Do I Need a Doctor Referral to Get Access to Medical Cannabis?

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If you’re interested in trying medical cannabis, you might be wondering what the process looks like. Does my doctor need to refer me? Can my doctor prescribe it to me? And, can’t I just walk into my local dispensary and buy some cannabis? What is a ‘Doctor Referral’? Let’s start with what exactly a doctor…

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How Cannabis May Help with Lower Back Pain

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The term “lower back pain” (LBP) refers to several symptoms that can be brought on by a number of potential underlying causes, and if you’ve ever experienced LBP you’re not alone. According to the most recently archived information at Stats Canada, 4 out of every 5 Canadians will suffer from lower back pain in their…

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How Cannabis May Help with Migraines (Migraine Relief)

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If you are someone who suffers from migraines, you know how debilitating these severe headaches can be. Many people who suffer from migraines have difficulty working, interacting with others or even being in a room with too much light. It is estimated that about 13% of people in North America suffer from chronic migraines. While…

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How Cannabis May Help with Sleep Disorders

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We have all had those nights where we simply didn’t get enough sleep, and the next day we’re stuck in a mental fog dragging our feet. Imagine how much worse it is for those with chronic sleep deprivation or for those who experience insomnia on a regular basis. It is natural that those with such…

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Claiming Medical Cannabis on Your Tax Return

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Recreational cannabis became legal in Canada on October 17th, 2018. For patients, it is still important to purchase medication through the proper medical channels because this enables you to claim it as a medical expense on your tax return. Both medical cannabis and cannabis seeds are on the list of eligible medical expenses for tax…

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Does Recreational Cannabis Legalization Change Things for Medicinal Patients?

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On October 17th, recreational cannabis became legal in Canada. So, what does this mean for medical patients? Can people who are using cannabis for medical purposes obtain their cannabis at a local dispensary? The short answer is no – the medicinal cannabis purchasing process is not affected by recreational cannabis legalization. This is because medical…

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Can Medical Cannabis Help with Anxiety and Depression?

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According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, in any given year one in five people in Canada will personally experience a mental health problem or illness. Those who have experienced this first-hand know that illnesses such as depression or anxiety can affect so much more than just your mental state. Dealing with these illnesses can make…

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Arthritis Pain is Becoming the Norm – But it Doesn’t Have to Be

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More than half of Canadian women over 65 have arthritis. That’s worse odds than a coin-flip. And the number for men over 65 isn’t much more encouraging, at over 30%. As the Canadian population continues to age, finding better treatments for arthritis will become more and more important. You shouldn’t have to spend your well-earned…

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Suffering from Multiple Sclerosis – Pain and Sleep Management

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Canada is amongst the highest multiple sclerosis rates in the entire world, with almost 80,000 Canadians estimated to live with the disease. Canada’s rate is almost 10 times the global median. One contributing factor to pain and spasms related to MS is our cold climate further from the equator, which isn’t about to change any…

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The Use of Medical Cannabis for Fibromyalgia

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If all of the Canadians suffering from fibromyalgia were to create their own city, it’d be the 4th largest in the country. Fewer folks than Calgary, but more than in Ottawa. For those unfamiliar, fibromyalgia is a pain disorder. Those suffering feel widespread musculoskeletal pain and can experience symptoms of fatigue, sleep, memory and mood…

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