FAQ for Medical Cannabis

FAQ

Medical cannabis has been legal in Canada since 2001. On April 1, 2014 the Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) made accessing medical cannabis significantly easier for Canadians. Doctors (and nurse practitioners in Ontario) can issue Medical Documents (essentially a prescription), which authorizes patients to purchase their medication from a Health Canada approved medical cannabis provider or to grow their own medication (personal production authorization).

No Clinic, No Waiting Rooms. We conduct all appointment by telemedicine via telephone across Canada.

Once you have placed an order with a licensed cannabis producer, it will be mailed to your door within one to three days. Cannabis is not sold on-site.

You do not need a referral from your family doctor to be seen by The Panday Group.

The majority of our patients suffer from conditions such as chronic pain, anxiety, stress, sleep issues, depression and PTSD. Traditional medications and therapies have been ineffective for them so far.

We understand that both chronic conditions and internment symptoms which decrease your quality of life can be extremely strenuous on your mind, body and soul. The Panday Group strives to provide a personalized medical cannabis treatment program for every patient so that our health practitioners can help you regain the well-being you once had.

Each patient is assessed individually by a medical doctor. If the doctor determines that the patient is a suitable candidate for medical cannabis they will be given a Medical Document.

There is never any cannabis on site. Patients who receive a Medical Document must order their medical cannabis from a Licensed Producer.

Health Canada released regulations governing Canada’s medical cannabis program on August 24, 2016. The Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) permits patients, or their designated caregiver, to grow medical cannabis for personal purposes.

With the appropriate medical documentation from your health care practitioner, you can apply to register with Health Canada to produce cannabis for your own medical purposes or to designate someone to produce it for you.

The Panday Group will ensure your original medical document makes it to you so it can be processed and sent to Health Canada in Ottawa. In the meantime, The Panday Group will also prescribe you an interim supply, so you can purchase your medical cannabis directly from a licensed producer.

For those who wish to grow with a registration certificate from Health Canada, patients are capped to their number of prescribed grams per day, using a plant equivalency ratio. It’s easy to figure out how many plants Health Canada will enable you to grow: for every gram per day your doctor sets out on the medical document, you’ll be able to grow 5 indoor or 2 outdoor plants. Therefore, an individual with a 3 gram per day license may grow up to 15 indoor plants.

Your prescription for medical cannabis, coupled with the growing location (indoors vs outdoors vs seasonal) will determine how many plants you are allowed to grow. Health Canada’s personal production calculator will help you estimate the number of plants you will be allowed to grow, based on your prescription. The Panday Group authorizes between 10 grams to 90 grams a day.

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