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Maximizing the Impact of Cannabis Prescriptions – By Michael Blais, CD

Where to start? 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, oils, chocolates, gummies, and beverages, designed to deliver the chosen cannabinoid through oral ingestion. Once again, the product’s THC or CBD…


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…


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…


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…


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.  …


Safety Tips For Cold & Flu Season

Safety Tips For Cold & Flu Season As the colours change and we head into fall, we also unfortunately enter into the cold & flu season. Due to COVID-19 this year, it’s even more important that we do as much as possible to protect ourselves and those close to us from illness. The flu is highly contagious and leads to thousands of hospitalizations each year – including thousands of deaths within Canada alone. Education is key of course, and we’re here to provide some insight about the cold and flu season to help keep you healthy all winter long. What’s…


Cannabis Act, ACMPR, and More: Canadian Cannabis Regulation Simplified

MMAR, MMPR, ACMPR, Cannabis Act; The world of cannabis regulation can be difficult to navigate with the regular updates to Canadian law. Apollo is here to help you understand the landscape in 2020, and ensure that you have the resources you need to stay educated.   Access & updates to The Cannabis Act as per Health Canada (Last updated Oct 2020)  Since the Cannabis Act came into effect on October 17th, 2018, it has come with new regulations that have replaced the ACMPR (Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes). While recreational cannabis laws were one of the main focuses of…