Medical Cannabis Frequently Asked Questions

Overview

Cannabis has been used as a medicine for thousands of years. Various medical uses were described 4000 years ago by the Chinese emperor Shen-nung in his medical book Pen-ts’ao Ching. Cannabis was mentioned as a medicine in the susruta of India before the 8th century A.D. Today, uses for medical cannabis include treatment of pain, nausea, lack of appetite, sleeping disorders, auto-immune diseases (MS) and glaucoma.

What is Medical Cannabis?

Medical cannabis refers to the use of the cannabis plant as a doctor-approved herbal treatment. Medical cannabis should be produced from plants cultivated under controlled conditions and should be meticulously inspected to ensure that it is clean and safe for medical consumption.

Is Medical Cannabis Legal?

Yes!  If you are Canadian, you can legally obtain your medicine is through the Medical Marijuana Access Division (MMAD) with an MMAR license. We rely on the regulations set by the Government of Canada and the city of Vancouver to guide us. You can review the most up to date Marihuana Medical Access Regulations at the Department of Justice website.

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