Collectively we believe in total health management for achieving optimum recovery. With medical cannabis as the initial line of treatment, we are committed to delivering unique treatment options, minimizing illness and injury’s cumulative effects
Introduction to medical cannabis
Medical cannabis is not a cure for any disease but rather a medicine used to relieve the symptoms caused by a variety of different diseases and conditions. Sometimes conventional medications are not enough or patients want to eliminate or reduce their intake of strong painkillers, like opioids, which come with a significant risk of side effects and dependency, opting for more natural remedies. In those instances medical cannabis is a viable option. Only Health Canada Licensed Producers (LP) can legally supply medical cannabis to patients, ensuring that extensive quality, safety and security requirements are being met. Further, every LP produces different strains of cannabis that profile to specific medical conditions.
How medical cannabis works
All human beings have an endocannabinoid system. This system is involved in many processes in your body, including appetite, pain-sensation, mood and memory. Your endocannabinoid system naturally produces chemicals similar to those found in cannabis. These chemicals work to pass messages between the brain and different parts of the body through your neurons and receptors. Some medical ailments alter how the endocannabinoid system functions, which can lead to many of the symptoms that patients experience as part of their condition. The cannabinoids introduced with medical cannabis help to treat those symptoms by supplementing the endocannabinoids normally produced in your body, and subsidizing the system as a whole.
Common courses of treatment
Medical cannabis is used to relieve the symptoms caused by a variety of different diseases and conditions, such as:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Spinal Cord Injury/Disease
Why consider medical cannabis
When prescribed correctly by knowledgeable physicians and nurse practitioners, medical cannabis can be an integrated part of a patient’s recovery plan, symptom management and contribute to improving their overall quality of life.
How to administer medical cannabis
There are two main product types available – dried cannabis and edible cannabis oils. The modes of delivery include lung inhalation and gut ingestion.
Cannabis oil products are ingested so there is no need to inhale the medication in the form of smoke or vapor. Cannabis oils can be ingested, or droplets can be applied under the tongue and absorbed through the mouth.
Vaporizing is a common smokeless alternative to consuming or smoking marijuana that allows you to inhale many active cannabinoids, while avoiding the harmful elements that may be inhaled when smoked.