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Get to know medical cannabis
Get to know medical cannabis
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Weed is legal now, so why use medical cannabis?

Recreational cannabis is legal throughout Canada, but doctors continue to prescribe it for many conditions. Now that Canadians can access cannabis, people wonder if medical cannabis and the process of obtaining a medical document is even necessary. When it comes to treating specific health concerns and accessing certain products, there are several reasons for using medical cannabis.

Selection

Mendo medical cannabis patients have access to many products not sold at the SQDC such as Edibles, Vape Pens, Topicals and Extracts with more than 30% THC content. These are sought-after products that allow the user to accurately dose their intake and the ability to consume medical cannabis with different delivery systems.

Cost

Not only does Mendo offer the most competitive prices in the medical cannabis industry but because medical cannabis is a medicine, users can receive coverage through their insurance. Canadian veterans prescribed cannabis are eligible for reimbursement of $8.50 a gram, up to three grams a day through. It’s not just the armed forces who have this access but major insurers such as Sun Life have given plan sponsors the option of adding it to their employee coverage plans. Veterans Affairs

According to the Canadian Revenue Agency, if you have a prescription for cannabis (i.e. a medical document) you can claim the amounts for cannabis, cannabis oil, plant seeds, or related products purchased for medical purposes up to $2,352 per year.

Possession Limits

The first difference between recreational and medical laws has to do with how much cannabis can be possessed in public places. Recreational weed users are only able to publicly possess up to 30 grams of dried cannabis at a time.

Medical cannabis patients can possess much more than 30 grams. They’re allowed to carry up to 150 grams or a 30-day supply based on their medical document (whichever is less of the two).

In the past, medical cannabis patients were limited on the amount of cannabis they could store at home. Recently these storage limits have been eliminated. Changes to Health Canada regulations have removed personal storage limits for medical cannabis users. This means patients can store as much medical cannabis at home as they choose.

What are the costs of receiving my medical document?

Mendo provides the service of receiving your first medical document at no charge, it is a 100% free service for new patients.

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