Medicinal cannabis, simplified.
We guide you through ACMPR license process, connecting you to the experts you need.
It takes five minutes to book your free doctor consultation. Appointments are held in any of our clinics now open in British Columbia & Alberta.
From there, our Patient Educators will work with you to choose a Licensed Producer (LP) and set up your account. We will help you make your first order online, and it will be shipped through Canada Post.
Our clinics provide a safe place to share information and knowledge about cannabis infused products and the different effects they can have, so you can choose the right LP.
Frequently found answers
Orders take 1-2 weeks depending on the LP you choose.
Medical cannabis prescriptions must be renewed every three months.
We have 15 Licensed Producers to choose from.
Many organizations and their benefit plans are starting to cover some of the costs associated with medicinal cannabis.
Why Medicinal Cannabis?
Cannabis has proven to be an effective alternative medicine in the reduction of symptoms associated with the following ailments.
THC has been found to help prevent and slow the production of beta-amyloid proteins, a hallmark precursor to alzheimer's.
THC and CBD both stimulate the CB1 And CB2 receptors that affect the production of serotonin in your body. Serotonin is acts as a neurotransmitter, and is associated with a number of cognitive disorders like anxiety and depression when it is out of balance.
Reduces inflammation in joints causing a reduction in pain throughout the body.
THC and CBD have been found to halt accelerated reproduction of faulty cells, preventing the spread of cancer. They have also been found to block the formation of blood vessels in tumor cells, essentially starving the growths.
By making slight changes to how our brain receives pain signals, THC and CBD can help reduce pain to a manageable state, or in some cases provide complete relief.
THC and CBD can act as an antidepressant because the endocannabinoid system and our bodies serotonin systems are so closely linked and work directly together. Stimulating the endocannabinoid system affects the serotonin system, increasing serotonin levels in the brain.
Cannabis stimulates our endocannabinoid system which has a direct effect on monitoring our systems appetite. Studies have shown that THC elevates pleasure in eating by increasing our sensitivity to smells and taste, helping many people overcome the psychological barriers of eating disorders.
Dry, red and swelling skin, histamine release, and sensory nerve fibers are all aided by cannabinoids with their powerful anti-itch and anti-inflammatory effects. The receptors in the skin that interact with cannabinoids help to reduce the symptoms and appearance of eczema.
High concentration of CB1 receptors are found in the inhibitory cells, suggesting the direct influence on overactive or high-firing neurons that result in seizures. Unfortunately, most of the science on how cannabis can be used to treat epilepsy is anecdotal and needs further investigation.
With the location of the CB1 and CB2 receptors being so ubiquitous in our bodies, cannabis helps subdue your body’s heightened pain response that is associated with chronic pain.
Cannabis can help temporarily decrease pressure in the eye, however its use for glaucoma is only recommended in extremely developed cases. Using cannabis as a preventative measure may increase the speed of degeneration if the levels of THC and CBD are unable to be maintained, resulting in fluctuating pressure.
Cannabinoids reduce pain intensity among migraine patients by approximately 43%, due to their ability to block pain signals to the brain.
THC and CBD halt the immune systems response by taking your system out of “attack mode”. Once your immune system calms down, it stops its attack on your CNS (Central Nervous System). THC and CBD also promote neurogenesis in adults. Neurogenesis is the creation of new brain cells, that may have died during the immunes systems attack.
CBD indirectly activates the compound 5-hydroxytryptamine-1A. The activation of this neurotransmitter drastically reduces nausea and the vomiting reflex.
Patients who have Parkinson's Disease have less CB1 receptors than people who don’t. So stimulating existing CB1 receptors with cannabis can improve tremors and may help control unwanted movement and shakes.
Cannabis can reduce the redness and itchiness associated to with psoriasis, see eczema above.
People suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder have a decreased amount of anandamide, a neurotransmitter that interacts with the endocannabinoid system. Cannabis engages the same natural receptors that anandamide does, and when these select receptors are activated, they work in helping to impair and/or suppress memory, allowing for relief from flashbacks and night terrors.
Cannabis shows a drastic reduction in individual tics once consumed, however all studies are anecdotal, and more research needs to be done.