet.

MMC, Making Access to Medical Cannabis Simple

If you’re thinking of getting a medical marijuana license and want to know more about cannabis and the different ways in which you can consume it, contact a nurse practitioner or Patient Advisor at Medical Marijuana Consulting (MMC).

A trusted name in medical cannabis consulting, MMC helps patients from across Canada get access to medical professionals who are experts on medical cannabis. Our team of physicians, psychiatrists, and nurse practitioners can provide a prescription, offer you help to get you coverage for your prescription costs (if eligible), refer you to a licensed producer, and help you apply for the ACMPR license.

With MMC’s personalized white glove treatment, you also get access to personalized one-on-one educational sessions, treatment plans, and ongoing support.

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CBD Oil Health Benefits: Anxiety, Arthritis, Pain, Depression and More

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Every day, more and more Canadians are finding medical cannabis to be a treatment option for a variety of different ailments. But not all Canadians are aware of the potential health benefits of cannabidiol (CBD) oil and how its addition to their treatment can, in some cases, help achieve superior patient outcomes.

From pain to anxiety to depression to arthritis, CBD oil has been shown in studies to provide some relief to patients and help alleviate  their symptoms. While a consensus has yet to be reached, there is a lot of promising research that indicating CBD oil could be remarkably effective as a treatment for a variety of typically hard-to-treat conditions.

In this article, we’ll explore the potential benefits CBD oil more in-depth. But before we do, let’s cover the basics: what is CBD oil?

What Is CBD Oil?

As mentioned above, CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is one of the more famous cannabis compounds, perhaps only second to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

But while THC has an active psychological and intoxicating effects (the “high” sensation that is typically associated with marijuana), CBD is non-intoxicating. In other words, the person using CBD on its own won’t experience impairment, but it has the ability to alter your mood. 

CBD oil, then, is the CBD extract from the plant mixed with an inert carrier oil (more often than not coconut oil or hemp seed oil).

CBD Oil Use in Pain Relief

The possible benefits of CBD oil and medical cannabis more broadly have been known to humans for thousands of years. CBD oil for pain has specifically shown excellent promise in a variety of studies.

One study showed that CBD was effective at treating neuropathic pain and for pain relief in patients with malignant diseases, with only mild to moderate side effects in a few patients.

Other studies in rats showed a reduction in sciatic nerve pain and inflammation, while also helping in relieving pain from surgical incisions.

While, again, the research isn’t conclusive as of yet, a mounting body of research is showing CBD could be an effective treatment for a variety of pain conditions.

CBD oil for arthritis has also been shown to have positive effects on patients.

CBD Oil’s Role in Lowering Anxiety and Depression

The benefits of CBD oil aren’t limited to pain alone.

For anxiety, one study showed that mice had their symptoms significantly reduced when treated with CBD. Animal studies have also shown CBD to show promise at treating depression.

Meanwhile in humans, evidence shows that CBD can be useful at helping to treat:

  • Panic disorders
  • Generalized anxiety disorders
  • Social anxiety disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorders
  • Depression

Cancer and Cancer Treatment-Related Symptoms

Patients who have experienced cancer symptoms as well as the side effects of cancer treatment have benefited from CBD treatment in studies.

In one study, 177 people with cancer-related pain who did not experience pain relief form pain medication were treated with the extract. Patients that received CBD and THC experienced significantly more pain reduction compared to patients treated with THC alone.

CBD also has been shown to help with nausea, vomiting, and other common symptoms related to chemotherapy.

Treating Smoking and Drug Withdrawal Effects

CBD oil research also shows it may help people to quit smoking. A 2018 study showed that CBD helped to reduce cravings during tobacco withdrawal. This was believed to be due to the relaxing effects of CBD.

Other studies demonstrated CBD to be helpful in treating people with opioid addictions.

Neuroprotective Properties

Medical cannabis (in this case, CBD) has been shown to have neuroprotective properties. In fact, one study with rats with diabetes showed CBD helped preserve memory and reduce nerve inflammation.

Managing Seizures

The benefits of CBD oil have also extended to helping reduce seizures in patients in some studies. In children with Dravet syndrome as well as people with severe epilepsy, CBD showed a substantial reduction in symptoms.

CBD’s Role in Protecting Heart Health

CBD has demonstrated heart-fortifying properties. It’s been shown to reduce high blood pressure in some studies and its ability to reduce stress has also been shown to have a positive impact on patients’ health.

Side Effects of CBD Oil to Note

Before using CBD oil (or medical cannabis in general), you should consult a doctor at a medical marijuana consulting clinic.

Some possible side effects include:

  • Adverse interactions with other drugs and alcohol
  • Changes in alertness
  • Gastrointestinal problems and loss of appetite
  • Mood changes, including irritability and irritation
  • Fertility reduction in males

Medical Cannabis Consulting for Canadians

If you’re ready to access the many CBD oil health benefits, then you need Medical Marijuana Consulting (MMC).

MMC is a premier cannabis clinic that’s dedicated to assisting Canadians connect with medical professionals with deep expertise on medical marijuana. Consult with a team of physicians, psychiatrists, and nurse practitioners that can provide a prescription, help connect you with coverage for your prescription costs (if eligible), refer you to a licensed producer, and help you apply for the ACMPR license.

