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6 Cannabis Products You Didn’t Know You Could Buy in the Medical Market

Infused edibles, cannabis drinks, cannabis creams, topicals, vaporizers

Medical cannabis has come a long way since Canada officially legalized it back in 2001. In 2019, Canada allowed companies to launch new cannabis products which include edibles, beverages, topicals, concentrates, and vape cartridges. While these products are typically more associated with the recreational market, did you know that they’re now widely available to medical cannabis patients? If you want to learn more about the laws around cannabis in your province, you can find it here in our provinces section. In 2020, a study found nearly 50% of Canadians prefer ingesting cannabis over any other method, and producers of medical…

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The History of Apollo & Medical Cannabis Research in Canada

Welcome to the 13th episode of Medical Cannabis Now where we’ll be talking about the history of Apollo and medical cannabis in Canada. As a research facility and a medical cannabis clinic, cannabis research is a large part of our practice and a pillar stone in how we find success with our patients. Medical Cannabis & Apollo Applied Research in 2013 In 2013, Apollo was nothing more than a concept fueled by founder and president Bryan Hendin’s intense passion to support patients who told him cannabis worked for their pain. At the time, Bryan was the co-founder of a pain…

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Striking Balance – By Michael Blais, CD

The choices patients are offered once they are provided a prescription and have everything sorted with their chosen provider are often daunting. There are a large variety of dried cannabis strains to choose from, each with varying strength and cannabinoid composition. What is THC? What is CBD? What does the percentage rating of these cannabinoids mean and what effect will they have on the mental or physical trauma you are experiencing?  Then there are the edibles; tinctures, oils, chocolates, and gummies designed to deliver the chosen cannabinoid through oral ingestion. Once again, the product’s THC or CBD percentage must be…

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How to Claim Medical Cannabis on Tax Returns

How to Claim Medical Cannabis on Your Tax Return  **Please note this is for informational purposes only and is not legal advice. You should consult your financial advisor, accountant, lawyer, or tax specialist if you have any questions about filing your taxes.  Since the legalization of medical cannabis in Canada, citizens have become more receptive to learning about cannabis as a medicine. With the number of medical cannabis patients continuing to rise, Canadians are looking for different ways to save money on their medicine. As medical cannabis doesn’t have a Drug Identification Number (DIN) and isn’t currently covered by public…

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Brain Health & Medical Cannabis

Welcome to our 12th episode in our Medical Cannabis Now series where we are focusing on brain health, specifically dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. With over 500,000 Canadians currently living with dementia, we know how important this topic is and we want to discuss how medical cannabis can possibly play a role in helping our patients manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life. Can CBD help with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia? There are still many things about medical cannabis we do not know, but it is clear that cannabis can affect our brain. You can find high levels of…

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What to Expect From an Online/Virtual Medical Cannabis Appointment

COVID-19 has changed the way that Canadians access healthcare. Online doctors have become more commonplace in 2020 and we are glad to be able to continue to see all Canadians from coast to coast virtually through a secure online platform. *While we normally do offer in-person consultations at one of our 5 locations, all of our appointments are currently done virtually via telephone or a secure video-platform (webcam), and can be done from anywhere across Canada.   What’s an online/virtual medical cannabis appointment and why are you offering them? Apollo’s virtual appointments provide Canadians with access to a healthcare practitioner…

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Medical Cannabis Now: Healthy Living & Cannabis

Welcome to the 11th episode of our Medical Cannabis Now series. With the New Year approaching, we wanted to go over Healthy Living as we all begin to consider our New Year’s Resolutions. In this episode, Kim covers a wide range of topics that apply to our overall health. As the weather gets colder and the days become shorter, mental and physical health becomes more important than ever – and these two are closely intertwined. This episode discusses the importance of good gut health, combating seasonal affective disorder, exercise, social support, and how the endocannabinoid system can affect them.  …

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Know Thy Cannabis Vaporizer – By Michael Blais, CD

Getting medical cannabis patients to switch to a vaporizer from ‘blazing a doobie’ is often difficult. Particularly if you are a connoisseur, the pungent and alluring scent of premium cannabis is a pleasure unto itself, which is often the case when dealing with reputable medical cannabis providers. On a personal level, I have never experienced such a variety of wondrous tasting cannabis as I have been provided by Canadian Licensed Producers over these past four years.   I do not enjoy the persistent, full onslaught effect or the pervasive brain fog that invariably strikes not long after smoking despite my…

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Migraines, Headaches, & Medical Cannabis – Episode 10

Episode 10: Migraines & Medical Cannabis Welcome to the 10th episode in our Medical Cannabis Now series! This month, Arash Taghvai, MD.,  discusses a few different types of headaches, how medical cannabis can play a role, and he’s prepared a couple of case studies at the end alongside answering your questions. We’ll help you understand what causes headaches and what we often see in the clinics of patients looking for relief for not only migraines but co-existing conditions. Thank you to all those who did send questions in and please enjoy!   Migraine Types, Causes & Symptoms This episode we…

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