Medical cannabis has been used legally by patients throughout Nova Scotia since 2001. There are many forms and strains of medical cannabis, including those that contain CBD only, THC only (the psychoactive compound in cannabis) or a combination of both. When you get your prescription through CannaWay Clinic, we will assess your needs and develop a treatment plan based on your needs and condition.
Accessing medical cannabis in Nova Scotia is a unique process. You do not need to have a referral from your doctor to have a consultation with one of our physicians. Start by scheduling your virtual appointment using our online form.
Because consultations can take place remotely, we can work with patients from anywhere in Nova Scotia, including Halifax, Sydney, Yarmouth, Digby and Pictou.
Medical cannabis in Canada is regulated by the Cannabis Act. This legislation is nationwide, so many of the rules concerning medical cannabis do not vary by province. As a clinic specializing in medical cannabis treatment plans, CannaWay Clinic follows all healthcare and cannabis-related regulations both provincially and federally.
Before a patient can be granted a prescription for medical cannabis from one of our physicians, they must go through a consultation process to assess their condition. If a prescription is written, the patient can then order medical cannabis through a Health Canada approved Licensed Cannabis Producer.
At CannaWay Clinic, we develop custom treatment plans for our patients and continually monitor their progress, so we know when to adjust their doses or try a new strain.
Patients with a prescription for medical cannabis may travel with that prescription throughout Canada and may carry it with them on planes. They may not, however, travel internationally with their prescription.
Medical cannabis is prescribed to patients suffering from a wide variety of health conditions ranging from chronic pain to mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. Among the conditions we have seen treated with medical cannabis are:
If you have one of the conditions listed above or another condition that you think may be helped by medical cannabis, you may fill out our online form to consult with one of our doctors.
We are currently scheduling remote consultations throughout Nova Scotia. If you would like to have an online meeting with one of our practitioners to explore whether medical cannabis might be right for you, please fill out our webform to make a Telemedicine Appointment. All appointments are free of charge to the patient.
Nova Scotia is the most populated province in the Maritimes. As a resource-based economy, the province has the distinction of being the world’s largest exporter of Christmas trees and lobster. The province is well known for famous attractions, including Peggy’s Cove, the Cabot Trail and being home to the Bluenose – the racing schooner featured on the Canadian dime.