Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Cannabis?
The following are some commonly asked questions about medical cannabis:
Is this legal?
Yes, the access to cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) was created by Health Canada allowing patients to legally access safe, reliable and clean medicine from regulated licensed producers.
How much does it cost?
100% Free. You will not be charged for any appointments or education sessions with us.
Is Revolution Medical Cannabis a dispensary?
No. The only way to obtain legal medica cannabis in Canada is by mail.
Do I need a doctor’s referral?
No, you do not need a referral to see our doctors. However, we do accept referrals from doctors also.
What should I bring to my appointment?
Please bring a piece of photo ID, your health care card and supporting medical documentation (if applicable).
How long will the first appointment take?
Your first appointment should be about 30 minutes (depending on your conditions).
Do I have to come to follow up appointments?
Yes, due to requirements set by the Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons, you are required to attend regular follow-up visits. The follow-up is a good time to ask questions or discuss any changes or issues you may have noticed. At this time you may also make changes to your choice of Licensed Producer.
Will I get a card?
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).
How do I choose a Licensed Producer?
One of our educators can talk with you about choosing the best Licensed Producer based on different factors (medical condition, financial situation, lifestyle preferences etc.).
Can you choose more than one Licensed Producer?
Yes. If required, we can split your authorization so you can choose a second Licensed Producer. Please note that we are not able to switch your licensed producer in between appointments.
Do the Licensed Producers have compassionate pricing?
Yes, most Licensed Producers offer compassionate pricing. If you are interested in learning more, you can discuss with our educators.
What is a medical document?
The medical document specifies the dosage and duration (in months) of your medicine. Similar to a prescription, it is completed by your health care practitioner.
Can I get a copy of my medical document?
We do not offer patients a copy of medical documents. If your employer requires proof, we will send you a Consent to Release form. Once you complete and return the signed documentation, we will happily send a copy of your medical document to the requested recipient.
What are medically important ingredients?
More than 500 natural compounds have been identified from cannabis. The most commonly referred ones are called cannabinoids. The primary cannabinoids are THC (Delta-9-tetrahydrocannbinol) and CBD (Cannabidiol).
How do I use medical cannabis?
Medical cannabis is generally consumed in two ways – inhalation and ingestion. We can discuss the different methods at your appointment. It is very important to know that you do not have to smoke medical cannabis.
How do I get my medical cannabis?
You can order online or by phone. Many patients prefer to speak over the phone with the Licensed Producers initially, as they can answer specific questions about products and help to ensure you’re ordering the right product for you.
Will my insurance cover the cost of medical cannabis?
Anyone with a Health Spending Account can expense medical cannabis under the Canada Tax Act and we can guide and assist you in this capacity.
Can I travel with medical cannabis?
Yes, within Canada. Keep the medical cannabis in the container it was shipped in, as it contains the information required to ensure you are following the law. For air travel within Canada, keep the cannabis in your carry-on luggage. You should carry your LP patient card or documentation with you at all times.
Who shouldn’t be using medical cannabis?
Patients with a history of schizophrenia or psychosis. Also, those with untreated drug abuse or dependency or those who are pregnant, planning on becoming pregnant or breastfeeding should refrain from use. There are also a few medications that should not be used at the same time as medical cannabis. Our physicians and health care practitioners will go over your current medications in the initial assessment and guide you from there.
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