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Medical cannabis clinics have been cropping up all over Canada. As medical marijuana has grown in popularity, and the country has moved closer to the legalization of recreational cannabis, there’s been more interest in the industry.

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You might wonder what a medical marijuana clinic is, and more importantly, why you should use one. If you’re a medical cannabis patient or are considering medical cannabis for your treatment plan, it’s a very good idea to get your authorization from a medical cannabis clinic.

What Is a Medical Cannabis Clinic?

Before you book a consultation, you should know what a medical marijuana clinic is. Sometimes, it helps to start with what it’s not. A clinic is not the same as a dispensary, nor is it a shop where you go to purchase medical marijuana. It’s also not the same as a licensed producer.

A medical marijuana clinic is a type of medical office designed specifically to help you determine if medical cannabis is right for you. They can help you choose the right medical cannabis treatment, and they’ll help you get started.

Why should you get you authorization from a medical cannabis clinic? There are a few reasons.

1. They Have Expert Medical Staff

One reason to choose a clinic for your authorization is due to the expertise of the team working there. Unlike a dispensary, a clinic will have medical professionals on staff, and they’re trained to help you determine if medical marijuana is the right treatment for you.

The clinic may also be a better choice than your doctor’s office because their team of medical professionals have expert knowledge of medical marijuana. They may be able to give you advice your doctor simply can’t provide.

2. They’ll Connect You with Producers

Many medical marijuana patients work directly with licensed producers, but this isn’t always the case. A medical marijuana clinic can put you in touch with these producers.

They can also help you select the right producer. There are many licensed producers in Canada today, and all of them have different product offerings. With so many choices, it can be difficult to determine which medical marijuana treatment will be right for you. The expert advice from the medical clinic staff can help.

3. They May Provide Additional Assistance

In most cases, a medical marijuana clinic will be your contact point for all things related to your authorization. They’ll follow up with you and check in with you to see how the treatment is working. They’ll also help you adjust your dose or the strain you’re taking if necessary.

The expert medical staff may also be able to help you integrate your other treatments into your treatment plan. If, at any time, your health status changes and you’re given a new treatment, the medical cannabis clinic staff are available to assist.

4. They’re Well-Versed in the Science

Medical personnel at medical marijuana clinics keep up to date with the latest news and science about medical marijuana. They may also be involved in some studies themselves, or they may work with a licensed producer that also conducts scientific research.

Given this, you can trust the staff at a medical cannabis clinic is going to help you stay up to date with the emerging knowledge in this field. Since so much research is being done right now, it’s important to keep up with the latest developments. The staff will help you make sense of new research.

As you can see, there are quite a few good reasons to go to a medical cannabis clinic for your authorization. If you’re thinking about medical marijuana, book a consultation today and get started.


Dr. Michael Verbora

Michael earned an MBA from the University of Windsor’s Odette School of Business in 2009 and an M.D. from Schulich School of Medicine at Western University in 2013, before entering a Family Practice residency at the University of Toronto. A member of the Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids, Doctors for Responsible Access and the Canadian Pain Society, he has completed over 2,000 cannabinoid therapy consultations and has presented many talks in community and hospital settings while serving as student health physician at Seneca College and Medical Director, Canabo Medical Clinic.

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