Am I Eligible?
If you experience one or more of the following conditions you may be eligible to receive medical cannabis. Conditions include, but are not limited to:
Frequently Asked Questions
Questions about Apollo Cannabis Clinic or medical cannabis?
Find everything you need to know about legally purchasing and using medical cannabis in Canada below.
A medical cannabis clinic is a specialized doctor’s office that focuses on treating patients using medical cannabis. Not all cannabis clinics offer the same level of expertise and service so we recommend that you consider carefully before selecting a clinic that’s right for you.
Legal stores that are currently selling cannabis are not permitted to provide medical advice and lack the medical expertise to suggest products based on medical conditions.
Apollo believes in affordable and accessible medicine, as such, we do not charge for our appointments. If you live in Ontario, your consultation with the Physician is free as it is covered by OHIP. We also offer a FREE secure video appointment for patients across Canada.
The majority of our patients suffer from pain, anxiety, and/or sleep issues, and traditional medications and therapies have been ineffective for them. If you are experiencing a condition or symptoms that are impacting your quality of life, whether you are cannabis naive or have been self-medicating for many years, please contact us to learn more about how medical cannabis may help you.
Medical cannabis is a medicine from the cannabis plant, and comes in many different forms and strains. There are two main components in the cannabis plant, CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), which both belong to a class of compounds called cannabinoids.
CBD has neuro-protective and anti-inflammatory properties which help to relieve pain, but does not make people feel “high”. Many people report great pain relief from strains of medical cannabis that are rich in CBD. THC also has some pain-relieving effects, but believed to cause many of the psychoactive effects of cannabis.
Apollo will help you choose medical cannabis products best for your individual needs.
The compounds in medical cannabis act on receptors in our body found in the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is partially responsible for maintaining homeostasis, and regulating different processes in the body, such as: mood, pain, hunger and many others.
The cost of medical cannabis varies from strain-to-strain, and product-to-product and is determined by the licensed producers who grow the medical cannabis for Canadians. We understand that medical cannabis is usually not covered and can be an added expense for patients. This is why we will work with you one-on-one to find strains and products that match both your health-care, and also your budgetary needs. We can also help you apply for compassionate pricing programs, which can provide a discount on your medical cannabis.
You DO NOT need a referral to be seen at Apollo. If your physician is not comfortable with medical cannabis, please contact us – we are here to help and are committed to being as accessible as possible for patients. Apollo is currently accepting patients without referrals.
Different strains have different compounds that will have different effects and side effects. The key to reducing euphoria is THC. Apollo will personalize a treatment plan specifically for you to address your medical needs and concerns.
Your medication will be shipped to you directly from a licensed producer. It can be ordered online, or over the phone, and is mailed right to your front door, by Canada Post or Purolator.
Medical cannabis patients now have a few main options for administering their medicine:
– Dried Cannabis, which should be vaporized and inhaled.
– Edible Oils, which are placed under the tongue then swallowed.
– Oil Capsules, which are swallowed like a regular pill.
– Pre-filled Vaporizers
– Baked Edibles (Ex. Chocolate)
Each method can affect the body differently and an Apollo patient educator will work with you to choose a method, or combination of methods best for you and your condition.
We understand that patients may have some concerns after being prescribed Medical Cannabis. We will provide you with an educational session on your initial visit, and will work to answer any questions or concerns you may have. We will register you with a Health Canada approved licensed producer, and can even help you place your first order for medical cannabis.