The infographic below is from It outlines a number of cool facts about cannabis use as medicine, not all, but a lot. Not many people know that cannabis use as medicine requires us to know a variety of different things. Sure, smoking it and doing trial and error on your own for your specific ailment, like pain, might be easy, but to treat something like childhood seizures it requires a lot of trial and error. How you make it, and how you ingest it also changes its chemical composition.

When it comes to cancer for example. it’s not as if when you smoke it it’s going to help. Usually it has to be made from oil. Again, there are a number of examples.

With all this being said, the most important thing to know is what’s in the cannabis you’re smoking, and the only way to know that is to grow your own. That’s where we come in.

You will need a Doctor to give you a prescription using the proper Health Canada form found here. Once signed, you will have to mail this document along with the ACMPR form found here which require you to specify where you plan to grow and you will also need the property owners consent if it is not your primary residence.

Once you mail out the prescription along with the ACMPR document you are not legally allowed to begin growing. While it is very common for people to start growing because they believe that the Doctor is basically the gatekeeper to the program while Health Canada is more administrative, you are not yet legal and could get in trouble with the law. You have to wait until Health Canada mails you your official licence and then and only then are you legally allowed to begin growing.
We strongly recommend starting out the right way and this will ensure you are 100% legal and can focus on the fun of growing for yourself.

If you’d like assistance to make sure you go through the process legally and the right way, please contact us about acquiring a licence and we’ll help you through the process every step of the way.

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