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.