Treat Yo’ Self for the Holidays!

Treat Yo' Self from the TV Show Parks & Rec

Self-care has never been more important. So make sure that you’re adding yourself to your gift list this holiday season.

The team at MMC has put together a list of some products we think you should Treat Yo’ Self with for the holidays! Our focus was on products we think are great for medical patients, can help you deliver your medicine easier or are just good to have on hand to keep your medicine fresh.

  1. Emblem Kin SlipsTM – $27.50 – $37.50

This new sublingual strip from Emblem offers a variety of dose options including 5mg or 10mg THC packs with 10 doses per pack. Its a discreet and convenient way to take your meds.

2. Hexo Granddaddy Purple 2:1 Vape Cartridge – $34.95

According to Hexo’s website, this 2:1 is “mild THC potency potential single strain Granddaddy Purple formulation” and comes from sun grown cannabis. Granddaddy Purple is a classic strain that’s been around since 2003 – who doesn’t love a classic?

3. Cannafarms CBD Critical Mass – $9.50/g

This high CBD strain is often cited by patients as good for pain relief. It’s also recommended for insomnia and depression.

4. Ripple by TGOD Dissolvable CBD Powder – $18.00

This powder dissolves easily and is flavourless. Each package includes 4 doses and are a convenient option that you can take anywhere with you. Did we mention its are made with organic cannabis oil?

5. Emblem Doob tool – $48

Whether you like to roll a joint or dab, this all-in-one tool gives you everything you need in one convenient package to help you take your medicine.

6. Boveda Humidity Pack of 5 – $6.50

We all know that sometimes our medical cannabis can get dried out and lose flavour or potency. With a humidity pack you can help keep your flower fresh, easier to grind and packing the biggest punch to help combat your symptoms.

7. Grenco G Pen Elite Vaporizer – $140

This dried flower vape fits perfectly into the palm of your hand. With the ability to set the temperature between 200° – 428°F, you can find the perfect temp to get the most out of your medicine.

8. Electric Smart Herb and Spice Grinder – OTTO – $185

If you are dealing with arthritis, tremors or other issues that can affect your hands then rolling joints can be hard work. With this electric smart grinder, you can fill the perfect cone every time.

9. Twisty Glass Blunt – $45

Not interested in fussing with rolling papers, cones or filters? Try the twisty glass blunt! Load the tube with your ground flower and twist as you smoke to ash and bring fresh flower out. This device can hold 1.5 grams.

The holidays can be a difficult time for many and the Covid pandemic is making it even harder. We hope you take some time to treat yo’ self this year! Don’t forget, the team at MMC is always here to support you on your medical journey. Reach out to us at patientcare@medmc.ca or via phone at 1-844-312-5143 if you have questions about your prescription, dose, new products or your LP. We are here to help!

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Medical Cannabis vs Recreational Cannabis

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We hear this question all the time and it’s one of our favourites to answer. There are many benefits to being a medical cannabis patient versus self-medicating. Here are a few of our favourite reasons.  

1. You can get medical cannabis costs covered  

When you’re a medical cannabis patient there are a few different ways you can get the cost of your medical cannabis covered.

Tax Returns  

You can claim medical cannabis on your tax returns. Just like any other medical prescription, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) allows medical cannabis to be claimed as a medical expense deduction on your federal income taxes. 

Compassionate Pricing  

Some Licensed Producer’s, such as Aphria and Aurora, offer compassionate pricing, a discounted price, for medical cannabis products for low- income individuals and people who are a part of programs such as the Ontario Disability Program Support (ODSP). 

Insurance Provider

Many major insurance companies in Canada include medical cannabis in their insurance plans. Whether you are eligible for coverage depends on what plan you’re on and what medical conditions you are using medical cannabis to treat. To find a list of the most common insurance companies in Canada who include medical cannabis in their plans, read our blog How to Get Coverage with Your Insurance Provider

2. Medical cannabis products are cheaper 

Most companies operating in the cannabis market offer medical cannabis products, on their secure website, and recreational cannabis through channels such as OCS.ca or in retail stores. 

Sometimes you can find identical products are both medical and recreational but the branding is different, which means directly comparing products can be very difficult if you don’t know the companies. 

However, we do find that products available for medicinal use tend to be about 10-15% cheaper than similar or identical products sold for recreational use. 

Here are some examples: 

Foray Pineapple Orange 5mg Soft Chews Edibles 

On the OCS, Foray Pineapple Orange Soft Chew Edibles are $6.65 whereas from Medical Cannabis by Shoppers they’re $5.99.   

Tweed CBD Softgels, 20mg CBD 

On the OCS, Tweed CBD softgels are $42.95 for 15 capsules ($85.90 for 30 capsules). While on Spectrum Therapeutics medical site, the exact same capsules can be found under the Spectrum branding at $72 for 30 capsules.

3. You get a wider variety of CBD products   

CBD is the non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in cannabis known for its anti-inflammatory effect. Medical cannabis products with high levels of CBD can help patients with conditions including anxiety, depression, acne and heart disease. Research shows that people with anxiety and poor sleep are calmed by high levels of CBD, which improves their sleep after just one month of use. 

In the medical market you can buy a wider variety of CBD dominant products. These products are available in rapid on-set formats which are not available in the recreational market.  

4. When you’re treating a medical condition it’s safer to buy medical cannabis

The recreational market is meant for, just that, recreational use. If you’re looking for a product to target a medical condition it can be hard to navigate. For example, the recreational market focuses on promoting high THC products, which might not be suitable for your medical needs. 

When you’re buying a product for medical use it’s important to go through a medical channel to buy it. Medical cannabis patients reported in a recent survey that the ability to consult with a healthcare practitioner led to better health outcomes. Speak to a professional and experienced Healthcare Practitioner and get guidance on the most suitable treatment for you. 

This is where a clinic like MMC can help. By obtaining a medical cannabis prescription, your treatment will be supervised by one of our specialized Health Practitioners. If any of your current practitioners, such as your family doctor, want to be kept updated on your treatment, we’re happy to send them informed with reports and ordering is all done online, with the products being shipped directly to your door by Canada Post or Purolator.

Find out more about how to become an MMC patient today and book an appointment with one of our experienced Nurse Practitioners today.

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