1Does Aphria use pesticides?
No, Aphria does not and never will use pesticides. Here at Aphria we are committed to using natural solutions which is why we use biological controls to ensure we maintain ideal growing conditions.
2How do I know your cannabis is safe/chemical free?
Providing medical cannabis to our patients means we have an innate responsibility to ensure that we hold ourselves to the highest quality standards, often above and beyond what is currently mandated for our industry.
While this guiding principle touches every point of our production, here are just a few of the critical steps we take to ensure your safety:
We have adopted pharmaceutical grade quality assurance and control processes that include exhaustive testing for every batch of cannabis that is produced;
We determine the nutrients and proportions that make up our fertilizer blends to ensure we significantly reduce the risk of unwanted chemicals that can be found in ‘pre-mixed fertilizers';
Our greenhouse only uses biological controls to ensure ideal growing conditions instead of chemical alternatives.
Here at Aphria our management team has over 35 years of experience in agriculture and over 20 years experience in the pharmaceutical space and we don’t need to rely on chemicals because we know how to grow naturally.
3What 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.
4How 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.
5Can 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.
6How 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.
7How much medical cannabis can I possess?
Patients may possess a one month’s supply of cannabis or 150 grams, whichever is less.
8How 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
9What 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.
10Is 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.