At MMC, it is our goal to help every patient that could benefit from medical cannabis get access to the medication. Join our Ambassador Program and receive $15 for every person you refer to MMC that becomes a patient.

To learn more about Medical Marijuana Consulting and how you can secure a prescription as part of your personalized medical cannabis treatment plan, book a consultation online, contact us at 844-312-5143, or email us at patientcare@medmc.ca.

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Does Manulife Cover CBD Oil? Medical Marijuana Coverage, Eligibility, and Costs

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Hundreds of thousands of Canadians have already discovered the benefits of medical cannabis. But many are still unsure of their medical marijuana coverage options.

The good news for patients eager to benefit from the restorative and healing effects of marijuana is that medical marijuana is freely available for those able to obtain a prescription. Even better, the popular insurer Manulife offers medical marijuana coverage, which includes CBD oil, removing another barrier to access for prospective patients. 

The medical marijuana insurance provided by Manulife means that patients can access the medication and not have to worry about being unable to afford the costs. Let’s examine Manulife medical marijuana coverage and answer the question “does Manulife cover CBD oil?”.

What Is Medical Marijuana According to Manulife

In order to understand what conditions are eligible for coverage by Manulife, we need to look at how the insurance provider defines medical marijuana.

The definition is simple enough. According to Manulife, medical marijuana is marijuana that’s meant for use as medicine.

The company also states that marijuana strains that are to be used for medicine typically have a higher cannabidiol (CBD) concentration compared to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Availability of Manulife Insurance Coverage for Medical Marijuana

Manulife does offer medical marijuana coverage. That means that if the plan sponsor has included medical marijuana into the plan, then anyone covered by the plan would be able to access medical marijuana insurance.

The plan sponsor need only submit a request for coverage through their Manulife representative.

HCSA and Eligibility for Claims with Manulife

Claims for medical marijuana are eligible to be considered under a Health Care Spending Account (HCSA).

HCSA coverage is not constrained by necessitating a Drug Identification Number (DIN) or Natural Product Number (NPN).

It’s worth noting that Manulife itself claims that the HCSA is not ideal for marijuana coverage. The company says that the HCSA does not include strong claims controls. What’s more, the account also won’t include the additional support members and active case management that a patient gets when they access marijuana coverage outside of an HCSA.

The active case management and support team is only available through Manulife’s medical marijuana program.

How Manulife’s Medical Marijuana Insurance Program Works

As mentioned above, the plan sponsor, if they choose to include medical marijuana coverage, needs to submit a request through their Manulife representative.

From there, the request will go through a prior authorization process that lets Manulife confirm that the member has tried other appropriate treatment options to no avail.

Health Conditions for Eligibility

The current eligible health conditions are:

It’s worth noting that Manulife mentions that the list of conditions that medical marijuana can treat is expanding, meaning that more conditions may soon make the list, so it’s worth checking back.

The Medical Marijuana Insurance Approval Process

Medical marijuana is approved for use by the patient if a doctor authorizes its use following the prior authorization process.

The member and their doctor will also have to submit medical information to Manulife. This will include details regarding the conditions that the patient is experiencing and previous treatments. Once received, Manulife will review the information and come to a decision.

If approved, the patient will receive a call from the Shoppers Drug Mart patient care. The pharmacist will review the member’s needs, exploring the different strains available and different methods of consumption. Members will also benefit from ongoing case management from the Shoppers Drug Mart patient care centre.

Responsible Access and Coverage Limits

Manulife will work with plan sponsors in order to come to a recommended annual dollar maximum for medical marijuana claims. This will influence how the sponsor manages further coverage as well as control program costs.

Partnership with Shoppers Drug Mart

Manulife has partnered with popular pharmacy Shoppers Drug Mart in order to offer guidance and help when it comes to accessing medical marijuana. It is through the pharmacy that patients will access their case management and support team.

The pharmacists will advise on different strains of medical marijuana as well as different ways to take the medication. This will in turn help patients build the treatment plan that best works to address their unique needs.

Manulife members will also receive ongoing case management from the Shoppers Drug Mart patient care centre. This includes access to education, regular check-ins, counselling, and phone and email support.

Medical Cannabis Coverage Guidance from Medical Marijuana Consulting

If you’re interested in accessing medical marijuana and need help navigating the complicated legal terrain, Medical Marijuana Consulting (MMC) is here to help.

MMC is a leading cannabis clinic that helps patients across the country access medical professionals with deep expertise on medical marijuana. Consult with a team of physicians, psychiatrists, and nurse practitioners that can provide a prescription, help connect you with coverage for your prescription costs (if eligible), refer you to a licensed producer, and help you apply for the ACMPR license.

At MMC, we are committed to ensuring that every patient that could benefit from medical marijuana is able to access the medication. Join our Ambassador Program and receive $15 for every person you refer to MMC that becomes a patient.

To learn more about Medical Marijuana Consulting and how you can secure a prescription as part of your personalized medical cannabis treatment plan, book a consultation online, contact us at 844-312-5143, or email us at patientcare@medmc.ca.

Related: Does SunLife Insurance Cover Medical Marijuana?

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