How to Get a Medical Marijuana Prescription from Home

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Prescription from Home

You’ve already decided that medical marijuana can greatly benefit you in some way, but if you’re faced with pain, anxiety, or depression, leaving the house may be the last thing you want to do.


Luckily, there is a way to receive a medical marijuana prescription without leaving the house, and it’s very easy when you know where to start.

 What Is Medical Marijuana And How Can It Help Me?

THC and CBD are the new trends these days but it’s not just a fad: these compounds are proving to be immensely restorative and beneficial to humans. When it comes to dealing with chronic pain and side effects of other medical treatments, cannabinoids are proving effective.


Medical marijuana refers to the consumption of cannabinoids for medical purposes, i.e. not recreational. A patient can take medical marijuana in many ways. These include smoking, ingesting, vaporizing, or absorption through topical creams. 


There are over 100 different cannabinoids present in the marijuana plant, each with its own effect on the body. The two main cannabinoids that get the most attention are THC and CBD. 


THC (or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) contributes to the ‘high’ when smoking or ingesting cannabis. THC can increase appetite, reduce nausea, and can help those with muscle control problems like with Parkinson’s.


CBD (or cannabidiol) is not high-producing. It does, however, have just as many benefits. These range from reduction in inflammation to reduced episodes of epileptic seizures. There’s new evidence that may even suggest CBD plays a role in combatting addiction and certain mental disorders. 


The benefits of medical marijuana are far-reaching across different ailments. You’ll have to work with a licensed medical professional to find the right strain for you.


Us humans have our very own endocannabinoid system. This system takes cannabinoids from the marijuana plant and uses them within the brain to produce positive effects. 


Terpenes are the fragrant oils present in the flowers and act much like cannabinoids, binding to certain receptors in the brain. These include 5 major types that offer an array of benefits.


Pinene can help with asthma and inflammation. Meanwhile, limonene can treat depression, anxiety, and be used as an antifungal. Linalool is sedating and calming, often used for insomnia and stress. Myrcene is antiseptic, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory and is often used to combat infection. Finally, Terpinolene is antioxidant, sedating and antibacterial.


It’s no wonder that cannabis is being more widely used for medical conditions ranging from mild to severe. Many patients report ease or even eradication of their symptoms compared to pharmaceuticals.

Many patients report ease or even eradication of their symptoms compared to pharmaceuticals.


Ok, so you’re convinced that medical marijuana is going to change your life, but how exactly can you get it? You need a prescription from a medical doctor which can set you up with a Health Canada Licensed Producer. New Paragraph

What Is A Medical Marijuana Prescription?

A Medical Marijuana prescription gives you access to medical-grade marijuana. Here, you can legally buy cannabis, CBD oils and more from a Health Canada Licensed Producer.


Your prescription verifies that you have a condition that qualifies you for this type of treatment. 
The symptoms present to warrant a medical marijuana prescription generally involve, but are not limited to; severe and chronic illnesses. These include cancer, HIV/AIDS and terminal illnesses.


Other conditions like anxiety, chronic pain, depression, and infection are now considered as qualifying conditions for this treatment. 


With the passage of ACMPR (Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations) in 2016, patients in Canada now have more freedom than ever. This can include free-of-charge consultations to determine if medical marijuana is right for you, tax deductions, and more.


Even better, many of these new consultations don’t require you to meet with a physician in person. You can get an MM prescription online through one of our Skype Doctors!


Even better, many of these new consultations don’t require you to meet with a physician in person. You can get an MM prescription online through one of our Skype Doctors!

How To Get A Medical Marijuana Prescription Without Leaving The House

If you live far away from a medical doctor or dispensary, or simply would rather obtain your license online from the comfort of your own home, it’s now possible to do so. 


Smart Leaf Health Services (Medical Marijuana Counselling) provides a seamless online clinical assessment via Skype / Telemedicine which allows you to talk about your needs with a medical doctor within Canada. 


Telemedicine is defined as the use of electronic communications to get prescriptions or sign-offs from a doctor. This technology is frequently used for follow-up visits, management of chronic conditions, and/or medication management that can be provided remotely.


You can book a telemedicine appointment in less than 5 minutes and be on your way to a medical marijuana card.
You can rest assured that even in online assessments, all patient information is kept confidential via the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). These laws still 100% apply. 


Once you receive your prescription, you have the option to book a Virtual Education Session which will match your symptoms to a particular strain. This education session will provide you with the foundational knowledge and connect you with a Licensed Producer (LP) so you know exactly where to go to buy it.


From there, you can shop your preferred products online and have it shipped to you from your LP. It’s completely legal and safe. Click here for answers to frequently asked questions.


You can also seek ongoing medical team support if any of your symptoms change or don’t respond to your initial strain.

Final Thoughts on Medical Marijuana

Armed with a medical marijuana license, you can purchase cannabis legally with confidence and have the back-end support of physicians along the way. There’s no need to leave the house to obtain your medical marijuana prescription and the benefits can truly change your quality of life. 
So what are you waiting for? Get started today! 

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