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At Medical Cannabis Clinics, we provide patients with a streamlined intake process where they feel supported each step of the way.

  • Referral Forms Our Referral Forms are available on our website (Referral Form) and at the clinic. Please fill these out and have your doctor fax (844) 477-9861 or mail them to us referrals@medcannabisclinics.ca or drop them off at the clinic. Call us at (855) 477-9861 for assistance.
  • Book an appointment Once we have received your medical history and treatment information from your doctor, you will be contacted to schedule an appointment for an assessment.
  • Assessment and Examination After all your intake documentation has been completed, a doctor will assess you through a medical examination in order to determine your suitability for medical cannabis treatment. At this point, the doctor may provide you with a prescription for medical cannabis.
  • Cannabis Counselling If you are prescribed medical cannabis after your assessment and examination, an experienced Cannabis Counsellor will advise you about using cannabis as well as help you identify the most effective strain in almost no time. Your Cannabis Counsellor will also help you through the process of registration with a Licensed Producer.
  • Follow-Up Visits In order to track your progress and ensure you are using the best strain for yourself, regular follow-up appointments will be scheduled. You will obtain a new cannabis prescription as needed.

What is Medical Marijuana?

Two main components of the cannabis: Cannabidiol (CBD) and Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).CBD has anti-inflammatory properties which help relieve pain but do not lead to the feeling of being “high”. As such, many choose to use strains that are rich in CBD as a form of pain relief. Similarly, THC has some pain-relieving effects but is linked to the psychoactive effects of cannabis.

How does It Work?

The special compounds found in cannabis plants known as cannabinoids are effective in relieving symptoms of certain medical conditions by way of attaching themselves to receptors in the brain. These receptors in the brain look for similar compounds in the brain that cannabinoids produce such as dopamine. Depending on the medical cannabis administered, different compounds can produce different physical and psychological effects.

What are some common side effects of medical cannabis?

The effects of medical cannabis are dependent on the strain that is prescribed for use. However, there are some common side effects that users report:

  • fatigue, headache dizziness;
  • nausea and vomiting; fast heartbeat;
  • disturbances in attention, concentration; impaired memory;
  • dry mouth, throat irritation, coughing;