Q: What is medical cannabis?

A: Medical cannabis, or medical cannabis, refers to the use of cannabis and its cannabinoids to treat disease or improve symptoms. Cannabis is used to reduce nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy, to improve appetite in people with HIV/AIDS, and to treat chronic pain and muscle spasms.

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

A: 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.

Q: Why do we need your health card number?

A: 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.

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

A: 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.

Q: How do you take medical cannabis?

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

Q: What are the side effects of cannabis use?

A: Side effects will vary between different strains and patients. Side effects may include drowsiness and loss of focus. Effects are temporary and will go away after a few hours.

Q: How does medical cannabis benefit your health?

A: Your body already makes cannabinoids that affect pain, inflammation, and many other processes. Cannabis can sometimes help those natural cannabinoids work better. Active Ingredients: 400 active cannabinoid compounds that include dominant THC, CBD, CBM, CBC and CBG compounds.

Q: How much does a visit to the Spark Cannabis clinic cost?

A: There is no cost to be a patient at Spark Cannabis.