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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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ACMPR PERSONAL PRODUCTION LICENSE

Are you Interested in Growing Your own Medical Cannabis? Apollo can Help! Apollo helps patients apply for a personal production license with Health Canada, so you are legally allowed to grow a certain amount of cannabis plants for your own personal medical use. In order to legally grow medical cannabis in Canada, you must: Be over the age of 18 Have no prior cannabis convictions Be prescribed medical cannabis by a physician Fill out and submit an application to Health Canada, along with the original medical document ( prescription ) Apollo helps patients every step of the way to ensure you are successful in…

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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…

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Your Hand Guide to Choosing & Ordering from a Licensed Medical Cannabis Producer

Things to Consider When Choosing an ACMPR Licensed Producer: Licensed Producers currently represent the only legal avenue to access and purchase medical cannabis in Canada. But oftentimes new patients get a prescription for medical cannabis and then aren’t sure of what to do next. Here are some things to consider when evaluating licensed producers: Product Selection When choosing a Licensed Producer (LP) the most important factor to consider is: do they have the products and strains right for you. Some LP’s specialize in dried cannabis, where other excel at producing oils and capsules. An Apollo patient educator will help you…

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CBD Oil for Medical Purposes: The What, How and Why

What is CBD Oil? CBD oil is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that comes from the Cannabis plant. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is extracted from the cannabis plant and mixed with a carrier oil. both the industrial hemp and cannabis parts of the plant. CBD extracted from the cannabis plant is only sold by Health Canada approved licensed producers. Patients can purchase this CBD oil directly from the LP they register with, after being prescribed by a Healthcare Practitioner. How Does CBD Oil Work? CBD oil acts on the body’s endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is found in all mammals and contains…

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Wondering How an Opioid Is Different from Cannabis? Here’s a Rundown on Both

Cannabis: An Ancient Plant Used Throughout History Cannabis has been used to treat ailments since 4000 BC. Despite its abilities to offer relief for those in pain, this drug became demonized and criminalized beginning in the early 20th century. Conversely, in the 1990s, opioid prescriptions took off, leading to an epidemic of dependency and overdoses. Until this time, chronic pain was severely untreated. Cannabis has been proven to alleviate chronic pain without the health risks posed by opioids. Our team at Apollo Cannabis Clinic Toronto created the below infographic, “Cannabis Vs. Opioids,” to offer an in-depth comparison between these two drugs – and ultimately…

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