Is medical cannabis legal in Canada?
Yes, medical cannabis is legal in Canada. Under the ACMPR program (Access to Cannabis for Medical Purpose Regulations), Canadian patients who have been authorized to use cannabis for medical purposes by their health care practitioner may access cannabis for medical purposes.
Where do I get my medical cannabis?
Royalty Cannabis Consulting Inc will assist you with this process. You must register with and order your medical cannabis from a licensed producer authorized by Health Canada.
Once you have chosen and registered with a licensed producer, we will send your medical document (prescription) to the licensed producer. After the licensed producer has received and verified your prescription, you can order the medical cannabis and it will be mailed to your home address.
What is a licensed producer?
A licensed producer is a grower of medical cannabis who has been issued an official license by Health Canada. Only licensed producers are authorized to produce and sell or provide medical cannabis to eligible persons under the ACMPR program (Access to Cannabis for Medical Purpose Regulations).
What is the Medical Document?
The “Medical Document”, is the official term used by Health Canada and is similar to a traditional medical prescription. It contains information about your physician including office address, phone number, and license ID. The document will also contain your contact information (health care number, address, name, DOB, gender and phone number), the prescribed dosage of medical cannabis in grams per day and duration in months.
How do I get legal proof that I am allowed to use and possess medical cannabis?
The licensed producer you register with provides the legal documentation indicating that you are allowed to use and carry medical cannabis. The form is sent to you with your first order and is either a card or a paper document. The prescription label on your medical cannabis container is also admissible proof that you are legally allowed to use and possess medical marijuana.
How much does medical cannabis cost?
The cost for medical cannabis varies depending on the licensed producer through which it is purchased. Depending on the strain, it can cost between $6 and $16 per gram.
Do I qualify to see the physician?
Generally, you need to be at least 21 years of age and have an officially diagnosed qualifying medical condition for which you have already undergone treatment.
Will my insurance cover the cost of medical cannabis?
Medical cannabis qualifies as a medical expense under CRA guidelines . While most insurance companies will not cover medical cannabis under a basic benefits plan, you may be able to claim it under your healthcare spending account.
Is there coverage for Veterans, Seniors, Low Income?
With most licensed producers they can accommodate most requests, please let the educator know that you are looking for compassionate care at time of consult.
Do I need a referral?
Royalty Cannabis Consulting Inc accepts patients on a referral basis. Please have your primary care physician complete and fax/email the referral form prior to your first appointment with our team. If you are unable to obtain a referral, you may submit your medical file along with a confirmation of diagnosis and list of current medications, which will be reviewed by our team.
How much medical cannabis is prescribed at one time?
For a new user of medical cannabis, it is recommended to start low and go slow, 0.5 to 2 grams per day. This is determined by the physician and is written on your medical document. The physician may gradually increase the dosage during follow-up appointments as your body becomes more accustomed to medical cannabis.
At Royalty Cannabis Consulting, we will work with you to ensure the medical cannabis will not interact negatively with other medicines you may be taking.
How often do I need to see the doctor?
In order to continue using medical cannabis over a longer period, you will need to have regular follow-up appointments, to review your current prescription and adjust the dosage if necessary. There is no charge to see the doctor at the clinic.
How do I book my follow-up appointment?
Follow-up appointments are normally scheduled every 3 months. Royalty Cannabis Consulting Inc will contact you to schedule follow-up appointments.
Are there any costs?
There are no costs for seeing a physician at our locations
Are there possible side effects to medical cannabis?
There are possible side effects with medical cannabis use. For example, the strain that you use affects how you react. If you are using a strain with a high THC content, you might and CBD that you feel are most beneficial. The Royalty Cannabis Consulting Inc team will discuss potential side effects with you and answer any questions you may have. experience dry mouth, increased appetite (which can be beneficial for those suffering from weight loss due to illness) and hallucinations.
Low THC (high CBD) strains don’t have as many side effects and are generally not associated with the feeling of being high or hallucinations. The strain you end up choosing is highly linked to your medical condition(s) and reaction to different concentrations of THC
Do I have to smoke medical cannabis?
Medical cannabis is approved by Health Canada in dried cannabis and oil forms. Royalty Cannabis Consulting Inc recommends vaporizing or ingesting medical marijuana rather than smoking it. Vaporizing medical cannabis is much gentler and heats the dried marijuana just enough to emit the active ingredients but stays at a low enough temperature to not release the toxic by-products associated with smoking.
You can also use dried medical cannabis or oils to make butter to prepare your own consumables. The form of consumption that is best for you and your specific needs can be discussed with your Royalty Cannabis Consulting Inc.
What are the active ingredients in medical cannabis?
Medical cannabis has many active ingredients but the two main and most important cannabinoids are THC (delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). The components and active ingredients in medical cannabis are covered in your Royalty Cannabis Consulting Inc education session
Why should I get my medical cannabis from a licensed producer?
Getting your medical cannabis from a licensed producer (LP) is the only legal way to purchase it in Canada. LP’s receive their license from Health Canada and must adhere to strict guidelines which are aimed at controlling the quality of the product and protecting the patient. The plants that are grown in this environment provide a more consistent and predictable
Can I travel with medical cannabis?
It is legal to use and carry medical cannabis within Canada. Authorization does not extend internationally. Within Canada, you must carry medical cannabis in the container it was shipped in, or in a sealable bag. Ensure you are within possession limits and that you carry the legal proof provided to you by the licensed producer when you placed your order.
Is there Medical Card for Cannabis?
Most Licensed Producers are getting rid of their medical Cards as there is no need for them
Does Royalty Cannabis Consulting present in senior facilities?
Yes, Presentations are booked by one of the staff at Royalty Cannabis Consulting Inc Allowing two weeks in-advance for scheduled bookings. Home page under Group Booking.
Is there any online material for medical or recreational use ?
Yes, please see the Home page under Online Education PDF version
Can Royalty Cannabis Consulting do phone education without getting a medical document?
Yes, this is one of the most popular and convenient ways of knowing what your using and how to use your products properly for both Medical & Recreational. Connect with RCC to create a suitable time.
Does Royalty Cannabis Consulting have walk In service for Medical Documents?
Y es, 99% of the time we can squeeze you in for a walk-in, or shortly after. For all questions not answered please connect with RCC to discuss further inquired questions!