What is the ACMPR?
As of August 24, 2016, the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) has replaced the Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR). The ACMPR is the name given to Health Canada’s medical cannabis regulatory program.
How do I complete my Registration Kit?
Fill out the information on line or print and fill out the Registration Kit following the instructions provided with the kit. A completed Registration must include BOTH the original Medical Document and original Registration Form.
Who can complete my Medical Document?
The Medical Document must be completed by a physician or a nurse practitioner who is licensed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons in your Province.
How do I submit my Registration Documents?
There are two ways to submit your Registration Documents.
- Ask your doctor to submit both forms directly to us, via Secure Fax.
- Submit both original documents by mail. Please note we cannot accept photocopied documents.
How do I approach my doctor or health care practitioner about the use of marijuana for medical purposes?
Discuss your symptoms with a licensed health care practitioner to see if medical marijuana is right for you.
What’s the difference between Cannabis and Marijuana?
They can be used interchangeably. Cannabis is the botanical term for the plant. The term Marijuana was introduced around the end of the 19th century.
What are Cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are the chemical compounds secreted by cannabis flowers. The Cannabis plant is known to contain a diverse group of these chemical compounds. Among the 100 plus cannabinoids which have been isolated, Delta-9-tetrahydrocannibinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD) are the most commonly studied and discussed when referring to medical marijuana.
Cannabinoids interact with endocannabinoid receptors which are found throughout the body’s tissues and organs, and produce a variety of therapeutic effects; including, modulating inflammation, appetite, digestion, pain, and the emotional state.
For more detailed information, please see the “Information for Health Care Professionals: Cannabis (marihuana, marijuana) and the Cannabinoids”.
What are the active components in medical marijuana?
Among the multitude of components present in medical marijuana, the two primary, and best researched active components are Delta-9-tetrahydrocannibinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD).
THC is the therapeutic cannabinoid responsible for marijuana’s psychoactive properties, including the euphoric or “high” effect and reported to provide analgesic relief. THC is regularly used to measure the herb’s potency.
CBD is a non-psychoactive component, and therefore is reported to provide a therapeutic effect, such as anti-inflammatory properties, without the psychoactive “high” effect.
The type and amount of THC and CBD present in your medicine varies according to the strain of marijuana chosen.
For information on available strains please visit our shop.
What are Terpenes?
Terpenes, or Terpenoids, are therapeutic agents present within cannabis, as well as a variety of other plants. Like cannabinoids, terpenes are created inside the glandular trichomes of the cannabis plant. Strains of cannabis are often distinguished by their terpenes, which are responsible for the flavor and aroma of the plant.
As many as 200 have been reported, and are suggested to contribute to the “Entourage effects” whereby they complement or strengthen the therapeutic effects of THC or other cannabinoids (Russo, 2011).
How should I use Medical Marijuana?
The most common methods include smoking, vaporizing, and oral consumption. Start a discussion with your healthcare practitioner to help to determine the ideal method for you. Ultimately, each patient is unique and the preferred method, or combination of methods, is most effectively determined by the individual.
What is the correct dose for me?
This is a question for your licensed health care practitioner.
What is a Strain?
A strain is a particular variety of the cannabis plant which is often known to possess particular characteristics. There are generally three main types of strains: Indica dominant, Sativa dominants, and Hybrids.
Indica dominant strains are often associated with relaxing or calming effects. Sativa dominant strains are often associated with an alert or uplifting effect. Hybrid plants are the offspring of genetic crosses between Indica and Sativa strains, and exhibit traits of both. Hybrids may be Sativa or Indica dominant, or a balance of both.
What strains does Canada’s Island Garden carry?
Which strain should I use?
Recommendations will vary and should be discussed with a licensed health care practitioner.
How much Medical Marijuana can I order at a time?
In compliance with the ACMPR, we can provide customers with a maximum of 30 times your daily limit as set out by your medical document, within any 30-day period. Up to a limit of 150 g purchased per order.
Who can order Canada’s Island Garden products?
Approved clients or any individual responsible for the approved client may place an order. Clients are considered approved once they have been verified by Canada’s Island Garden Inc. through the registration process.
How should I store my medical marijuana?
Store in an airtight container in a cool place, if possible away from light. See the product label for additional storage instructions.
What is Vaporizing?
Vaporizing is a method of inhaling cannabis without the undesirable by-products of smoke. A Vaporizer heats the dried marijuana to a temperature which is sufficient to vaporize the active components without resulting in combustion of the organic material.
When will my order be shipped?
Orders received will be shipped out within one business day.
Are there shipping costs?
The first order every 30 days will be shipped for free on orders over $100. Any additional orders in that same 30 day period will incur shipping charges dependent on location.
Any other charges?
HST or applicable taxes will be charged based on your province of residence.
Does Canada’s Island Garden offer compassionate pricing?
We are happy to offer compassionate pricing to our clients. In order to qualify, please send in your most recent notice of assessment. All individuals who have earned less than $29,000 in the prior fiscal year will qualify for a 20% discount on all of our products.
How much cannabis oil can I order?
Equivalency factors provide a conversion between cannabis oil and dried cannabis to ensure it is simple to track your prescription’s monthly limit. The equivalency factor can differ between products, but in general a 30 mL bottle of Canada’s Island Garden cannabis oil will deduct between 3-6 grams from your monthly gram limit. This equivalency factor is used to calculate purchase limits and is not a recommended dosage guideline.