And, don’t forget the medical use of Cannabis
Medical use of Cannabis – With all the excitement created by the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes in Canada, one must also remember that its medical use has been around for some time now. A variety of products, from capsules to oils made with cannabis, have been available in the same way as any medication could be prescribed to deal with a particular health problem. There are still some confusions on the part of the public, and that is something a new company in Montreal is trying to help to solve by making it easier to access the right product.
Beleave Inc., a Health Canada licensed producer of cannabis-based in Ontario, has recently opened a Cannabis Clinic in Montreal through its subsidiary Medi-Green. I had the chance to talk to Mahad Ali, the manager of the clinic and the first thing he says is “We don’t sell any product, what we do is to provide the patient access to the right product after a consultation with a doctor.”
Montreal Times: Since this is a private clinic, how much does it cost to access its services?
Mahad Ali: The year membership costs $89.99, and that includes the consultation with a doctor. In this way we provide a tailored service to the patient, targeting his or her exact needs. There will be a follow-up, so the patient will also be able to see how the treatment is going. Since this is a medical service, patients will get a receipt for which they can get a tax deduction.
MT: What is the clinic’s experience in this field?
MA: The clinic has been open in Ontario for four to five years now. We have had a growing number of people using our services, and we are expanding.
For her part, Anne Whelan, Director of Customer Services for Beleave shows me the variety of products and tells me the various health problems for which the different products can be used, among them, epilepsy (helps in controlling the seizures), sleeping disorders, and hyperactivity in some children. Of course, all of them after a consultation with a doctor which the clinic arranges for its members.
Melissa Maria Fundora, Customer Services Representative also provides me with specific information on the different products for which the clinic provides access.
The clinic is located at the heart of the Plateau Mont-Royal, on 4123 St. Denis Street. For more information visit its website www.medi-green.ca or follow it on Facebook.
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