Introduction to Medical Marijuana

What is a Medical Marijuana Card?

A Medical Marijuana Card is simply a state-issued identification card that enables a patient with a doctor's recommendation to obtain, possess, or cultivate cannabis for medicinal use.


What is “medical” cannabis?

Both medical and recreational cannabis come from the same source - the cannabis plant. However, “medical” cannabis consists of strains specifically chosen and developed to create certain medical properties.


What is THC and CBD?

Researchers have identified hundreds of active ingredients in cannabis, but the two main ones are the phytocannabinoids Delta 9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD).

THC is psychoactive so it creates the “high” feeling whereas CBD is non psychoactive and therefore does not create a “high” feeling. Both have their unique benefits and can be beneficial when used in combination.


Is medical cannabis right for me?

Research has shown medical cannabis to have a positive effect on a range of medical conditions. Our healthcare practitioners will be able to assess your suitability for medical cannabis.