About Us 2018-10-23T05:32:54+00:00

About MMC

For All Your
Medical Cannabis Needs

About Us

From education and licensing to help getting your cannabis covered by insurance, Medical Marijuana Consulting is here for all your medical cannabis needs. Boasting a team of top medical, legal, insurance and cannabis experts, we provide full service solutions to our clients.

One of the first companies in Canada to secure funding for Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces, Car Accident Victims, as well as private insurance companies covering the cost of medical cannabis.

MMC goes above and beyond for our patient base, providing services that other clinics do not. These include:

  • 24/7 Access to Cannabis-Trained Nurse

  • Securing Insurance Coverage for Patients
  • HC Practitioners Able to Diagnose Anxiety, Depression for those that do not have a current diagnosis available
  • Free Education for Patients, Pharmacists, Healthcare Professionals (CME Approved)
  • Expedited Services for Those in Need

  • Canada-Wide – we serve every Canadian in every province
  • Telemedicine Services – The ability to do your appointment without leaving home

MMC Leadership

Anthony Smilis

General Manager

Anthony Smilis is no stranger to the Medical Cannabis industry with over 3 years experience. He is currently General Manager and Clinical Research Coordinator for MMC where he manages day-to-day operations of the clinic as well as supervising academic research initiatives and hosting the Cannabis Corner Podcast.

Prior to starting his medical cannabis endeavors, Anthony spent 6 years studying and participating in psychology and thanatology with an emphasis on hospice care. Anthony specializes in clinical research, training healthcare professionals, developing and implementing state-of-the-art administrative procedures, project management, and business relationship management.

Kirsten O’Brien

Assistant General Manager

Kirsten has a background in addictions and community service work before transitioning to the cannabis industry in 2015. Since joining Medical Marijuana Consulting, Kirsten has taken on the role of Assistant General Manager, while still currently supervising in the Med/Legal Department. Her department is responsible for assisting those injured in motor vehicle accidents coverage for their medical cannabis treatment.

She works closely with rehabilitation specialists and lawyers to coordinate the care for these clients. Kirsten has spoken at several different law firms, insurance companies, and rehabilitation clinics, educating them on medical cannabis and the benefits it may provide to their clients. She will also be educating Law Clerks at the OTLA Fall Symposium regarding cannabis and how to get cannabis treatment approved through insurance companies.

Kirsten is known for her cannabis knowledge, compassionate care, and advocacy for clients obtaining coverage for their cannabis.

Amanda Wilcox

Head of Canadian Armed Forces Department

Amanda Wilcox is the head of the Veterans Department at Medical Marijuana Consulting. She completed her Social Service Worker Diploma in 2010, as well as her Personal Support Worker certificate in 2013. She has completed training in crisis intervention and prevention, which makes her an asset to her department. She has experience assisting diverse groups of individuals with meeting their basic needs and setting goals for improving their quality of life.

Since joining MMC, Amanda has taken on the role as the head of the Veterans Services Department – the success of which is fueled by her passion for helping those in need. She assists those still serving and Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces to obtain coverage for their medical cannabis, as well as advocating for the coverage above and beyond 3 grams per day. She works tirelessly with other professionals involved with these patients to ensure that they are receiving the best care possible.

Amanda spends time educating, supporting, and coordinating care for veteran patients and their families.

Tamara Ireland

Head of Pharmacy and FNMI Departments

Tamara is the head of the Pharmacy Department at Medical Marijuana Consulting. Prior to her position at MMC, Tamara has worked to develop her communication and leadership skills through her existing list of management roles ranging from office, retail and more specifically for the University’s Sport Marketing Team. Currently Tamara has used her skills to shape and create the Brand Ambassador program that allows individuals to refer friends and family to a reliable clinic.

Tamara has taken on the role of leading a department that primarily deals with educating, supporting, and processing patients referred from pharmacies. With patient care being the forefront of her focus, she is responsible for facilitating relationships between pharmacy, patients and MMC. The Pharmacy Department is responsible for processing, educating and following up with each patient, making sure they receive the excellent patient care MMC is known for.

On top of Patient Care, Tamara has taken a keen interest in her Aboriginal communities reaching out to First Nations in Ontario providing them access to medical cannabis. With a history of addiction in her family and community, Tamara works to combat the opioid crisis with a safe alternative that cannabis has proven to offer.