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Is CBD Oil Legal in Canada?

CBD oil, Medical Cannabis, Apollo Cannabis Clinics

Recreational cannabis was legalized on October 17, 2018, under the Federal Government of Canada’s Cannabis Act, but there still remains quite a bit of confusion about what products are legal. CBD oil made from cannabis plants, and produced by Health Canada approved Licensed Producers are legal, both medicinally and recreationally.  What is CBD Oil? Cannabidiol (CBD) is a derivative compound extracted from cannabis plants. It does not contain THC which leads to the altered state of mind or the ‘high’. Therefore, CBD does not have psychoactive elements. It also comes in an oil format that is edible and can be…


Cannabis & Legalization: 5 Reasons to Have a Prescription vs Self-medicating

Medical Cannabis has been legal since 2001, and since October 17th, 2018, recreational cannabis is now available for Canadians. Even with recreational cannabis being legalized, there are still numerous benefits to being prescribed medical cannabis through a healthcare practitioner, as opposed to self-medicating with recreationally purchased cannabis. In this post, we outline 5 reasons why you’ll still want a medical marijuana prescription, and the care and support that comes along with being a medical cannabis patient through a cannabis clinic. Medical vs. Recreational Marijuana Medical marijuana is marijuana that is prescribed by a doctor to treat specific health conditions and…


Vaporizing vs. Smoking Cannabis: Which one is Healthier?

The two most popular methods for cannabis consumption are smoking and vaporizing, although there are many other options for consumption including edibles oils, capsules, and decarboxylated flowers taken orally. Vaporizing is rapidly gaining popularity as it does not burn cannabis and therefore does not produce as many harmful by-products. Vaporizing is also more discreet than smoking cannabis. Some describe the smell of vaporized cannabis as ‘burnt popcorn’.  Many medical cannabis users are turning to vaporizing as it is considered a healthier alternative to smoking and is the most doctor recommended method for consuming dried cannabis. What is Vaporizing? Vaporizing, or…


Hemp CBD Oil vs. Cannabis CBD Oil: 7 Differences You Need To Know

You’ve probably seen hemp CBD oils sold online or even in a local convenience store. With CBD’s therapeutic benefits becoming more widely known, you may have wondered if there’s a difference between oils labelled as “hemp” and “cannabis.” Some people buy hemp CBD oil assuming it has the same therapeutic benefits. In reality, they are two separate products with different uses. In this post, we’ll highlight the 6 major differences between hemp CBD oil and cannabis CBD oil.


Take a Deep Breath: Let’s Educate Ourselves on the Workings of a Vaporizer

What’s a Vaporizer / What is ‘Vaping’ A vaporizer is a device that allows you to inhale cannabis vapor Vaporizing is a smokeless, efficient form of inhalation; the process of heating up dried cannabis to a temperature below its combustion point of 392°F. Using a vaporizer requires finely grinding up dried cannabis flower, which is then heated to the point where the desired cannabinoids (typically found in the resin of the flower), are released without igniting/destroying the material. Vaporization Health Canada and Apollo Applied Research Inc. recommend that medical cannabis be administered by vaporization. Research has shown that vaporization can…


Information That You Might Not Know About THC, at Your Fingertips

Everything you need to know about THC Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol, more commonly known THC, is one of over 60 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. THC is a cannabinoid that produces the “high” or intoxicating effect that most people associate with using cannabis. It is a psychoactive cannabinoid and can produce mind-altering effects in the consumer. The average cannabis strain is believed to have contained an average of less than 10% THC during the 1980s, whereas modern strains demonstrate an average THC percentage of 15%, with some strains testing as high as 30%. Cannabis has certainly evolved as people have continued to discover the…


Heard About Terpenes? Here’s How They Can Benefit Your Treatment with Medical Cannabis

What are Terpenes? Terpenes are the oils that give cannabis its smell and flavor, but they may also have potential medicinal benefits. Cannabis plants can contain multiple terpenes—and the combination helps make each strain (or type) unique. This means cannabis plant breeders have many possible combinations and can grow a plant with specific characteristics, scents, and flavors in mind. The combination and ratio of cannabinoids & terpenes in each unique cannabis strain is part of the reason why cannabis can be such a personalized medication which may work for various conditions. You may have heard cannabis experts commenting on the…


Medical vs. Recreational Cannabis: Are You Aware of These Key Differentiators?

Medical vs. Recreational Cannabis in Canada Under The Cannabis Act, both medical and recreational cannabis is now legal in Canada and millions of Canadians are taking advantage of this new freedom within the country. This new emergence of legal cannabis has some Canadians wondering what the difference is between medical and recreational cannabis, making it a popular topic of conversation within and external to the cannabis community. Worth noting, when examining the question of the differences between medical and recreational cannabis, it is important to acknowledge that consumption, and the intended effects of use, comes down to the intent and…


Take a Quick Look at How Health Insurance Coverage Works for Medical Cannabis

Medical Cannabis and Insurance More than 17 years after cannabis was first legalized in Canada for medical use, some insurers are just beginning to cover the cost of the medication. Most coverage includes just a handful of conditions that qualify and does not cover the cost of medical cannabis for most users. Many Licensed Producers (LPs) offer benefits to low-income individuals such as compassionate pricing and free vaporizers, but this does not cover the entire cost of the medication. One of the biggest benefits for medical cannabis consumers is the ability to write off cannabis medication when it comes to…


Gain a Clear Understanding of Our Online Consultation and Prescription Procedures

Medical Cannabis is Personalized Medicine. After consulting with one of our physicians, Apollo will help you build a personalized treatment plan where one of our patient educators will assist you with dose, strain, and product selection, best for your needs specifically. Apollo Makes it Simple to Help You Get Access to Medical Cannabis to Give You The Relief You Deserve. Our goal at Apollo Cannabis Clinics, is to help patients in need gain access to reliable and high quality medical cannabis through Health Canada approved Licensed Producers. Cannabis is emerging as an effective tool to help treat many medical conditions. Book…