1What are the legal sources of medical cannabis?
The only legal access to medical cannabis in Canada is through Health Canada Licensed Producers, such as Aphria. Some Canadians still have personal production license, which grants them authorization to produce medical cannabis for personal use.
2How do I obtain a prescription for medical cannabis?
It’s best to speak to your physician about why you want to try medical cannabis. If your physician is not comfortable prescribing medical cannabis, contact our Patient Care team for a complete list of prescribing physicians in your area.
3Can I travel with my medical cannabis?
Travelling with medical cannabis is permitted within Canada. Be sure to carry your registration documentation and store your cannabis in its original prescription bottle. If you’re flying, call the airline ahead of time to ensure you won’t run into any security delays.
4How will I know what products to purchase?
Aphria offers Sample Kits which are comprised of three 5 gram samples of various cannabis strains. These kits are designed to assist with the strain selection process. Additionally, our knowledgeable Patient Care Team is here to assist you with the strain selection process.
5How much medical cannabis can I possess?
Patients may possess a one month’s supply of cannabis or 150 grams, whichever is less.
6How can I consume medical cannabis?
Patients can use dried cannabis in a variety of ways. Patients may chose to vaporize, smoke, or make edibles and teas with their medical cannabis. Cannabis oil can be applied directly under the tongue or incorporated into various recipes
7What is the difference between dried cannabis and cannabis oil?
Along with the differing ingestion methods, cannabis oil is processed by the body differently than dried cannabis. This results in a gradual onset of effects in comparison to smoking or vaporizing dried cannabis. Patients report experiencing the effects of cannabis oil for a longer duration than smoked or vaporized dried cannabis.
8Is medical cannabis covered by Health Care benefits?
Currently, medical cannabis is not covered by most insurance plans. However, medical cannabis may be claimed as a medical expense for tax purposes.