FAQ

How do I know if I’m eligible to receive medical cannabis?

Patients wishing to access medical cannabis no longer need to contact Health Canada. Instead, the responsibility of authorizing patients falls entirely on doctors. In order to purchase medical cannabis from a Licensed Producer, patients need to have a medical document, which is similar to a prescription.

Why do we need your health card number?

Our system requires it in order to register you into our system. We will not bill your provincial health card unless we see you for an in person consultation. We will also not contact your health care provider unless you direct us to.

What happens? Our Process? Am I meeting with a doctor?

Your consultation will be with a Nurse Educator who will then review your file with the doctor on our team. If necessary, the doctor will contact you separately for a further assessment.

How do you take medical cannabis?

There are many methods, including ingesting, drinking, vaporizing, topical application, and smoking.

What are the side effects of cannabis use?

Patients will react to medical cannabis differently, and like any other medication side effects may occur. These may be  temporary and will go away after a few hours. We suggest you speak with your doctor about the possible side effects medical cannabis may have on you.

How does medical cannabis benefit your health?

There are  many documented health benefits associated with the use of medicinal cannabis across a wide range of ages, races, genders, and health conditions, including chronic pain, anxiety, depression, glaucoma, seizures, Parkinson’s,  post-traumatic stress disorder, cancer, multiple sclerosis, stress, fatigue, sleep, migraines, nausea/ vomiting and more. Medical cannabis is however not recommended for everyone. When you meet with our team,  we encourage you to discuss how and if medical cannabis is right for you

How much does a visit to the SPARK Medical Cannabis clinic cost?

There is no cost to be a patient at SPARK Medical Cannabis.

Does my medical plan cover the cost of medical cannabis or devices?

Many Insurance companies are begin to explore coverage options and make provisions of reimbursing medical cannabis under “health spending accounts”

We suggest you contact your instance provided to fund out what your plan covers.

Can I claim my medical cannabis sales receipts for income tax purposes?

Yes, you may claim your medical cannabis purchases on your income tax application.

Can SPARK help with compassionate pricing programs?

Many LPs provide compassionate pricing. Our team at SPARK can  help you determine what compassionate programs are available and best suited for your medical cannabis needs

Book your FREE Assessment with one of our Cannabis educators.