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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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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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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Does medical cannabis come in pill or capsule form?

Does medical cannabis come in pill or capsule form? Yes, medical cannabis comes in pill form. These edible pills—also called capsules, softgels, or tablets—offer an alternative to inhaling cannabis (e.g., vaporizing or smoking) and ingesting cannabis oils.   What are medical marijuana capsules? How are they different from other forms of cannabis? Medical cannabis capsules are filled with cannabis extract that has been blended with a food-grade carrier oil, usually sunflower oil or MCT oil. They can contain only THC, only CBD, or a mixture of the two. CBD and THC oil pills are eaten/ingested instead of inhaled. They are…

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What is a medical marijuana/cannabis card?

What is a medical cannabis card?  A medical cannabis card is more accurately called a Medical Document, which can be thought of as a medical cannabis prescription. This prescription, required by Health Canada, allows you to access medical cannabis directly from a licensed producer (LP). A doctor or, in some provinces, a nurse practitioner completes a form that looks like this and sends it to your licensed producer of choice. It authorizes your use of medical cannabis and must be renewed based on the length of time your practitioner prescribes for you, up to twelve months. Like most medications, your…

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